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gibsontrio
04-11-2008, 01:08 PM
I was in target today and this grown woman had her little dog in the baby seat of the cart, not one employee said anything to her!!! I watched her dog lick the handle and the cashier just thought it was the cutest thing. I was to mad to confront manager at that point, nevermind the woman so I went home an called immediately. I mean i'm a dog lover myself, but if I brought my 50lb husky through those doors i'd be kicked out right away. Children sit in those seats, children who could have severe allergies. Am I crazy to think this way. I know its the "cool" thing to do now, but until your dog can pee in a toilet please leave them out of the stores!!

HerdOHuds
04-11-2008, 01:20 PM
:scared1:

Really? A dog in a baby seat? I think I would be so flabbergasted that I wouldn't think to complain for days!

eeeew! I do love dogs as well, but that really seems to cross the line.:eek:

Stephres
04-11-2008, 01:26 PM
My husband works in a drugstore and complains about this all the time. All the sick/allergic people trying to get their medicine and little old ladies bring their dogs into the store. I'm glad you complained, maybe next time they will say something to her: that is ridiculous!

_queenie_
04-11-2008, 02:17 PM
I see this way too much! :rolleyes:
When I was in Ralph Lauren a few months ago someone just had to bring their Bichon Frise in with them on a leash. Of course they couldn't even stand at the door, the guy had to walk around the store and look while his wife was in the dressing room. He was completely oblivious to the disruption the dog was making, at one rack it had to start drooling all over the clothes, I don't know why I didn't say anything. Besides the fact that dogs are known to make a mess, but like you all have said, do these people get that someone may be allergic to them? :confused3

gibsontrio
04-11-2008, 02:44 PM
I see this way too much! :rolleyes:
When I was in Ralph Lauren a few months ago someone just had to bring their Bichon Frise in with them on a leash. Of course they couldn't even stand at the door, the guy had to walk around the store and look while his wife was in the dressing room. He was completely oblivious to the disruption the dog was making, at one rack it had to start drooling all over the clothes, I don't know why I didn't say anything. Besides the fact that dogs are known to make a mess, but like you all have said, do these people get that someone may be allergic to them? :confused3

It's sad , but I dont think they care :(

alloyd1170
04-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Granted, this happened in PetSmart where you can bring in your pets, but still freaked me out a bit. A lady checking out in front of me had several huge bags of dog food in her cart. Nothing unusual. Then I did a double take-sitting on a blanket where a child would sit was a huge iguana! It looked so fake, until it moved and that really freaked me out! I don't mind lizzards, it was just a shock to see such an unsual pet out and about!

scrapnmom
04-11-2008, 06:15 PM
:scared1: I have never seen a pet dog in a store before! I can't believe someone would actually do this!

5 for WDW
04-11-2008, 06:37 PM
I live out here in "The Hamptons". You see dogs in stores everywhere.:sad2: They are a must have accessory here.

I have two dogs that I just adore but, they do not go in stores with me!

melancholywings
04-11-2008, 06:37 PM
I see those toy breeds in stores all the time and it drives me crazy. Unless it's a service animal it doesn't belong in the store.
When I worked at Denny's we had one woman bring a toy sized terrier in and insist that we allow the dog ON the table because she claimed he was a service dog. She didn't have any paperwork and when asked what the dog did she said he helped keep her clean by licking up the crumbs.:headache:

SharpMomOfTwo
04-11-2008, 07:06 PM
My favorite - we were out at a local beach town this past summer, and saw a woman pushing her dog in A BABY CARRAGE!!! I mean, please! I love dogs - I love all animals, but give me a break! The darn thing couldn't walk!??!

design_mom
04-11-2008, 07:25 PM
Strange as it sounds, it might not be against store policy to bring your dog in. (Maybe that's why the manager/cashier didn't say anything.) There was an article in our local paper last summer about all the places that were "dog friendly" and it included almost all the shopping malls and several outdoor restaurants. I was shocked.

Up until that article ran, I'd never seen a dog at the mall (except for service dogs), but I recently saw one there -- and it relieved itself right in the middle of the mall -- and the owners just walked away. Grrrr. I also saw a lady with a huge St. Bernard at the mall, but that dog was the best behaved dog I've ever seen.

I don't mind dogs in stores as long as they are well-behaved and their owners take care of them.

wowsmom
04-11-2008, 07:38 PM
I've had a couple of times I went to do my banking and this man came in with 2 small dogs on leashes...which he promptly let go of as he walked in the door, allowing the dogs to run around the bank.

