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Area Dog Friendly Businesses

6/10/2019
This list is compiled of dog-friendly businesses that have confirmed they allow pets but always check with businesses first if you have any concerns, as they may have updated their policies.
If there are any businesses on this list that should not be or if any should be added, please email allisonk@sfhumanesociety.com.

Indoors

  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Buffalo Ridge Brewing
  • Campbell's
  • Coffea
  • Dakota Snow/Sub Zero Desserts
  • Earthwise Pet Supply
  • Fogie's Liquor
  • HD Detailing
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • Home Goods
  • Intoxibakes
  • JJ's Wine & Spirits
  • Josiah's
  • Juniper Apothecary
  • Lewis Drug Stores
  • Lowe's
  • Monk's House of Ale
  • Northview Bait Shop
  • Nyberg's Ace Hardware
  • Palmer Lea Boutique
  • PetCo
  • PetSmart
  • Posh Boutique
  • Primp Boutique
  • Remedy Brewing Co.
  • Scheel's
  • Schulte Subaru
  • Shop Dog Boutique
  • Sioux Falls Ford
  • Sun N' Fun Specialty Sports
  • The Source
  • Tractor Supply
  • Wags N' Whiskers
  • Woofs and Waves
  • Woodgrain Brewing Co.
  • Your Pet Stop

Patio Only
  • B&G Milky Way
  • Bread & Circus
  • Burger Time
  • Fernson Downtown
  • Granite City
  • M.B. Haskett Delicatessen
  • Mama's Ladas
  • Oh My Cupcakes
  • Queen City Bakery
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • The Crooked Pint

Bringing Your Dog Along
Before setting out on Saturday errands with your pup, make sure to...

  • Call ahead: A store's national and local policy might differ. Or, a dog-friendly chain might be located inside a mall where pets are not allowed. So, it's always important to check with a phone call to your local store before assuming it's okay to bring your dog. Some stores might also have different policies based on the size of your dog. For instance, some stores don't have a problem if you can carry your dog with you but might not allow dogs that are too large.
  • Ensure good behavior: You want to make sure your dog walks well on a leash, listens to commands and won't exhibit behaviors like jumping, barking or having an accident inside a store. Lowe's, for instance, used to have a company-wide dog-friendly policy but changed it after repeated instances of dogs creating safety issues.
  • Use common sense: Consider potential issues before setting out for a day of shopping. Apple Stores, for instance, welcome dogs but can be extremely crowded at times, which may scare or overwhelm your pooch.
  • Come prepared: A day out with the pup is a wonderful thing, but just as he would be spending the day at home, he needs to be fed, let outside to do his business and exercised. If you plan on being out with him for more than a couple of hours, make sure to take him for a walk so he can do his business (you don't want accidents in the store). Make sure you bring disposable poop bags. Also, consider bringing some food if you'll be out during his regular feeding times. Always keep a bottle of water with you in case he gets thirsty. Finally, if you have to run into another business that is not pet-friendly make sure to think of your dog first before leaving him in the car. Never leave him for extended periods, and never leave him in a hot car. There are laws in many states that prevent you from leaving your dog in a hot car, so don't do anything that could put his health in jeopardy.