South Paw Bed & Bath - Pet Boarding - Pet Grooming - Tennessee

2984 Banks Pisgah Road - Smithville, TN


Pet Boarding At South Paw Bed & Bath

South Paw Bed & Bath's low-stress atmosphere yields pets that are happy, eat well, enjoy their visit, and are eager to return to our kennel. Our experienced staff is trained to identify any warning signs or potential health problems. We are well educated to care for and monitor geriatric and "special needs" pets.

  • Dogs are required to have yearly vaccinations for Bordetella, Distemper/Parvo/Corona and Rabies
  • Cats are required to have yearly vaccinations for Feline Leukemia Combination and Rabies
  • All pets boarded are required to be flea and tick free. If pets have fleas or ticks we must treat the pet and owner will be charged for the flea/tick medication.


Our visitors comfort and well being is very important to us, therefore we welcome your pet's special bedding, toys and favorite snacks. We provide the food during your pet's stay unless she or he is on a prescription diet. You are welcome to send the pet's regular food if you desire. If your pet needs medication while at the kennel, you must provide the medication with instructions and method of administering. There is no extra charge for administering medications. We make every effort to keep guests on their accustomed routines, so inform us of any special needs your pet may have such as certain feeding or exercise times.

We Also Offer

Departure Baths: given the morning of check-out, includes basic "spruce-up" bath and light brush out

Full Service Baths: Includes bath, de-shed, nails, anal gland & ear care

Photo Email/Text of Your Pet

Extra Play Sessions

discounted Rates may apply if multiple pets share accommodations. ask for details.

Try a Day on us!

Complimentary daycare visit for any new boarding guest that has never vacationed at South Paw before and would like a trial day BEFORE the actual planned stay.

What to Expect When Your Pet Returns Home After Boarding

  • Your pet will undoubtedly be happy to see you after the trip. Follow a few simple tips to ease the transition back to home life.
  • Over-excitement may make a pet pant a lot and act thirsty. He is probably not really thirsty & had plenty of water available at the boarding facility. Give him a few ice cubes to tide him over until he settles down.
  • Food: ditto. But please be aware that excessive drinking and eating may lead to digestive upsets and bloating. Do not feed your pet for at least three hours after coming home from the kennel, and then limit the food and water you provide until he has settled back into home life.
  • Walk your pet upon arrival or allow access to a yard area. Excitement may also cause a change in urination or bowel movements outside his normal schedule.
  • Give your pet some personalized attention - some play time or sitting and petting or brushing him will help get through the excitement stage & calm down.
  • Kennel life can be very exciting, and some dogs charge around barking at other dogs and have a wonderful time. These dogs often leave the kennel exhausted but happy, and sleep a lot the first few days they are home.
  • Re-establish home patterns by following a normal schedule. Pets love the following of a schedule - it makes them feel safe and secure.
  • After you pick kitty up from the kennel, be sure to keep him in the house for a few days before allowing him to go outside. Just as he had to adjust to the kennel, so will he have to adjust to being home again. Allow him to find that "at home" feeling again before letting him out of the house.

South Paw Bed & Bath | 2984 Banks Pisgah Road, Smithville, TN 37166 | 615-597-8252 | Fax: 615-215-8252

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