We all love our pets for their companionship, calm, and security and for making us responsible. And we don’t want to leave them home when we go out. 

So either we dedicate our weekend to our dog’s recreation, like taking him to a dog pool, or let me accompany ourselves while we go shopping.

But are all stores pet-friendly? If not, where should we leave the dog? In the car? Which is very dangerous and unlawful? Or at home, which has the risk of developing separation anxiety in him or creating a mess?

So why not look for those stores that welcome your little furry friend? Sounds good, isn’t it?

That’s why today we will explore stores where we can’t hesitate to take our dogs. 

So, let’s begin!

Dog-friendly Retailers List

Tractor Supply

When it comes to allowing pets in one’s store, Tractor Supply seems to break all records. Just take a  look at the below picture, and you will laugh out loud. A customer has brought in his baby camel, while another pet enthusiast has gone even further and didn’t hesitate to bring in a cow. Extremely funny, isn’t it? That’s how Tractor Supply cares about this customer and their pets.


Tractor Supply Contact

You may contact this number for further clarification: (800) 559-8232

TJ Maxx


Being one of the largest clothing retailers in the US, they care about their customers’ pockets and take an extra step in allowing their pets to come with them while they shop.

But it’s pertinent to mention that the policy isn’t public and official on their website. So, if a few of their stores forbid your dog’s entrance, don’t feel it! Take a look at the following Instagram picture.

TJ MAXX Contact

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) at the following toll-free number: 1-800-926-6299


The French fashion accessories brand also allows you to bring your dog with you for a small charge of $10 per visit. Also, the dogs you get must not be big like German shepherds, Dogo Argentino, etc.

Here’s what one of the customers said about her experience:

Hermes Contact

800-441-4488, option 1, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM EST

Lowe’s home improvement


It’s another renowned name in appliances, gardening supplies, hardware, and tools. Their pet policy varies.

 Here’s what they have mentioned at the entrance:

Michael’s craft store


It’s North America’s most significant store that sells arts, crafts, and DIY products. They openly welcome you with your pets. Here’s what they say in one of their tweets.

One of the customers sharing his excellent experience with his pet, as shown in the picture below

Micheal’s Contact:

You may call 1-800-642-4235 for confusion regarding their pet policy, if any.

Bass Pro Shop (outdoor recreational tools)

Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor World®: The Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores |  Springfield Missouri

Known as the one-stop shop for all your outdoor recreational activities, like fishing, boating, hunting, etc., it welcomes its customers’ furry friends.

For further clarification, you may call them at 1-417-863-2499.

Here’s a screenshot of their help center where one of their customers has the same question:

The Home Depot


It’s indeed the biggest power retailer of home improvement products in the United States. Regarding their pet policy, they allow dogs but on the condition that the dogs must be leashed or within the carriers and, of course, well-behaved and under their parent’s control.

Home Depot Hires Shy Former Shelter Dog As Employee, And She's The Most  Hardworking Employee Ever – DEFUSED

The Home Depot Contact

You may call them for clarification on their pet policy. Their number is 1-466-3337

Apple Store

Southcenter - Apple Store - Apple

The tech giant that sells its unmatched electronics, the one who says, “Once you go Mac, you never go back.” is kind enough to allow their customer’s dogs inside their store.

Your canine friend may not like seeing just phones and computers, but let them experience this too. 

As long as the dog is leashed and trained, it’s welcomed at any Apple store in the United States and the rest of the world.

Take a look at how patiently one of the customer’s dogs is sitting under the table, getting electronic vibes from everywhere.

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Apple Contact

800-800-2775, Monday-Friday 8 to 5 PM Central Standard Time

The Prerequisites For Bringing Your Dog To Any Pet-Friendly Store

When a store is generous enough to welcome your furry friend, some duty lies on us as well to ensure our dog remains a source of peace for them.

If your furry causes trouble, this will make your shopping a hell for other shoppers too, and ultimately affect the store’s peace.

Quick Checklist

So here are some prerequisites for bringing your dog to any store that allows dogs.

  • Your dog is under your command. You have control over your dog to stop it and move it immediately. If he’s not that good ‘guy’ you need to revisit your decision to bring him with you
  • Your dog is potty-trained
  • He must be leashed all the time, and you shouldn’t be leaving the leash at any time
  • Your dog must be vaccinated against all the basic ailments or allergies
  • Be courteous and considerate of other customers who avoid getting closer to the pets

Stores that don’t allow specifically

Some stores plainly say “No to animals”, not because they are prejudiced against pets, but because they have too much to handle, including the huge number of customers and the products they sell. 

So, remind yourself before you take your dog with you while you leave for the following stores:

  • Walmart
  • Tiffany’s
  • IKEA
  • Target
  • Sam’s Club
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Costco

And, of course, for handicapped persons, the expectation is always there in the form of service dogs. (Check out our article about how to get your dog service certified)

The Bottom Line

There’s a long list of retail stores in different industries that allow dogs. But at the same time, some branches of these stores have had bad experiences with their customers’ pets. So before you get into any store for the first time, make sure you telephone that branch and ask about their pet policy. Sometimes, the dogs are allowed, but the size of the dog is an issue. Of course, it’s your moral duty to understand that the store’s peace and tidiness aren’t compromised with your dog.

How often you take your dog while you shop, and which store so far you have found the best? Let us know in the comments section.

People Also Ask About Dog Friendly Stores in the US

What should I consider when taking my dog shopping?

If your dog is well-trained, not aggressive, potty-trained, and leashed, he’s good to go with you to any pet-friendly store.

Are there any restrictions on dog sizes in stores?

Yes, there are some stores like Hermes, the few branches of which allow only small dogs. (What is considered a small dog?)

How do I know if a store is dog-friendly?

The store’s entrance mentions its pet policy. However, you should contact them before reaching out.

Are service dogs allowed in all stores?

Yes, unless otherwise specified, service dogs are allowed at all stores.

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