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Where's the Craziest Place You've Toted A Pet?

Where's the Craziest Place You've Toted A Pet?

Now North is def a seasoned traveler and, I'll admit, I've toted him maaaany places that he probably shouldn't have gone. Oops! From class to the library to restaurants, my dog is shockingly calm inside a carrier prompting me to bring him along whenever possible. I know I'm not the only one who does this – just last Sunday as I was having coffee at a café, I spotted a guy with a chihuahua on his lap (mostly hidden under a sweater, under the table). Now my pet peeking eyes may be better trained than most, but when I see those telltale mesh vents or side zippers, I always try to spot fur inside. What about you? Have you stealth mode snuck your pet anywhere – I wanna hear all about it in your comments below!

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CupOFDog CupOFDog 8 years
My dogs have been EVERYWHERE. Restaurants, grocery stores, the emergency room in a hospital...the list goes on. I have started leaving them home more now that I have two, but I'll plan trips with them and bring them with me whenever I can!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
We've taken Harper in Ace Hardware a few times. I'll have to check on the Blockbuster since we are in there a lot.
Katydid620 Katydid620 8 years
I try to take my girl Mae everywhere I can. We have been asked to leave a few places but alot of stores really don't mind. The rite-aid has made her their official mascot and said they should get her alittle rite-aid vest. The one place I did bring her and know I shouldn't have was Costco. We were away visiting in NC and were throwing my sister a bridal shower and it was almost 100 degrees out. I had noone to leave her with and would NEVER have left her in the car with that heat so I figured I'd try it. I put her in the cart and noone said a word. By the time we were done shopping there were so many groceries in the cart you couldn't even see her anymore...
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
I wonder if you all know that Sacs 5th Avenue is a dog friendly environment. (All of them, not just the one near me!) So if your Saks is attached to a mall the mall needs to be dog friendly as well. Which makes affordable shopping with poochies much easier. I've seen people bring goldens and other large dogs in...its fantastic! Gotta love Saks!
missaudreyjean missaudreyjean 8 years
The best part about Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto is that everyone takes their dogs through the mall. It's mostly an outdoor shopping center but it's certainly not uncommon to see a cute lil' pooch trotting through Bloomingdales.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
And unless you're sitting outside at a restaurant or coffee shop, it's not very polite. Some people have horrible allergies, and just like you wouldn't want someone blowing smoke in your direction, you shouldn't take your pet somewhere where other people will be forced to deal with their dander and hair.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
As much as I love Ladybird, I know it is inappropriate to bring any kind of animal into a supermarket - it's like bringing a 6 year-old to an R-rated movie! I watched a woman bring her chihuaha into a grocery store and it peed in the fruit section. Um, hello?! How inconsiderate is that! So I have a solid rule to not bring my doxie anywhere she's not welcome. I know ya'll love your pets, but I think you need to consider the petless too - nobody wants dog hair with their bananas and turkey!
natbot natbot 8 years
I've taken my small rat terrier on a horse-drawn trolley ride, as well as into a planetarium (received permission first). He loves Menards (it's like a Home Depot), but each store is independently run so some have "NO PETS ALLOWED" signs on their front doors, while others are welcoming of dogs (one made him ride in a shopping cart). Since my dog weighs 18+ pounds, he's too heavy to put in a tote. But he's a wonderful walking & running dog who is excellent on his leash. I love him so much & wish I could bring him EVERYWHERE! (The funniest is when he comes into the ladies room with me & surprises people, teehee). He loves outdoor rock concerts & patios at fast food restaurants. It's so rewarding to hear strangers compliment how well-behaved he is, especially compared to people's human children!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
My beagle is too big to tote around in my purse, of course. So I don't get to take her everywhere with me, although I'd love nothing more. I only really take her into PetCo and Pet Supermarket, but she'll ride with me to places like the drive-thru pharmacy and bank because they'll give her treats. I did take her once to a concert, but it was a fundraising event for a no-kill shelter. There was a celebrity dog wash there too and my beagle embarrassed me by sniffing a midget's butt. Oops. Once the big headline act started up, we had to leave because it was SO LOUD that she started shaking! Considering that the place was filled with dogs, you would think they would be more considerate of the dogs and their leetle eardrums!
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
I took my kitten, Sunshine, into PetCo with me :) She was a little scared but a lot of people wanted to pet her. She was definitely a big hit.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 8 years
I wish I could take my Roxy to work. She'd make it so much more enjoyable for me. I think I'm going to convice my boss to allow it.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
