Nashville Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Nashville


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Nashville

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Nashville area? Welcome your new pup into the family with a pupcake from See Spot Eat: A Doggie Bakery. See Spot Eat offers freshly-made, all-natural dog treats, cakes, pupsicles, along with holistic dog food and toys. Show off your new furry buddy to family and friends with photographs from Sweet Silver Photography. Kelly Coyle will set up a fun photo shoot for your dog designed to show off her best side.

Get out and about with your pooch at one of Nashville’s off-leash dog parks. A popular favorite is Centennial Dog Park, featuring friendly regulars, fully-fenced large and small dog areas, plenty of grass, a doggie fountain, benches, and picnic tables. With shaded areas, benches, water bowls, baggies, and a large grassy area make Shelby Dog Park another popular park. Warner Dog Park is another place for you and your pup to make friends as your pup plays in the large grassy area.

With more than five miles of paved trails and more than five miles of unpaved trails, Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park is a perfect spot to enjoy hiking with Fido. You and your pup can savor Nashville’s natural beauty as you walk along the Cumberland River, hike through forests, and spot wildlife in the wetlands, fields, and streams. You and your pooch can also enjoy The Trails at Fontanel, walking along the Whites Creek and enjoying the beautiful grounds of the Fontanel Mansion. For more ideas of things to do with your dog in the Nashville area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Nashville on

Nashville Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Nashville

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Nashville, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Nashville, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Nashville paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Nashville. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Nashville Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Nashville focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Nashville focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!