Franklin, Tennessee was a pilot city for the Mars PetCare Better Cities for Pets Program, whose goal is to make cities happier and healthier by being more friendly to pets. The program focuses on businesses, shelters, parks and homes.
Franklin features a number of dog parks, such as the K-9 Korral, and walking places, such as Sarah Benson Park. Furthermore, approximately 90 businesses in the city welcome dogs into their buildings, with some even placing dog bowls outside for hydration and treats.
- The Better Cities for Pets Program was launched to build happier communities through the inclusion of pets.
- A total of 90 businesses in Franklin, Tennessee participate in the program by allowing pets inside their establishments.
- Franklin features several dog parks, such as the K-9 Korral and the Sarah Benson Park.
“The city of Franklin welcomes dogs in many public spaces, including parks, trails, restaurants, and shops.”