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Are Dogs Allowed in HomeGoods? Updated in 2024

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Dogster Team

HomeGoods store Ypsilanti

Are Dogs Allowed in HomeGoods? Updated in 2024

No matter where you live, the odds are high that you have a HomeGoods store nearby. HomeGoods is a paradise for just about anything you’re in the market for, with 898 stores scattered across the country. What’s more, HomeGoods owns Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Sierra, and HomeSense, giving the public even more options to shop for home décor, such as kitchen and dining, furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, and pet accessories.

Speaking of pets, are dogs allowed in HomeGoods stores? In short, most HomeGoods stores allow pets. Keep reading to learn more. 

Are HomeGoods Stores Pet-Friendly?

HomeGoods businesses are generally pet-friendly; however, not every store allows dogs, and some only allow certain breeds. Remember that HomeGoods owns several similar stores or “sister” companies, and they all have their own pet policies. Usually, the decision is left up to the store manager.

How Do I Find Out if I Can Bring My Dog?

Before heading out to any HomeGoods store, it’s best to call first to ask about the store’s pet policies; the pet policies are not listed on their websites. Remember that just because most of these companies are pet-friendly, they all have their own policies, and some may not allow dogs inside.

If dogs are allowed, be sure to keep your dog on a leash while in the store and clean up any accidents or doggie waste.

a male silky wire-haired dachshund dog on leash
Image Credit: Anakumka, Shutterstock

Are Service Dogs Allowed Inside HomeGoods?

All service dogs are allowed anywhere that dogs are typically prohibited.1 The dog can be any breed as long as they’re a service dog. The store cannot ask you to exit with your service dog, and they are not allowed to ask you for documentation verifying the dog is a service dog. The store also cannot ask the dog to perform a specific task to prove their status. The store is allowed to ask you if the dog is required due to a disability and what task the dog has been trained to perform.

Service dogs are specifically trained to perform tasks and work for a person with a specific disability. However, emotional support dogs are not the same as service dogs and are prohibited in places where dogs are not allowed.

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe Inside Home Goods

Even though your particular HomeGoods store allows dogs, it doesn’t mean you can bring your dog unprepared. You know your dog best, and if they are not well-behaved or skittish around people, it’s best to leave them at home. Always keep your dog on a short leash while in the store, and don’t allow them to wander off. Some of the merchandise can be harmful or toxic to your dog.

Also, try to keep your dog away from other people in the store. Not all people are dog lovers, and some may even be allergic to dogs. Be polite and only allow your dog to be near someone who wants to meet your dog.


Some dogs accompany their owners everywhere they can, and if you plan to visit a HomeGoods store, odds are your dog will be allowed inside. Remember that not all HomeGoods stores allow dogs, and you should check the store before heading out with your dog in tow. Service dogs are the exception, regardless of breed, but remember that emotional support dogs are not considered service dogs.

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Featured Image Credit: HomeGoods store Ypsilanti | Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons CC SA 3.0 Unported

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