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Does Sierra Allow Dogs Inside? Is It Dog-Friendly? (2023 Store Pet Policy)

Need to pick up some new outdoor gear or outdoor wear and want to bring your puppy or adult dog along with you?

If Sierra is one of the stores you plan on visiting, do you even know if you can take your dog inside?

Yes, Sierra 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 Sierra stores.

Is Sierra Dog Friendly?

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Many retailers are pet-friendly, meaning that they allow pet owners to bring pets of all sorts onto the premises.

And Sierra is part of the TJ Maxx family of stores, which are known for being dog-friendly.

Yes, Sierra is a pet-friendly store in many locations, but not all.

The company wants to ensure that the Sierra 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.

Originally named Sierra Trading Post, Sierra was acquired by TJX (the TJ Maxx brand of retailers) in 2012.

The retail chain rebranded to Sierra in 2018.

What Is Sierra’s Official Policy on Dogs?

frenchie in shopping cart

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 Sierras store locations let you in with your service dog.

And don’t forget that emotional support animals are NOT service dogs.

Does Sierra’s Dog Policy Vary Across Locations?

dog in shopping cart

Yes, the pet-friendly policy of Sierra 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.

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Final Word

If you end up at your local Sierra 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 Sierra store you’ll be shopping at to check on their dogs policy in advance.

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