Yardstick, a boutique dog hotel offering a more personalized and elevated dog-care experience, officially opened on December 15, 2022, in the Berry Hill neighborhood near Melrose and 12 South. This new dog-care facility, which already has over 20 five-star reviews on Google, boasts well-trained hosts, a calm and stress-free atmosphere, noise-reduction design features, a high staff-to-dog ratio, 24/7 on-site supervision, and other thoughtful pup perks. Yardstick’s services include Daytime (small group daycare), Nighttime (boarding), and Bathtime (departure bath and brush). Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
The Yardstick Suites
Yardstick’s interior has spacious suites for Nighttime guests, where dogs can enjoy treats and toys from a curated room service menu, including the very popular Puppuccino. Each room has a glass door, water bowl, and raised bed. Personal beds, treats, and toys can also be used during their stay.
The Playrooms & Yards
For both Daytime and Nighttime guests, there are three playrooms divided by dog size. The playrooms are outfitted with specialty canine-padded flooring, each opening to a separate turfed outdoor play space. Dogs get special solo breaks from socializing, including stints in the comfy Sofa Lounge with views of the lobby.
The Retail Store + Check-In
Pup parents can get a cup of coffee and browse a nice selection of retail items at check-in, ranging from dog toys to dog-themed birthday cards. For overnight stays, there are convenient pass-through lockers to place personal items.
Yardstick is easy to spot—look for the large blue building and “Yardstick” sign. There’s free parking in front.
Whether you’re looking for daytime entertainment or attentive overnight boarding for your favorite furry friend, Yardstick should be on your list of places to try in Nashville. They strongly encourage you to bring your dog and tour the facility.
- Address: 2605 Grissom Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 (map/directions)
- Phone: (615) 203-8287
- On Instagram @yardstick_nashville
- Nashville Guru’s Instagram Reel
- Be sure to stop by their Open House on February 25, 2023, in support of the Nashville Humane Association
- Official Website