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Bringing your dog in a store

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Aug 25, 2011
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Bringing your dog in a store

Does anyone have problems with bringing dogs into stores.

I forgot something for a BBQ so I ran into RCSS to grab something 30 seconds put my gf's dog in my backpack & told only service dogs. But, she was in a fully closed backpack that folds over at the top if u wanna put a dog in it so they could breathe... doesn't really make sense

I bring my dog into Walmart & put him in my cart & they smile at him... fully enclosed in a bag

I understand if he's walking around but inside a backpack that fully enclosed but the top... really
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Apr 23, 2009
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It doesn't matter if anyone has problems with it. It only matters what the store policy is. Not surprising that a grocery store does not allow pets.
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The only stores I ever take my dogs into are pet stores (PetSmart, etc) or Canadian Tire (which is dog friendly).
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Chickinvic wrote:
Jul 26th, 2017 2:52 pm
The only stores I ever take my dogs into are pet stores (PetSmart, etc) or Canadian Tire (which is dog friendly).
I think it depends on the Canadian Tire... I heard they're pet friendly and have taken my dogs in once before but I noticed there is a no dog sign outside the storefront so haven't bothered to take them back again.

I only take my dogs inside pet stores.
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Any store selling food is considered a food premise and pets aren't allowed inside, except for service animals. I'm surprised that you're surprised ;)
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Karala wrote:
Jul 26th, 2017 5:30 pm
I think it depends on the Canadian Tire... I heard they're pet friendly and have taken my dogs in once before but I noticed there is a no dog sign outside the storefront so haven't bothered to take them back again.

I only take my dogs inside pet stores.
The ones in Victoria allowed dogs, and we would sometimes bring ours in there. I admit I haven't tried at the ones in Ottawa (we've been here a few years now). I haven't noticed if they have a sign. Since moving here we have only brought ours into pet stores also.
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Corneliuss wrote:
Jul 25th, 2017 11:20 pm
Does anyone have problems with bringing dogs into stores.

I forgot something for a BBQ so I ran into RCSS to grab something 30 seconds put my gf's dog in my backpack & told only service dogs. But, she was in a fully closed backpack that folds over at the top if u wanna put a dog in it so they could breathe... doesn't really make sense

I bring my dog into Walmart & put him in my cart & they smile at him... fully enclosed in a bag

I understand if he's walking around but inside a backpack that fully enclosed but the top... really
You can't bring a dog in a grocery store period. This is common sense.
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Corneliuss wrote:
Jul 25th, 2017 11:20 pm
But, she was in a fully closed backpack that folds over at the top if u wanna put a dog in it so they could breathe... doesn't really make sense
Lets say some hypothetical store made a rule that dogs were only allowed if inside fully enclosed containers/carriers.
How long until some owner decides to unzip their carrier, just for a moment, to talk to their dog and it jumps out? Now there's a dog in the store. It would be a bad exception to make and would just lead to headaches.

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