Important Information for Traveling with your Dog(s) to Nashville, TN
Nashville is considered an incredibly dog friendly city. In addition to our many dog-friendly parks, there are a variety of shops, restaurants and activities that welcome your fur babies. There are, however some things to be aware of when traveling to Nashville with Fido.
There is a leash law in Davidson County which states that your dog must be on a leash when not fenced in on the property or at a leash free dog park. The exception to this is if your dog is engaged in legal hunting or herding. View the full laws here.
Emergency Vet Information:
While we certainly hope you do not need it but in the event that you do, we suggest:
- Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency on Sidco Drive in Nashville. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have the ability to do everything for even specialized cases. This is about a 5-10 minute drive from our studio, Lonestar and about a 15-20 minute drive from The Country Cottage or the Little House. In potential life threatening situations, this is where we would recommend and be sure to call ahead.
- Blue Pearl Pet Hospital on 12th Avenue South in Nashville. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is about a 5-10 minute drive from our studio, Lonestar and about a 15-20 minute drive from The Country Cottage or the Little House. This is where we recommend for minor emergencies.
Our Dog-Friendly Favorites
Places to Eat & Drink:
- 51st (Fifty First) Kitchen & Bar
- Edley’s Bar-B-Que
- Fat Bottom Brewing Co.
- Frothy Monkey
- Hops & Crafts
- M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – Sylvan Park
- Pins Mechanical Co
- Tennessee Brew Works
- The Southern Steak & Oyster
- Urban Grub
- Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen
- Centennial Dog Park
- Fair Park Dog Park
- Percy Warner Park
- Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
Places to Shop:
- Baxter Bailey & Company
- Nashville Holistic Pet
- Pet Wants Nashville South
Place to Stay:
- Southbound Stays: Nashville Vacation Rentals
- Bring Fido is also a great resource for an extensive list, these are just our top picks.