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The Ultimate Dog Friendly Stores List: 38 Well-Known Stores That Allow Dogs (With Proof!)

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Whether you love shopping or hate it, one thing that makes any activity better is when we can bring our dogs along!  Stores that allow dogs are great! Not only do they make shopping more fun, but it’s also a great way to socialize your puppy.  Luckily, much like the rise in dog-friendly hotel chains, many of our favorite stores are becoming more accommodating to our furry friends!

Even with this trend, it’s quite confusing to figure out which stores are dog-friendly and which aren’t.  Not only do stores not publicly share this information on their websites, but it often varies from location to location.

To make matters worse, there are a lot of misleading articles out there which incorrectly state some stores are dog-friendly and provide no evidence to those claims.  To help separate fact from fiction I reached out to all the supposedly pet-friendly store chains I found mentioned both in articles and social media.  For each of the stores that allow dogs listed below, with only a few exceptions, you’ll see what their corporate pet policy is as well as screenshots from my conversations to back it up!

This list excludes pet stores and only consists of well-known national and global chains.  I’ll do my best to continue updating and growing this list as there become more and more stores that allow dogs!

Are Dogs Allowed in Academy Sports?

Are Dogs Allowed in Academy Sports
Photo courtesy of Shelly Timms Wilkins on
Facebook.

Although not published publicly, Academy Sports + Outdoors stores have a corporate pet policy making them dog-friendly across all of their almost 300 locations!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Ace Hardware?

All 5,000+ Ace Hardware stores are independently owned and operated.  This means that the owners of each of these locations are responsible for making their own policies, including whether they are dog-friendly.  Upon searching online and calling a handful of random locations, it seems that most of the time the answer will be “yes.”  However, you should call your local store beforehand to confirm their location is dog-friendly before showing up!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Apple Store?

Dog friendly stores: Are Dogs Allowed in Apple Store
Photo courtesy of Lisa Strauss Niser on
Facebook.

While you wouldn’t necessarily think Apple Stores would be dog-friendly due to their high-priced electronics, many of them are!  Lots of locations allow well-behaved dogs on a leash.  However, there are some locations which dogs are not welcome due to local ordinances or mall policies.  Make sure to check with your local store before coming!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in AutoZone?

Not all AutoZone locations are dog-friendly, but many of them are!  The determination is left up to each store manager who will make this call based off the safety of the store for dogs.  Some stores sell food products or have harmful chemicals in locations which may not be safe for dogs.  Due to this, call ahead to be sure your pet is welcome at your local store!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble dog policy is determined at the store level.  While not all stores are dog-friendly, there are a good portion of them that are!  The customer service representative I spoke to was very vague about how many stores are accommodating to pets and what the specific policies are, citing “safety and comfort” of customers.  Talk to your local store before coming to see what their policy is and what rules, if any, they have for you and your four-legged companion!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Bass Pro Shops?

Are Dogs Allowed in Bass Pro Shops
Photo courtesy of Sher Dreger on
Facebook.

Bass Pro Shops are generally dog-friendly!  However, there are a handful of exceptions due to local laws so it’s still best to call your store beforehand to ensure your dog will be allowed.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Bed Bath & Beyond?

Looking for dog friendly stores?  Bed Bath & Beyond is one of the stores that allow dogs.
Photo courtesy of Katelyn Hurley‎ on
Facebook.

All Bed Bath & Beyond locations are dog-friendly with only one minor exception.  There are a small handful of stores that also sell groceries, and due to food safety laws are not dog-friendly.  As long as that isn’t the case for your store, feel free to take your pup along!  If you’re not sure, give them a call to find out.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Best Buy?

Are Dogs Allowed in Best Buy
Photo courtesy of Steven Lee on
Facebook.

Another not-so-obvious store that made our list is Best Buy!  While being dog-friendly isn’t a corporate policy, the decision is left up to the individual store managers.  Many of these managers are accommodating to pets as long as they are well-behaved and other customers are comfortable.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Bomgaars?

Dog Friendly Stores: Bomgaars is one of the growing number of stores that allow dogs.
Photo courtesy of Ana Harms on
Facebook.