The first time it happened, my 2 kids were with me and the one of them is terrified of dogs (especially small ones, for some reason) and he was trying to hide behind me (kind of hard since he is bigger than me!).

The next time it happened, I was alone and the dog came over and stuck his nose on my leg. :scared: :sad2:

I see dogs in stores all the time...and I've seen them in restaurants - not service dogs, but toy dogs or lap dogs, or in one case, coat dogs (tucked in the owner's coat).:sad2: I don't like it!

juliana_sd
04-11-2008, 08:07 PM
I saw one in Trader Joe's the other day! I don't know why people think it's ok. Where I live all the malls are outdoors so I'm not as weirded out by it there, but at the grocery store or Target? um, ok. As long as it matches your bag :laughing:

SunKat
04-11-2008, 08:07 PM
I was in our neighborhood deli the other day when a woman walked in with her dog. It wasn't one of those tiny dogs in a carrier, it was a bit bigger and on a long leash. People were almost tripping over the leash - it was so annoying. Who brings their dog to a deli, where food is being prepared and served? Ewww! What about people who are allergic to dogs? The people who do this think it's cute, I guess. I wonder how cute they'd think it would be if I brought my 130 pound labrador into a store. :lmao:

RIDisneyFan
04-11-2008, 08:14 PM
My DH works at Target and he has told people they can't bring dogs in the store; they've had several people bring in the little "toy" size dogs. And he says the people get all upset when he tells them they have to take the dog out of the store. But his store has a firm policy on this and will make the people take their dogs out.

JerseyMamaBear
04-11-2008, 10:45 PM
[QUOTE=5 for WDW;24413698]I live out here in "The Hamptons". You see dogs in stores everywhere.:sad2: They are a must have accessory here.


You hit the nail on the head with dogs being an accessory! Look at how often we see celebities in mags. with their tiny dogs shopping and what not, making a "winnie the pooh" on the floor of high end stores. Within the past 4-5 years the doggie clothing and accessory bussiness has boomed. I have 3 dogs, 2 of them toy breads but I would not bring them into the stores out of respect for others.

Aliceacc
04-12-2008, 05:47 AM
I've seen them in Petsmart a number of times; I'm pretty sure that it's allowed there.

Still, they belong on all fours, not in a baby seat. The next tongue to lick that same cart probably belonged to a child. Ick!!!

gibsontrio
04-12-2008, 06:22 AM
I was super nice when I called the manager and corporate office. I did start off asking what their pet policy was ( somewhat to humor myself) I totally to the manager by surprise, but she did say it was a firm no on the pets. I see people pushing their dogs in those baby carts ALL the time.. sorry , but to me its weird..lol

DisneyBrat
04-12-2008, 06:50 AM
My aunt takes the prize with her bringing the dog everywhere UGGGHHH She has a carrying case and took her dog inside of Wendy's!!!! She said that she sat the case under the table while she ate... I was like WOW and no one said anything? A zillion health inspection laws must have been broken and I can't believe my aunt would be so brass to even try it but thats my auntie LOL

1stluvispooh
04-12-2008, 07:15 AM
This by far is my biggest pet peeve. I HATE dog people. I don't mind dogs but I can't stand the people who think that everyone should love and adore there dog like they do so they take it everywhere. PLEASE IT'S A DOG NOT A PERSON!!!!! I had a friend who when she hit the empty nest stage got a Papion and carried it everywhere!! :scared1: She even brought it to my house unannounced when she came to visit for 3 days. Then couldn't understand why I was upset. I haven't mentioned that at the time I had 2 cats and a child with autism. She couldn't understand why my DD with Autism was sooooo wound up? Lets just say we had a long talk about it and then before she came the next time I sent and e-mail. She finally got the idea and hasn't brought the dog again.

Mickey'sfriend
04-12-2008, 07:18 AM
Call your state board of health office. They can tell you what the local ordinances are regarding pets in stores. If it is a frequent infraction, they will be happy to make a surprise visit to the store!

kldmom2000
04-12-2008, 07:47 AM
Last week we went to Panera Bread for lunch and the woman in front of me had her dog in her large purse with it's head sticking out! A RESTAURANT!?!??!:confused3 The employees didn't say anything to her and other customers were oogling her cute pooch... but I was appalled.

moxiecola
04-12-2008, 08:05 AM
I work in a HOSPITAL and you would be surpised how many people try to walk right in the front door with their dogs. When I stop them they will try to say it's a service dog. Obviously they never have paper work to prove this. At times they will make allowances for dogs but it has to go thru proper channels for approval upon showing proof of vaccinations and what not. One guy almost got in an actual physical fight over "his right" to bring his mother's dog to her. It's just disgusting how selfish people are because that's what it comes down to. It is their dog and they are going to bring it where they want and not care if it bothers anyone else. People have become so uncaring, self centered and narrow minded. They don't care if their dog triggers some poor kids allergies and causes his airway to close! It disgusts me. I love dogs, I have 3 but I would never do something that could cause someone else harm because of it.

