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The Island in Pigeon Forge

Dogs are welcome at The Island in Pigeon Forge. They are a pet-friendly property for leashed pups. However, it is up to the individual shops and restaurants as to whether dogs are allowed inside the businesses so be sure to check first before bringing Fido inside a business. Visit Website

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Island in Pigeon Forge has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 20 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 11,946 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Samantha
    Jul. 7, 2022
    Fun day

    We went to the Island and spent a few hours here. We played on the arcade and did some rides and lots of shopping. My Yorkie was in a stroller so I just wheeled her in to every store and had no problem. This place gets busy so a super nervous dog would be uncomfortable. My only complaint is there is no designated area for your dog to use the bathroom. I had to walk down a hill and put the back gate for some grass so she could potty. Other than that it was a fun day!

  • Karen
    Jul. 6, 2022
    Good place to stretch the paws

    We went to the Island in the evening on a hot day to get a good walk in with the girls before dinner. The only place we went in was the distillery for a tasting and they welcomed us with our two dogs. There is a lot of people around and recommend your dogs are social.

  • Mary
    Jun. 8, 2022
    Perfect outing

    We had a great time there with our dog: everyone was very welcoming and our dog gots tons of attention. Highly recommend

  • Hannah
    Apr. 8, 2022
    The Pawfect Place!

    Extremely dog friendly, including all the stores! We sat under Mellow Mushroom’s patio area and sipped on daiquiris while Gunner enjoyed basking in the sun!

    Nov. 3, 2021
    Dog Friendly!

    Visited for someplace to walk the pup. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. One shop owner even came outside to let us know she was dog-friendly. We enjoyed walking around with our dog, watching the light/water show, visiting a few shops, eating at Margaritaville, and walking along the river. We will definitely return!

  • Teresa
    Oct. 26, 2021
    No dogs on trams

    Dogs are not allowed on trams from parking lots so if you have mobility issues, please be aware of the walk from the lot to the shopping/restaurant area.

  • Joe
    Oct. 24, 2021
    Very nice and friendly

    we took 2 pups for the day. We went in almost every shop and ate outside. just take a travel bowl for water with you.

  • Candice
    Oct. 19, 2021
    We loved the island

    We have been to the island many times before. This was our first trip with the dogs. We were very welcomed by everyone at the island! We have a 1 year old Chow Chow with hip dysplasia so we had them both in a wagon pulling them behind us. The Mellow Mushroom even allowed us to pull the dogs in their wagon inside and the servers was very understanding and helpful! Definitely recommend the island for pet parents!!!

  • Erin
    Sep. 8, 2021
    One of My Favorite Places

    I loved the vibe here during the early evening hours. We found that most of the shops we wanted to visit were accommodating towards our dog. Just a cool spot in general. FYI: We did not try to eat here.

  • Destini
    Aug. 25, 2021
    Not Dog Friendly

    every restaurant here turned us away. We only came to do something with the dog. we ended up leaving to find food elsewhere

  • Anna
    Jul. 7, 2021
    Great Option for Dog Parents!

    We vacationed in the area and never leave our dog behind while away from home. (We rarely leave her for anything even at home!) Anyway, this obviously ties us down & limits our options on activities to enjoy, so we were thrilled to learn we could bring her to The Island. Fun walking around & seeing shops as well as watching some kiddos getting their nerve up to mini bungee jump. Again, something we couldn't normally enjoy if they weren't dog friendly. Would be an easy 5 stars if more stores/restaurants would post dog friendly or not. The whole place also stays REALLY packed. Side note: trail by the parking lot along the Pigeon River is perfect for walking the pooches as well!

  • Sarah
    May. 20, 2021
    Great time

    such a nice area to walk around and enjoy the fountain and multiple shops with our dog !

  • Kayla
    May. 8, 2021
    Fun for the whole family...pups included!

    We came here to give us something to do during the day, the pups loved it and loved the attention and all the lights and water! Some stores allowed pups and the ones that did were so sweet and even had treats! No one made us feel unwelcome with the dogs. The only thing they could do, is for more stores to make it clear on the door/window whether they are pet friendly or not, just for convenience but everything was great! Super fun place for everyone to go of all ages!

  • Jesse
    May. 5, 2021
    No problems

    We only really came so we could eat on the patio at the Mellow Mushroom, we were able to do that no problem. Dogs enjoyed walking around the island. Island does have a nice family environment.

  • Frances
    Nov. 23, 2020
    Small Dog Welcomed

    I brought my small 15 pound dog and was welcomed in every store I went in. Margaritaville was dog friendly on their patio. Very busy there!

  • Jeannie
    Nov. 20, 2020
    Dog Friendly But Poor At Masking

    Nov 2020 and signs everywhere about mandatory masks yet many store workers not masking. everyone was super dog friendly. many adorable shops. lots for the whole family. just wish workers would have been better at COVID-19 precautions.

  • Taylor
    Oct. 25, 2020
    Nice Area

    The Island is a fairly large area which allowed us plenty of space to walk our Golden Retriever. I saw a few posted dog friendly shops, but I feel like they’re more small dog friendly than large dog. It’s just such a busy area and some shops are small that we felt it would be better to just walk instead. It would probably be better at a less busy time.

  • Tabatha
    Oct. 17, 2020
    Very Pet Friendly

    All of the stores welcomed our furbaby. The only exception are the cosmetic places, which we didn’t go in.
    loved it and so did our furbaby

  • Rob
    Oct. 16, 2020
    Extremely pet friendly

    Didn’t have great expectations considering it’s a collection of stores, however, I was wrong! Every store we went into was extremely friendly and accommodating. Several people asked if we needed water or anything for the pups which we didn’t because within minutes of arrival one of the staff members went and got 2 bottles of water and cups for our puppies to drink and would not allow us to pay for them. Several staff members asked if they could pet the dogs and would spend a couple of minutes with us. We’ve been places that will tolerate pets but these folks are welcoming. Will definitely shop those stores again!

  • Zackariah
    Jul. 28, 2020

    my dog loved the arcade lol as weird as it sounds. I guess it must of been all the lights but she was looking in every direction inside. it was Halloween so she was dressed like a bee. every store we went into she was allowed to. no dogs allowed in make up stores though including service dogs apparently because of allergy restrictions.

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