Have you ever wondered whether or not you can actually bring your dog with you to the store? Even if you have seen a dog at Lowe’s you may be curious about their store policy on dogs. After all, there are plenty of places that say “no dogs allowed.”
For the most part, many stores have rules against dogs entering. There are some notable exceptions, both in the fact that service dogs are allowed entry, and in which stores have an open door policy on doggy shoppers.
So what about Lowe’s? Where do they fall in this discussion?
Can you bring dogs in Lowe’s?
Are you ready to be confused? The general consensus is that dogs are welcome in stores. However, as the National Canine Research Association of America reports,
"Lowes has an official dog policy, although it may be difficult for you to find. They state their policy is to allow service animals and other animals in the store. They allow you to bring your pets in the store as long as they are well behaved. They must also be on a leash, harnessed, or carried."
What does this mean for dog owners heading to Lowe’s?
Basically, it seems that our dogs are welcome to shop with us in our local Lowe’s. But that being said, it is important to follow any rules set forth by the store and make sure you clean up after your pup if they make a mess. (There have been plenty of reports about people leaving behind accidents and then not telling anyone, compounding the problem.)
If you want to make sure your dog is allowed to enter, you can always call ahead to speak to a manager, which is exactly what DoggySaurus recommends we do. And honestly, that makes sense. The last thing you want to have happen is to find out your dog isn’t welcome and they have to sit in the car. (We all know how bad that can be!)
Have you taken your dog to Lowe’s? Do you prefer to shop at stores that allow your dog to come with you? We want to know!