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OT: Another Reason I Shop At Lowe’s Instead Of Home Depot

CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,127
MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 1,965
    I wonder what they are paying the pooch?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,127
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 88
    I like HD better, but tend to shop at Lowe's, as their charge card gives 5% off.  I wish HD had a similar card.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,243
    edited May 13
    As a dog owner (who has never taken my pup to a Lowe’s) I do see the value of the possibility. In the south here, seldom in non-winter months is it cool enough to leave pets in a car. My pup travels with me frequently, but with planned stops (vet, hiking trails, groomer etc.). The unplanned is the reason I would think it nice to have the option. My pup is welcomed at my favorite local brewery. So he does travel and enjoys the social aspects of being a dog. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,916
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    I am pretty sure both stores are service dogs only. People just don’t listen and nobody enforces it. Not sure why people feel the need to take their dogs with them. 
    I saw someone take a dog into the grocery store....that was a new one for me. 

    The airlines finally cracked down on the BS "support animal" stuff thank god.  I was on a flight back from Orlando about a year and a half ago and this lady was letting her dog walk free around the aisle and adjacent seats.  No way was this a trained animal.  Walking off the airplane, the dog pops a squat in the jetway.  Then the lady starts rearranging her bag, sets the leash down and the dog takes off.  Scared the hell out of this guy who was walking with his kids as he dog came running up to them.

    I did see a guy in Costco one time with a "support dog", but every time he stopped, the dog stopped with him and sat.  The dog didn't stop to smell anything, didn't make eye contact with anyone, it was on this guy's left leg the whole time--that is 100% fine by me, because I don't have to worry about me or my kids around it.
  • LitLit Posts: 7,436
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    I am pretty sure both stores are service dogs only. People just don’t listen and nobody enforces it. Not sure why people feel the need to take their dogs with them. 
    I could say the same about some people’s kids!
    That would be a good argument if there was a no kids sign on the door. 
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,127
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    I am pretty sure both stores are service dogs only. People just don’t listen and nobody enforces it. Not sure why people feel the need to take their dogs with them. 
    From the WaPo article I posted above:

    ”Most Lowe’s branches allow non-service dogs in their stores anyway.

    “We welcome well-behaved pets and, obviously, service animals,” Cobb said.”

    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,818
    It sure doesn’t take much to get everyone riled up.

    Stupid people do stupid things, this won’t change.  Dogs are good, I feel bad for those that have bad owners that can’t be bothered to train them even a little.
    Austin, TX
  • LitLit Posts: 7,436
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    I am pretty sure both stores are service dogs only. People just don’t listen and nobody enforces it. Not sure why people feel the need to take their dogs with them. 
    From the WaPo article I posted above:

    ”Most Lowe’s branches allow non-service dogs in their stores anyway.

    “We welcome well-behaved pets and, obviously, service animals,” Cobb said.”

    That’s part of my problem. Both stores here say no dogs but nobody says anything. Every Saturday that I swing by there are multiple dogs in Home Depot. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,458
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    CTMike said:
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Lowe’s welcomes well behaved non-service animal dogs. 
    I am pretty sure both stores are service dogs only. People just don’t listen and nobody enforces it. Not sure why people feel the need to take their dogs with them. 
    From the WaPo article I posted above:

    ”Most Lowe’s branches allow non-service dogs in their stores anyway.

    “We welcome well-behaved pets and, obviously, service animals,” Cobb said.”

    That’s part of my problem. Both stores here say no dogs but nobody says anything. Every Saturday that I swing by there are multiple dogs in Home Depot. 
    The employees at the HD here play with the dogs and let them run around the store unleashed. I can’t stand it. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,507
    My dog loves riding along in the truck. He stays in the truck when I go inside. If too hot outside he stays home. Simple as that. I don't need to bring him inside a store.

