I love taking Kiefer to the pet food store, it's great to run an errand like that and be able to take him with me. It's a great way to continue the socialization that is so important to a well-rounded dog, and I love to see other people's dogs at the pet food store. But I also know that everyone that goes into a pet food store is there for something for an animal of some sort, and they know that dogs will be there, and they know what to expect. No one is going to go there that is allergic to dogs or afraid of them. But I do not think that a dog belongs in a department store or some place like Target, and I absolutely think they should not be allowed in a grocery store. When I left the grocery store today I saw a woman walking in with her two young daughters and a teeny little dog on a leash. She walked right in like it was totally normal and everyone did it. I was in my car, so I pulled over into a parking spot (still in the parking lot) and called the store (Been going there for 20 years, so I know the number!) and let them know. It's just wrong to take a dog into a grocery store. What the heck are people thinking?