5 Places To Take Your Pets In The Smoky Mountains

When planning your family’s next getaway there can be some stress on what to pack, where to stay, and of course what to do with the pets! Dropping the dogs off at the kennel can be so stressful on them and your wallet so why not bring them along?

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is not only family friendly, but it’s also pet friendly! The smoky mountains are full of places to go with your furry friends. You wouldn’t want to be stuck inside a hotel room all day and neither do the pets! We’ve got the best places to visit with furry friends in mind!


  • Cades Cove

Enjoy scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from your car. Cades Cove offers an 11 mile loop where you can drive through wooded areas, experience historic homes and buildings.  You may even see a few of nature’s furry friends while you’re there!




  • Mad Dog’s Creamery

Bring your furry four legged friend for a sweet treat! When you visit Mad Dog’s Creamery you can pick up treats and toys for your fido friend. While you enjoy your ice cream treats, picnic tables and water bowls are provided outside for your convenience!



  • River Rat Tubing

Dogs tube for free at River Rat tubing. Tubes are provided and tethers are available for rent for $2. Tubing down the river is exciting and relaxing at the same time and you’ll be relaxed knowing your pets are enjoying it with you!



  • The Island

The Island is the perfect family friendly area for you to hang out, eat, shop, and play with your furry friends. There are plenty of restaurants with outdoor seating as well as common areas with fountains and rocking chairs for your enjoyment.



  • Patriot Park

Enjoy a picnic and outdoor fun at Patriot Park! This large grassy area is perfect for pets to come and run out all their energy. Located right next to the Old Mill, there are shops and restaurants to see as well!



  • DoggyWood

Although dogs are not permitted into DollyWood Theme Park, there is a kennel/ doggy daycare center available to watch pets while you enjoy the rides. Reservations are encouraged as slots fill quickly.

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