    Menards is awesome with dogs in the lumberyard. He still stays in the truck but the security clerks always give him a nice sized dog bone when checking in/out. 
    Minnesota
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,941
    can honestly say ive never seen a dog in either lowes or hd. the kittery trading post here has a complimentary kennel though which is a great idea
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,283
    I take my dog to Lowes all the time. Our local store welcomes any leashed dog that is well behaved. They often have treats for them at check out

    Any place or store that allows dogs, I bring mine. Most restaurants and breweries with outdoor areas encourage dogs. 
    Boom
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 669
    I saw someone take a dog into the grocery store....that was a new one for me. 
    This is par for the course in Seattle.  More dogs to be found than children, in fact.  They can be found inside bars and low-key eateries as well.  Once I stopped at an eatery near my apartment for a quick bite when a woman and her very large, very smelly dog came in.  Smelled like a heavily mildewed, wet mop.  I just got up and left.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
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  • Matt86mMatt86m Posts: 258
    HD near me has a employee with service dog. 

    Im not sure when it became ok for all these people to bring their dogs wherever the hell they please! when they don't belong!
    Cows eat grass therefore I am Vegan
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  • OshawaDaveOshawaDave Posts: 178
    smokingal said:
    I saw someone take a dog into the grocery store....that was a new one for me. 
    This is par for the course in Seattle.  More dogs to be found than children, in fact.  They can be found inside bars and low-key eateries as well.  Once I stopped at an eatery near my apartment for a quick bite when a woman and her very large, very smelly dog came in.  Smelled like a heavily mildewed, wet mop.  I just got up and left.

    That's absolutely unacceptable. People truly are idiots - they feel the need to drag their dog everywhere? I'm a dog owner and there are times that it's best to leave the dog at home and go about your business.

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  • FlyOverCountryFlyOverCountry Posts: 427
    smokingal said:
    I saw someone take a dog into the grocery store....that was a new one for me. 
    This is par for the course in Seattle.  More dogs to be found than children, in fact.  They can be found inside bars and low-key eateries as well.  Once I stopped at an eatery near my apartment for a quick bite when a woman and her very large, very smelly dog came in.  Smelled like a heavily mildewed, wet mop.  I just got up and left.

    That's absolutely unacceptable. People truly are idiots - they feel the need to drag their dog everywhere? I'm a dog owner and there are times that it's best to leave the dog at home and go about your business.
    Specially if you have a lot of leftover peanut butter.
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,027
    Our local Sam’s has a few people who train service animals that come into the store and always have a dog with them.  These dogs are clearly well trained and are very well behaved.  One of the guys teaches the dogs to smile on command and it gets a laugh every time he has the animal do it.  Funny to see a dog smile
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,243
    the world has really changed over the years, my first dog booboo was a scabby old stray.  would go to the grocery store daily, wait til someone let her in, make her rounds to the back to get a bone from the butcher. would cross the depot intersection where the traffic cop would stop traffic to let her cross. when we moved the local paper did a nice article about her moving and how she would be missed.....
    Post the article Fish?
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    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,941
    the world has really changed over the years, my first dog booboo was a scabby old stray.  would go to the grocery store daily, wait til someone let her in, make her rounds to the back to get a bone from the butcher. would cross the depot intersection where the traffic cop would stop traffic to let her cross. when we moved the local paper did a nice article about her moving and how she would be missed.....
    Post the article Fish?
    wish i could, its over 40 years ago and theres not much online of even the old market.  with google all i found was the pharmacy next door. last old soda fountain ive ever seen

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  • Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Can’t claim to love dogs all over the place either, but “hate” sounds like it’s a pretty big issue for you?

    Are you finding yourself repeatedly stepping in feces in the store, or is it a preponderance of crotch-sniffing?
  • LitLit Posts: 7,436
    Lit said:
    I hate people that bring their dogs to Home Depot. It says no animals on the door.
    Can’t claim to love dogs all over the place either, but “hate” sounds like it’s a pretty big issue for you?

    Are you finding yourself repeatedly stepping in feces in the store, or is it a preponderance of crotch-sniffing?
    My 2 year old doesnt really like large dogs and then they always want to stop and pet the small dogs which I’m normally in a hurry stopping in to get stuff I need. The main point is it says right on the door no dogs allowed and these people just ignore it. I don’t want to have a stank ass dog around me rubbing on stuff I might buy and peeing in the aisles. I guess hate is a strong word but it is annoying. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,051
    Other than service dogs, I don't think I've ever seen any animal in any store anywhere. It would never occur to me to bring mine, and certainly not to a grocery or restaurant.

    Good on Lowe's for hiring the vet.


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