38 Most Dog Friendly Stores in the US (2021 Edition)

Do you like to take your dog shopping with you but are never sure which stores are dog friendly?

Today I will be showing you 38 different retail, home decor, and hardware stores that will all welcome your dog with open arms.

Taking your dog shopping with you is not only fun, but a great way to improve your dog’s socialization skills in new environments.

When bringing your dog to any store, make sure they are always leashed, well behaved, and that they go potty before they go inside to prevent any accidents.

If your dog is very hyper and doesn’t respect the personal space of strangers, you may want to work on training a little more before bringing them into a public store.

Lastly, always make sure to call beforehand and double check that it’s ok to bring your dog to the store.

Many stores leave it up to the manager on duty, so call to ask and make sure you won’t run into any problems.

dog friendly stores Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie and Fitch

Established in 1892 in Manhattan, this American clothing retailer focuses on casual clothing for teens and young adults.

Their website states “Our intention is to make everyone feel comfortable, confident and stress-free—like the start of a long weekend.”.

Part of being comfortable means being able to take your dog with you, which is totally possible at this retail store.

Abercrombie and Fitch is dog-friendly in a majority of their locations, just make sure to call beforehand, especially if the store is in a mall that may have different rules.

Ace Hardware

Did you know that Ace Hardware has over 5,000 stores around the world?

And that the majority of those stores are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs?

To make it even better, Ace is a dog friendly store as long as your dog is leashed at all times.

Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden tools, local niche services and virtually anything the big hardware stores would have.

So head to Ace and let your dog help you pick out your next paint color. 😉

Ann Taylor dog friendly stores

Ann Taylor

In 1962, an entrepreneur and an innovator, Roslyn S. Jaffe saw the opportunity to provide wear-to-work dresses and clothing for the working woman.

This was during a time in the U.S. when women were entering the workforce in greater numbers and there were few options for buying more stylish and affordable workplace women’s clothing.

Almost 60 years later, Ann Taylor has evolved into a women’s retail powerhouse for business casual fashion.

To add to their greatness, most Ann Taylor locations are dog friendly as long as your dog is leashed and well-behaved. 🙂

Anthropologie

This US retail store offers an assortment of clothing, jewelry, home furniture, decoration, beauty, and gifts.

With more than 200 locations worldwide, many women shop here for gifts and cool home decor.

Anthropologie says that they leave the pet policy up to the manager on duty, so make sure to call the location beforehand to make sure you don’t run into any problems.  

Autozone dog friendly stores

AutoZone

Having problems with your car while your dog is in the backseat? Head to AutoZone!

Most AutoZone locations allow dogs inside the store, but some do not due to having hazardous chemicals in the store, so call ahead to speak to a representative and make sure your dog will be allowed. 

Banana Republic

Established in 1978, this American accessory retailer opened in Mill Valley California as “a shop for people with a passion for safari and expedition wear from far away places.”

Unfortunately after decades of booming business, hundreds of Banana Republic locations are closing due to the pandemic and increased online shopping.

However, the remaining locations welcome dogs into the store as long as they’re leased and well behaved.

Maybe you can get matching safari shirts for you and your dog on the clearance rack! 

Bass Pro Shops dog friendly stores

Bass Pro Shops

Are you shopping for hunting, camping, or fishing gear?

Starting in 1972 by selling fishing tackle out of the back of his father’s store, Johnny Morris expanded and earned a reputation as one of the most visionary and influential retailers of the last 50 years.

Want to take your hunting buddy with you? Bass Pro Shops is a dog friendly store as long as your dog is leashed the whole time.

They might even bark at the taxidermy animals around the store while they’re there!  

Bath and Body Works

Founded in 1990, Bath & Body works at one point was the largest bath product retailer in the United States.

Though not as popular as it once was, this large retail store still sells billions of bath products every year.

Bath & Body Works only allows dogs small enough to fit into a bag or shopping cart, so no big dogs here. 🙁

Bed Bath and Beyond dog friendly stores

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Do you know what the Beyond stands for in Bed, Bath & Beyond?

Obviously it’s for their love of dogs because this retail store loves having pups in their stores.

In fact, they love it so much that one of the CEO’s in charge of the Manhattan locations created a “canine cart” with a padded bottom so dogs don’t hurt their feet on the gridded bottom of the carts.

Don’t you wish all stores did this?!

Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s is an American luxury department store chain founded in 1861.

Another victim of the retail apocalypse, this retail giant is set to close 45 more stores by mid 2021.

However, the stores that will remain open are still pet friendly as long as your dog is leashed and well behaved.

That means your dog should have “sit”, “down”, and “stay” mastered! 

Free People dog friendly stores

Free People

Free People is an American bohemian apparel and lifestyle retail company that sells women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, intimates, and swimwear.

They even dabble in beauty, wellness products, and crystals!

This store has dozens of locations across the US, and they are all dog friendly! However with the pandemic going on I would call ahead to make sure the manager on duty is ok with it.  

The GAP & Old Navy

GAP, like its partner Banana Republic, is dog friendly as long as they are leashed and remain close to you.

This American Icon of a company is expected to close over 175 US locations as a part of their mission to flee failing malls.

But the in-mall locations are usually the ones who don’t allow dogs. So who needs em’!

Hallmark dog friendly stores

Hallmark

Are you shopping for holiday cards to send to your loved ones?

Why not take your pooch along to Hallmark so they can help you pick out the perfect Birthday card?

Though many Hallmark stores have closed over the last few years due to increasing online sales, their brick and mortar locations are dog-friendly, and are a great place to take your fur baby for a quick outing. 

