Ghandi (right) was found in East Nashville on June 15 in the middle of a thunderstorm. No one ever claimed him! After being fully vetted and a few months in East CAN foster care, Ghandi finally met Jake and Charlie. It was love at first sight for everyone! He now has a loving forever family, gets 2-3 mile walks in the park most days with his sister Charlie and dad Jake.

Your four-legged friends deserve to have a happy holidays, too! For the special companion in your life, visit these local businesses that provide a variety of services from daycare to pet training.


The Dog Spot provides everything you need to pamper your best friend. They are currently providing services in the following areas: daycare, boarding, grooming, training.

Phone: 615-385-1800

Address: 1004 Gallatin Ave, Nashville TN 37206


Hours: Monday-Friday (6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.),Saturday (7-10 a.m., 3-5 p.m.), Sunday 4-6 p.m.

Single Visit $22.00
5-day pass $20.00 per visit
30-day pass $18.00 per visit
Evaluation: FREE
Family Discount: 2nd and 3rd dogs 50% off, daycare ONLY. Does NOT apply to boarding.


Boarding is $35 per night for the first dog and $25 per night for each additional dog. Daycare is included in these prices.


Includes the cut, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning and anal glands: Prices vary.

Bathing (Includes the bath, nail trim and ear cleaning): $27-38


The Happy Hound offers behavioral consults, private lessons, classes, boarding and board and training. Owner Peg Dawson Harrington is a trainer and behavior consultant who holds membership in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Association of Dog Behavior Consultants.

Phone #: 615-584-2940


Dizzy's Dog Wash is a self service car wash that specializes in all natural dog foods, supplements and treats.

Address: 12 Heather Place (at Dogwood) Berry Hill/100 Oaks Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Phone #: 615-463-7338


The veterinarians at Nashville Veterinary Specialists offer a broad array of specialties including anesthesia, behavior, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology and surgery.  Our doctors work as a team in providing the most comprehensive patient care possible.  Our daytime specialists work closely with our emergency service doctors to provide the best care possible 24 hours a day every day of the year. 

Address: 2971 Sidco Dr, Nashville TN 37204

Phone #: 615-386-0107


Fill your stocking with these pet-friendly gifts!


Local picks

  • Gift cards to Wags and Whiskers for baths as well as a fun shopping experience. Be sure to check out the antlers. They last forever! 
  • Hire a local artist to do a painting or drawing of a pet. Our friends have had great things to say about, Patrick Arena at /span>ages/Bark-Gallery/144980402204404?sk=info, Adam Carlos at, and Workforce Rebellion at 
  • Subscription for delivery from local Nature Select distributor.
  • Nature's Select of Middle TN is an all natural, holistic, pet food and pet products company! Keep your pet healthy, and save an errand because we deliver it to your door for FREE!! Call us for a free sample!
  • For the runner-dog in your life, don't forget safety first. A reflective vest, collar and leash are life savers when on the road. Nashville Running Company will be open soon and they promise to have animal safety products from a few different vendors.   
  • Locally hand made leather collars and leashes available at The Green Wagon in 3-4 different color selections. 
  • Local jewelry artist making beautiful animal friendly hand stamped adornments, complete with paw prints and semi precious stones.
  • An indoor/outdoor cedar bed.
  • East Nashville Dog Calendar. Only $10 and all proceeds benefit East C.A.N. They are perpetual so never go out of date and are available by contacting us at or at Ugly Mugs.
  • Massages for you and your pet from Tyrus Anthony, LMT. /li>

More great ideas for your out-of-state friends and family

  • Donate 10 vaccinations for homeless cats and dogs - $35 at
  • Freezy Pups homemade dog treats kit - $18.99 at
  • One year subscription to Dog Fancy -$13 at
  • Smart Mouse Trap Humane Mousetrap - $13.49 at

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