You may remember the many advertising campaigns featuring Target’s mascot: Bullseye the English Bull Terrier. And, given that association of dogs and the brand, you may be wondering if dogs are allowed in Target and if your dog could accompany you on a shopping excursion.
Is Target Dog Friendly?
Target stores have an extensive grocery section–so that means that pet dogs are NOT allowed in Target stores, just as they’re not allowed in your local grocery store.
When asked if stores were dog friendly, Target shared on Twitter, “Only service animals are allowed in our stores.”
We have a solution below if you’re out running errands with your dog and need to pick up something at Target!
Why Aren’t Dogs Allowed in Target Stores?
Target does not allow dogs (other than service dogs) into the store due to health regulations. (This is the same reason why dogs are permitted only