Looking at those sad eyes before you close the door and leave to do some shopping is heartbreaking. The good news is that there’s plenty of dog friendly shops that you can visit with your pooch, meaning you won’t have to leave them behind, tie them up outside or worst of all, leave them in the car.
Here are some of our favourite dog friendly shops:
John Lewis pride themselves on being very family orientated, and now they extend that to our canine companions. This tail-wagging re-tail store has opened its doors to dogs across the UK! Well behaved dogs must be on a fixed lead at all times unless they are being carried.
Following a successful pilot at two locations, Wilko is now welcoming dogs inside 248 stores across the UK. That’s right, you can enjoy dog friendly shopping together while picking out some great products. Click here for a full list of dog friendly Wilko stores.
Whether you’re creating crafts, making decorations or designing your next pupfluencer outfit, this is the perfect place to pick up bits and pieces. We especially love the dog coat patterns and dog-shaped cookie cutters they sell here. They love welcoming our furry pals across all stores so long as they’re kept on a lead.
Dogs are welcome in all Seasalt stores across the UK. Not only do they do a lovely range of clothing for women and an amazing selection of gifts. They even have their own collection of accessories for our furry friends including bandanas and cosy blankets. These are all selected by their in-house quality testing pooch Pepé the Cockapoo. They sometimes have some treats behind the tills too!
Yes, you heard correctly! Our favourite book store is more than happy to welcome well-behaved dogs into their store. Not only do they sell books, but they have a wide range of gifts, games and lush stationery pieces. They have something for everyone!
Most Apple stores will happily welcome our well-behaved pups, whether you’re visiting the genius or perusing the products.
Mountain Warehouse will welcome your pooch with open arms – even if they have muddy paws. Here you can pick up some perfect gifts for the adventurer in your life, or some tail-wagging dog walking gear. They also sell some lovely dog accessories too – so, while you’re there you can pick up a gift or two for the pooch!
The staff here, love to welcome our urban pups through the door, with complimentary belly rubs of course. Whether you’re after some trendy pieces of clothing or a quirky selection of gifts – this place has it all.
Fat Face again is a well-known dog friendly shop. They’re very welcoming to our four legged friends. They have something for everyone with cosy knits, slippers and pyjama sets.
For stylish clothing, accessories, homewares and gift shop, this well-known dog friendly shop is the place to be. Dog’s are welcome in all White Stuff shops – perfect for that fashion fix.
Well behaved dogs are allowed on leads in-store and allowed in the outdoor patio areas of the restaurant. They even supply fresh drinking water via a Dog Drinking Station.
Dogs are always welcome here. This place has the most perfect gifts in fashion, homeware and furniture! You may even find a couple of gorg’ gifts for the dog lover in your life.
Outlets and Shopping Centres
Dogs are allowed in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend, and are even welcome into 46 stores. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the high street with up to 60% off and unbeatable discounts all year round from brands like Ted Baker, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
Cheshire Oaks – Ellesmere Port
Owned by the same friendly faces at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Dogs are welcome in 90% of the shops on-site here, and each includes a purple paw sticker on the front of the shop to say if they are dog friendly. We definitely advise plenty of time, because the shop staff love dogs and happily fuss dogs every place you visit.
The majority of shops in Liverpool ONE are also dog friendly. Shops include HMV, Waterstones, All Saints, Levi’s and Office! There’s also a handy water station for puppers to hydrate!
Plenty more places to enjoy
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Canine Code for Dog friendly Shopping
- Always keep your dog on a lead.
- Check whether there are restrictions in certain areas of the store.
- Have a small dog? Consider carrying them around or using a carrier to prevent being caught underfoot on a busy shop floor or market.
- Nobody knows your dog better than you, so consider how sociable your dog is and whether or not they will be comfortable walking through the retail jungle. If they are nervous about certain situations, particularly other humans and dogs then it’s probably best to leave them at home where they feel most comfortable. Click here to read our blogs about nervous dogs in dog friendly places.
- Be respectful of other shoppers and staff, not everyone is going to love dogs as much as we do.
- Be aware of other dogs in the store. If you meet another dog, always approach them slowly, calmly and quietly and give them as much space as possible.