Let's take a moment to "paws" and think about how much fun you and four-legged friend can have together in Pigeon Forge. If you are traveling with your pet, you'll find lots of Fido-friendly accommodations and things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are four tips to help you make your next Pigeon Forge getaway even more fun for you and your family – four-legged fur children included!
Find Pet Friendly Lodging
Pigeon Forge is home to wide range of lodging options including everything from four-star hotels to rustic cabins to primitive campgrounds. Many of these accommodations accept pets; do your homework before making a reservation. Here is a list of which cabins in Pigeon Forge are pet-friendly & pet friendly Pigeon Forge hotels.Pet Friendly Lodging
Use Boarding Services
Even if your hotel or cabin is pet-friendly, not every activity on your agenda will welcome your furry friend. Take advantage of boarding and doggie daycare services to give your pooch something fun to do while you're out and about. Doggywood at Dollywood offers daycare services for park goers. There are also several other boarding facilities in the area including Loving Care Kennels and Just Fer Paws. Be sure to bring record of vaccinations and call ahead to book.
Bring A Bit Of Home With You
Keep your dog comfortable on the road or in the hotel by bringing a favorite toy, blanket or pillow on the trip with you. The familiar item will likely help your dog stay calm and relaxed in new surroundings, even on vacation. Even if space is tight, bring along their bed so they have somewhere comfortable and familiar to sleep as well.
Explore The Smokies
According to information from the National Parks Service, leashed pets are allowed in campgrounds, picnic areas and along roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While trails and backcountry areas are off limits, these public areas give you and your pooch many opportunities to take in everything the mountains have to offer. As always, certified service animals are allowed in all areas of the park.
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