Pawsitively the best dog-friendly spots near our Midtown Nashville apartments

Pawsitively the best dog-friendly spots near our Midtown Nashville apartments

Nashville has been nationally recognized as one of the dog-friendliest cities in the country and it’s easy to see why. Nashville has dozens of dog-friendly restaurants, parks, and stores. So, when you leave your apartment at Elliston 23 and your dog is looking at you with pleading eyes, you can grab the leash and bring him with you. His wagging tail will tell you how happy he is to be included in your next adventure together.

Dog Parks and Nature Trails

Elliston 23 Rooftop Dog Park

At Elliston 23 apartments in Midtown Nashville, your dog will love the rooftop dog park to run, play, and meet new doggie friends. Although you and your faithful companion may not need to leave Elliston 23 for some canine exercise, you will want to venture off together to explore all that Nashville has to offer.

Centennial Dog Park

Just a five-minute walk from Elliston 23, Centennial Dog Park is the perfect place to let your dog romp around. You’ll find shady trees, a large lawn, and benches throughout the park. Like the neighborhood watering hole for people, Centennial Dog Park may become a regular and welcome hangout for you and your dog.

Riverfront Dog Park

Just a 10-minute drive from Elliston 23 apartments in Midtown Nashville, Riverfront Dog Park is yet another place for your pooch to run and play. The 13,000 square foot dog park has eco-friendly turf perfect for your dog to fetch his favorite tennis ball or play with a new friend. The park also features benches and free wi-fi so you can work while your dog enjoys playing outdoors.

Nashville features seven dog parks altogether including Warner Dog Park, Pitts Dog Park, Two Rivers Dog Park, Percy Priest Dog Park, and Fair Park Dog Park. With all these dog park options plus Nashville’s nature trails, you and your dog will never get bored.

The Trails at Fontanel

Along The Trails at Fontanel, you’ll find beautiful wildflowers and even a few gnomes – yes gnomes. This dog-friendly, 2.6-mile looped trail is open year-round so you can get outdoors and enjoy nature any time of year.

Stones River Greenway

The Stones River Greenway is a 9.8-mile trail running along the Stones River and connecting communities and parks along the way. With parking at four trailheads, you can easily access the Stones River Greenway to enjoy a walk, run, or bike ride with your faithful companion.


Frothy Monkey

The Frothy Monkey’s extensive menu features delicious, made from scratch original recipes from breakfast and brunch through dinner. From coffeehouse specialty drinks to signature cocktails, you’ll always find a way to quench your thirst at Frothy Monkey. And because you can bring your dog, there’s no need to rush home to let him out so you can enjoy a relaxing meal with your pup by your side.

Tennessee Brew Works

Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Elliston 23 apartments in Midtown Nashville, Tennessee Brew Works offers a unique food menu, dozens of craft beers, and a dog-friendly patio.

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing offers beer drinkers another outdoor dining option where you can bring along your pup. Visit their Hopyard for delicious food and beer pairings all without having to leave your dog at home.


White’s Mercantile

Billed as a general store for the modern-day tastemaker, White’s Mercantile has been welcoming dogs and their well-behaved humans since 2013. You’ll find plenty of specialty goods for people and pups at White’s Mercantile, even organic dog treats.

Draper James

Be sure to bring your dog to Reese Witherspoon’s flagship Draper James store for a visit. This chic boutique welcomes people and their dogs with classic southern hospitality. Pull up a stool and have a glass of tea or browse the latest items in Reese’s collection of home goods, gifts, and apparel. You and your pup will love the welcoming vibe and charm that Draper James offers.


September 12 – Dog Day Festival – Four-legged friends rule the day! The Dog Day Festival near Elliston 23 apartments in Midtown Nashville is a huge party in Centennial Park. Dogs and their two-legged friends are welcome to participate virtually this year to benefit the Nashville Humane Society. Join the fun and celebrate all things canine.

October 25 – Music City Mutt Strutt – Every year people and their furry friends gather to walk or run in the 5K Mutt Strutt to raise money for the Nashville Humane Association. This year, participants have the option to Race Your Own Way on any route on any day. Participants can run on their own or with their dogs. Participants are encouraged to share pictures and videos from their own race day runs on the Music City Mutt Strutt website and on social media.

Doggie Day Care

Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow offers an extensive array of services for people and their pets. From daycare and boarding to grooming, Camp Bow Wow is the perfect place to leave your dog while you work or travel. Camp Bow Wow even offers training so your canine companion can learn to be on his best behavior when you have him alongside as you explore Nashville.


More than just a daycare and boarding facility, Dogtopia offers spa services so you can pamper your pooch. With four playrooms to choose from at the 5,000 square foot facility, dogs at Dogtopia will always have plenty of room to play safely. And when they’re ready for rest and relaxation, the highly-trained spa attendants at Dogtopia will take care of your dog as if he were their own.

With so many dog-friendly options near our Midtown Nashville apartments, you don’t have to choose between exploring the city and spending time with your dog. Although you’ll appreciate all the dining, shopping, and recreation opportunities that Nashville offers, your dog will just be happy to be with you.

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