School completely by accident. My old cat Libby loved to get into bags and my art school bag was huge. It held a 18"x20" sketch pad and my art box in separate pockets. It was a backpack sort of thing. Well I packed it and put it on, I was running late for class - got to figure drawing and out the bag to take out my art box and there was my huge calico cat Libby. I was shocked but happily surprised. She sat next to me for a bit. I waited until my instructor took attendance then I pointed out that my cat had hitched a ride to class and asked if I could take her back home really quick. The instructor thought we should have the model hold my cat instead. But Calicos are not fond of people they do not know (at least mine wasn't), so that didn't work out to well and I got permission to take Libby back home. From that point on I had to check my art bag and make sure Libby hadn't crawled in.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 8 years
Chicago is pretty pet friendly and you can take a dog to almost any restaurant that has an outdoor patio.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I've taken B-Bop to lots of stores and stuff, especially when he was smaller. Next week our theater is having a dogie movie night to raise money for a therapy dog place. They play 101 dalmations, have a doggy food stand and human treats. Tickets are $12 and I'm excited! It might be madness, but it'l be fun!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
My Oliver is a complete Mama's boy, and the only place he likes to go is to the groomer. Somewhere in his past history (he's a rescue) he learned to fear men and strangers. He is getting comfortable with my Mom when she visits, though. But he is by far happiest when he is home with me.
carmennovia carmennovia 8 years
Guinness is my mini chocolate/peanut butter doxie. He has come everywhere with us in his Sherpa bag -- to work on the Broadway line subway in NYC, to Chicago and Florida for vacations, to NJ and Long Island beaches, to weddings and funerals (he has a white bow tie on a black velvet band), to New Years Eve parties, to the ONE party sponsored for Bono's wife's clothing line at the end of Fashion Week last February, sneaking in restaurants, movie theatres (he started to cry at the end of King Kong and we took him out) on a ferry to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake; to rehab homes (PT, not substance abuse) to visit friends recovering from falls, strokes, to chemo treatments and shoe shopping on Columbus Avenue. He loves window shopping and is very good at stopping in front of the book store, health food store, shoe stores . . . now we got him a girl friend, Chocolate Luv Affair, and they travel in a pair, but less frequently : ( ah; the good life....
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
The better questions is where haven't I brought my dogs!!! We live in a very dog friendly area. There is a local outdoor shopping area near us that is dog friendly. I have actually been allowed to bring my dogs in the stores and let them walk around on their own (leash dragging of course!!) William's Sonoma of all places insisted on it and even had dog treats ready and waiting for them. At first I was a bit hesitant to let them roam, now its second nature!! They are truly shopping dogs!! (They like the apple store the best, their treats are better!!!)
wren1 wren1 8 years
The Blockbusters near me allows dogs, so I bring mine there. I've snuck him into bookstores, convenience stores, a grocery store, a few no dogs allowed hotels. My bf is convinced that I could get him into a movie. I'd be scared, though, that if I got caught I'd have to miss the movie :)
lilyofthewest lilyofthewest 8 years
The better question is where hasn't she been? I don't take her to class (usually) or to places like the doctors office or such but she's been to the grocery store, the mall, restaurants, shopping, a few museums and so on... Really she goes everywhere with me, unless it's clearly obvious that it would be better for her to stay at home. She comes to concerts and out of town festivals but usually because she doesn't like being boarded and the time she'd be in her crate is way too long if I left her at home (the drive there and back can be upwards of four hours each way) BUT she does have a pair of the doggy earphones that they make for dogs that ride in planes often.
Summer-Blossom Summer-Blossom 8 years
I took my toy poodle to my school library just before I graduated to return books. He was a puppy and inside a bag. I offered the librarian to leave him at the entrance but she said it'd be fine as long as he remained inside the bag and quiet. He was such a cutie!
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 8 years
GigglyGirl- I have personally taken my dog to Home Depot many times over the past several years :) They are dog friendly for sure. I've also seen lots of other people with dogs in there. And my dog is 80 pounds.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
GigglyGirl- I wouldn't be surprised! Just recently I learned that our new Best Buy is dog friendly! Weird! Brando is pretty hard to tote anywhere he doesn't belong since he's nearly 50 lbs now, but I have snuck him onto the studio lot that I work on from time to time as they have a strict no dog policy. Sometimes I just want to take him to work with me, though, so I give him a treat on the floor of the backseat when I drive through the entrance :-P
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 8 years
Kasey is too big to sneak anywhere (8 months and 55 pounds!), but I would if I could. Yesterday a co-worker told me you were allowed to bring dogs into Lowes and Home Depot. Does anyone know if this is really true?
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
Coffee shop, restaurant, some shops... ;) but in fact I don't hide her (and I'd not be able too as she's a pit bull! LOL) but ask the owner of the place if I can come with her! ;)
mnp mnp 8 years
I took Fuji into the supermarket once. I know it's the worst's unhygienic and etc. I had to because it was scorching hot outside and I had to run into the supermarket.
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