Hello folks! We will be going over everything we know about pets in Nashville in great depth for you on this page today. Our goal is to share anything you may need to know about the subject at hand in one place.
Even if we want to cover everything, there’s no better place to start than a list of the best Nashville pet stores. They are probably the major reason you came to our blog, and they should be able to help you buy puppies, kittens, toys, food, and other necessities.
Next you’ll learn about the best local animal shelters for people who would prefer to adopt a dog, cat, or other animal. The following three sections cover dog parks, puppy trainers, and dog bakeries in your region.
Following that we will focus on local pet grooming spas and dog or cat cafes. Then we will mention some pet friendly hotels and overnight boarding facilities near you for the frequent travelers out there.
Veterinarians and pet cremation services are not the most upbeat subjects but they still must be addressed. You might want to stick around for our local animal map at the conclusion.
And anyone who is interested is welcome to look through more of our Southeastern pet blogs right there.
Best Pet Stores In Nashville
The best Nashville pet stores are where to go if you want to buy a new puppy, kitten, toys, food, or any kind of supplies:
- Nashville Pet Products at 2621 Cruzen St
- Crossroads Pets at 707 Monroe St
- Spot’s Pet Supply & Dog Wash at 1013 Gallatin Ave
- Wags & Whiskers at 3731 Charlotte Ave
- Mutts & Meows Pet Supply Store at 935 Woodland St #H
- Pet Wants at 1106 Division St
- The Aquatic Critter at 5009 Nolensville Pike
- Animal City Pet Center at 919 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro
- Nashville Holistic Pet at 330 Mayfield Dr #D3, Franklin
- Petco at 298 Spring Creek Dr, Franklin
Four years in a row Pet Products has been chosen Best Pet Stores in the Nashville Scene Reader’s Poll. Nashville Pet Products offers exceptional customer service as well as the highest-quality pet meals and supplies available.
The Crossroads Pets retail store acts as a vocational training ground for local youth and a pet adoption hub for rescued animals. They also sell excellent merchandise and have grooming services for dog and cat lovers in the neighborhood.
Spot’s Pet Supply & Dog Wash provides cat and dog products, as well as grooming and a DIY dog wash. Wags & Whiskers in West Nashville offers holistic dog and cat food and natural treats as well as toys, supplies, and a self-service dog wash.
Pet Wants delivers fresh, wholesome pet food right to your house. There’s no sugar added, no fillers, no animal by-products, and they never use corn, wheat, soy, or dyes which makes the food great for animals with allergies.
The Aquatic Critter is Middle Tennessee’s largest aquatic, pond, and reptile facility. For over 25 years they have provided the greatest quality freshwater fish, pond fish, saltwater fish, reef animals, and reptiles.
Animal City is one of Murfreesboro’s most experienced and longest-running pet stores and they carry both purebred and rescued animals in addition to all of the supplies you’ll need to keep your pets healthy and happy.
Nashville Holistic Pet is a great place to buy healthy nutrition and supplies for dogs and cats. They also offer pet grooming in a stress free environment, breed specific grooming, or cuts to your request.
You will find a full-service dog grooming, training, and aquatics department at Petco.
Animal Shelters & Adoption
These animal shelters should have plenty of cute dogs and pets for adoption:
- Nashville Humane Association at 213 Oceola Ave
- Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center at 4423 Murphy Rd
- Critter Cavalry Rescue at 608 Eastcastle Ct
- Metro Animal Care & Control at 5125 Harding Pl
- Williamson County Animal Center at 106 Claude Yates Dr, Franklin
- Rutherford County Pet Adoption & Welfare at 285 John R Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro
Nashville Humane is dedicated to promoting humane education, reducing pet overpopulation, and finding loving homes for the homeless and adoptable pets near you. Year after year, NHA has been chosen “Best Shelter” and “Favorite Not-For-Profit,” and is proud of its 99 percent save rate.
Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center is a great place to go to adopt dogs or cats in your area. Critter Cavalry Rescue (CCR) focuses on rescuing homeless canines and certain unique cats from high-kill shelters in Tennessee.
There is no actual site for Critter Cavalry. Individual volunteers who are kind and caring offer to shelter and care for the animals as a temporary home until they may be adopted by a new family support them.
Metro Animal Care and Control of Davidson County can help with pet adoptions, lost and found animals, low-cost microchipping, and animal control, abuse, and complaints. The Williamson County Animal Center offers pet adoption, lost and found pets, free spay and neuter procedures, pet surrenders, low-cost microchipping, a rabies clinic, and more.
Pet adoption, animal surrenders, abuse and cruelty investigation, lost and found, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies control, and spaying or neutering are all possible at Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Service.
There is not much that will make them happier than spending some time at one of these dog parks near you:
- Centennial Dog Park
- Shelby Dog Park
- Riverfront Park Dog Park
- Edwin Warner Dog Park
- Two Rivers Dog Park
- Pitts Dog Park
- Harlinsdale Farm Dog Park
- Freedom Run Dog Park
It might be hard to teach an old dog a new trick but these Nashville puppy training services will give you the best shot:
- Advanced Canine at 916 Anderson Ln
- The Dog Wizard Nashville at 1402 Franklin Ave
- Nashville Dog Training Club at 413 Allied Dr
- Alpha Canine Training Center at 653 Mainstream Dr
- Sit Means Sit Dog Training at 1945 Southpointe Way #A, Murfreesboro
- Nashville K-9 at 1415 Liberty Pike, Franklin
Advanced Canine specializes in general and advanced obedience training, puppy training, housebreaking techniques, and personal protection training for dogs. Puppy programs, group classes, private lessons, and a board and training program are all available at The Dog Wizard Nashville.
Nashville Dog Training Club is the metro area’s sole AKC-licensed agility, rally, obedience, tracking, and scent works club. Alpha Canine Training Center specializes in obedience, protection, police canine training, custom training programs and tracking. All training methods are humane and focused on positive reinforcement to benefit all breeds of dogs.
Professional dog, private and puppy obedience training in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Walterhill, Christiana, Rockvale, Lascassas, and surrounding Rutherford County areas are available from Sit Means Sit Dog Training.
Nashville K-9 provides a wide range of dog training services including advanced obedience, agility, group sessions, private training, police dogs, protection, working dog training, search and rescue, and detection.
You might also want to consider The Farmhouse At Natchez Trace for dog training who we have linked to in the boarding section.
A tasty treat from one of these dog bakeries will really show your appreciation:
- Three Dog Bakery at 1982 Providence Pkwy #102
- Mutts + Meows Natural Pet Market at 935 Woodland St #H
- Waggity Tails Gourmet Dog Bakery at 400 Parmley Ln
- Licker & Whine Pet Market at 3419 Memorial Blvd b1, Murfreesboro
- Spotted Dog Bakery
Three Dog Bakery offers freshly baked, all-natural treats and birthday cakes. They’re a locally-owned dog supplier providing American-made nutritious meals and treats, homeopathic medicines, clothing, toys, and accessories to help you enjoy life with your dog.
Meows + Mutts Natural Pet Market offers all-natural oven-baked dog treats, personalized birthday cakes, and pupcakes, as well as dog grooming and self-serve dog wash.
Waggity Tails Gourmet Dog Bakery sells treats and cakes that are produced with human-grade ingredients, fresh organic ingredients, no added sugar, and no artificial colors or dyes. Cupcakes, small cakes, and tiered desserts are all possibilities.
You will find a pet bakery with treats and food plus other natural pet foods at Licker & Whine Pet Market. Spotted Dog Bakery offers natural and human grade dog cakes, cake toppers, treats, and accessories.
