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Are Dogs Allowed at Bed Bath & Beyond?

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Understand Bed Bath & Beyond's pet policies and exceptions for emotional support animals and service animals. Get acquainted with the rules here.

Are Dogs Allowed at Bed Bath & Beyond

Wondering if dogs are allowed at Bed Bath & Beyond? Some stores in the US are dog-friendly, while others are less welcoming of your furry friend. 

For Bed Bath and Beyond, they are generally considered to be some of the most pet-friendly stores in the country. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at most stores, and some even go so far as to provide dog-friendly carts and treats at the counter.

Of course, with a service dog, you won't have to worry about checking in with your local store ahead of time. Service dogs are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But if you're traveling with a pet or emotional support animal, your dog could still be turned away, depending on your location.

Bringing a Pet to Bed Bath & Beyond

On their website, Bed Bath & Beyond does not appear to have a pet policy. Fortunately, the majority of Bed Bath and Beyond locations welcome dogs. We've already highlighted how these dog-friendly stores usually provide carts to fit your dog, as well as tasty treats at the counters in some cases.

However, while the brand welcomes dogs, individual store managers could flex their own policies and take issue with pets being brought into a store.

You should be fine assuming you:

  • Ensure that only leashed dogs accompany you into the store
  • Travel with a well-behaved dog that has been trained to behave appropriately
  • Have toilet trained your pup so that there are no accidents

Still, if you do come across a store with a manager who doesn't want to let your dog do their shopping, you could be stuck for options. There's no guarantee that all their stores will permit your dog entry, especially as there's no policy in place that we could find.

If you're traveling with an emotional support animal (ESA), having them turned away could make you feel more upset and stressed, especially since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn't recognize ESAs as service dogs. But you do have options, which we'll explain below.

Why Bring a Dog to Bed Bath & Beyond?

Bed Bath and Beyond stocks a whole bunch of dog supplies, including pet waste bags and waste stations, food bowls and mats, cleaning supplies, and dog coats. Dog owners might want to bring their canines along to make sure that they approve of any purchases!

Of course, some people have a more specific reason to bring their dogs to the store. Emotional support animals now provide relief to around 200,000 Americans. Unfortunately, as the source suggests, people do not always see their role as being as important as seeing-eye dogs or dogs for hearing impaired shoppers.

The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't currently recognize emotional support animals as service dogs. That means that you don't have the full force of the law behind you if your ESA dog is denied entry to a store.

But there's a solution. With an ESA letter, you'll be able to prove your dog's legitimacy as a support aid for your mental health condition. Getting an ESA letter can remove any concern you have about taking your dog with you, no matter where you go.

Get an ESA Letter for Your Emotional Support Animal

You may need to prove that you have a legitimate reason to own an emotional support animal from time to time. For example, if you're denied accommodation or have trouble bringing your dog onto an airplane when traveling.

Since the ADA doesn't currently recognize ESAs as service dogs, you need another solution to back you up. That solution is the ESA letter, which is a document that proves the legitimacy of your service animal.

How do you get an ESA letter? The process can be confusing, as you'll need to connect with a therapist before getting approval. Fortunately, services like Pettable can arrange this initial consultation with little more than a three-minute time investment.

Simply complete our brief assessment, and we'll link you to a therapist who can provide you with your ESA letter as long as you qualify for emotional support animal. If for any reason you're unsuccessful, Pettable will refund you in full.

Meet the author:
Susana Bradford
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Susana is an avid animal lover and has been around animals her entire life, and has volunteered at several different animal shelters in Southern California. She has a loving family at home that consists of her husband, son, two dogs, and one cat. She enjoys trying new Italian recipes, playing piano, making pottery, and outdoor hiking with her family and dogs in her spare time.

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