CarolA
04-12-2008, 08:08 AM
I hope you folks never travel outside the US.

Bringing your dog everyplace with you is an accepted part of the culture in a lot of places. So while you sit a dinner so does Fido. While you shop so does Fido.....

Allison
04-12-2008, 08:15 AM
My DH works at Target and he has told people they can't bring dogs in the store; they've had several people bring in the little "toy" size dogs. And he says the people get all upset when he tells them they have to take the dog out of the store. But his store has a firm policy on this and will make the people take their dogs out.

Good. I'm glad they do this. :thumbsup2 There is no need to bring dogs into the store.

maxiesmom
04-12-2008, 09:50 AM
I just had this happen last week at work. I work retail, and some idiot broght her dog in in a stroller. You could hear the dog barking all across the store. I paged the manager on duty, and she didn't want to deal with it, so she paged another manager. He couldn't have cared less, and never said anything to the lady with the dog. And he told me he didn't understand why I was so mad. I felt bad for the dog, and isn't having a dog in a retail establishment a health code violation?:confused3 I never though about people with allergies, I wish I would have thought of that and told him that reason.

Some people are just idiots.

AnnetteF
04-12-2008, 10:32 AM
I hope you folks never travel outside the US.

Bringing your dog everyplace with you is an accepted part of the culture in a lot of places. So while you sit a dinner so does Fido. While you shop so does Fido.....

This is very true. I remember being at the vet with my dog once and I struck up a conversation with another lady there. She told me that they frequently travel in Europe. They bring the dog with them. She said her dog has eaten at some of the finest restaurants in Europe!

KibbyCat
04-12-2008, 11:01 AM
My DH works at Target and he has told people they can't bring dogs in the store; they've had several people bring in the little "toy" size dogs. And he says the people get all upset when he tells them they have to take the dog out of the store. But his store has a firm policy on this and will make the people take their dogs out.

Good for him! My husband works at Target, too, and his store is in a high-end area where girls wear their "purse puppies" everywhere. He has had to enforce this rule several times, and usually the women get all angry and offended, but RULES ARE RULES! I bet the cashier at the OP's store either did not know about this rule or didn't care. It is definitely a company-wide policy, so shame on them. OP: thanks for following up and calling management. It helps keep them accountable!

bumbershoot
04-12-2008, 11:16 AM
When I worked at Denny's we had one woman bring a toy sized terrier in and insist that we allow the dog ON the table because she claimed he was a service dog. She didn't have any paperwork and when asked what the dog did she said he helped keep her clean by licking up the crumbs.:headache:

There's no such thing as paperwork proving a dog is a service animal (you can get such a thing, but it's NOT a requirement), and what you asked her is illegal. Your store was VERY lucky she didn't go after you guys (sounds like it wasn't a true service dog, thank goodness) b/c asking such questions is not OK under the ADA. (nor should it be, and please note that I have moved OUT of a building b/c of a woman absolutely cheating the system with big scary untrained possessive protective (of the whole building) "service dogs" that she never took with her...I researched it to see if there was anything I could do, but ultimately I'm glad the ADA is strong for the people who need it, even though there are sneaks that get by)

lclark0621
04-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Dogs are allowed in Petco/PetSmart.

Service animals are allowed anywhere.

Other then that it is just rude to bring an animal, NO MATTER the size into a store or restaurant!

It is a huge pet peeve of mine. I love dogs, but I have a feeling if I went walking into a store with my 200 lb Great Dane, or my 70 lb Siberian Husky, I would get the boot really fast.

Yes my dogs might look "scarier" then someone's Bichon Frise or Pug, but they are all DOGS. NOT babies, not kids who cant be left alone, they are DOGS.

And dogs of any breed (unless service animals) should not be allowed in stores or restaurants!

I dont want to put my kid in a basket that your dog just licked or worse in.

And NO, carrying the dog in your purse or dog carrier does not make a difference.

No Shirts
No Shoes
No Animals
No Service!