Hobby Lobby & Michaels

Hobby Lobby is an American craft retailer that has gained lots of popularity in the past few years.

I like to go to this store when I pick up fabric to make my snuffle mats.

The best part about Hobby Lobby is that they consider loving your pet a hobby, therefore their stores are dog friendly!

In addition, Michaels is another large craft retailer that is dog-friendly.

Just make sure your dog is leashed and stays close to you. What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than picking out a new project with your pooch?

Home Depot dog friendly stores

Home Depot & Lowes

Two of the more widely known dog-friendly stores, Home Depot & Lowes are both big brand hardware stores that accept all sizes of dogs.

I’ve seen a Great Dane in the lighting section!

Even though these stores are known to be dog-friendly, I always call ahead anyway to make sure I won’t have a problem with any managers on duty when I’m there.

I like taking my dogs here because of the wide isles. This way I can keep my dogs away from other shoppers.

And if my dog’s happen to have an accident on the concrete floors, it’s easy to clean up! 

LUSH

LUSH is a well known British cosmetic brand that’s main focus is having cruelty free beauty products.

To show their love for animals even more, LUSH loves dogs and showers them with treats when you bring them into their 951 locations.

If your dog loves attention from new people, this is a cute place to take your dog and get great pictures for Insta!

Macys dog friendly stores

Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Ross & Talbots

All popular American retail stores, and all have a reputation for having a pet-friendly policy.

Though many of these retailers have closed hundreds of locations due to the retail apocalypse, there are still thousands of locations across the US you can still shop at with your dog.

As long as your dog is leashed and well behaved, you should be fine.

The great thing about these stores is they have clothing for every member of the family. So you don’t have to worry about changing to a store that might have a different pet policy. 

Old Navy

Another iconic American Brand, Old Navy is a great place to shop for the whole family, including your dog!

This store is a great place to take your fur baby because they often have lots of open space at each location.

They also usually have concrete flooring so it’s easy to clean up after your dog in case they have any accidents. 

Petco dog friendly stores

Petco & PetSmart

These should be obvious because they’re pet stores, but Petco and PetSmart are both great places to take your dog.

Since Cali doesn’t like dog parks, taking her to one of these stores is a great way to get her to socialize with other dogs without the direct physical contact.

There’s also nothing cuter than your dog picking out their own toys in the toy isle!

These stores are the only stores I wouldn’t call ahead to make sure it’s ok to bring a dog, because it always is! 

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn is an upscale American home furnishing store chain with retail stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia.

I have personally never been to a Pottery Barn. But when calling the store they said that leashed dogs and purse pups are welcome! 

Restoration Hardware dog friendly stores

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware is an American Home furnishings company that has really stepped up it’s game in the past few years.

This growing company now tailors to more luxury home furnishings than it once did, but the good news is you can still take your dog!

Maybe you can even sneak some Insta pics on a luxury couch or two!

Saks Fifth Avenue

Though there are only a few dozen locations, Saks Fifth Avenue is an iconic New York luxury retail brand established in 1867 that many know of worldwide. But did you know this store is dog friendly?

That’s right! As long as your dog is leashed and well behaved, you can shop in luxury with your fur child. 

Sephora dog friendly stores

Sephora

Want to go makeup shopping with your dog? Then you should head to Sephora.

Though their website doesn’t have an official pet policy, a majority of their locations approves dogs with leashes. Just all beforehand to make sure.

In addition, if you’re planning on getting your makeup done at the store, make sure you bring a friend that can watch your dog so you don’t create extra work for employees. 

The Apple Store

Don’t be surprised if you see a pitbull looking at the newest iPhone in the Apple Store, because Apple welcomes dogs with open arms.

As long as your dog is leashed, you can walk around and browse new products, take selfies with your dog on the store models, and hang out at the genius bar with your bestie.

It always brightens an employee’s day when a dog comes into the store, so why not let it be your dog?

The Container Store dog friendly stores

The Container Store

Are you in the mood to organize?

Well, if you happen to have your dog in the backseat, you can head over to The Container Store, which has been pet-friendly since the beginning.

You can either have your dog on a leash or let them ride around in the shopping cart.

Maybe while you’re there, you and your dog can pick out a new toy box and treat jar to bring home!

Tiffany & Co

Another iconic American Luxury Jewelry Company, Tiffany & Co. is an unexpected find on the dog-friendly store list.

However, many locations pamper dogs, offering luxury collars, leashes, food bowls, and even a doggie bakery!

Well behaved dogs up to 50 lbs are allowed in the store, so go bling out your pup today!

Marshalls dog friendly stores

TJ Maxx & Marshalls

Looking for a unique find? Take your dog to TJ Maxx or Marshalls to find a variety of clothing, home decor, and pet products.

This store is a great place to find unique sweaters and beds for your dog. And since they are pet friendly, you can try them on in the store to make sure they fit before you bring anything home. 

Tractor Supply Co.

Tractor Supply Company is an American retail chain that offers products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, livestock, and pet care.

Because they sell pet care products, it is a given that leashed dogs are welcome in their stores. 

Urban OUtfitters dog friendly stores

Urban Outfitters

A well loved store by millennials, this hip multinational lifestyle retail corporation has hundreds of locations across the US and several countries around the world.

What makes this retail brand even more attractive is that it welcomes dogs with open arms in every store.

The spacious layouts of each store is great for dogs as well. 🙂

Conclusion

I hope this list gave you some insight on the most dog friendly stores in the US.

Now when you have to run errands, you can do it with your dog!

What stores surprised you by being on this list? Let me know in the comments!

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