Locals celebrated the Dog Day Festival at Centennial Park on Saturday.
Over 7,000 pet owners brought their dogs to celebrate man's best friend.
The festival started with a mutt strut, a one mile long dog walk around the park.
Pet owners were also treated to a variety of activities to pamper their pets, including a shopping pavilion, kids zone, food and music. Some participants even went home with a new pet.
"Same day adoptions. You find one you want, like Sydney, who is ready for her forever home, you fill out the application, pay the fee which is $100 and you get to go home with her the same day," said Kenneth Tallier with the Nashville Humane Association.