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January 28, 2015

Philly's pet-friendly places

Stores, hotels, restaurants that welcome furry friends

Lifestyle Pets
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Home Depot is one of several national stores that is dog friendly.

Pet lovers know how hard it is to leave their furry friends at home, especially for long periods of time.

How can you leave that sad little face gazing up at you? A simple trip to the store or restaurant can easily turn into hours away from your pet, which can feel like days for them. 

Why not take Fido with you? You might be surprised how many businesses in Philadelphia, and across the nation, allow pets. provides a comprehensive list of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, stores, parks and other attractions in Philadelphia. 

Take your pet shopping at Anthropologie, Gap or Urban Outfitters. Or grab a cup of coffee at 1 Shot Coffee at 1040 N. 2nd St. See the full list.

Thinking about moving? Check out a list of dog-friendly living locations in Philadelphia.

BarkPost lists 19 national stores that are dog-friendly. Among them are Lowe's, Home Depot and Bloomingdale's. 

Note: Ultimately, each store's manager has the final say on whether the store allows pets. You may want to call ahead to confirm a specific store's pet policy.

Better yet, send your pet to the store for you.