The Wanderer.

Best Stores for Shopping with your Dog

December 4, 2018

 

Holiday shopping is already underway and you might find yourself leaving your dog at home more than usual to shop for everyone on your list. If this leaves you feeling guilty, consider taking your dog shopping with you. Did you know that many large retailers have policies that allow well-behaved dogs in stores? Before you go, make sure your dog will be at ease around crowds and children. Be prepared for accidents, and keep your dog's physical needs in mind. If she's getting tired and stressed, it's time to go.

As a general guideline, outdoor malls and markets, stores with outdoor sections (like hardware stores), and pet suppliers are a safe bet and a good place to start. Dogs are not allowed in areas where food is served and prepared. Know that rules may vary by location, and stores may require dogs to stay in your cart, so give them a call if you aren't sure.

Below is a list of 50 of the biggest retailers that have dog-friendly locations:

 

Apparel

Abercrombie & Fitch

American Apparel

Anthropologie

Banana Republic

Foot Locker

Free People

GAP

Macy's

Nordstrom

Old Navy

Saks Fifth Avenue

Talbots

Tiffany & Company

Urban Outfitters

 

Beauty

Bath & Body Works

Lush

Sephora

 

Books and Gifts

Barnes & Noble

Half Price Books

Hallmark

Hobby Lobby

Michaels

 

Department Stores

Bloomingdale’s

Marshall's

Ross Stores

TJ Maxx

Walmart

 

Hardware

Ace Hardware

Auto Zone

Home Depot

Lowe's

Rural King Supply

Tractor Supply Company

 

Home Furnishing

Bed Bath and Beyond

Container Store

Crate & Barrel

Home Goods

Kirkland Home Store

Pottery Barn

West Elm

 

Outdoor/Sporting

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Athleta

Bass Pro

Cabela's

Camping World

City Sports

Orvis

Patagonia

Sportsman’s Warehouse

 

Technology

Apple

 

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