Ok getting off my soap box now. This is just one that really makes me angry. Ever since I went to put my infant son's cart cover on a shopping cart & someone else stopped me telling me she just saw some woman's dog poop in another cart & all the employee did was wipe it off with a paper towel & put it back with the rest! EEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW! And ever since then I have been paraniod, even with a cart cover, to let my son go in a cart!

_queenie_
04-12-2008, 11:40 AM
This by far is my biggest pet peeve. I HATE dog people. I don't mind dogs but I can't stand the people who think that everyone should love and adore there dog like they do so they take it everywhere. PLEASE IT'S A DOG NOT A PERSON!!!!! I had a friend who when she hit the empty nest stage got a Papion and carried it everywhere!! :scared1: She even brought it to my house unannounced when she came to visit for 3 days. Then couldn't understand why I was upset. I haven't mentioned that at the time I had 2 cats and a child with autism. She couldn't understand why my DD with Autism was sooooo wound up? Lets just say we had a long talk about it and then before she came the next time I sent and e-mail. She finally got the idea and hasn't brought the dog again.

I feel quite similar, though I don't necessarily HATE dog people, they just drive me insane! :laughing: We don't have dogs because we have so many allergies, but I do enjoy other peoples' dogs so to speak. The one thing I can't stand though is when people think a dog is a substituite for a child. It's your own choice whether or not to have children, but please people if you want to have a "baby" to push around in a stroller please have/adopt an actual baby! :confused3

Some friends of ours have two yellow labs whom they treat like children. Everyday Avery and Ruby go to daycare and their picture is even on their Christmas card. They talk about them they way I talk about my children, maybe even more frequently saying "Oh, you would not believe what Ruby did today..." To top it all off, here's exactly what they say on their answering machine, "You've reached the home of (their names), Avery and Ruby (last name). We're not home right now, if you'd like to leave a message for anyone of us please wait until after the beep. Thank You!" :rotfl2:

Has anyone here seen the movie Best in Show? It's a must watch if you haven't, an absolute riot about "dog people".

brittsmum1998
04-12-2008, 12:20 PM
We were at the Osborne Lights the week of Thanksgiving and my friend pointed out the "carriage" It looked SOMEWHAT like a baby carriage but had netting attached. There was a dog!!! inside. The only reason she thought to look was because her neighbor at home has one and walks her dog in it. I couldn't believe there was a dog at the Disney Studios. This was definately NOT a service dog.

jpeka65844
04-12-2008, 12:54 PM
Last week we went to Panera Bread for lunch and the woman in front of me had her dog in her large purse with it's head sticking out! A RESTAURANT!?!??!:confused3 The employees didn't say anything to her and other customers were oogling her cute pooch... but I was appalled.

I hope it pooped in her purse. Would've served her right.

jpeka65844
04-12-2008, 12:59 PM
There's no such thing as paperwork proving a dog is a service animal (you can get such a thing, but it's NOT a requirement), and what you asked her is illegal. Your store was VERY lucky she didn't go after you guys (sounds like it wasn't a true service dog, thank goodness) b/c asking such questions is not OK under the ADA. (nor should it be, and please note that I have moved OUT of a building b/c of a woman absolutely cheating the system with big scary untrained possessive protective (of the whole building) "service dogs" that she never took with her...I researched it to see if there was anything I could do, but ultimately I'm glad the ADA is strong for the people who need it, even though there are sneaks that get by)

I would also think (but I tend to assume the BEST about people) that people who truly need a service dog are NOT going to abuse the system. They'll use the animal within the confines of the specifications. Plus, I would also think that a service animal has had enough obediance training to NOT sit on a table, NOT bark, in general NOT misbehave. I've personally never seen an out of control, legitimate service dog. I doubt they exist....

I'm guessing that most people who whine about their "baby" being a service animal aren't ones who really need one. What do they say about where there's smoke, there's fire?

