Mark Your Calendars: Pet Activities in Nashville You Won’t Want to Miss!

Nashville pet activities can be good pet exercise

The weather is cooling off, the school year schedule is firmly in place, and the fall foliage provides a gorgeous backdrop for the wide array of events taking place in our wonderful city. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by grabbing your pet and heading out to enjoy one (or two or three) of these upcoming pet activities in Nashville.

Upcoming Pet Activities in Nashville

  • If you’ve finally found the perfect Halloween costume for your dog but don’t know where to show it off, look no further than the Halloween Pooch Parade. Taking place on October 20th at 11 a.m., this event also accepts donations of new pet care items or pet food for the Nashville Humane Association.
  • If you missed out on The Nashville Oktoberfest (which is also pet-friendly), try Nashville’s very own Barktoberfest on November 3rd! This pawsitively pawsome, family-friendly event features food trucks, vendors, fun pet activities, and a pet adoption fair.
  • In the mood for some holiday cheer? You and your leashed dog can join other revelers at the beloved (and free!) Music City Winterfest. Shop for unique gifts, enjoy delicious food, have your pet’s portrait taken, and so much more.

Making a Day of It

Sometimes you just want to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of our great city. Fortunately, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels to choose from, all conveniently located for locals and tourists alike:

  • You and your pet will be pampered and made to feel right at home at the Loews Nashville Hotel.
  • Pets of all types are treated like royalty at the Hutton Hotel, marketed as Nashville’s “most sophisticated pet-friendly hotel.”
  • Treat yourself and your pet to a stay at Nashville’s only 5-star hotel. The Hermitage Hotel is located right in the heart of Music City.

As Always, Safety First

As fun as it can be to spend the day with your pet partaking in one of the many pet activities in Nashville, please remember that not all pets enjoy being in a crowd. Fearful, anxious, or aggressive pets should be left at home where they feel most comfortable. Always keep your pet leashed for ultimate safety, and be sure to supervise them at all times. Besides making sure your pet has access to plenty of fresh water (and shade on a warm day), pay attention to their body language, and stop for breaks away from the crowd as often as they need.

What’s your favorite Nashville pet activity? We’d love to hear about it! Post on our social media page or contact the team at Harpeth Hills Animal Hospital.