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Top 10 Pet-Friendly Places to Visit in Pigeon Forge

Vacations are the perfect time to create special memories, and bringing your pets along adds an extra layer of joy and companionship to these experiences. Whether it's capturing adorable photos, exploring pet-friendly attractions, or simply enjoying leisurely walks together, your vacation will be enriched by their presence.

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Thanks to the increasing popularity of pet-friendly travel, many destinations now accommodate pets, making it easier than ever to bring them along. From hotels and restaurants to parks and attractions, numerous places welcome pets and provide facilities and services tailored to their needs.

Take a look at our "TOP TENN" and tell us what you think!

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BOSS HOGG'S BBQ - Pet-Friendly Restaurant

1198 Wears Valley Rd

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

With over 35 years of experience in the BBQ business, Boss Hogg's BBQ tries to meet and exceed expectations. They have a pet-friendly covered patio that is perfect for hot or rainy days.

Reminder: When visiting a pet-friendly restaurant with your furry friend, remember to be respectful of other diners and follow any specific rules or guidelines the restaurant may have for pet owners.

Additionally, make sure your pet is well-behaved and comfortable in social settings to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

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2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Although pets are not permitted inside Dollywood (except for service animals), Doggwood offers accommodations for dogs.

Doggywood is located adjacent to Guest Services at Dollywood’s Front Gate.

Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Without a reservation, there is no guarantee there will be availability on your day of visit.

Doggywood's operating days coincide with Dollywood's operating schedule. (Overnight boarding is not available.) Doggywood accepts dogs 30 minutes prior to Dollywood's published opening time. All dogs must be claimed no later than 15 minutes after park closing.

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2740 Florence Drive

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Can’t imagine leaving your family’s furriest friend behind?

You don’t have to when you book one of Eagle Ridge’s pet-friendly cabins.

Ranging in size from one to seven bedrooms, these charming accommodations are surrounded by the picture-perfect beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, where visitors are invited to walk leashed dogs on the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail.

All of the cabin rentals are privately owned and Only Accept Dogs.

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2819 Teaster Lane

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 429-8500

Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge is perfectly situated in the city center, just steps away from The LeConte Convention Center, The Ripken Experience, and The Island Pigeon Forge!

This hotel features a pet-walking area for your furry family members and they are completely pet-friendly.

Pets allowed, $75.00 non-refundable fee

65 lbs maximum

$75 (1-4 night stay)

$125 (5+ night stay)

2 pets Max - dogs and cats only

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210 Conner Heights Road

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Gateway to the Smokies RV Park and Campground opened for business in 2019. They are a veteran and family owned/operated campground boasting 70 RV sites plus more on the way! If you like the outdoor life, but prefer the comfort of modern conveniences, there are also 9 cabins of different sizes depending on your likes and needs. Gateway offers the ultimate camping experience with first rate amenities, top rate service all within the beautiful outdoors. Four-legged friends are part of the family too! They ask that you extend every courtesy to those families camping without pets and be sure to keep your pets on a leash, pick up after them and please do not leave them unattended or allow excessive barking.

Unfortunately, they are unable to extend this courtesy to guests who are staying in a cabin.

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28 Forks of the River Pkwy

Sevierville, TN 37862

(6 Miles from Pigeon Forge)

(865) 774-0170

Just Furr-Pets has been caring for pets for over 17 years. They offer high-quality dog grooming at reasonable pricing. You can also find name-brand pet supplies, high-quality pet toys, and nutritious pet food in addition to grooming services.

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3779 Tinker Hollow Road

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 453-2028

Located just 1.5 miles off the main parkway in Pigeon Forge, Loving Care Kennels provides a quiet country setting. Family owned and operated for 21 years, we offer climate-controlled boarding, grooming, and daycare.

Loving Care Kennels offer large indoor/outdoor runs, two fenced in exercise yards, and guests get out at least four times a day, either in play groups or individually, at your request.

If you are visiting our area from out of town, they welcome you to come visit, or even take your pet with you for day trips. They offer seven days a week service.

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1471 McCarter Hollow Road

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862


Stroll through four acres of landscaped gardens at this Pigeon Forge attraction, where hundreds of colorful tropical birds delight the eye. You can pet and feed birds and visit the bird nursery to learn how chicks are reared by hand. Parrot Mountain welcomes leashed dogs in most areas, but be aware that dogs aren’t allowed in certain bird petting areas.

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3327 Old Mill Street

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-428-6133

"Best Little Cat House in the Smokies!"

For over 30 years it has been a destination for "cat lovers" from around the world.

Established in 1985, by Cheryl and Phil Anderson as a warm and welcoming place for "cat people" as well as the curious shopper visiting the Smokies.

The Cat House is a place to relax, where you can be yourself and show off your favorite cat pictures or share a story with like minded cat lovers. The Cat House features the "things" that make cats happy, but most of all they hope to be your home away from home where you can pet and play with a cat when you're away from your own!

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131 The Island Drive

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 286-0119

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a pet-friendly destination Dogs on leashes are more than welcome.

However, it is up to the individual shops and restaurants as to whether they are allowed inside the businesses.

Service animals are always welcome, but may not be permitted on certain rides.


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