John Lewis is now dog friendly!

(175 Posts)
ACJ68 Mon 05-Nov-18 10:20:20

Apparently it’s a soft launch,
Well behaved dogs on leads are now allowed in all John Lewis stores.
I’m not certain if any of the cafe areas have designated areas for dogs, as there isn’t any information online.
There may also be difficulties if the store is accessed via a shopping centre that only allows guide / assistance dogs.
A brave but great move by JLP - I’m just off to visit my nearest store!

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Yellowiceytek Mon 05-Nov-18 10:29:59

That's great, I noticed when I was at the outlet centre in Ashford that a lot of shops had dog friendly signs on them. We also holiday in Norfolk and almost all the cafe and pubs are dog friendly.

Processedpea Mon 05-Nov-18 10:32:39

Why would you take a dog to john lewis?

SmilingButClueless Mon 05-Nov-18 10:33:38

Hope they’re not allowed in the cafe bit (except guide / assistance dogs). Or they’re kept to a designated bit only.

GreyGiraffespointyhat Mon 05-Nov-18 10:35:36

Ridiculous
Im terribly allergic and my daughter is absolutely terrified
Dogs don’t need to be in shops and definitely not in the cafe area🤢

ourkidmolly Mon 05-Nov-18 10:36:23

Why? What are they thinking?

GreyGiraffespointyhat Mon 05-Nov-18 10:36:25

Obviously assistance dogs are different I fully accept my allergies/child’s fear come second to anyone who needs an assistance dog

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MissesBloom Mon 05-Nov-18 10:36:30

This is amazing grin hopefully they'll roll it out in all stores.

hollyjollychristmas Mon 05-Nov-18 10:36:44

Wow this is awesome, not sure if I would take my dog but always nice to see more dog friendly places

Snappymcsnappy Mon 05-Nov-18 10:41:07

Germany, Vienna and France are like this.

My DH was horrified when we sat down for a meal when holidaying and two massive slobbery dogs and their owner went to their next table.
It made my night though grin

I think it’s a great idea and hope all stores follow suit.
Super convenient, good socialisation/practise of polite behaviour, good for dogs with separation anxiety and I think helpful for children who are a bit fearful to see them out and about as a commonplace non issue thing.

haggisaggis Mon 05-Nov-18 10:42:20

I don't know why you would want / need to take your dog to a department store! Surely it would be happier left at home? We were away for the weekend and for the first time did end up taking our dog round the local shops - but he usually stayed outside with either dd or me. Although I did appreciate the shoe shop that allowed him to come in while I tried on shoes! I feel a department store is different though. (something also rings bells that this is not new for John Lewis and they used to allow dogs in the past.)

Darkbaptism Mon 05-Nov-18 10:45:28

I’m quite pleased. I have a JL close to my house, if I can take the dog my son will happily come too. I can’t see that I’ll do not very often.

Darkbaptism Mon 05-Nov-18 10:45:52

Meant I can’t see me doing it very often.

Vallahalagonebutnotforgotten Mon 05-Nov-18 10:46:51

What will dogs get out of being allowed into John Lewis?

Cherries101 Mon 05-Nov-18 10:47:01

It always has been dog friendly. They just formalized it.

Hoppinggreen Mon 05-Nov-18 10:47:07

Ddog would hate shopping, he’s best left at home with DH ( who also hates shopping)

Rimspector Mon 05-Nov-18 10:48:41

Terrible idea!!

ShatnersBassoon Mon 05-Nov-18 10:52:25

I'd rather not have pets in shops, but I don't think many people would take their dogs to a department store would they? What's the benefit?

RavenLG Mon 05-Nov-18 10:55:41

I am very much a dog person, love dogs (although don't have any due to working patterns) but this seems ridiculous. A small village in a touristy place, little shops catering to visitors... sure, great idea to let dogs in and encourage trade. A department store in the middle of a busy city centre? What?! I can only really see these pretentious little handbag dogs actually being taken.

BertsFriend Mon 05-Nov-18 10:56:31

I don't know why your dog would want to go to JL? Why can't they do their Christmas shopping on Amazon like normal dogs?

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Mon 05-Nov-18 10:57:40

I'm a dog lover and dog owner but can't see the point, to be honest. I think it's great that there's a good range of dog-friendly pubs around the country, but I don't think they need to be in shops too. On the odd occasion I've wanted to go to a shopping centre (rather than local shops outside which I can tie up my mutt), I walk him first then leave him in the boot of the car to watch the world go by (or snooze, if it's an underground car park and there's nothing to see!).
Some people just don't like dogs, for one reason or another, and I don't think they should have to put up with them being everywhere.

Crimebustersofthesea Mon 05-Nov-18 10:59:50

I wouldnt take ddog in, he's well behaved but big with a waggy tail. He'd almost certainly break something (and I worry enough about breaking something when I go in on my own - clumsy)

Bacardibabe Mon 05-Nov-18 11:02:46

I love dogs but why??? Lovely you ho to buy a jumper or scarf thats hanging down to find loads of dog hair on it where a dog has brushed past it! etc etc. Bad enough when its busy near to Christmas and then you have to negotiate around dogs too! Plus surely they're at greater risk of having a paw trod on. Hope they're not allowed in the toilets and cafe. Ridiculous. Why woyld you need to take a dig shopping unless its a guide dog? What if 2 dogs start barking at another what a peaceful shop that would be. World's gone nad trying to be inclusive. Wonder when people will be able to shop with rabbits on leads? (cant discriminate after all... )

BluthsFrozenBananas Mon 05-Nov-18 11:03:42

I’m a dog owner and I find it quite odd. I appreciate finding cafes and pubs which are dog friendly, and I understand having dog friendly little shops in touristy places, but why would I want to take my dog to John Lewis?

Bacardibabe Mon 05-Nov-18 11:05:37

Don't think it would help any dcs that are fearful around dogs either.

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