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Default Non-Service Dogs in Grocery Stores

On 2021-06-12 10:30 a.m., US Janet wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:31:02 -0500, 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

> I haven't seen dogs in supermarkets.......... Except occasionally in
> Costco there will be a Service Dog in Training.

I have no problem with genuine service dogs or services dogs in
training. I do have issues with people taking their dogs into grocery
stores and restaurants when what they really need is a dolly or a teddy
bear. Here is how some of them get qualified. Note the usual special
deal. It is usually $250 but it is now (still) on special for $199. "You
get a vest with embroidered Service Dog Patches; (1) Personalized Wallet
card, (1) personalized metal collar tag and a booklet of information on
how to work with your dog in public."