Leisure Travel

Finally! A Destination so Pet-Friendly, You’ll Be Inspired to Take a Trip With Your (Real) Best Friend

Have you ever dreamed of going on a trip just you and your dog? We bet if you’re a real pet lover, this will resonate. Imagine, a few days of uninterrupted, quality time with Fido. Dining out on the town, exploring, and testing out some of the finest dog parks in the nation. Knoxville, Tennessee has quickly become one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, and it’s worth bringing your “real” best friend on your next visit. 

Imagine, jetting off for a weekend filled with wagging tails, ball chasing, and all-natural dog treats. Knoxville is the place to go. The city has a deep love for dogs, and as a result, its dog friendliness is on another level.

Knoxville isn’t just a city with a handful of dog parks or pet-friendly restaurants, the love and affection for dogs in the city is much deeper than that. In 2009 the city of Knoxville aimed to become The Most Pet-Friendly City in The Nation in conjunction with the organization PetSafe. Being friendly and welcoming to four-legged friends isn’t just a goal of the citizens, but also of the city government. 

For those who fancy the idea of a pet getaway, we’ve compiled a list of the most fun and exciting pet-friendly places in Knoxville.