We often go and take our dogs to Lowe’s home improvement. Yes, dog owners are allowed to bring their dogs while shopping at Lowe’s. In this article, we’ll explore Lowe’s official dog policy and provide some helpful tips on taking your dog to a Lowe’s store.
Can I Bring My Dog To Lowe’s?
What Is Lowe’s Official Pet Policy?
It’s difficult to find Lowe’s official pet policy. You would think they would have it on their main website, but their pet policy is not listed there either. However, we obtained clarification when we asked a Lowe’s customer service representative.
Lowe’s pet policy states that the store allows service animals and other pets in their stores.
Official Lowe’s Dog Policy Vary By Location
Even though Lowe’s allows dogs, this may not be the case for all locations. Whether a Lowe’s store is dog-friendly will depend on the store management. It is advisable to call the store before bringing your dog to a Lowe’s store to avoid any potential issues.
Take Note: Only service dogs are permitted in all store locations.
What Should You Do If You Want To Bring Your Dog To Lowe’s?
5 Tips For Taking Your Dog To Lowe’s
1. Call Ahead and Check the Lowe’s location Pet Policy
As a reminder, based on Lowe’s pet policy, different Lowe’s locations may have different rules regarding allowing dogs in their stores. it is a good idea to check the specific Lowe’s store location by calling the store manager and confirming their dog-friendly policy.
2. Potty Manners
Be a responsible pet owner and ensure your dog is relieved before entering the store. Always remember to bring potty essentials such as poop bags and dog wipes. If your dog has a potty accident, make sure to clean it up.
3. Leash Etiquette
It is important to keep your dog on a leash at all times and use a proper leash. Sometimes, a shorter leash is ideal for better control. We do not recommend using a retractable leash as it can cause hazards, especially in crowded stores.
4. Mindful of Your Dog’s Comfort
Lowe’s can be crowded and may not be ideal for your dog, so try to come during less busy times. However, when you visit and the store is crowded, be attentive to your dog’s behavior at all times. It is important to prioritize your dog’s comfort and safety.
5. Be Considerate Of Lowe’s Employees and Fellow Customers
Not everyone loves dogs, so while shopping it is important to be aware of others around you and keep your dog close to you.
Keep in mind, someone might ask to pet your dog, and do not hesitate to say no. If you agree to let someone pet your dog, make sure your dog has proper obedience manners for greetings.
Every time we go to Lowe’s, many people cannot help but ask to pet our golden retriever dogs. We often agree but have them wait until our dogs are in their correct obedience greeting sit-and-stay position. We always ensure that our dogs exhibit good behavior.
Can I Put My Dog In A Shopping Cart At Lowe’s?
No, a shopping cart is intended only for purchasing goods and not for accommodating your dog. Your dog must be leashed or carried if it is a small dog.
Main Reason: Why Dog Owners Take Their Dog To Lowe’s
Many dog owners find Lowe’s to be a great place to train their dogs. During our time at Lowe’s, we have also witnessed dog trainers, dog rescue volunteers, and a puppy raisers for guide dogs conducting dog obedience training.
When we go to Lowe’s we shop while practicing loose leash walking and important dog obedience commands such as sit, down, wait, stay, and leave it.
Sharing Your Dog’s Photo Visiting Lowe’s
Also on Lowe’s Instagram social media account, they feature dogs and invite others to tag their account plus use their official hashtag #DogsOfLowes during their furry friend Lowe’s visit for a chance to be featured on their social channels.
Other Dog Friendly Home Improvement Store
Home Depot is another popular home improvement store we shop and take our dog. In our area, most of the Home Depot is no longer accepting dogs other than service animals. There’s a Home Depot location (about 12 miles) that we love that still welcomes dogs to shop with their owners.
Taking Your Dog At Lowe’s
We love that some Lowe’s locations are dog-friendly. It’s wonderful to be able to take our well-behaved dogs shopping while enhancing their obedience manners.
It is important to remember that bringing your furry friend to a Lowe’s store is a special privilege. Always respect Lowe’s store policy. While shopping with your dog, be a responsible pet owner and be considerate towards your dog and fellow customers.