If you’re like most pet owners your pets aren’t just animals. They are beloved members of the family. That being said, you probably take them with you whenever you can. Some days it’s hard to say no to a trip to the store when my little ones look at me with their sweet little eyes. Luckily for me, these days many merchants have a “pet friendly” policy so I don’t have to say no. I can take my pets shopping with me! Do you want to take your furry friends along with you on shopping day? Here are a few stores to consider that allow your pet to shop with you.
Bass Pro Shops
The majority of Bass Pro Shops encourage shoppers to bring their pets along for the ride. Typically, the locations that don’t are simply following local ordinances. The chain even holds periodic family events revolving around favorite pooches everywhere.
This pet supply chain is pretty much a given, just as it is with many other pet stores around the country. The cashiers even keep a steady supply of dog treats at their registers, to make your canine feel extra welcome.
Many people are surprised to learn that certain Pottery Barn locations are pet friendly. However, just a word of warning. It might be wise to carry your dog while you shop. Think of all the breakable items you might have to pay for, in the event of an accident!
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
I don’t know how they know it, but my little ones know as soon as we pull into Lowe’s parking lot. They get super excited when they know it’s time to shop at Lowe’s. The ladies who work there love seeing them and they always get a little extra love before they leave.
Home Depot is a great place to shop with your dog. The wide aisles mean that there is plenty of room to maneuver, while on a Saturday afternoon home improvement expedition.
If you and your dog consider yourself to be fashionistas, there is no better time to plan a shopping trip to Nordstrom’s. This is another chain that many people don’t realize is, in fact, pet friendly.
Tractor Supply Store
Tractor Supply Store is another store that encourages owners to bring their pets with them. They even offer veterinarian services for vaccinations on the weekends, so check your local store for their schedule. They have a great supply of food and treats for your pets, too.
It’s no secret that policies can change at any given moment. Always take the extra time to call ahead to make sure the store in question is still a pet friendly zone. Also keep in mind that these stores require your dog (or cat, if applicable) to either be on a leash or in some type of carrier. In addition, you may want to avoid shopping during the busiest times. This is especially true if your pet is uncomfortable in large crowds. Get ready… get set… shop!