Chattanooga's Choo Choo Dog Camp expands

Chattanooga's Choo Choo Dog Camp expands

June 18th, 2012 by Staff Report in Entertainment

Liz Fortainier houses her Choo Choo Dog Camp in a vacant fire hall on West 20th Street. Contributed photo by Janis Hashe

Choo Choo Dog Camp is now offering training, grooming and pet sitting services tailored to clients' needs, said Liz Fortanier, owner of the business on West 20th Street.

The facility's primary goal is to provide the best no-barking, stress-free and secure environment, she said. At Choo Choo Dog Camp, dogs run, play and socialize in 7,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas.

Fortanier is a Pat Miller-certified trainer and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

"If you choose not to leave your children at home, why do that to your dog?" Fortanier said in a news release. "Dogs can't wait to get here (Choo Choo Dog Camp). They drag their owners inside. The dogs love the recycled tire floor mats for playing and running. The humans like the cleanness and the bright colors. It's a wonderful experience for everyone."

For more information about the services Choo Choo Dog Camp offers, call 521-4555 or visit