Find pet-friendly shopping malls, stores, outlet centers, and dining and entertainment complexes where pets are welcome
Many shopping centers in the U.S. allow your dog to accompany you while you shop. In some states, dogs are not only permitted but welcomed with amenities, such as dog comfort stations, doggie drinking fountains, dog parks, yappy hours and other dog-centric events. Most outdoor malls allow well-behaved dogs on a leash in the common areas, while some stores allow dogs on a leash or in a carrier to come inside. Before taking your pet to a shopping mall, please keep these tips in mind:
When deciding to bring your pet into a public environment, please be sure that he or she is properly socialized and able to interact with other animals.
Learn the rules of the shopping center when it comes to bringing along your pet. If you’re not sure if a store is dog-friendly, please call ahead of time or ask permission before entering the store.
Always keep your dog on a leash or in a carrier, and never leave your pet unattended.