First Head Of The Pooch Scheduled For Nov. 4

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Ark Pet Spa and Hotel’s first annual Head of the Pooch is to be held Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Basecamp Bar and Restaurant. The event is free to the public.

Participants will  receive a souvenir cup and 3 OddStory Brewing Co. beer tickets for any donation of $10 or more. All drink proceeds will go towards benefiting the McKamey Animal Center. Basecamp Bar and Restaurant will have food for purchase and a special Head of the Pooch “Pupperoni” flatbread. Fifteen percent of the food proceeds will also go towards benefiting the McKamey Animal Center. 

The Ark Spa and Hotel is a pet boarding, daycare, grooming and training facility that has been in the industry for over 10 years. The Ark currently has four locations, three of the locations are here in Chattanooga and one location is in Doraville, Ga.

“The Ark fully supports McKamey’s mission to help rescue, rehabilitate, and place dogs and cats into their forever homes,” said Adam Harbin, the Ark marketing and development. 

Basecamp is a locally owned and operated bar and restaurant located on the north shore of downtown Chattanooga at 346 Frazier Ave. “We believe that the spirit of our city is anchored in the beauty of the nature and outdoor activities that surrounds us on all sides," said Jacob Mundy, co-owner. "A 'basecamp' is a place where adventures begin and end, which is why we are the perfect location for the first annual Head of the Pooch event benefiting McKamey Animal Center.” To
read more about Basecamp and to see their full menu checkout their website

OddStory Brewing Co. is a locally owned brewery dedicated to well-crafted beer in a variety of styles. The founders of OBC are transplants to Chattanooga who fell in love with its natural beauty and are inspired by its history and its vibrant community. OddStory is at 336 E M L King Blvd.  For more information on OddStory check out their website

McKamey Animal Center is at 4500 North Access Road. The McKamey Animal Center vision is comprised of four main pillars focusing on spay/neuter, advocacy, enforcement and education. The proceeds from the Head of the Pooch event will go towards pet adoptions which is also a big part of the McKamey culture. To learn more about McKamey Animal Center visit their website:

Participants may bring their pooch for free Slobberbones treat bags as they watch the Head of the
Hooch action on the Tennessee River. 

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