Cat on table with football on tv in the background.

Although Knoxville is very pet friendly, it can be hard to find a dog-friendly spot that also shows live broadcasted sports. Conversely, many traditional sport bars or pubs don’t have outdoor seating that can accommodate pets. Don’t worry, we’ve done the heavy lifting for your and your dog so you can find the perfect spot for you both to enjoy all the Superbowl has to offer.

Safety First

Many canine companions are not only willing to hang out in the public sphere with their owners, but they have the skills that make the experience fun and stress-free. Other dogs need a little more help in this department in order to stay safe, relaxed, confident, and calm. Wherever your dog is on this spectrum, it’s crucial that they are able to navigate loud shouting, cheering, air horns, music, and so much more. If you have any doubts about whether or not they can handle this barrage of stimulation, it might not be the best idea to watch the game in public.

As a gentle reminder, taking your dog out in public, especially to loud, crowded events or establishments, should only be done if they are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. Check their collar, ID tags, and leash. If your dog shows any signs of stress or anxiety, give them a break away from all the action and replenish their water bowl. 

Pet-Friendly Knoxville

You might easily find that the sports-loving establishments in pet-friendly Knoxville provide tasty treats and drinks for their canine patrons. Just in case, though, it’s a good idea to pack some crunchy, fresh snacks for your pet. Also, if they are used to eating a meal during the game, simply bring their travel bowl and food with you. 

Treat them with fresh fruits, veggies, or prepare your own special football themed goodies to add to the festive feeling. Watch them carefully to prevent them from eating off the ground, getting handouts from well-meaning strangers, or stealing food off tables. If you notice that their behavior changes, or you see them eat something toxic, please call us. 

We recommend any of the following pet-friendly Knoxville bars and eateries to enjoy the Superbowl with your dog. It may be worthwhile to call in advance to ensure you follow their health and sanitation regulations, or make a reservation, if applicable. 

If you have any questions or concerns about enjoying such a fun game with your best pupper, please call us at (865) 609-0311. From all of us at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, have a safe, fun Superbowl!