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Come join us for fun times with your furry friends!

Community Events

Nashville Humane hosts several annual fundraisers throughout the year, but we also participate in a number of exciting local events, and you can bring your pets!

Locations and times vary, please see the Community Events page for details on upcoming events.

2018 Dog Day Festival

Join thousands of Nashvillians and their furry companions for a day jam packed with four-legged fun. Bring your pooches and participate in activities such as a costume contest, pupper parade, training classes, demonstrations, contests and pet portraits, or enjoy the children’s area and various demonstrations. There will be a low-cost Microchip Clinic, food trucks, door prizes, fun zones, live entertainment/music and so much more! Dog Day Festival, Nashville’s longest running dog festival, is a celebration of everything pup and all proceeds go to benefit the Nashville Humane Association.

Where: Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave, Nashville)

When: Saturday, Sept 15, 2018

Tickets: $5 Admission/Donation at the Gate (Kids 10 & Under Free!)

2018 Mutt Strutt

Every year at the Music City Mutt Strutt more than 1,000 people and pooches alike will gather to strut their stuff for a great cause! All money raised through the Mutt Strutt enables the Nashville Humane Association to provide care and love to the animals entrusted to us each day. The event is outdoors, fun for the whole family and we will be awarding medals to all runners and special prizes at the event.

Where: Shelby Bottoms Park (East Nashville)

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Registration Fee: $15 per pet- includes Finisher Medal!

First 150 registered “strutters” get a cool ‘buff’ headband to sport at the event!

30th Annual Cause for Paws

The annual kick-off to spring, Cause for Paws Fashion Show and Luncheon is one of Nashville Humane Association’s largest fundraisers. Held at the Belle Meade Country Club, guests enjoy a spring fashion show a delicious lunch and a silent auction with fantastic items.

Where: Belle Meade Country Club

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11:00 AM (CDT)


Calling ALL Super-Pets! Hosted by 2018 Chair Marcia Masulla and WSMV’s Today in Nashville hosts Kelly Sutton & Woody Wood, Unleashed will feature a full course dinner, dessert, and cocktails along with the signature Available2Adopt Doggies walking down the catwalk.

Where: Hutton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 6:30 PM (CDT)

Community Events Request

Do you have a community event request?

Nashville Humane Association appreciates the incredible impact that community events can have on raising the public’s awareness to our mission, We recognize the community’s power to stimulate change and we appreciate your interest to help educate the public!