The Only List of Dog-Friendly Retail Chains in the United States You’ll Ever Need
In the United States, chain stores have different policies when it comes to allowing dogs into their locations. Regardless of store policies, however, it’s up to the manager of that specific store location to decide whether or not your pup would be allowed into the establishment, so it’s always good to call ahead.
While individual locations may have different policies and calling ahead to double check is always a great idea, here’s a comprehensive list of the most well-known dog-friendly stores in the U.S.!
1. Abercrombie & Fitch
Are you and your pup fashion forward? If you are, why not bring them with you into this clothing retailer!
2. Ace Hardware
This hardware store allows dogs into their locations as long as they’re leashed.
3. Ann Taylor
This clothing store allows owners to bring their dogs into its locations as long as the dog is well-behaved.
4. American Apparel
American Apparel is proudly dog-friendly and happy to allow your pup to shop with you!
Anthropologie would be glad to welcome your pup to shop with you during your next shopping spree!
This auto parts retailer wouldn’t make your pup wait outside while you’re shopping, so bring them in with you!
7. Banana Republic
Employees of this clothing and accessories store have been reported to hand out treats to owners’ dogs!
8. Barnes and Noble
Your pup would love to venture between the shelves of this book store chain! The Barnes and Noble café, however, has separate rules, so you would have to ask a manager before going into that section of the store.
9. Bass Pro Shops
Are you planning a fishing or hiking expedition? Take your pup with you to this retailer to gear up for your next adventure!
10. Bath and Body Works
The scents in Bath and Body Works will drive your pup up the wall! However, since the aisles of this store tend to be compact, large dogs may not be able to come inside, but small dogs that you can carry are more than welcome.
This chic clothing store sells killer clothes, and on top of that, is notoriously dog-friendly!
12. Bed, Bath & Beyond
The spacious interiors of this retailer’s locations are perfect for your pup to explore- as long as they’re leashed of course.
This department store is so dog friendly they once included a customer’s pup in a photo shoot!
14. Crate and Barrel
This furniture, home décor, and wedding registry store would gladly allow your pup to shop with you. However, they would have to be leashed and well-behaved while with you because of the fragile merchandise.
15. Foot Locker
This popular shoe store chain would likely welcome your pup through their doors. Foot Lockers are usually connected to larger malls, so you should check the specific mall’s dog policy before bringing your pup to the location.
16. Free People
Free People is bona fide dog-friendly!
Why not bring your pup with you to get some comfortable and affordable fashion pieces at this retailer?
At Hallmark locations, you can bring your pup with you while you search for the perfect card for a loved one!
19. Hobby Lobby
Do you have an artistic endeavor that you need supplies for? Head over to this arts and crafts retailer with your pup by your side!
20. Home Depot
Home Depot is happy to welcome your pup with you in their stores to help you search for any of your home improvement needs. With wide aisles and plenty of open spaces, your pup would love a shopping excursion here with you!
21. Jo-Ann Fabrics
This crafts and fabrics store allows your pup through their doors! However, only small dogs are allowed, so if you have a large dog you’ll have to leave him or her at home.
22. Kenneth Cole
This fashion house even sells dog collars so you can shop for yourself as well as your dog!
In Lowes, the Outdoor Living section is generally dog-friendly everywhere, but there have been reports of store managers not allowing dogs into their locations, so calling ahead is always recommended.
24. Lush Cosmetics
Lush Cosmetics is an animal-friendly organization with a no-animal testing policy. Since they share a love for animals, naturally, they would likely welcome your pup to shop with you at their locations!
Macys has a reputation for being dog-friendly and they would likely welcome your pup to shop with you at their locations! However, Macys stores may be connected to larger malls that may or may not be dog-friendly, so have to find out the specific mall’s dog policy before bringing your pup with you.
This arts and crafts store proudly allows your pup inside their locations.
27. Neiman Marcus
Do you have the urge to go on a shopping spree? Bring your pup with you to this luxury department store!
Nordstrom is another clothing store that would be happy to welcome your pup to shop with you at their locations. However, they would prefer if your pup were leashed and well-behaved.
29. Old Navy
You can find this store at almost any mall location. You would probably just need to find out the specific mall’s dog policy before bringing your pup in with you.
If you bring your pup here, chances are the employees will offer them treats and compliments.
32. Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn’s across the country allow your pup into their stores. However, it would be wise to only bring your dog if he or she is well-trained, as the items in the store are fragile.
33. Restoration Hardware
As a home-furnishings company, your pup needs to be well-behaved when inside this retailer’s stores since the items for sale are fragile.
Not only is this department store budget-friendly, it’s dog-friendly and has merchandise for your pup in stock too!
35. Saks Fifth
This huge department store is dog-friendly, but they would prefer if your pup were leashed and well-behaved.
Is your pup just as much of a makeup lover as you are? If they are, you can bring them with you to any of this cosmetic supergiant’s locations!
This dog-friendly store even sells dog merchandise so you can shop for both yourself and your pup.
38. The Apple Store
The Apple Store will allow your pup into their stores as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. If there is heavy foot traffic though you may have to pick your dog up, which could be a problem if your pup is too big to carry.
39. The Container Store
Get yourself organized while spending time with your pup at this organization mecca!
40. Tiffany & Co
41. TJ Maxx/Marshalls
If you’re looking for the latest fashions, bring your pup with you to a TJ Maxx/ Marshalls location to find this season’s trends!
42. Tractor Supply Co.
This huge home-improvement, agriculture, and garden maintenance store would be a great place for your leashed pup to take in some new smells!
43. Urban Outfitters
Your pup would love to accompany you to this trendy, dog-friendly establishment.
Do you have experience shopping with your pup at other dog-friendly chain stores? Comment below and let us know!