33 Stores That Don’t Ask You To Leave Your Dog Outside While You Shop

33 Stores That Don’t Ask You To Leave Your Dog Outside While You Shop

*Note: If your dog is not a service dog, do not bring them into a store that is not dog-friendly. Additionally, many chain stores (including ones on this list) leave it up to the manager to decide whether their individual locations allow dogs or not. The best way to ensure you can bring your pooch inside is to call ahead and find out that specific store’s policy.

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The leaves are turning, the mulled wine is flowing, the marshmallows are toasting. While the change in season signifies the start of many wonderful and time-honored traditions, it also means ’tis about to be the season for lots and lots of shopping.

The daunting task of checking every box on your list can seem a little more manageable when you’ve got your trusty sidekick in tow. More and more stores have adopted a dog-friendly policy, check out our roundup of 33 national stores that making the holidays a lot less waggravating.

1. Half Price Books

“Look! I’m a lab-rarian!”


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2. Gander Mtn

“I’m basically a wolf.”


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3. Academy

“New friend, please gimme a ball…”


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4. Abercrombie and Fitch

“All those long walks have paid off!”

5. Michaels

“Left! LEFT! DIY dog treat kit!”


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6. Hobby Lobby

“Too big, or just right?”


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7. Ross

“Ross has a snack aisle?! I love Ross!”


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8. Sephora

“Beauty school drop out? More like beauty school knock out!”


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9. Anny Taylor/Ann Taylor Loft

“Put the pants in the bag, and I promise I won’t eat them.”


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10. Tiffany & Co.

“I’m a diamond, a diamond in the ruff.”

11. Bath and Body Works

“Spritz me.”


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12. Hallmark

“Shop till you drop, or down-stay, I always say!”


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13. Lowe’s
***UPDATE 5/29/15*** According to their Facebook page, Lowes is no longer a dog-friendly store.
“No I will not help you put together that lamp, but I will judge you for trying!”

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14. Home Depot

“Please choose the blue paint, it will look great when I step in it and walk all over the house!”

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15. Pottery Barn

“My tail has broken 63 things in here today… is that a new record?”
16. Macy’s

“Is this where you disappear to on the weekends while I have to pee?? Smells weird”.

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17. Bass Pro Shops

“Are those real fish??”

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18. Barnes and Noble

“Not sure if green floor is grass or not, will pee on it anyway”.

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19. LUSH Cosmetics

“Is this stuff edible? It smells like I can eat it”.

20. Restoration Hardware

“I mean… if I’m going to jump on the couch as soon as you leave anyways I might as well make sure it’s comfortable”.

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21. Gap

“You…look… FABULOUS!”

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22. Bloomingdale’s

“Those better be real diamonds! I’m allergic to peasant jewelry”.

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23. Urban Outfitters

“Woahhh look at that guy’s mustache!”

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24. Anthropologie

“Mom that dress looks great! Can we go now?”

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25. Free People

“That. Does. Not. Fit. You”.

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26. Foot Locker

“Are these the kind that make you jump higher? I need mad ups.”

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27. Bebe

“My outfit still looks better #AuNaturel”.

28. Nordstrom

“We’ve been here six hours, I’m hiding in the basement next time I hear you say Half Yearly Sale”.

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29. Old Navy

“Day 16, Humans still think I am part of display”.

30. Saks Fifth Avenue

“I always wear pearls while shopping at Saks… duh”.

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31. Tractor Supply Co.

“I need 100 bags of dog food! No questions please! Oh, and throw in all that Turkey Jerky”.

32. The Apple Store

“Dude. The iWatch is laaaaaaaaame.”



33. Strand Bookstore

“Please. I’m far too old to read picture books anymore.”


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