Nashville Pet Grooming
A trip to the local pet grooming salon should have them looking cuter than ever:
- Pawsitively Purrfect at 6901 Lenox Village Dr
- WashPaw at 4811 Trousdale Dr G
- Pampered Pets at 149 Barker Rd
- Furvana Pet Salon at 3107 Gallatin Pike
- Tidy Dog Pet Salon at 2612 Lebanon Pike
- Pampered Lil Paws at 1105 Grantland Ave, Murfreesboro
- My 4 Dogs Academy & Spa at 1404 W College St, Murfreesboro
- Haute Dogge Grooming Salon at 223 Bridge St, Franklin
Pawsitively Purrfect offers the greatest pet supplies, grooming, and boarding services for cats and dogs. WashPaw provides professional pet grooming sessions using only 100 percent natural shampoos and coat conditioners. Bathing, grooming, daycare, boarding, and spa services are available at Pampered Pets.
Furvana is a private pet grooming salon that provides one-on-one grooming, bathing, puppy grooming, and more. Tidy Dog Pet Salon lovingly cares for all breeds of dogs and cats while providing full-service bathing and grooming. They also offer discounts to active and retired military, active and retired first responders, and teachers.
A pet daycare as well as full grooming and mini grooming are the two options available at Pampered Lil Paws. Bath, nails, full cuts, anal glands, ear cleanse, teeth brushed, aroma, and bandana or bow are all included in full grooming services.
My 4 Dogs Academy & Spa provides daycare, dog and cat grooming, and dog boarding in the Murfreesboro area. Both dogs and cats can get full grooming, mini grooming, spa baths, as well as add-on treatments like flea and tick treatment, de-shedding, and nail cutting and polish from Haute Dogge Grooming Salon.
The Crossroads Pets, Spot’s Pet Supply & Dog Wash, Meows + Mutts Natural Pet Market, SouthPaws, The Farmhouse At Natchez Trace, Camp Bow Wow, Pet Resorts of America, Safari Pet Resort, Custom Kare Kennel, Mobley Veterinary Clinic, and Battleground Hospital for Animals are all good spots for local pet grooming that we have mentioned in other sections.
These pet cafes are good places for your dog or cat to make some new friends:
The Catio Cat Lounge is a cat cafe, not a pet cafe, where the cats and kittens are all rescued from Nashville Cat Rescue and they all are available for adoption. Catfeine Cat Café is both a cat café and a comfortable lounge in Murfreesboro where you may drink locally roasted coffee while being surrounded by adoptable rescue cats.
Hotels That Allow Pets
For a hotel that allows pets stay at:
- JW Marriott at 201 8th Ave S
- The Hermitage Hotel at 231 6th Ave N
- 21c Museum Hotel at 221 2nd Ave N
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Airport Hotel at 531 Donelson Pike
- Clarion Inn at 2227 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro
- Motel 6 at 148 Chaffin Pl, Murfreesboro
Pet Boarding In Nashville
These Nashville pet boarding services are where to go when you need to take a trip:
- SouthPaws at 1315 8th Ave S
- The Dog Spot at 5001 Alabama Ave
- The Farm At Natchez Trace at 9479 Hwy 96 W
- Camp Bow Wow at 470 Craighead St
- Pet Resorts of America at 7200 Charlotte Pike
- Safari Pet Resort at 1635 Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro
- Custom Kare Kennel at 220 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro
- My Second Home at 101 Mission Ct, Franklin
Dog daycare, boarding, grooming, and a spa are all available at SouthPaws. Dog daycare, boarding, and grooming are all available at The Dog Spot who was voted the best boarding facility a few years in a row from 2012 to 2014.
The Farmhouse At Natchez Trace offers a range of services including dog daycare, group dog training courses, and one-on-one intensive instruction, as well as luxury boarding, dog and cat accommodation, bathing, and grooming.
Camp Bow Wow is a good option for dog daycare, boarding and grooming. Pet Resorts of America is a locally owned dog and cat boarding, grooming and daycare facility.
