Are dogs allowed in Home Depot?

Doggy shopping is real. Or at least, heading to the store with your dog in tow is. And we need to know if Home Depot lets us bring our dogs with us.

Here’s the thing, we all know that sometimes the rules aren’t easy to find. They don’t post all of their store policies in plain sight for all to see. But that’s okay. We dug deep for this one.

And I have to say that the answer is a lot like the answer we found for whether or not dogs can join us at Lowe’s.

Can you bring dogs in Home Depot?

According to the National Canine Research Association of America, “Yes, most Home Depot locations allow dogs inside, even though that’s not the official corporate policy.”

So which dogs are officially allowed inside of the store? They explain that, “the official policy for Home Depot is that only service dogs are allowed in their stores. A service dog is a dog that is specifically trained to assist people, usually those with some sort of disability.”

This all means that technically only service dogs are allowed, not even emotional support dogs. However, some stores don’t enforce this policy and all dogs have been allowed to shop with their owners.

What does this policy mean for our dogs joining us at Home Depot?

Really, if the policy is this straightforward then we should not be bringing our dogs to the store. However, if you really want to bring the pup to Home Depot with you, then we recommend calling and speaking to a manager, as some stores are much more lax about the dog policy than others.

In the past, I have seen any number of dogs in different Home Depots (and in different states), and not all of them were service dogs. But when it comes to heading to this particular store, we wouldn’t chance it unless you’ve actually gotten confirmation from a manager that your fuzzy friend is allowed.

Have you taken your dog to a Home Depot before? Have you ever seen a dog policy at a store near you? Let us know.