Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Village Shops has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 5 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Aug. 14, 2018
    Love the shops in this area.

    The shops that didn't have pet welcome signs, I would ask if I could bring in my Shih tzu and they said yes! Very dog friendly area!!

  • More than one year ago.
    More dog friendly then you think.

    We walked the entire area downtown with my dog on the leash. Very friendly, maybe a half dozen shops let us in with the dog. Most places will allow them with a stroller. I'm sure more places would alow them in if you asked. Most places have sign posted on the window if dogs are allowed are not.

  • More than one year ago.
    love the place

    best place to go with a dog. Everyone loves seeing them & I love the shops, I can leave hubby & dog and go to all of the stores

  • More than one year ago.

    If you have a small (less than 20 lb)) dog, I highly recommend getting a dog stroller. (I never thought I would own one, then I became the mom of a mini dachshund). My little girl went almost everywhere...we just didn't do the major attractions or restaurants. I took her in every store and the only thing that was said was that the dog was cute. My theory...unlike toddlers and young children in strollers...the puppy in a stroller won't be pulling things off the shelf!

  • More than one year ago.
    a nice walk in the village

    This is a very nice quaint village and it is dog friendly on the outside. There is one store that allows dogs (it is a pet related store) but all the others ones do not allow pets. You can sit in the fountain square area with your pets and have a bite to eat or drink with no issue. Our dogs loved the walk in the village and on the Parkway, where there are only other 2 other pet friendly stores and some pet friendly restaurants (patios). There were alot of stores along the Parkway that had water bowls set out for dogs though. We stopped along the way and sat and enjoyed the views with the dogs. If you did not have your puppies with you, this little shopping area is a gem to go and look into all the little shoppes.

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