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I was just reading through the posts about dog carriers and taking our babies with us places. I guess I was just curious as to how many people take their Chi's shopping, like the mall. I know I do, but I always get worried about what the store workers will say if they see her or whether they really care. I know in the US or at least Ohio, it's not really allowed, but I do it anyways. I guess my thinking on it is that she is a measley 2 lbs, in a carrier, and isn't causing any harm..so what's the big deal? Is it okay to take your dog into a store with you even if it is not for a disability??
 

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I have never had an issue with taking Evian anywhere with me, except to the grocery store or any store that has food for sale in it...
 

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In the uk we have signs everywhere saying no dogs except guide dogs. I'm going to sneak daisy in everywhere, i can't see the harm if they aren't on the floor or touching anything. I've carried her in my arms into shops and no one has said anything. I was planning on saying she was a large hamster!!
bella must have been ooonie noonie when you first got her!
 

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I think most places here would say no, so the only place i have taken my girls into is Petshops so far.
Although the other day we were in The carphone warehouse and they let a woman in with a beautiful husky, so we know now if they let that one in then when i go back on Sunday i can take them with me this time, lol
I know they would not want our 3 huskies in though they are a bit nutty and full of beans, this one was so chilled, haha!!
 

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i take my chis with me to all shops apart from food shops and places that sell drugs. (in a carrier or in my arms)
i havent had a problem, all the staff at the shop just smile or come over to stroke the dogs.
i've even took layla into topshop once and all the staff were stroking her!!

so i dont see a problem about taking your dogs into a shop as long as they are being carried and arnt on the floor
 

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In the uk we have signs everywhere saying no dogs except guide dogs. I'm going to sneak daisy in everywhere, i can't see the harm if they aren't on the floor or touching anything. I've carried her in my arms into shops and no one has said anything. I was planning on saying she was a large hamster!!
bella must have been ooonie noonie when you first got her!
Hahahaha, a large hamster:) That made my day!!! I have went into places, such as Bath and Body Works, and when I was in line, someone behind me said, "Isn't that a dog carrier? Oh my gosh! I just saw a little head in there!" She could see Bella through the mesh in the carrier and when she said that, I bet my face was as red as an apple!! The worker looked at me and said, "I wanna see it!" So I unzipped the top and they seemed fine with it..But I always get cautious because you never know that first time when someone gets ticked off! Haha
 

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I was wondering the same thing. I suppose all that can happen is they can come ask you to leave, or not bring the dog the next time. I personally don't see what the big deal is, IF the doggy is well-behaved and tucked safely in your person. Now, if it were barking, or walking on a leash that might be different. I would never bring Peanut into a fast food place or restaurant, but he will definitely start going on more outings with me now that I know he does okay on shorter car rides.
 

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I went to Paris the first week of December and I was AMAZED to see so many dogs IN STORES just on a leash:) I loved it!! I wish the US was like that:( Booo.
France is amazing, I have sat in restaurants for dinner and seen other diner's dogs sitting by the tables, it could be anything from a chihuahua to a doberman. It is a bit off putting though for those who are not comfortable with dogs.
 

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Yeah that is another problem at the moment Darla gets sick in the car, and i feel so bad for her.
Am hoping to be able to take her out in it more soon.
 

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Yeah that is another problem at the moment Darla gets sick in the car, and i feel so bad for her.
Am hoping to be able to take her out in it more soon.
have you tried travel-eze? you can get it in pets at home
my cavalier gets really bad car sick and travel-eze works everytime!
 

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France is amazing, I have sat in restaurants for dinner and seen other diner's dogs sitting by the tables, it could be anything from a chihuahua to a doberman. It is a bit off putting though for those who are not comfortable with dogs.
Yes, I agree..I guess you have to think about those who do not like animals. Or those who may be allergic to them perhaps~
 

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People are quite snotty in the shops near me but daisy is allowed out in a week so will see how many shops i can take her into!! Definately going to try topshop and see!
Saying that on a lot of programmes u see all the stylists in shops with their dogs!!

I thought they were better in the us than us!!
How about pubs in the summer are they allowed in the gardens??
 

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I don't know many places in the US dogs are allowed, I mean petshops yeah but no much else, hard to even find a dog friendly hotel.
 

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Here in the city there is a debate about how much is too much when it comes to people bringing their dogs everywhere.

I personally dont have a problem with well behaved dogs going everywhere with their owner besides grocery stores/ supermarkets. But for every good well behaved dog there are about 3 maniac ones that bark at anyone who comes within arms reach or has another dog or wants to be put down etc. Those dog make it bad for all the little pooches.

Even having to deal with getting nipped on the bus by a fiesty chihuahua once i still love seeing people out with their pets. I only wish people who bring their dogs out train them how to behave properly in public.
 

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I take Tanner EVERYWHERE with me. Seriously. I've even snuck him into restaurants. Everyone luuurrrvvvess him! I've never gotten kicked out of anywhere. Only one warning, and that lady was just warning me of the security guards lol. People at the mall especially adore him. When we go to PacSun, Hot Topic, and Journeys the workers ask me to let him run around. Hahahaha. :D They're his little fan club. It's always like a big thing to them when Tanner and I come.
One time my friends drug me to the mall to see a band perform, and naturally I took Tanner. After the band was done playing one of the guys came straight over to me cause he spotted Tanner. By the end of the night the whole band were in love with him. They were joking about changing their band name to Rocky Loves Tanner instead of Rocky Loves Emily haha.

Anyway lol. Even if someone caught you, the worst they can do is kick you out of the store. Maybe a small fine. I'd rather have that though than have my baby away from me. We both have separation anxiety hah!
 
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