At McKamey we encourage dog owners to participate in activities that involve their dog as often as possible. We are excited that the Chattanooga City Council has chosen to adopt an ordinance that allows dogs to be with their owners during meals enjoyed on Chattanoogas outdoor dining patios. We hope to see many dog owners relaxing with their pets at these dog friendly restaurants listed on this page.

  • Tennessee State Law (T.C.A. § 6-54-135) requires restaurants to have a permit if they have an outdoor dining area that allows pet dogs.
  • In Chattanooga the permit fee is $50 per calendar year. All permits expire 12/31.
  • To apply for a permit, download the permit application and mail with payment to McKamey Animal Center OR apply in person at McKamey Admissions Office: Mon. thru Fri. 9a to 5p.
  • Resaurants that allow pet dogs in the outdoor dining area without a permit could be cited to City Court and face a fine of $50 per violation.
Click  To Read City Ordinance Pertaining To Pet Dogs In Outdoor Dining Areas
Click To Download Permit Application
Click To Download Poster Required To Be Displayed By Ordinance