Whether you’re popping into your local Walgreens to pick up a prescription or just to do a bit of shopping, you might be wondering if you can take your dog with you.
Are dogs allowed in Walgreens stores? Yes, dogs are allowed in Walgreens some (but not all) stores as long as they are well behaved an on a leash.
As you can see, Walgreens is a pet friendly store at some locations, and you should be able to take your doggo inside with you at some, but not all, locations.
Of course, things may vary at your local Walgreens store.
Keep reading to learn more about the pet policy at Walgreens.
Is Walgreens Dog Friendly?
My grandma lives in a small town in Tennessee and always takes her little Chihuahua, Princess, with her on trips to the local Walgreens near her house.
So, I always assumed that Walgreens allowed people to bring in pets.
Many retailers are pet-friendly, meaning that they allow pet owners to bring pets of all sorts onto the premises.
Unfortunately, some retail stores are not pet-friendly locations.
However, Walgreens is a dog friendly store at many of their locations. But it does vary from location to location.
Some Walgreens locations let customers bring their dogs into the store, as long as you keep your dog on a leash and he is well behaved and not bothering other customers.
Other Walgreens locations only let customers bring dogs into the store if the dog is a service animal.
This does not include emotional support animals as they are not service dogs.
Keep in mind that you’ll have the best luck with rural Walgreens locations.
The overall attitude toward pets in the store varies depending on location.
What Is The Official Policy On Dogs At Walgreens?
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be an official policy at Walgreens in regards to if pets are or are not allowed in the store.
Of course all Walgreens stores have to allow service dogs in their stores because Federal law in the United States says that they do.
But where thinks get murky concerns pets and emotional support animals.
As of November 2022, there is no official policy from Walgreens corporate regarding pets in their stores.
This means that you have to check in with your local Walgreens store to inquire about their policy since we have no way of knowing if dogs are allowed at your local store.
Does The Dog Policy Vary Across Walgreens Store Locations?
Yes, it definitely varies from one Walgreens store to the next.
Some Walgreens stores are pet friendly and even have dog treats at the registers for your doggo.
But other Walgreens store locations strictly forbid dogs that are not service dogs.
As a result, you have to inquire at your local Walgreens store instead of relying on a nationwide policy – because one does not exist for Walgreens stores.
The Final Word
The best advice we can give consumers is to avoid bringing non-service animals to Walgreens locations.
Such individuals should bring verification or certification if they do have a service animal, and they would like to bring the service animal into a Walgreens location.
Of course, some store managers are more accommodating to pet owners, so your doggo may be allowed at your local Walgreens store location.
We hope you’ve gained a full understanding of the rules and practices regarding dogs at Walgreens locations throughout the USA.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the company, or your local Walgreens store, for more specific and detailed information.