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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mcmidget, Dec 1, 2020.


  1. mcmidget

    mcmidget PetForums Newbie

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    Do you know of shops that allow dogs in, I tried searching online but it’s vague.
     
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    Pets @ home:)
     
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    Depends on the shop - what sort of shop were you thinking and where?

    Most shops wouldn’t really be suitable, apart from pet shops, garden centres etc. as there is potential for accidents, hair etc.

    Cafes and pubs often do.
     
  4. Winniethepoodle

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    Certainly not enough of them. I tried to search and couldn't find much either. Apparently John Lewis do.
     
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    LotsaDots PetForums Senior

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    Depends where you are looking. We go to Woolacombe in Devon a couple of times a year and almost all the shops allow dogs in. There are also quite a few in our home town, independents are more likely to be dog friendly than the big chains.
     
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    In London there are very few. If there are any they are really hard to find. I mean actual shops, not cafes and pubs.
     
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    In Keswick loads of shops are dog friendly: all the outdoor shops and many of the casual clothing shops like Joules.
     
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    I'd like to know why in some areas its ok and others not.
     
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    I think touristy areas are more likely to be dog friendly so as not to impede trade. Most out-doorsy shops allow them in but I've never seen dogs in any John Lewis or Joules.
    Orvis shops allow them and as said, pet shop chains. It did come as a blow to find how many shops don't allow them, when I got my first dog I had notions of takng her everywhere I went.:(
     
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    Yes I had that notion too and its a bit disappointing that I can't. I read about John Lewis allowing dogs but haven't actually tried it yet. I don't think I will ever get to try it as John Lewis near me is in Westfield shopping centre and they don't allow dogs in there so I wouldn't even be able to get to the shop. However, with this covid and so many shops shutting I wonder if there will be any more shops left to go in.
     
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    Seeing how the general public let a lot of their dogs behave in pet shops, its probably a good thing most places don't allow them in :Bag
     
  12. mcmidget

    mcmidget PetForums Newbie

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    I looked on pet pyjamas but not a lot of shops are mention. I'm curious because a lot of shops sell dog things but don't say if they accept dogs which would be weird if it were people.
     
  13. Winniethepoodle

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    Maybe as shops try to recover their losses from lock down they may decide to let the dog in so they don't lose sales.
     
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    It could be worth making this thread a sticky so anyone can post dog friendly shops as theycome across them.
     
  15. JoanneF

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    That would work well for chains (like Mountain Warehouse and Joules) but might be a bit cumbersome if I were to add a little shop here that almost nobody on the forum will ever visit?
     
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    Lush do. Mind you dogs might get nose overload going in there, I do and my nose is useless compared to a dog's!

    I would never purposely take my dog on a shopping trip. However if I was at the beach and wanted a wander in town afterwards I'd find most of the shops were dog friendly, and if they weren't they would have a sign on the door. But if I went into a bigger town or city I'd not expect the shops to be dog friendly.
     
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  17. mcmidget

    mcmidget PetForums Newbie

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    i dont know how to do that could you help please
     
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    I assume that they are not dog friendly unless there’s a sign on the door. Some places like Leek have a system to tell you how dog friendly the shop is. I wouldn’t take them shopping locally as I do everything online. I do take them to the shop at the garden centre as you have to walk through it anyway whilst leaving the cafe.
     
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    Me neither. Holly in shops can be a friggin nightmare and certainly not an enjoyable experience for me :Hilarious

    Like you, I will do it if it's combined with a walk afterwards or whatever, but I keep the time in shops to a minimum as *someone* gets a little impatient when hoomans are looking at stuff. Sitting down in a cafe or pub is fine as she knows we're not going anywhere and will settle, but hanging around in shops is definitely not Holly's cup of tea. Also, I will never forget the time when we were in a bookshop. It was silent. Then someone came down the steps and startled Holly, who went into full-on shepherd alert mode "WOOWOOWOOWOOWOO!"

    :Bag:Bag:Bag
     
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    Was just going to say John Lewis, only remember as they made a big thing about it.
    I took my previous dog to a garden centre and the whole indoors was carpeted and all I could think was "don't have a wee don't have a wee".
    Wouldn't be able to cope if they did anything especially in a place like John Lewis!

    I remember going to a pub and there was a sign outside saying no children allowed so popped my head in to ask about dogs, "oh yes, of course he can come in" was the reply.
     
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