A membership-based dog park bar from Atlanta is expanding its paw print into Germantown — marking the company’s second location and Nashville’s second puppy pub.
The owners of Fetch Park declined to provide an address for the new location, but said they hope to open by the end of 2019.
A similar membership-based dog park initiative beta tested in East Nashville last September. BarkPark, from the makers of BarkBox, sported a coffee shop and events concept that allowed members access to free weekly programming, a coffee bar and a BYOB option for beer and wine. A representative from BARK told the Scene‘s sister publication Nashville Post they plan to reopen the park, located on 800 Meridian Street, but have not set any dates.
Fetch Park will still have to compete year-round with 51 Dog Park, a dog park connected to and operated by 51st Kitchen and Bar in West Nashville, which runs a slightly less comprehensive dog park service without the membership fees.
Fetch Park will feature food and drink, outdoor TVs, WiFi, cooling stations, a dog bath area and staff attendants specifically assigned to monitor the dog play area. The concept opened in Atlanta during the spring of 2018 by Stephen Ochs, who currently serves as CEO, in partnership with former Atlanta Falcon and Knoxville native Garrett Reynolds.
Memberships for the park will be available for $20 a month with a few requirements for dog owners: dogs must be spayed or neutered, owners must provide a current vaccination record and must sign a waiver confirming the dog is not aggressive. Day passes are also available for $10.
“The goal has always been to expand to Nashville with Germantown as our dream destination for Fetch Park’s first expansion,” Ochs said in the release. “Nashville is booming with creative, hard-working professionals, which the Fetch Park concept is tailor-made for that audience. Our future members will no longer have to choose between happy hour with friends or spending time with their beloved pups. They can both unleash and unwind at Fetch Park.”