We’ve all been there, desperate for a much-deserved shopping trip but torn between those adorable puppy dog eyes and some relaxing retail therapy.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could take your dog with you for the day as you shop for the latest season’s trends in homeware, fashion, gifts, furniture and much more?
Well, now you can do both, as John Lewis & Partners are welcoming owners and their dogs into all 50 stores across the UK.
Why John Lewis & Partners Welcomes Dogs
Here at The Canine Directory, we were so excited to hear about this, that we caught up with John Lewis & Partners to find out more.
Peter Cross, Customer Experience Director at John Lewis & Partners told us:
“We trialled allowing dogs in our Peter Jones shop last year and it was a big success so we now welcome dogs in all our shops. We have had very positive feedback from our customers and all our four-legged shoppers so far have been very well behaved!”
So, What’s the Catch?
There isn’t one! You and your pups are welcome to shop ‘til you drop in any and all of their stores – at any time.
The only thing that John Lewis & Partners stipulate is that dogs must be on a fixed lead and be well-behaved – sounds perfectly reasonable!
So, for all those perfectly behaved pooches, you best get your shopping bags ready, and for any of us who aren’t quite ready to unleash our over-excited pups on unsuspecting John Lewis & Partners’ stores, it might be an idea to book some training so we can enjoy a day out with our new shopping partners.
Gifts for your Dog from John Lewis
There is an excellent range of pet care products so you can even treat your pup while you’re there.
If you’ve already ventured into one of the John Lewis & Partners stores with your pooch we’d love to hear about it. Send us your photos or videos and we’ll share them on our Facebook page.
Find Your Nearest John Lewis & Partners Store
We’ve made it really easy for you to find your nearest store, simply search our website here.
Now you really can make shopping a whole family experience, we hope you have lots of fun exploring the stores together. I know Bella will be super excited for her first John Lewis & Partners experience – we just need to train her to help carry the bags!