Yes!  All 80+ Bomgaars locations are dog-friendly as long as they are on a leash!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Bunnings Warehouse?

Bunnings Warehouse is one of the stores that allow dogs.  It's one of the great dog friendly stores.
Photo courtesy of Cassie Gleeson on
Facebook.

All Bunnings Warehouse locations are dog-friendly!  This Australian chain does have a few rules that, while a bit restrictive, are for the safety of all customers.  Your furry friend must either be carried, kept in a cart, or walked on a leash.  However, if they are on a leash they must be wearing a muzzle.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Cabela’s?

Are Dogs Allowed in Cabela’s
Photo courtesy of Sher Dreger on
Facebook.

All Cabela’s stores are dog-friendly with the exception of ones located in the state of Wisconsin!  The only rule is that they are not permitted in the food and beverage areas. Cabela’s are one of my personal favorite stores that allow dogs!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Camping World?

Camping World is 100% dog-friendly at their 100+ locations!  The only rule they have is that your furry shopping companion must be kept on a leash.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Field & Stream?

While Field & Stream corporate was unresponsive to my multiple attempts at getting an answer on their national pet policy, many of these stores are dog-friendly.  I called 5 random locations and all of them allowed dogs.

Store Locator | No Proof (Phone Calls)

Are Dogs Allowed in Gander Outdoors?

Are Dogs Allowed in Gander Outdoors
Photo courtesy of Amy Daviau Brockner on
Facebook.

Most Gander Outdoors stores are dog-friendly.  The customer service representative I spoke to still encouraged pet owners to call their local store to ensure this.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Gap?

All Gap stores, by default, are dog-friendly!  However, many stores have to adhere to policies by their landlords that prohibit all dogs other than service animals.  If the mall or landlord at your local store allows dogs, then Gap will allow them to shop with you in their stores as long as they are on a leash and under control.  However, if a guest has an allergy or is afraid of your dog, you may be asked to leave.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Half Price Books?

The majority if Half Price Books locations are dog-friendly, however they encourage shoppers to call their local store to confirm this.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Hobby Lobby?

Are Dogs Allowed in Hobby Lobby
Photo courtesy of Shelly Timms Wilkins on
Facebook.

All 800+ Hobby Lobby locations are dog-friendly!  That’s a lot of stores that allow dogs. Managers are advised to use their discretion to determine if an animal poses a threat or concern to other customers.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Home Depot?

Are Dogs Allowed in Home Depot
Photo courtesy of Trina Wilkes O’Carroll on
Facebook.

While Home Depot corporate was unresponsive to my multiple attempts at getting an answer on their national pet policy, many of these stores are dog-friendly.  I called 5 random locations and all of them allowed dogs.  There are also tons of photos posted on social media by pet parents who have brought their dogs to Home Depot without any issues.

Store Locator | No Proof (Phone Calls)

Are Dogs Allowed in Homegoods?

Are Dogs Allowed in Homegoods
Photo courtesy of Lucy Apple on
Facebook.

While Homegoods corporate was unresponsive to my multiple attempts at getting an answer on their national pet policy, many of these stores are dog-friendly.  I called 5 random locations and all of them allowed dogs.  There are also tons of photos posted on social media by pet parents who have brought their dogs to Homegoods without any issues.

Store Locator | No Proof (Phone Calls)

Are Dogs Allowed in LOFT?

All LOFT stores are dog-friendly!  However, seeing as many of them are located in shopping malls, their rules may be overridden by those of the building.  Store managers are encouraged to exercise judgement if pets are potential risks to customer, associates, or property.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Lowe’s?

Are Dogs Allowed in Lowe’s
Photo courtesy of Sandy Walker on
Facebook.

Yes, all Lowe’s stores are dog-friendly!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Lush Cosmetics?

Lush Cosmetics pet policy is determined by the rules of the mall it is located in.  Give your local store a call to determine whether they allow pets!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Macy’s?

Are Dogs Allowed in Macy’s
Photo courtesy of Jesse Mary on
Facebook.

