PET FRIENDLY Vanderbilt University

PET FRIENDLY Vanderbilt University

2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Vanderbilt University was founded in 1871 with an endowment of $1 million from railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. It is located in the center of Nashville, on a 330-acre campus that is also an arboretum, and includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Law School, and School of Engineering, among other programs.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Vanderbilt University

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Americas Best Value Inn-Nashville/Airport South

97 Wallace Road
Nashville, TN 37211
97 Wallace Road
Nashville, TN 37211
1-888-675-9785

Pet Policy: Small pets are welcome for a daily charge of $25 per pet

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/24/2018

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Candlewood Suites Nashville - Metro Center

270 Venture Circle
Nashville, TN 37228
270 Venture Circle
Nashville, TN 37228
877-649-8269

Pet Policy: 1 to 6 nights, 25.00 per night, 7 or more nights 150.00, 2 pet maximum, dogs and cats only, not to exceed 80 lbs.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Vanderbilt University

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The Southern Steak & Oyster

150 3rd Avenue South,
Nashville, TN
615-724-1762
Pet Friendly The Southern Steak & Oyster in Nashville, Tennessee

Featuring a wood-fired grill and shuck-to-order oyster bar, this restaurant leans hard on its southern roots\. Enjoy Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Potato Fries, or Chicken Fried Chicken with White Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Country Ham Gravy, or BBQ Shrimp New Orleans Style. Breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner, share the deliciousness of it all with your pooch on their pet-friendly patio. Open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to 11 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday to 10 p.m.

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Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant

500 Church St.,
Nashville, TN
61577027
Pet Friendly Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant is a family-owned & operated Southern restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch & dinner with live music Monday through Sunday. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars near Vanderbilt University

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Fat Bottom Brewing Co.

800 44th Avenue N,
Nashville, TN
615-678-5715
Pet Friendly Fat Bottom Brewing Co. in Nashville, Tennessee

Located in East Nashville, this brewery has an expansive pet friendly bier garden where you are welcome to partake of their beers with your favorite canine alongside. Open Monday through Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 10 p.m.

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Neighbors Sylvan Park

4425 Murphy Road,
Nashville, TN
615-942-5052

Neighbors has 20 beers on tap and the name says it all—a local bar and restaurant with live music where you are invited to sit and stay awhile. You and your best friend are welcome on their pet-friendly front patio. They also have a small but tasty menu that includes house-smoked pulled pork and brisket, which you can enjoy in a sandwich or as part of the Loaded Nachos or Loaded Baked Potato. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Vanderbilt University

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Shelby Dog Park

Shelby Avenue at S. 20th Street,
Nashville, TN
Pet Friendly Shelby Dog Park in Nashville, Tennessee

Located in East Nashville behind the Shelby Park Community Center, this off-leash park is a lovely combination of open grassy areas and stands of trees. There is a doggy water fountain, a pavilion with a picnic table, and benches for pet owners. Open sunrise to 8 p.m.

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Centennial Dog Park

2500 West End Avenue,
Nashville, TN

This is the dog park closest to Vanderbilt University. It features separate off leash areas for smaller (under 25 pounds) and larger dogs. Open sunrise to 8 p.m.

We've got to give Vanderbilt special credit for wading into that time immemorial debate of, who is smarter, cats or dogs? Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel says dogs. In a paper published in the Frontiers of Neuroanatomy in 2017, she explains it comes down to the number of cortical neurons in the brain, and it turns out that dogs have about 530 million, cats about 250 million. And on a side note, even though they have a smaller brain, raccoons have about the same number of neurons as a dog. We don't know what to do with that information, but there you have it.

If your pooch needs to stretch his legs, Nashville has a host of lovely dog parks. Centennial Dog Park is the park closest to Vanderbilt, but we also like Riverfront Park Dog Park, which is located along the Cumberland River and lined with artificial turf. Shelby Dog Park and Two Rivers Dog Park are also nice choices, with grassy expanses for your pup to run as well as stands of shade trees, for some relief from the sun.

If you're looking for a bite eat and maybe something a little bit out of the ordinary, try The Southern Steak & Oyster for the oyster bar and stay for its other tasty, southern-style offerings, like Bayou Crab Cake, Hot Chicken Salad, Fish & Grits, and Smoked Baby Back Ribs.

And if you want a place where you and your best friend can sit and watch the world go by, try Neighbors Sylvan Park Take a seat on their sidewalk patio, and relax. The menu is small but it satisfies, with burgers, sandwiches, salads, and starters.