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Fall Events

Nashville is buzzing with opportunities to have fun with your pets while supporting animal groups in town. Mark your calendars and help make a difference!

September 14

3rd Annual Canine Summer Splash
Sumner County YMCA – Outdoor Pool
102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Cost: $15 cash per dog per session
Session I: 10am-11:30am (90 mins) Little Dogs Only (25 Ibs and Under)
Session II: 12pm-1:30pm (90 mins) Big Dogs Only (25 Ibs and Over)
Session III: 2pm-3:30pm (90 mins) All Dog Swim (Dogs of All Sizes)
Event proceeds benefit the Sumner County YMCA “Learn to Swim” Program and help Nashville Paw magazine to remain a free community resource.
Rules, weather updates and more info:

September 21

NHA Dog DayThe Music City 2013 Dog Day Festival & Mutt Strutt
9:45am Mutt Strutt
10am-4pm Dog Day Festival
Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Bring your dog(s) and enjoy a full day of activities including contests, crafts, giveaways, training and agility clinics, food, music and hundreds of pet friendly vendors with sales items and freebies. Teddy’s Wagon will be there with adoptable pets and conducting a microchip clinic. There is also a kids zone! Don’t miss the Biggest annual dog festival in town and help support Nashville Humane Association!

Mutt strut online reservations click here.
Dog Day Festival Admission: $5, children under the age of ten are FREE with a paid adult.

September 27

Third Annual Rock n’ Roll for Pet Control
9717 Concord Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

A benefit Concert featuring: Mike Farris, Mike Younger, Bonnie Bishop to support Pet Community Center. The event, presented by Kody’s Fund, will also include a silent auction, bar and vegan buffet.
Tickets: Available online before Sept. 26 Single $30, group of four $100

October 4

Fall Call of the Wild
Sound Kitchen Recording Studio
112 Seaboard Lane
Franklin, TN 37067

Tickets: Advance $45 a person/ $80 couple or $50 at the door
Come support Walden’s Puddle and enjoy food and drinks by Crave Catering, a silent auction and a special animal presentation program.

October 5

Rally 4 Paws
8:30am start
Bellevue, TN

Large scale scavenger hunt around town to benefit three local animal organizations: Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, Lovie’s Legacy and Habitat for Paws Nashville.
Tickets: Register before Sept. 7 and get $10 off per person or $25 off per car.
After Sept. 7: Registration fee is $20 per person up to 3 participants or $75 per car for 4 to 6 participants.

October 5

Freedom Farm Pet Celebration
Moss Wright Park
745 Caldwell Dr.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Lots of vendors, pets for adoption, live music and a great opportunity to bring your pet for an outing! Benefiting Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary
NP barktoberfest

October 12

Animalia Health & Wellness For Animals
1973 New Hwy 96 West
Franklin, TN 37064

Don on your costumes with your dog(s) for a chance to win over $3,00 in contest prizes. Live music, food, photo booth, local rescue organizations and other vendors.
Admission: Free ($20 for costume contest entry)
For a schedule of events or more information:
Presenting sponsor, Greymont Kennel!

October 19

Agape Animal Ball (Masquerade)
agape animal ballEvents on 3rd
209 3rd Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37201

“Hosted by Gary and Cassie Chapman, the event will feature live entertainment from some of Nashville’s biggest musicians, dancing, complimentary wine and cocktails from the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres from some of the best restaurants in Nashville, and live and silent auctions featuring items from Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Company, Elan Skin & Hair, and more!” “Don’t have a mask to wear to the most unique masquerade event in Nashville? We’ve got you covered! With the purchase of an Agape Animal Ball ticket, you will get to choose your own custom animal mask designed by a local artist…so no two animals will look alike!”
Tickets: $130-$200 depending on add ons

October 19

5th Annual Mars Petcare Adoption Fair
Mars Petcare
315 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, Tennessee

Come check out the largest adoption event in the state and take home a new companion.

November 9

Puttin’ on the Dog & Cat Gala
Kennesaw Farms Clubhouse
1680 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Come enjoy an evening of entertainment to benefit the Sumner County Humane Association. “There will be a silent auction, door prizes, fabulous food, and the announcement of our Pet Calendar Contest Winners!”
Tickets: $35.00 per person
More info at