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AtoZandbackagain Tue 12-Feb-13 18:21:49

Last time I had a dog was back in 1969 when you could take a dog almost anywhere!

What shops allow you to bring your dog in these days? Does the Post Office, bank, library etc.

Are most pubs dog-free zones these days?

Thank you

BoneyEm1972 Wed 13-Feb-13 09:25:54


The only

BoneyEm1972 Wed 13-Feb-13 09:30:04

Oops. Sorry - sausage fingers !!!

The only places I have taken boneydog are the animal feed store, pets at home and the garden centres

Not sure my local tesco would appreciate my little lunatic grin

SpicyPear Wed 13-Feb-13 10:17:01

It depends where you are and what dog to some extent. Near me all those places are no dogs allowed. We have a couple of dog friendly pubs so I only really take them there or pet shops.

Friend of mine has a dachsund though and he seems to be allowed more places as he is tiny and cute!

AtoZandbackagain Wed 13-Feb-13 12:00:10

Thank you. That's interesting. Just shows how times have changed.

Gorran Sun 17-Feb-13 22:20:57

We're always amazed when we take Daisy to Cornwall at how many shops allow dogs, it's such a dog friendly place. Here in London, the only places tend to be pubs or Pets at Home...

Aquelven Mon 18-Feb-13 07:11:54

A lot does depend on the size of the dog.
In our village you can take dogs into the bank & the post office, three of the five pubs ( it's a boozy touristy village) but not the pet shop for some bizarre reason.
Other places, I've rarely been refused entry with my two little ones if I offer to carry them (even being told I can let them walk) but it's more difficult with our two bigger ones.

Some areas are far more dog welcoming than others, mostly tourist regions.

cogitosum Mon 18-Feb-13 07:17:52

I saw a lady with a dog (not an assistance dog) in John Lewis on Oxford street on Friday. As far as I saw no one told her to leave or approaches her at all! That surprised me!

TheChimpParadox Mon 18-Feb-13 08:33:23

Alot of pubs allow dogs - came across this website the other day -

Photos of Dogs in Pubs

You will get people who think its 'disgusting' to have a dog in a pub - but at least they lie quietly under the table unlike children grin

Just waiting for the comment -' but my children don't lick their arse !'

sleepysox Mon 18-Feb-13 19:12:52

Most places near me accept dogs- our local chocolatier/ cafe, cafe Nero, Joules, East, our local pubs and restaurants. Places which don't accept dogs still let us in, as I have a chihuahua, such as the pharmacy and library!

wildfig Mon 18-Feb-13 20:03:10

If you look closely at the side door in Liberty's in London, you'll see a silhouette of a medium-sized dog and a note above it which says that dogs this size or smaller are allowed in the shop. I have large but low-slung dogs - have never been brave enough to try it!

Where I live, in the middle of nowhere, you can take dogs on leads into most pubs, the Natwest bank, the country store, and the dry cleaners.

Blackpuddingbertha Mon 18-Feb-13 21:59:00

Around here the dog can go in half the garden centres, pets at home, orvis and (oddly) Waterstones. Plus most of the pubs but not in restaurant areas in most. I think it varies so you need to check for signs or ask.

TootaLaFruit Mon 18-Feb-13 22:05:32

Where are you based? There's a website called Buster's Best which lists all dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and shops, but it's just for London I think (well, within the M25) I love dog-friendly places, shows a lot of warmth, I think

Toughasoldboots Mon 18-Feb-13 22:08:32

My local bank allows dogs, Robert dyas, pubs and pet shops. Not B&Q for some reason or millets.
I am going to plan a trip to libertys just to take my baby substitute dog there.

TheChimpParadox Tue 19-Feb-13 07:48:56

Funny that Millets doesn't - Cotswold Outdoor does .

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