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[–] grlldcheese 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I love passing random friendly dogs and saying hi to them.

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[–] wahala 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

So different from the States! You leave an unattended baby in stroller outside a store here you can GUARANTEE you will have cops waiting for you when you show up to retrieve baby.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang ago 

Just curious, what country is this?

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[–] wahala 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I wish more people had your attitude. You did the best you could with the circumstances. Probably better just to leave her home next time, but the note was a good idea.

I do want to thank you for not bringing her in the store. I've seen that happen way to often, and particularly in stores where it can be dangerous for people to be there, much less pets (ie Home Depot). I know this isn't exactly what you were asking about, but I would be remiss for not saying it: people who bring their (non-service) dogs into stores (outside of Petsmart) are straight up assholes. Eh, more like bitches. You never see dudes bringing their (non-service) dogs into stores, it's 99% women. Yeah, so there.

Another thought - if you're friendly with the shop owner you could encourage them to be more dog-wait friendly. We have a few places in my city that keep fresh water bowls outside their stores and place to tie up for dogs. They usually will send you away with a treat for the doggie after you purchase something. That seems like a nice balance.

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[–] DopeandDiamonds 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I don't think there is anything wrong with it. If I could, I would bring my cat with me on errands around town. Dogs like going out and about and you were only in for a few minutes. Not like you spent 30 minutes doing stupid stuff and left him out in a blizzard.

I am afraid of dogs. Mostly small, toy breeds. I am fine with big dogs though. Oddly enough, when I see a dog on the street tied up, I am not afraid. I will pat them if they try to get close to me while I walk by. You clearly care enough to worry about it so you are being a good owner. What dog does not like some extra attention from people walking by? I visited my dad and took his dog out downtown. She aways wags her tail a bit while walking but wags even more when she sees strangers coming cause she knows she can get extra pats.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Depends on the dog, area and a variety of other circumstances so there is no one answer. I would say there are certainly circumstances where it is okay

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[–] TheCompanionCube 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Shops in my town leave water bowls at the front door for thirsty pups

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[–] Vansen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I kinda wonder the same, but I guess there's not any other solutions. It's the best of a bad situation I suppose, and most people are 5 mins, if that. It's the ones who do this with the intent of leaving them there that are the real problem.

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[–] satnavtomington 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It gives me a chance to stroke them for a bit on my way home :) I've left my dog outside the shop a few times before but, when I do. I try to be as quick as possible. Ideally I take someone to the shop with me so they can wait outside with him.

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