Overnight lodging for cats and dogs with tropical views is possible at Safari Pet Resort, as well as the opportunity to swim in their saltwater lagoon pool, play in day camp, and be pampered with grooming and spa services.
Dog boarding, daycare and grooming are all possible at Custom Kare Kennel. My Second Home is a good option for dog and cat boarding as well as pet grooming and daycare.
Some other places we have listed throughout the post that also do overnight boarding for animals include Pawsitively Purrfect, Pampered Pets, My 4 Dogs Academy & Spa, and Battleground Hospital for Animals.
Best Veterinarians Near You
If unfortunate medical problems arise go to one of the best veterinarians near you and get the best care:
- Nashville Veterinary Specialists at 2971 Sidco Dr
- Animal House Veterinary Clinic at 223 Largo Dr
- Paws & Claws Animal Hospital at 4803 Trousdale Dr
- Brogli Lane Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital at 1807 NW Broad St
- Battleground Hospital for Animals at 225 S Royal Oaks Blvd
- Mobley Veterinary Clinic at 4709 Gallatin Pike
- Murfreesboro Animal Clinic at 1616 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro
- Animalia Health & Wellness at 1973 New Hwy 96 W, Franklin
Nashville Veterinary Specialists provides emergency and critical care, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation, and surgery, among other treatments. Their daytime experts collaborate with emergency physicians to offer care to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and if you need 24 hour urgent assistance you can call +1 615-386-0107.
Animal House Veterinary Clinic is a walk-in only veterinary urgent care and wellness clinic that offers a range of treatments such as parasite control, microchipping, hospice, and euthanasia. They were voted the best veterinarian in Nashville three years in a row.
Claws & Paws Microchipping, washing, and boarding are just a few of the services available at Animal Hospital. Microchipping, boarding, and washing are all available at Brogli Lane Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital.
Grooming, boarding, dental, and examinations are all available at Battleground Hospital for Animals, as well as emergency treatments including surgery and internal medicine.
Mobley Veterinary Clinic offers emergency and urgent care, dental care, parasite prevention and control, dermatology, hospice and euthanasia services, as well as boarding and grooming. Dogs, cats, exotic pets, and pocket pets are all welcome.
Emergency services, laser therapy, dentistry, and pet acupuncture services are available at Murfreesboro Animal Clinic who has been serving your area since. 1963 Animalia Health & Wellness offers dental treatment, acupuncture and aculaser, traditional Chinese and western herbal medicine, heartworm and fecal testing, and many other services.
Pet Cremation & Euthanization
Nashville Pet Crematory specializes in private pet cremation for individuals. Their aim is to offer you with great service at the most reasonable cremation costs for dogs, cats, rodents, birds, reptiles, and other pets while maintaining high ethical standards.
Lap of Love provides in-home euthanasia and veterinary hospice while addressing care and pain management with their experienced and compassionate veterinarians.
Pet Loss at Home offers at home pet euthanasia, home burial, pet cemetery, private and communal or group cremations services, in addition to other emergency veterinary services in Nashville and Murfreesboro.
Mobley Veterinary Clinic is another option for hospice and euthanasia services. You can order a local pet license online at that link. Here are a couple of links to assist with any lost or found animal situations in the area.
You may also want to read some of our other guides for these nearby cities:
Have Fun With Your Pets In Nashville
Now that you have read about all of those local pet stores, animal shelters, adoption centers, dog parks, puppy trainers, bakeries, groomers, cafes, hotels that allow pets, places to board your dogs or cats, and even veterinarian or cremation services you should be ready for whatever comes next.
We and our readers would really appreciate it if you could let us know if you noticed anything incorrect, or if you could share your own local pet tricks and tips. Hopefully you have a great time visiting any Nashville pet stores, shelters, dog parks, or whatever places you learned about on this page.