Keep Knoxville the Most Pet Friendly Community



Get Involved

The Most Pet Friendly Community effort focuses on fostering a culture of pet friendliness taken to the next level throughout our community. We are staking our claim that we are the most pet friendly city in America. To do so, we will need the help of all of us in the Knoxville community.


Visit Your Dog Parks

We are so lucky to have 10 dog parks in our community to visit and socialize with fellow dog lovers. To find the location nearest to you, check out our Knoxville Dog Park page. We would love for you to visit and join in the community pet friendly events held at our local parks. 


Find Local Events

Knoxville is constantly holding pet friendly events in the area. Visit our Event Calendar for a calendar of all events, their locations, times and a short description. From fundraising walks to weekly pet friendly farmers markets, there is sure to be something you and your furry friend can enjoy together.  




Will You Join the Movement?

The Knoxville community has literally gone to the dog, and we are loving every minute of it. To show our appreciation for our pets and all they add to our life, we are making our community the Most Pet Friendly Community in the nation! The City of Knoxville, Knox County, Young Williams Animal Shelter, the Knoxville News Sentinel, the University of Tennessee and PetSafe® Brand are working to make the Knoxville area recognized as the nation's Most Pet Friendly Community. This website is the support portal for this effort. On this site you can find pet friendly activities, events and businesses, share all that you love about your pet with other pet parents and get involved in the pet friendly effort.