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Default Non-Service Dogs in Grocery Stores

On Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:02:51 AM UTC-5, Dave Smith wrote:
> On 2021-06-13 8:26 a.m., Gary wrote:
> > On 6/12/2021 7:22 PM, cshenk wrote:
> >> 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 seen it here. Our folks are a bit more saavy on such and do not
> >> allow them in. Randomly though you do hear of emotional support
> >> animals causing problems at the beach. Gary may know if it's common.

> >
> > I did see a "service dog" in my beach Harris Teeter grocery store about
> > 6 months ago. I talked with the woman for a few minutes too. Nice lady,
> > nice little furry (fur over eyes) white dog.
> >
> > Note: it wasn't some official service dog. That's what she was calling
> > it. lol
> >
> > I had no problem with the dog in the store but others might have.

> Not everyone likes to have dog hair on their fresh produce or seeing dog
> shit or **** on the floors. I love dogs, but I don't want them around
> my food.

How much fun would it be to have a dog whistle, and when you see someone
with a non-service dog, discreetly blow it, and get the dog all riled up. Miss
legally blonde would be clueless as to why her little pookie was acting up.