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  • The Dogs of Home Depot

    Posted by Jonathan on January 22nd, 2019 (All posts by )

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    Could dogs in places be the new waiting rooms?


    13 Responses to “The Dogs of Home Depot”

    1. Mike K Says:

      Home Depot has been pretty cool about dogs. We take Juliet in when the weather here is hot. She loves the car and hates to be left home.

    2. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Lowe’s is also pretty welcoming of dogs, too. Sigh. I’m starting on renovating the master bathroom, and for the next two or three weeks, I’ll practically be living at Lowe’s.

    3. Grurray Says:

      A few times lately I have seen dogs in baby strollers. Is this a new thing? Not running errands but just sauntering down the sidewalk on a Saturday pushing their dog around. Something didn’t seem right.

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      It is a thing now, Gurray – strollers specifically for dogs. I was offered one through Amazon Vine, and I snapped it up because one of ours is very old, and tires easily – and putting him in the stroller to finish the walk is easier than carrying him.

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Mores seem to be changing, in my area store by store (neighborhood by neighborhood?). Suddenly one notices dogs. My grocery now has dogs while other stores in the same chain do not. There are fewer kids, more dogs, smaller dogs. We’ll see if the trend continues to restaurants.

    6. MikeK Says:

      I draw the line at grocery stores but you see dogs in restaurants in Germany and France.

      In fact, the last time I was in Paris, there was more human pompon streets than dog poop. I had to tell the teenagers to avoid newspapers on the floor of the RER train to Versailles as they covered human feces. It’s not just San Francisco.

    7. Grurray Says:

      I was skeptical about doggie strollers, but if you endorse them, Sgt. Mom, then I will give it the benefit of the doubt. I suppose with advancements in veterinary science, end of life care is a bigger issue for pet owners.

      I know a few people who rescue strays, and the surprising part about it for me is the incredible veterinary costs they seem to always rack up.

    8. Chicago Tom Says:

      I see a lot of dogs out in stores and even outside patios at restaurants and bars during the day. There is even a sushi restaurant I go to that I can make a reservation and let them know I’m bringing my dog.

    9. David at Aabbitt Says:

      You never know, they may be out choosing building materials for their new two story dog house. I like to see dogs when I’m out and about, they usually brighten my day as long as they don’t try to bite.

    10. Dan from Madison Says:

      “Could dogs in places be the new waiting rooms?” Nope.

    11. David Foster Says:

      Someone was telling me about a company where so many employees bring their dogs to work that reservations are required (100 dogs max on any day for the 700 total employees.) The cafeteria has a Dog Parking Log right outside.

    12. Mike Says:

      When I was at Dartmouth in 1994-95, kids would bring their dogs to class.

    13. David Foster Says:

      Tom Watson Jr of IBM said that when he was at Brown, he knew someone who was so lazy that he avoided feeding his dog by buying him a meal ticket: when the dog got hungry, he would just mosey on down to the cafeteria.