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Default Non-Service Dogs in Grocery Stores

On 6/11/2021 6:31 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
> Is this just an Austin, Texas phenomenon, or do a lot of people in
> other states take their obviously non-service dogs into grocery
> stores too?
> Some dogs sit in carts or the baby seats, some get blankets to make
> them comfy, some are being clutched to chests, some peek out of
> purses, and even others are on 8-14 foot leashes - sometimes 2 or 3
> wide at a time in the aisles so nobody can get past them. And any
> number of them can be barking, yapping, or growling at other
> customers or dogs at any given time.
> Is this just as common in others cities and states? Do you or
> somebody you know take your non-service dog into a grocery store?
> Why?
> -sw

Never in eastern Ohio. Very, very rarely have I seen a very tiny dog in
a purse around Pittsburgh, but it's always quite. Service dogs are a
rare sight around here also. Some small/private stores will allow
friends/customers to bring a dog in, or have their own dog there, but
never a chain store, big-box store, or a grocery store.