Hendersonville, TN

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together. Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2022, Hendersonville, TN scored especially well in the Businesses trait of our pet-friendly cities model.

A man and woman holding a cute white and black fluffy dog at the park.

The city is home to pet-friendly businesses as well as many greenways for people to be outdoors with their pets. The Memorial Park Dog Park opened in 2014, providing space for small and large dogs to run and play.

Two photos side by side that show dogs playing happily at the dog park and drinking from a dog-height drinking fountain.

Plus, a Pet-Friendly Airport

Hendersonville is served by Nashville International Airport (BNA), the first airport certified pet-friendly by the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program. Read more about BNA’s pet-friendly features here.

Hendersonville’s Mayor on the Importance of Pets

“I grew up with horses, dogs, and cats. Pets have always been a part of my life and still are. I have never had a time when we didn’t have pets. My kids are the same way. Our neighborhood is full of pets and their owners walking by frequently. Hendersonville is delighted to be certified as a BETTER CITIES FOR PETS community. We are blessed to have a beautiful city by the lake with lots of green space for residents to enjoy with their pets.”

– Mayor Jamie Clary

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