About Us

A Community for Avid Dog Lovers

Chattanooga is one of the outdoor hubs of the southeast, and a community of avid dog-lovers. Before September 2017 the dog-loving community, like many others of its size, was relegated to local dog parks with no oversight, little grounds maintenance, and lack of opportunities for pup parents to gather regularly.

Our Roots

Owners Bob and Courtney Poore are an active and professional couple. Bob and Courtney love experiencing everything that Chattanooga has to offer with their two beautiful girls, and their beautiful dogs Remy and Tonks.

After opening a wholesome, successful, locally-owned pet supply store in Chattanooga’s Northshore, Nooga Paws, as well as a synthetic grass install & supply service, Nooga Turf, these Tennessee natives turned their attention to acquiring a dog daycare.

PWS Bob and Courtney Poore

While touring daycares, and searching for a property to develop, they were directed to the Southside’s historic Choo Choo Hotel Property. The corner lot behind Main Street was formerly the laundry service for the hotel. After viewing the location it became clear that much more was possible. The idea for an urban-centered, safe, clean space for dogs to play and dog-lovers to gather began to develop. Bob and Courtney's other business Play Wash Pint, was born from this idea and is where our thriving daycare program developed.

While Play Wash Pint made a wonderful home for the daycare program for its initial three years, the program simply outgrew the space and the quality of service and care drove up a long waiting list. This led to the creation of Play Wash Stay where the Rangers excell at creating a safe and healthy environment to take your pups from Zoomies to Zzzzz’s!

– Bob & Courtney Poore


What Sets Us Apart

  • We excel at meeting our dogs where they are and working with them to be set up for success during every visit. Rangers are training in dog psychology, play group management, and canine first aid.
  • Our boarding offers what other places don't, the comfort of home! All pet sitting through Play Wash Stay is done in the dogs own home or in a Rangers home. 
  • Play Wash Stay has a top notch cleaning regimen using ProVet Logic which is more effective than bleach and safer for your pets and their caregivers. The interior and exterior of our facility is cleaned and maintenanced regularly. 
  • Our dog daycare is by appointment only and every dog that joins our program must under go temperment testing to make sure we are the right place to help your pup succeed. Our prices range from $25-$35 per day.
  • Drop off for our pack mates goes from 7 am until 10 am and pick up goes from 1 pm to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • We offer webcams, owner app, and a transport service.