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Outing Opportunities For SDiT’s Who Aren’t Ready For Full Public Access

It can sometimes be difficult to find places to take Service Dogs in Training (SDiT’s). Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of stores and restaurants, in both the United States and Canada, who have confirmed to Anything Pawsable that they indeed welcome SDiT’s.

Below you will see a “verified” and “unverified” list of stores and restaurants that welcome Service Dogs in Training (SDiT’s) in both the United States and Canada (we have also created a printable version, available at the bottom of this article, for you to have on hand for outings). The “verified” list includes stores and restaurants that have confirmed to Anything Pawsable that they welcome SDiT’s, whereas the “unverified” list are stores and restaurants that are rumored to welcome SDiT’s, but have not confirmed to Anything Pawsable that this is the case (we will continue to update). You may also download our printable version.

All of these stores and restaurants explained that SDiT’s must be wearing a vest which indicates that they are in training, be leashed and may be asked to leave if they are severely misbehaved and/or causing harm to other patrons of the store or restaurant. Please remember that you are representing all Service Dogs and SDiT’s when you enter a public place, therefore be respectful of these locations, the other patrons and your service dog peers.

United States (Verified) 

A Dog In Strand Books

A dog making sure he doesn’t get left behind in Strand Books

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Home Goods
  • Marshalls
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Starbucks
  • Nordstrom
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Michaels
  • Lazy Dogs Restaurants and Bars (Patio Only) * Check out their Dog Menu here
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Shake Shack (A majority are dog-friendly, however call your local Shake Shack to confirm) * Check out their Dog Menu here
  • Tractor Supply Company (Please note that this is not the same as TSC stores in Canada)
  • Urban Outfitters (Only locations not located in malls)
  • Half Price Books (A majority are dog-friendly, however call your local store to confirm)
  • Rock & Brews (Except those located in airports, casinos or arenas)
  • Strand Books (Note: Ask for treats kept behind the main floor registers)
Service Dog in Training

A SDiT should be wearing a vest to indicate that they are in training when they are in public (Photo Credit: S Hoko via Flickr)

Canada (Verified)

  • Winners
  • HomeSense
  • Marshalls
  • Starbucks
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Michaels
  • Nordstrom
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Chapters/Indigo/Coles

United States & Canada (Unverified) 

  • Saks Fifth Avenue

    A SDiT ready for his outing

  • Gander Mountain
  • Academy
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Ross
  • Sephora
  • Ann Taylor
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Hallmark
  • Home Depot
  • Pottery Barn
  • Macy’s
  • Baja Fresh Chipotle
  • Lush Cosmetics
  • Restoration Hardware
  • The Gap
  • Bloomingdales
  • Anthropologie
  • Free People
  • Footlocker
  • Bebe
  • Old Navy
  • Apple Stores
  • PetsMart
  • Pet Co.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Panera Bread
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Olive Garden
  • Applebee’s
  • JoAnn Fabrics
  • Lumber Liquidators


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Note: Featured Image by S.Hoko via Flickr


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