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The Dog-Lovingest Town In The Smokies

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 2, 2021

Last week, we uploaded a Facebook post that briefly mentioned a number of dog-friendly places in Sevierville, TN. The city's PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park, Burchfiel Grove and Arboretum, the Great Smokies Flea Market on Tenn. Hwy. 66 and Tanger Outlets were just a few of the local spots we named that welcome pooches of all kinds.

But as it turns out, those aren't the only places in that community that love those four-legged friends. So this week, we're devoting an entire blog post to singing the praises of Sevierville, at least when it comes to their canine quotient.

We'll start by telling you a little more about the PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park, which is adjacent to the city park on Park Rd. It offers separate areas for large and small dogs as well as agility equipment, water, shade, observation cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, benches, disposal bags and handicapped parking. The only requirement is that pets be vaccinated in accordance with city and state laws. Otherwise, there's plenty of grass, trees and hills where your doggos can run freely and play hard. The park also connects to the city's walking trail.

Speaking of which, that's where you'll find the Burchfiel Grove and Arboretum. The paved, dog-friendly path is part of Sevierville's Memorial Greenway system, and it stretches more than two miles along the banks of the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River. The grove and arboretum feature 73 different species of trees, all identified by signs.

As for retail venues that welcome dogs with open arms, we already mentioned the Great Smokies Flea Market and Tanger Outlet Centers. The flea market, located on Tenn. Hwy. 66, welcomes leashed dogs, so you can have your favorite furry companion with you as browse the merchandise offered by the market's 1,000-plus vendors. Similarly, the open-air outlet mall welcomes well-mannered, leashed dogs in the outdoor common areas, although individual stores' policies vary when it comes to taking pets inside.

A number of Sevierville restaurants have dog-friendly policies, including Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and The Chop House. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners when dining in outdoor patio areas.

When it comes to accommodations, several Sevierville lodging providers have pet-friendly policies as well. Hidden Mountain Resort has a number of cabins in its inventory that are welcoming of dogs, and Two Rivers Landing RV Resort is happy to have them as well, provided they are friendly and well-mannered.

Quiet, leashed dogs also have a place to stay at destinations like Duvall In The Smokies RV Campground, The Ridge Outdoor Resort, Ripplin Waters Campground and River Plantation RV Resort. You might also be surprised to discover that national chains like Econo Lodge Sevierville, Quality Inn & Suites River Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites Sevierville and Sleep Inn Sevierville are also happy to let your beloved pet stay there with you.

If you're looking for doggie care or training while visiting Sevierville, you have options there too. Those can come in handy when visiting attractions and other destinations that don't allow pets. In such cases, Smoky Dog Lodge has a doggy daycare facility, or you could enrich your dog's life with some training sessions at Rocky Top K-9, which offers daylong and week-long camps.

As much as we love dogs at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we can't accommodate them, unfortunately. The main issue is that our harnesses are only designed to safely transport people and not differently sized dogs. But the next time you decide to zip line Sevierville, we suggest that you book a tour with us in advance, which will give you time to make daycare arrangements for your pet so you can enjoy your zipline adventure. And chances are, he or she will be so busy interacting with the other dogs, that they'll never even notice you're gone.


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