More and more people are taking their four legged friends with them everywhere, and the entire city of Knoxville has embraced them. Throughout the city are several different options for some dog gone good times. From exploring mountains tops, dog friendly patios, and even pet approved shops! Knoxville is most definitely a win for the favorite fur balls.
CitiFid-O 429 Union Ave
Perfect shop with everything your pup could need. From collars, water bowls, and even organic snacks. This is a must see while in the city.
River Dog Bakery-5201 Kingston Pike
Need even more treats? Try River Dog Bakery. They stock toys and accessories on top of their baked good selection. Is your dog having a birthday while in the city? Never fear they even sell doggie birthday cakes!
Dog Approved Patios
We all know that our dogs arent welcome inside actual restaurants. Thankfully Knoxville has several that have patios that are dog approved. Here are just a few to get you started.
Chivo Taqueria-314 S Gay St
Inspired by the Mexican and American love for street tacos, Chivo is definitely a unique and delicious experience.
Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria-200 E Jackson Ave
Voted Knoxville’s best beer selection this restaurant is perfect for a pint and slice.
Stock & Barrel-35 Market Sq
In the mood for a burger?? No better place than the Stock and Barrel. Their menu features an extensive selection of burgers and bourbons to satisfy all.
Knoxville currently has 7 dog parks to allow your dog plenty of opportunities to play and make friends off leash.
Concord Dog Park-10901 S Northshore Dr West
4 acres of trails, water fountains, paved and natural trails, river access, and even a pet shower.
Charter Doyle Dog Park-5100 W Martin Mill Pike
Separate areas for large and small dogs, dog fountain, paved and natural trails. The entire park is 26 acres only a portion of the park is off leash friendly.
Downtown Dog Park
1 acre for just the doggos. Separate areas for large and small dogs, dog fountains, ramps, and exercise stations. The best part… is benches are available for us humans while the pups play.
Holston River Dog Park-3300 Holston Hills Rd
Separate areas for large and small dogs, dog fountains, and dog waste stations. 1 acre on the Holston River.
Emma Jane Walker Memorial Dog Park-6400 Fountain City Rd
Separate areas for large and small dogs, mulched walking trails, and a pond.
Dogwood Dog Park-4901 Bradshaw Rd
1 acre of off leash fun, ramps, tunnels, jumps, and dog fountains.
Village Dog Park-10424 Petsafe Way
This was Knoxville’s first public dog park. Complete with a pond, agility equipment, walking trails, and dog water fountains.
When exploring the “Scruffy City” keep an eye out for the Pet Friendly stickers in shop windows. The green and yellow paw print lets visitors know (without having to ask) if their furry friend is welcome inside the establishment. SO next time don’t leave fido at home. Bring him with you to enjoy the sights and to enjoy the city with you.