And are you saying that it's against the law for an establishment to ASK if a service dog is legitimate???

hildarumpole
04-12-2008, 01:26 PM
The mother of one of DS14's classmates constantly has her dog with her. It sits on her lap while she drives, she lets it loose in the school, and she's even taken it in to local businesses. Recently I noticed these businesses have put up signs on the front doors forbidding animals, except for service animals. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Shih-tzu's aren't generally trained to be service animals. The dog is so ill behaved. It runs wild, yapping non-stop. If anyone complains, she says she can't control him and isn't he cute? :confused3 He might be cute, but his behavior isn't and neither is hers.

dogluva
04-12-2008, 01:52 PM
Oh, this happened to me at CVS today. I am a HUGE dog person and have two myself. However, I wouldn't even think about bringing them to a pharmacy! I turned to her and said " I wonder if I could bring my shepard in here?" she said "probably not". I let it go at that. Just because your dog is cute it does not belong in CVS! The cashier was annoyed and said she had to find out the policy on dogs in stores.

dogluva
04-12-2008, 01:57 PM
This by far is my biggest pet peeve. I HATE dog people. I don't mind dogs but I can't stand the people who think that everyone should love and adore there dog like they do so they take it everywhere. PLEASE IT'S A DOG NOT A PERSON!!!!! I had a friend who when she hit the empty nest stage got a Papion and carried it everywhere!! :scared1: She even brought it to my house unannounced when she came to visit for 3 days. Then couldn't understand why I was upset. I haven't mentioned that at the time I had 2 cats and a child with autism. She couldn't understand why my DD with Autism was sooooo wound up? Lets just say we had a long talk about it and then before she came the next time I sent and e-mail. She finally got the idea and hasn't brought the dog again.


You hate me?? I am a "dog person" and I would never bring a dog into a store. I find this kind of harsh but I do agree with you, dogs are dogs, not humans (as much as I love my dogs).

ellenmiele
04-12-2008, 02:19 PM
We were at the Osborne Lights the week of Thanksgiving and my friend pointed out the "carriage" It looked SOMEWHAT like a baby carriage but had netting attached. There was a dog!!! inside. The only reason she thought to look was because her neighbor at home has one and walks her dog in it. I couldn't believe there was a dog at the Disney Studios. This was definately NOT a service dog.

I saw a dog in a stroller at WDW once - I think it was a chihuahua. And it was wearing a little vest that said "service dog" on it. I'm not really sure what type of "service" it was doing. It was awfully cute and I will confess that I love dogs and maybe it really was a service dog but it was causing many, many raised eyebrows among the WDW guests.

HelenePA
04-12-2008, 02:29 PM
To top it all off, here's exactly what they say on their answering machine, "You've reached the home of (their names), Avery and Ruby (last name). We're not home right now, if you'd like to leave a message for anyone of us please wait until after the beep. Thank You!" :rotfl2: .

I dare you, No make that DOUBLE DOG DARE you to call and leave a message just for the dogs :lmao: I'm going shopping at walmart tonight maybe I should bring my small dog with me?? how about cats? can I bring those along too??

The only place I take my dog is when we go for a walk around the lake. They are welcome there as long as I clean up her poop. :rolleyes1

_queenie_
04-12-2008, 03:54 PM
I dare you, No make that DOUBLE DOG DARE you to call and leave a message just for the dogs :lmao:

:rotfl2:

That's a good idea, I can't believe we've never thought of that! :lmao: I started laughing when I read this. Sometime when they're away we really have to do that, maybe we'll use my DS's phone so they don't know it's us. I already have some ideas:

idea #1 "Hello, I'm calling from American Express. Avery (last name) has been pre-approved for a new gold card, canine edition. There are lots of perks, including a gold rubber toy just for applying, and a dog bed after the first purchase. Please call 1-800-DOG-AMEX"
idea #2 "Hi this is your new neighbor from down the street. I saw that you have a two labs, boy and girl I'm guessing. I have two Golden Retirevers myself and I was wondering if we could hook up for a playdate, I'll try calling again. How does next weekend sound? Mine go to daycare so weekdays don't work, talk to you soon!"

...Or something along those lines! :rotfl:

ksumn1
04-12-2008, 04:16 PM
I managed a Subway and had a gentlemen who tried to bring his dog (a Pomeranian) in while we were in the middle of a Health Department inspection. I very politely told him that dogs other than service animals were not allowed. He yelled and cursed at me and called me a dog hater, all the while trying to push past me into the store. I told him I would gladly make his food, and bring it and his change to him in an attempt to pacify him. He continued cursing me and the health inspector (a very nice guy about the size of a linebacker) came to see what the fuss was about. He told the gentleman and myself very firmly that if the dogl were brought inside the store I would fail my inspection. Something about possible food and dining area contamination from the fecal matter that the dog could unwittingly carry in with them. The ONLY exception was service animals to comply with ADA accessability laws.

I also agree that people who treat their dogs like babies or children have every right to do so. However, keep in mind that not everyone feels the same way, and considering how severe of a reaction that can occur if an allergic person comes near the dog, I agree with stores that don't allow pets.

