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CMA week started with a bark and a wag!

On June 3, PEDIGREE® and CMT kicked off the first annual Paws & Play music festival in Nashville, TN. Complete with fun activities, treats and a concert by Grammy Nominated Artist, Cassadee Pope.

Dogs were the stars of the day, despite many celebrity sightings in Music City for the kick off of CMA week. Like Doug the Pug who was seen on the red carpet at the CMA Awards! Throughout the event we found many pups receiving star-quality treatment thanks to the variety of vendors participating in this family-friendly day.


Pampered pooch alley was where all the fun and fashion were found. Pups and their humans could unwind and bond with a little downward facing dog in a yoga class or relax with a doggie massage. If being a pampered pooch was more up your dog’s alley, the puppy glam booth allowed your fur baby to get dressed up in their favorite accessories.


If cooling off with a tasty treat was more your style, several local food trucks stopped by with tasty refreshments. PEDIGREE® treated pups like rock stars with DENTASTIX™ treats for dogs and awesome gear like leashes and collars while their humans could buy t-shirts in support of the PEDIGREE® Foundation.


There were also art exhibits, photo booths, water stations and dog-friendly wading pools to enjoy. The PEDIGREE® Foundation and Nashville Humane Association helped host this exciting event and even brought along some adoptable fans who were looking to find their fur-ever home.

Keep your ears perked for news on next year’s Paws & Play Event. You never know who you may see or which pup might strut the red carpet.