When you’re headed out to run some errands and do a bit of shopping, you likely want the company of your dog.
If HomeGoods is one of the stores you plan on visiting, do you even know if you can take your dog inside?
Yes, HomeGoods does allow dogs in the store in some locations as it is up to the store manager. However some locations don’t allow dogs inside unless the dog is a service animal.
Keep reading for more details on the pet policy at HomeGoods stores.
Is HomeGoods Dog Friendly?
Many retailers are pet-friendly, meaning that they allow pet owners to bring pets of all sorts onto the premises.
And HomeGoods is part of the TJ Maxx family of stores, which are known for being dog-friendly.
Yes, HomeGoods is a pet-friendly store in many locations, but not all.
The company wants to ensure that the HomeGoods locations remain safe and enjoyable for all shoppers.
Therefore, they let the manager of each store location make the final decision as to if non-service animals are allowed in the store with shoppers.
The company takes all things into consideration, such as allergic reactions that other customers might have.
They also consider that small children might fear the animals, and untrained animals may cause health hazards inside the store.
Their overall attitude toward pets in the store is welcoming in many locations.
What Is HomeGoods’ Official Policy on Dogs?
The retailer does not have an official policy listed on their website.
However current and former employees tells us that stores are allowed to let dogs in the store, unless there are local laws that prohibit it.
Just keep in mind that each store location can enact their own dog policy, which means it’s up the store manager’s discretion if you are allowed in with your doggy.
Of course, if your dog is a service animal, then Federal law requires that all HomeGoods store locations let you in with your service dog.
And don’t forget that emotional support animals are NOT service dogs.
Does HomeGoods’ Dog Policy Vary Across Locations?
Yes, the pet-friendly policy of HomeGoods does vary across store locations since it is ultimately up to the staff at each store if dogs should be let into the location.
A good rule of thumb is to just call up the store location that you intend to visit with your dog and ask if they will let you both into the store.
Or, just show up and ask upon arrival, knowing that you may be refused entry.
If you end up at your local HomeGoods store and have your dog with you, then you should feel free to take your doggo into the store with you.
Just make sure that your dog is well behaved and on a leash.
And keep in mind that some stores actually don’t permit dogs inside, so it’s best to call and check in advance – or just ask upon arrival.
Of course, pick up after the dog if he goes to the bathroom in the store.
And if you’re planning ahead, then it doesn’t hurt to call the HomeGoods store you’ll be shopping at to check on their dogs policy in advance.