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Opportunities to Get Involved with Nashville Paw

Pictured above, left to right: Nashville Paw founder and publisher Heather Dowdy with Paula Hiltunen and Christyna Hall at our booth the the 2014 Nashville Earth Day festival. Photo courtesy

Get Involved with Nashville Paw Magazine

While our magazine is a small, local business (rather than a nonprofit organization), we are a grassroots publication and a labor of love and we are committed to keeping Nashville Paw a free community publication and to serving as a vital voice for animals in need.

While we do use paid contributors for the magazine's production, we also put on dog-friendly events for the community in which we reply on volunteers. All of our event support local animal rescue or nonprofits in some way, whether the admission fee goes to a great cause or we offer up free space for rescues to have an adoption fair. If you would like to socialize with other pet lovers in our community while helping the cause at our fun and festive community events, let us know! 

Our annual events include Fido Spring Fling, Cover Dog Search, Canine Summer Splash and Barktoberfest. We're also proud to co-present Art for Animals, which benefits Pet Community Center each year.

Email us at for upcoming opportunities. Thanks!

Some of our "Team Paw" volunteers at our 2015 Barktoberfest. Photo by Michelle Conner.