Not all Macy’s locations are stores that allow dogs, but many of them are!  First and foremost, they abide by the policy of the mall they are located within.  If dogs are allowed by that mall, then it is up to the individual store management as to whether they will also allow pets.  Many owners have had success, especially those with smaller dogs.  Give your local store a call to see what their policies are!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Marshalls?

Are Dogs Allowed in Marshalls
Photo courtesy of Danielle Ivey‎ on
Facebook.

Many Marshalls stores are dog-friendly, but not all of them.  There are a lot of local and state laws, so the company recommends reaching out to the individual location before visiting to be safe!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Michaels?

Are Dogs Allowed in Michaels
Photo courtesy of Sara Engle Anderson on
Facebook.

Yes, all 1,000+ Michaels locations are dog-friendly!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Neiman Marcus?

Yes, all Neiman Marcus locations are dog-friendly stores!  The customer service representative I spoke with even specified that this policy extends to any size or breed of dog.  The only restriction is that while they are allowed on the sales floor, they are prohibited from the restaurant, bar, or café areas unless they are a service animal.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Nordstrom Rack?

Looking to stop at dog friendly stores?  Nordstrom Rack is one of the growing number of stores that allow dogs.
Photo courtesy of Fay Andersson‎ on
Facebook.

All Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack locations are dog friendly stores!  However, due to laws and regulations the customer service representative I spoke with still suggested reaching out to your location store to ensure they are accommodating to pets.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Old Navy?

All Old Navy locations are stores that allow dogs unless the landlord of their property specifies otherwise.  However, this can happen fairly frequently, so be sure to check with your local store to ensure you are free to bring your four-legged friend along!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Orscheln?

Looking for dog friendly stores?  Orscheln is one of the stores that allow dogs!
Photo courtesy of June Goodman Morgan on
Facebook.

Yes, all 150+ Orscheln locations are dog friendly stores!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Orvis?

dog friendly stores
Photo courtesy of Amber Knickman on
Facebook.

Yes, all 80+ Orvis locations are dog friendly stores!

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Pottery Barn?

Want to find dog friendly stores?  Pottery barn is one of the stores that allow dogs.
Photo courtesy of Patty Kilduff Van Wagoner‎ on
Facebook.

Not all Pottery Barn locations are dog friendly stores, but many of them are!  The policy is determined at the store-level so you should give your preferred location a call to know for sure.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Ross?

Yes, all 1,400+ Ross locations are dog friendly stores!  They don’t want to have to determine between service animals and non-service animals so all dogs are allowed.  However, they must be on a leash during their visit.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in TD Bank?

Not only can you bring your pup with you during your shopping, but it turns out you can also bring them along while you do your banking!  All 1,300+ TD Bank locations are dog-friendly!

Bank Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in The Container Store?

The container store is one of the stores that allow dogs.  See our full list of dog friendly stores.
TPhoto courtesy of Kim Seastrom on
Facebook.

Yes, all 90+ The Container Store locations are stores that allow dogs!  The only rules is that they must be in a cart or on a leash.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in TJ Maxx?

Are Dogs Allowed in TJ Maxx
Photo courtesy of Christiana Dyson on
Facebook.

While TJ Maxx corporate was unresponsive to my multiple attempts at getting an answer on their national pet policy, many of these stores are dog-friendly.  I called 5 random locations and all of them allowed dogs.  There are also tons of photos posted on social media by pet parents who have brought their dogs to TJ Maxx without any issues.

Store Locator | No Proof (Phone Calls)

Are Dogs Allowed in Tractor Supply?

Are Dogs Allowed in Tractor Supply
aPhoto courtesy of July Leach‎ on
Facebook.

Yes, all 1,700+ Tractor Supply locations are dog-friendly stores!  The only rules is that they must be well-mannered and on a leash.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Tuesday Morning?

As long as local ordinances do not prohibit it, all Tuesday Morning locations are dog-friendly!  Pets must be on a leash and under the control of their owners.  Check with your local store to ensure there are no restrictions near you.

Store Locator | Proof

Are Dogs Allowed in Winners?

Yes, all 250+ Winners locations are stores that allow dogs!  However, store managers at this Canadian chain reserve the right to ask pet-owners to leave if other customers are afraid or allergic.

Store Locator | Proof