Holiday shopping is already underway and you might find yourself leaving your dog at home more than usual to shop for everyone on your list. If this leaves you feeling guilty, consider taking your dog shopping with you. Did you know that many large retailers have policies that allow well-behaved dogs in stores? Before you go, make sure your dog will be at ease around crowds and children. Be prepared for accidents, and keep your dog's physical needs in mind. If she's getting tired and stressed, it's time to go.

    As a general guideline, outdoor malls and markets, stores with outdoor sections (like hardware stores), and pet suppliers are a safe bet and a good place to start. Dogs are not allowed in areas where food is served and prepared. Know that rules may vary by location, and stores may require dogs to stay in your cart, so give them a call if you aren't sure.

    Below is a list of 50 of the biggest retailers that have dog-friendly locations:

    Apparel

    • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • American Apparel
    • Anthropologie
    • Banana Republic
    • Foot Locker
    • Free People
    • GAP
    • Macy's
    • Nordstrom
    • Old Navy
    • Saks Fifth Avenue
    • Talbots
    • Tiffany & Company
    • Urban Outfitters

    Beauty

    • Bath & Body Works
    • Lush
    • Sephora

    Books and Gifts

    • Barnes & Noble
    • Half Price Books
    • Hallmark
    • Hobby Lobby
    • Michaels

    Department Stores

    • Bloomingdale’s
    • Marshall's
    • Ross Stores
    • TJ Maxx
    • Walmart

    Hardware

    • Ace Hardware
    • Auto Zone
    • Home Depot
    • Lowe's
    • Rural King Supply
    • Tractor Supply Company

    Home Furnishing

    • Bed Bath and Beyond
    • Container Store
    • Crate & Barrel
    • Home Goods
    • Kirkland Home Store
    • Pottery Barn
    • West Elm

    Outdoor/Sporting

    • Academy Sports & Outdoors
    • Athleta
    • Bass Pro
    • Cabela's
    • Camping World
    • City Sports
    • Orvis
    • Patagonia
    • Sportsman’s Warehouse

    Technology

    • Apple

    Do you have any photos of your pup joining you for a fun day of shopping? Share them with us on social media!

    Topics: Dog Fun