Wallyreader Yolanda writes:
It would be great if you could do a spot on dog-friendly Wallingford.
Especially with the summer heat a lot of people are out with their dogs, many stores offer air conditioning, a safe space outside of the hot and dangerous car plus treats and water.
So, on one of our few warm and sunny days, I leashed up Wallyhood Rover Reporter, Scout, and set out to do a recon mission to see just how many stores in Wallingford are dog friendly. Turns out, there are quite a few! But before I share the list with you, I’d like to first post a few ground rules:
First off, the FDA has federal guidelines that prohibit live animals (except for fish in fish tanks) in any places that serve food. So, even if you see a pooch or two in a restaurant, there’s a chance that it’s a service animal or someone’s bending the rules. Either way, I didn’t include any restaurants, bars, coffee shops or food stores.
Secondly—and I say this as a fellow dog lover and owner of two generations of dogs here in Wallingford–please be a responsible pet owner and keep control over your dog at all times. Not everyone is a dog lover. In fact, many people are fearful of dogs. So even if you think Fifi would rather lick somebody to death over mauling them, it’s not cool to let her jump on people.
Dog Friendly Places in Wallingford
- Bedrooms and More (with a caveat that you won’t let Fido jump on the beds!)
- Comics Dungeon
- Edward Jones Investments
- Fast Girl Skates
- Frame Central
- Golden Oldies
- Hawaii General Store and Gallery
- Jiffy Lube
- Kids on 45th (ask first because the store is pretty tight to begin with)
- Mirage Comfort Shoes
- Not a Number
- Paper Delights
- Sock Monster
- Swansons Shoe Repair
- Sun Drycleaners
- Terra Hemp
- Tweedy and Popp
- Viola Gay Optometry
- Wallingford Dry Cleaners
- Wells Fargo
- Wide World Books and Maps
This list doesn’t cover every single dog friendly business in Wallingford, so if you’re a business owner and we’ve missed you, post it in the comments section and we’ll add you to the list.