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Posted on: June 12, 2018

06/12/18 Watering Bowl Pit Stops for fur-buddies

Dog friendly watering stations, or “pit stops,” are located in many of Bristol, Tennessee’s parks, and in a city known for racing, the term seems appropriate. As the weather gets warmer it is important to ensure that your pet is well hydrated. If you look around the city while walking your fur-buddy, you will find plenty of “pit stops” for your pet to refuel.  

“Pit stops” for pets, as well as drinking fountains for pet owners, can be found at these locations:  Bark Park located at 1155 Vance Drive, the Downtown Center 810 State Street, Steele Creek Park Splash Pad located on 4 Little Lane, Anderson Park found on 341 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and Holston View Park at 1840 King College Road.  Coming soon, water fountains and “pit stops” will be available in Rooster Front Park and the Mill Creek Trail Head at Steele Creek Park.

During the hot summer months it is best to walk dogs early in the morning or late in the evening, during the coolest portions of the day. Remember, if the asphalt or concrete is too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your animal’s paws. Keep in mind when walking your fur-buddy that animals can go into heat distress when temperatures rise, so be sure to make a “pit stop” when needed.

For more information on the pet watering locations contact Terry Napier at tnapier@bristoltn.org or 423-764-4023.

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