Rossville is a small town with rich natural beauty and some devoted residents. The town has never been a large one, but it’s been steadily growing over the years, and is now up over 800 residents. Though Rossville itself doesn’t have any vets, there are over a dozen less than twenty miles away. Rossville is one of a string of communities, and a 15 minute drive could take you and your dog to nearby Piperton, where there are two 24-hour vet hospitals.
If you’re passing through at lunch or dinner time, head to the Wolf River Cafe.They serve hearty American food and have outdoor tables perfect for taking a break from a hot, cramped car. Enjoy the coolness of the nearby Wolf River as you eat! If you prefer something a little more “south of the border”, Rossville’s El Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant is the place to go. This Mexican restaurant focuses on authentic flavors and vibrant presentation, along with a rotating specials menu to keep locals coming back for more.
Rossville’s small town charm is evident in its small size and commutability. Explore all the Rossville has to offer you and your dog for wagging good times all around.
If you are looking for a place to walk and explore with your canine companion, check out William B. Clark State Natural Area to the north in Williston. This conservation area spans 460 acres along the Wolf River in Rossville. Spend some time checking out the interpretive boardwalk, which winds through about 1,600 feet of bald cypress-water tupelo forest. The boardwalk is a great place to observe a variety of birds and other wildlife. William B. Clark State Natural Area is open year-round from dusk to dawk, and it provides a unique opportunity to explore Tennessee wildlife with your four-legged best friend. Dogs are always welcome, as long as they are kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
If you are passing through the Rossville area along Route 57 and need a place to stay with your furry travel buddy, head about 7 miles west to Collierville. If you’re traveling with a small dog, check out the Hampton Inn. If, however, you are traveling with a larger pet, you may feel more at home at Days Inn & Suites Collierville. Both hotels allow two or more dogs, but there is an additional pet fee. If you’re feeling hungry and want to indulge your sweet tooth, check out City Hall Cheesecake or Donut Hut. Both restaurants feature Fido-friendly outdoor seating.
Just over 20 miles northwest of Rossville lies Germantown, Tennessee. When you’re in the Hunters Run part of the city, stop by Forgey Park. This off-leash park is fenced in to keep your pup secure. There is a separate area for canines under 25 pounds, and the park is open during daylight hours. An automatic watering bowl is available to help your hound stay hydrated, and cleanup bags are provided. If you plan on visiting, make sure your pup is up-to-date on all vaccinations. Four-legged visitors must be well-behaved and respond well to their owners’ commands. Also, please note that there is a fee to use this park.