Scenic City

Love on a Leash®

The Scenic City chapter of Love on a Leash was officially founded in Chattanooga in September of 2018. We have regularly scheduled visits at Parkridge Hospitals, Parkridge Valley Adult and Children’s facilities, Health Center at Standifer Place, The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Dominion, Moccasin Bend Mental Facility, Brookdale of Hixson, Centerstone, Memorial Hospital, Morning Pointe Hixson, Story Point, Signal Mountain Senior Living, Unum, Siskin Center for Development Pediatrics, Soddy Daisy Middle School, Red Band High School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Alpine Crest Elementary School, Calvin Donaldson Elementary School, and Ringgold Middle School We always welcome invitations to visit at local nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, and schools; we also attend The Back to School Bash and Main X24 each year. Chapter members visit independently as well as participating in group visits.

Kathy with Obi Wan & Maggie

Meet Our Leader

Kathy Mindel lives on Signal Mountain with her husband Chuck and 4 dogs. Kathy became a certified Love on a Leash therapy team with her Border Collie Maggie in 2018; she certified with Obi Wan in 2021 and became chapter leader in June of 2019. Kathy's husband Chuck is also certified with Maggie, and they enjoy going on visits together. Kathy especially enjoys visiting schools but also loves visiting staff and patients in hospitals. Kathy is retired from Hamilton County Schools and enjoys spending time with her 2 children, 5 Granddaughters and her 4 dogs. Kathy's favorite part about volunteering with Love on a Leash is being able to put smiles on people’s faces!
Kathy Mindel
Chapter Leader

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