Fur Kids Push $350K Pet-Friendly Investment in Downtown Nashville

Maybe we should change the name Nashville to Petville. In a town where there are more four-legged family members than children, it makes perfect sense that Mayor Barry of Nashville and other partners are joining forces to collaborate in making life better for people and their pets. Together with Mars Petcare, local officials are investing $350,000 in Nashville to improve the quality of life for residents by introducing pet-friendly programs and amenities to humans and canines alike.

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As a part of the plan, at the two-day adoption event Mars Petcare will cover adoption fees at Metro Animal Care & Control, Nashville Humane Association and Williamson County Animal Center. As well, this event will feature the latest commitments of the Better Cities For Pets initiative, whose mission is to advocate for fewer pets in shelters and better lives for people and pets.

Downtown Nashville can look forward to seeing pet-friendly amenities such as more waste and hydration systems, indoor/outdoor runs, agility courses, pet spas, and a premier destination dog park. It’s a sure thing that the hairiest members of the community will feel furry welcome with all the new editions!

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Making life better starts in the homes and cities we live in. Since pets can’t speak for themselves, so now is the time to adapt by increasing opportunities for people and pets at the places they call home. With more than 3,000 dogs living in Downtown Nashville, this life-changing initiative will soon make it easier for residents to welcome canine companions into the family and introduce them to more public places.

We wonder if pets will soon outnumber people in Nashville – that’ll be about the time we move PetGuide’s offices to the furry city.


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