Dog park dash is building more than 
100 dog parks across Tennessee.

The Boyd Foundation is giving away $25,000 grants to communities to build dog parks across the state of Tennessee starting in 2018! Your community could even win the $100,000 grand prize.


Becoming the nation's most pet-friendly state. Why?

Dog parks build a unique space for relationships to grow.

The relationships between people and their pets—the way they interact, live, play—all start with a common space. We all engage each other better when the ground we walk on isn’t so different.

Becoming the nation's most pet-friendly state. Why?

Dog parks foster a place for communities to come together.

That is the impact of a dog park in your community. Strong relationships form, and socialization becomes more than a word—it becomes a reality that unifies us, our dogs, and our communities.

Becoming the nation's most pet-friendly state. Why?

We believe in taking care of others and ourselves.

As more dog parks pop up, the health and wellness of those around us suddenly increases, and a few more smiles show up in the places we live.

Your Stories Inspire Our Efforts

Addi and Bane: A Story from Bolivar, Tennessee

Rachel Worley,
Grant Coordinator

get digs for your dogs.

Together, let's make Tennessee the most pet friendly state!

Nominate your county.

Not ready to apply? Don’t know who to reach out to? Simply nominate your community and let us contact your officials!

Nominate Your County for Dog Park Dash Funding