21 Holiday Shopping Destinations That Welcome Your Dog

Written by: Rachel Crocetti

December 14, 2015

There is nothing worse than leaving your dog at home with his big sad puppy eyes, while you head out for a day of (brutal) holiday shopping. Here is a list of stores that allow you to bring Fido with you!

*Note: If your dog is not a service dog, do not bring them into a store that is not dog-friendly. Additionally, many chain stores (including ones on this list) leave it up to the manager to decide whether their individual locations allow dogs or not. The best way to ensure you can bring your pooch inside is to call ahead and find out that specific store’s policy.

1. Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Home Goods

Looking for a new set of dishware for Mom or a cute sweater for your friend? Let you pup help you pick it out! Bonus: Home Goods has a TON of great stuff for dogs!


2. Petco/PetSmart

This is a total given, but bring your four-legged family member to the store with you to pick out his own Christmas gifts!

petco dog

3. Bed Bath & Beyond

This may be good for small dogs, but watch out for your big tail-wagging buddy in the ceramic dish aisle and avoid hearing “clean up in aisle four!” over the loudspeaker.

bed bath and beyond

4. Home Depot

If you’re getting ready for a big home project around the holidays, make it a family affair and bring your pup with you to help pick out all the essentials.

home depot

5. Michael’s

Michael’s is perfect for picking out all the goods to deck out your house in Christmas spirit. Bring Fido along for extra inspiration. #CraftyDog

painting dog

6. Macy’s

Some individual locations allow four-legged friends to join their hoomans! But be careful – the legendary department store might turn your pup into a shopaholic.

dog in bag

7. Anthropologie

Is your dog hip enough? If not, he will be after walking out of the bohemian chain, probably decked out in a flowing, floral dress.

anthropologie dog

8. Urban Outfitters

Some dogs are allowed in certain locations of this trendy chain. If your dog has a mustache or a beard of any kind, even better.

Mustache dog

9. LUSH Cosmetics

Make sure you hold tight to your pooch in this store so he doesn’t eat the handmade soaps and bath bombs that smell so good!

dog in LUSH cosmetics

10. Old Navy

This family-friendly store is perfect for buying gifts for everyone – even the dog in your life! The chain is known to sport a few doggy goodies like leashes and toys up near their checkout lines.

old navy dog

11. Saks Fifth Avenue

If your dog is more Blair Waldorf than all the other pooches in the dog park, you may find her perusing the designer dog carriers at Saks.

fashionable dog

12. Gap

Gap is perfect for everyone on your list. Take your pup with you to help pick out the preppy goods.

preppy dog

13. Free People

Another boho boutique that sometimes allows pups! Get Fido ready for festival season.

boho dog

14. Bloomingdale’s

This big department store will have you and your pup shopping until you drop.


15. Barnes & Noble

The famous bookstore has some locations that allow dogs. But watch out – he will probably lead you to the “pets” section and try to teach you a thing or two.

dog reading

16. Restoration Hardware

Your pup will most likely want to run all over all the furniture in here, but make sure the salespeople approve “testing” the couches.


17. Apple

There is NOTHING worse than standing in the long line for the genius bar with a broken phone or computer. Bring your pup to help entertain you (since you can’t play on your phone – for obvious reasons).

dog in apple store

18. Sephora

Give your pup the full beauty treatment by taking him to the huge makeup store.

sephora dog

19. Ann Taylor

Looking for some new work clothes? Make sure your dog approves.


20. Strand Bookstore

A New York City landmark, Strand allows pups to come in with their owners! It’s usually pretty crowded, especially around the holidays, so it’s probably best to bring a small pup in.


21. Hallmark

Those holiday cards aren’t going to buy themselves! Pick out the funniest ones and laugh hysterically with Fido by your side.


Featured image via To Dog With Love

Written by: Rachel Crocetti

December 14, 2015

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