Do you need to go shopping? Are you looking to pop down to your local high street? Fancy taking your dog along with you? Well the question is, of course, whether you’ll be allowed to enter the store with them.
So, to save you time and some potential awkwardness, I decided to call up and contact a few of the major high street store chains to find out what their policies were relating to allowing dogs in store.
You’ll find exactly what each advised me below.
Are Dogs Allowed In Wilko?
Dogs are allowed in most Wilko stores, but not all. It will be clear whether dogs are allowed via signs on the doors/outside each store.
The below tweet from Wilko’s official Twitter page confirms this, and offers some good advice:
Are Dogs Allowed In B&M Stores?
B&M Stores does not typically allows dogs, with the only exception being assistance of guide dogs.
Are Dogs Allowed In Poundland?
Dogs are not allowed in Poundland. The only exceptions is assistance and guide dogs.
Are Dogs Allowed In The Range?
Dogs are generally allowed in The Range, so long as they are well behaved.
Are Dogs Allowed In Selfridges?
Small dogs are allowed in Selfridges, so long as they are carried or put in a holdall., Large dogs, however, may be refused entry. Assistance and guide dogs are allowed regardless of size.
The below tweet from Selfridges’ official Twitter page confirms this:
@tashdevmakeup Hi, dogs are allowed into our stores if they are small. They have to be carried or in a holdall #CS— Selfridges (@Selfridges) May 4, 2015
Are Dogs Allowed In Curry’s PC World?
Dogs are generally allowed in Curry’s PC World, so long as they are well behaved.
Are Dogs Allowed In Decathlon?
Dogs are not allowed in Decathlon. Only assistance and guide dogs will be allowed admittance.
The below tweet from Decathlon’s official Twitter page confirms this:
@sfchapman our policy is for only guide dogs to be allowed into our stores. Beyond this would be down to the discretion of the store.— Decathlon UK (@DecathlonUK) October 25, 2013
Are Dogs Allowed In Argos?
Dogs are not allowed in Argos, except for assistance and guide dogs.
As you can see, it’s a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to high street stores allowing dogs.
So my advice would be… Call or contact a store ahead.
And not just through the main company line. Call the exact store you are wanting to go to.
Besides, it’s generally not a good idea to leave your dog tied up outside on a high street!
Wondering where else you may be able to take your dog inside? Then check out my other guides below:
- Are Dogs Allowed In UK Hardware Stores?
- Are Dogs Allowed In UK Hotels?
- Are Dogs Allowed In Charity Shops?
- Are Dogs Allowed In Dunelm?
- Are Dogs Allowed In Pret?
- Are Dogs Allowed In Costa?
- Are Dogs Allowed On Buses?
- Are Dogs Allowed On Trains?
I am a practiced pet owner with decades of experience owning a number of different pets. I am also the main writer and chief editor here at Pet Educate; a site I created to share everything I’ve learned about pet ownership over the years and my extensive research along the way.