7 Great Nashville Pet Shops

Dated: 06/09/2015

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by TJ Anderson

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Last week, I talked a little about my commitment to fostering rescue dogs from MACC — something I’ve done for a while, inspired by my love of rescue pups and my own experience with my dog/best friend, Ella.

Being a lover of dogs and a lover of Nashville, I like to keep my eye out for independent local businesses catering to our furry family members — places where I can spoil Ella with something unique while supporting local entrepreneurs.

If you have similar inclinations, this post is worth bookmarking — here, I’ve rounded up some of the great local shops offering toys, treats, food and other stuff for our favorite dogs (and cats, and fish, and birds, etc.).

Baxter Bailey & Company 

1006 Fatherland Street #101A, Nashville

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East Nashville shop Baxter Bailey & Company’s tagline is “luxury living for the discriminating mutt,” and that includes everything from custom dog beds to cool-looking collars and harnesses. My favorite thing there might be their treats, though — their bakery case is as stocked with delicious-looking cookies and biscuits as any human bakery (see above). Pretty awesome for when your well-behaved pup really deserves something special.


4425 Harding Pike, Belle Meade Plaza, Nashville

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Come.Sit.Stay in Belle Meade Plaza focuses on “quality products that will not cost much more than those you could find at the big box retailers, but will be a little more functional, fashionable or just plain fun” — and that includes toys that can withstand the fierce chewers some of us live with. I really like their organic rope toys, like the squirrel above — might distract your pup from barking at actual squirrels for a few minutes. (Though I won’t stretch too far past “few” — all dog owners know the power of squirrels.)

Wags and Whiskers

1008 Forrest Avenue, Nashville | 2222 12th Avenue South, Nashville

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A longtime fixture in East Nashville, Wags and Whiskers has been supplying EastSiders (and river-crossers) with holistic pet food and more since 2004. They started doing the same in 12 South in 2011, and are working on opening a Sylvan Heights location soon. When you’re focused on eco-friendly toys and holistic food and treats — or want to learn more about why you might want to explore those products — W&W is definitely the place to look. 

Spot's Pet Suppy & Dog Wash 

1013 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville

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Run by the folks behind The Dog Spot, Spot’s Pet Supply in East Nashville is a great place to grab dog food, treats, collars and all your other necessaries. Come Christmas time, it’s also a pretty fine place to get your dog’s picture with Santa.

Happy reTales

101 Creekside Crossing, Brentwood

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Like Wags and Whiskers, Happy reTales in Brentwood offers lots of holistic and natural food and treats. A cool part of the business that I really respect and appreciate: 100 percent of the store's profits are donated to local animal rescue organizations (that’s included Agape Animal Rescue, Snooty Giggles and many other programs). 

Crossroads Pets 

707 Monroe St., Nashville

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In Germantown, Crossroads Pets – Shop & Adopt mixes providing pet needs with social enterprise — the shop is stocked with all the pet-parent necessaries, from leashes and toys to treats and food. But beyond, as a nonprofit, Crossroads provides job training and mentorship for young people, and houses rescue pets that are up for adoption.

The Cat Shoppe and Dog Store

2824 Bransford Avenue, Nashville

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My passion might be focused on dog rescue, but I appreciate a place that puts real dedication toward cat rescue, too. Over in Berry Hill, the Cat Shoppe & the Dog Store has a broad selection of food, treats and other needs for cats and dogs, but the shop also serves as a place where folks can meet the cats who’ve come in via their non-profit rescue, "Cat Shoppe Rescue, Inc." So cat lovers can find a new buddy and stock up with stuff to spoil him or her, all in one place.

Did I nod to your favorite pet place? Are there other spots I should know about? Drop by our Facebook page and let me know!

Photo credits: Baxter Bailey & Company on Facebook; comesitstaynashville.com; wagsandwhiskersnashville.com; Spot’s Pet Supply on Facebookwww.happyretalesonline.com; crossroadscampus.org
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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