Dog Friendly Shops to Visit

Dog Friendly Shops to Visit

Looking at those sad eyes before you close the door and leave to do some shopping is heartbreaking. The good news is that there’s plenty of dog friendly shops to visit this Christmas, throwing their doors open to your pooch, meaning you won’t have to leave them behind, tie them up outside or worst of all, leave them in the car. 

Here are some of our favourite dog friendly shops:

John Lewis 

There’s nothing more special than the John Lewis advert at Christmas. They pride themselves on being very family orientated, and now they extend that to our canine companions. This tail-wagging re-tail store has opened its doors to dogs across the UK! Well behaved dogs must be on a fixed lead at all times unless they are being carried.

Minnie looking over the Christmas lights at John Lewis


Whether you’re creating Christmas cards or crafts, even decorations this is the perfect place to pick up festive bits and pieces. We especially love the dog coat patterns and dog-shaped cookie cutters. They love welcoming our furry pals across all stores so long as they’re kept on a lead.

Cath Kidston

Did you know, the lovely Cath Kidston herself used to own a beautiful Sealyham Terrier called Stanley? You’ve probably spotted him on a lot of the prints. With their vintage floral designs, unique, colourful prints and charming items, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your female friends or family members this Christmas. They even sell some adorable dog accessories! 

Seasalt Cornwall

Dogs are welcome in all Seasalt stores across the UK. Not only do they do a lovely range of clothing for women and an amazing selection of gifts. They even have their own collection of accessories for our furry friends including bandanas and cosy blankets. These are all selected by their in-house quality testing pooch Pepé the Cockapoo. They sometimes have some treats behind the tills too!


Yes, you heard correctly! Our favourite book store is more than happy to welcome well-behaved dogs into their store. Not only do they sell books, but they have a wide range of gifts, games and lush stationery pieces. They really do sell something for everyone and if you put your mind to it, you could probably finish your Christmas shopping here!


Most Apple stores will happily welcome our well-behaved pups, whether you’re visiting the genius or perusing the products.

Mountain Warehouse

Mountain Warehouse will welcome your pooch with open arms – even if they have muddy paws. You can pick up some perfect gifts, stocking fillers or secret Santa surprises for that outdoor adventurer in your life. They also sell some lovely dog accessories too – so, while you’re there you can pick up a gift or two for the pooch!

Urban Outfitters (Some Locations)

The staff here, love to welcome our urban pups through the door, with complimentary belly rubs of course. Whether you’re after some trendy pieces of clothing or a quirky selection of gifts – Urban Outfitters has it all.

Fat Face

Fat Face again is a well-known dog friendly shop. They’re very welcoming to our four legged friends. They have something for everyone with cosy knits, slippers and pyjama sets. They also have a lovely range of stocking fillers.

White Stuff

For stylish clothing, accessories, homewares and gift shop, this well-known dog friendly shop is the place to be. Dog’s are welcome in all White Stuff shops – perfect for that fashion fix.

Dobbies Garden Centres

Christmas trees, decorations, flowers, and festive hamper gifts can be found at Dobbies. Well behaved dogs are allowed on leads in-store and allowed in the outdoor patio areas of the restaurant. They even supply fresh drinking water via a Dog Drinking Station.

Oliver Bonas

Dogs are always welcome here. This place has the most perfect gifts in fashion, homeware and furniture! You may even find a couple of tail-wagging gifts for the dog lover in your life.

Outlets and Shopping Centres

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet – Bridgend

Dogs are allowed in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend, and are even welcome into 46 stores. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the high street with up to 60% off and unbeatable discounts all year round from brands like Ted Baker, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Cheshire Oaks – Ellesmere Port

Owned by the same friendly faces at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Dogs are welcome in 90% of the shops on-site here, and each includes a purple paw sticker on the front of the shop to say if they are dog friendly. We definitely advise plenty of time, because the shop staff love dogs and happily fuss dogs every place you visit.

Liverpool ONE

The majority of shops in Liverpool ONE are also dog friendly. Shops include HMV, Waterstones, All Saints, Levi’s and Office! There’s also a handy water station for puppers to hydrate!

Plenty more places to enjoy

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Canine Code for Dog friendly Shopping

  • Always keep your dog on a lead.
  • Check whether there are restrictions in certain areas of the store.
  • Have a small dog? Consider carrying them around or using a carrier to prevent being caught underfoot on a busy shop floor or market.
  • Nobody knows your dog better than you, so consider how sociable your dog is and whether or not they will be comfortable walking through the retail jungle. If they are nervous about certain situations, particularly other humans and dogs then it’s probably best to leave them at home where they feel most comfortable. Click here to read our blogs about nervous dogs in dog friendly places.
  • Be respectful of other shoppers and staff, not everyone is going to love dogs as much as we do.
  • Be aware of other dogs in the store. If you meet another dog, always approach them slowly, calmly and quietly and give them as much space as possible.

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