At the home depot in Tigard, Oregon they always make my pups feel welcome. Often they keep dog treats at the checkout counter. I sometimes have a hard time getting out of there in a speedy manner because all the employees stop to pet & chat. As homeowners across America surely know, you spend a lot of time at Home improvement stores. It's nice to know that at Home Depot, you can turn that into some quality time w/fido! LOWES I am sorry to say is not so friendly here (FOR SHAME) They never tell me to take them out but do cast dirty dirty looks & speak to someone else (loud enough to be heard) about how dogs aren't really allowed but they can't ask them to leave unless someone complains... Anyway, I love your site & will keep my eyes peeled here! Thanks for the info.