My Dmom and I had an argument about this 2 weeks ago. She brought her little chihuah in my house with her and sat her on the couch. I told her either the dog could go, they could both go or she was going to vaccume my couch for me....she got mad and left. Hey, I like the dog...at her house, not mine :rolleyes1

kaytieeldr
04-12-2008, 04:29 PM
And are you saying that it's against the law for an establishment to ASK if a service dog is legitimate??? A violation of the ADA, yes. But they can legitimately ask what service/s the animal provides. "She licks the crumbs" probably isn't a valid service dog duty in a restaurant, which employs people to clear the tables.

Merriwind
04-12-2008, 06:47 PM
When I worked at Denny's we had one woman bring a toy sized terrier in and insist that we allow the dog ON the table because she claimed he was a service dog. She didn't have any paperwork and when asked what the dog did she said he helped keep her clean by licking up the crumbs.:headache:

There's no such thing as paperwork proving a dog is a service animal (you can get such a thing, but it's NOT a requirement), and what you asked her is illegal. Your store was VERY lucky she didn't go after you guys (sounds like it wasn't a true service dog, thank goodness) b/c asking such questions is not OK under the ADA.

And are you saying that it's against the law for an establishment to ASK if a service dog is legitimate???

From the ADA website:

"Businesses may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask what tasks the animal has been trained to perform, but cannot require special ID cards for the animal or ask about the person's disability."

http://www.ada.gov/svcanimb.htm

melancholywings, I think you asked exactly what is allowed by law. I can't see how licking crumbs off of a table in a restaurant qualifies as a service that the animal has been trained to provide a disabled person. Some people...:confused3

HelenePA
04-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Okay freaky scary thing happened to me at my local pet supply store. I went at 8pm. They use to close at 9pm but apparently in the last week they changed their time. Their open sign was still on. The 2 ladies who i've seen weekly for the past 3 years smiled at me when they saw me coming to the door. I go to open it and dear lord almighty 2 dogs charged me. One a massive pitt bull the other a small boxer. OMG I thought so this is how it all ends buying dog food at a pet place. The lady yells we're closed... well I'm sorry your open sign was still on and your door was still unlocked how silly of me not to think you were closed!! So I'm standing there holding the door shut (ya know the double glass type ones that open outward) she's standing there laughing at me!! While this freaking 150 pound dog is jumping opening the door. I can't just leave because if I let go of that door he's gonna come out and get me.. finally she stops laughing and holds the dog. I just look at her in amazement she goes back to laughing!! OMG. I run as fast as I can to my car 10 ft away. I got in and started crying. I dont know if I can ever go there again. I can't even complain because those people were the owners!!!!!!! Why oh why oh why... Its all most 2 hours later and I'm still shaking. I've never been charged at by a dog before!!

JuneChickie
04-12-2008, 10:01 PM
Okay freaky scary thing happened to me at my local pet supply store. I went at 8pm. They use to close at 9pm but apparently in the last week they changed their time. Their open sign was still on. The 2 ladies who i've seen weekly for the past 3 years smiled at me when they saw me coming to the door. I go to open it and dear lord almighty 2 dogs charged me. One a massive pitt bull the other a small boxer. OMG I thought so this is how it all ends buying dog food at a pet place. The lady yells we're closed... well I'm sorry your open sign was still on and your door was still unlocked how silly of me not to think you were closed!! So I'm standing there holding the door shut (ya know the double glass type ones that open outward) she's standing there laughing at me!! While this freaking 150 pound dog is jumping opening the door. I can't just leave because if I let go of that door he's gonna come out and get me.. finally she stops laughing and holds the dog. I just look at her in amazement she goes back to laughing!! OMG. I run as fast as I can to my car 10 ft away. I got in and started crying. I dont know if I can ever go there again. I can't even complain because those people were the owners!!!!!!! Why oh why oh why... Its all most 2 hours later and I'm still shaking. I've never been charged at by a dog before!!



:scared1:

kelma
04-12-2008, 10:17 PM
I hope you folks never travel outside the US.

Bringing your dog everyplace with you is an accepted part of the culture in a lot of places. So while you sit a dinner so does Fido. While you shop so does Fido.....


Actually, I've travelled extensively through Western Europe and lived for a short time in England. Granted, it has been a few years now, but I did not find it commonplace to find dogs in restaurants etc. - now smoking that's another story :upsidedow

I really, really love animals, but I think it's disgusting and unfair to anyone who might have allergies to have a dog in a restaurant or sitting in a child seat at a store :scared1:

Just my 2 cents..