Shopping At Home Depot With Abby

Abby, “Excuse me. Could someone help us find some tools?”

Moving is always hectic and time consuming and we’ve been busy unpacking, cleaning, buying things for our new place and much more.  Home Depot is one of the places we’ve been going to lately a lot so we take Abby with us to expose her to new people, environment, sounds, etc.

Abby, “Moms, someone is coming to help us in a minute.”

Abby got to work that day by trying to get someone to come and help us find a few items we needed to buy.  It was Saturday, so everybody was busy trying to help customers.  We had a secret weapon, Abby.  They all wanted to pet her.

Abby, “Ok moms, tell me what you need so I can grab it for you.”

Abby is a pretty young pup, but I always tell pet parents that regardless of their dogs’ age, make sure that they expose them to as many things as possible.  She loved getting attention from employees and customers alike.

Abby, “Moms, I found it.”

Taking Abby to Home Depot involved physical exercise as well as mental exercise.  How’s that?  We practiced behavior and training, along with being exposed to new smells.  If you pay attention to your dog, you’ll see that anytime you take him to a new place he comes home exhausted.  That’s because a new place for a dog is tiring even if he was only there for 10 to 15 minutes.

Abby, “Mom, that’s the one. I told you I’d find it for you.”

Cynthia loves to go to Home Depot and I think Abby, her assistant, does too.  Once we got home, she slept for a couple of hours.  I love to take Abby everywhere, and right now I am trying to figure out where else I can take her.  Any suggestions?

12 Comments Add yours

  1. hdemare says:

    I’ve thought of putting Mongo in the basket at Home Depot. He is so overly friendly, it scares some people when he is walking through the aisles. Plus he is always trying to snag a bag of popcorn.

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Abby is way too friendly too, but because she is small and still looks like a puppy most people are delighted to give her attention, but I did meet a few customers that took a step back so I made sure Abby didn’t bother them.

  2. says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Home Depot allows dogs. What a great learning and socializing experience. Where else do you go with your dog?

    1. Marcela says:

      It is. I take her with me when we go to walk some of my clients’ dogs which works great for Abby because she gets to socialize with other canine kids like herself. I am just starting to explore my area so I have to figure out where else I can take her.

    2. gidzmo says:

      Is this the case with all Home Depots? What about Lowes? We go to both. Our elderly Chihuahua would probably enjoy it. So would our Pitbull (I’d just have to watch her because she likes to greet people with enthusiasm.

      1. Marcela says:

        Sadly no. When we lived in Odenton, MD both Home Depot and Lowe’s allowed dogs on leash. But when we went to North Carolina it was prohibited and a manager actually asked us to leave. Here in MA, so far, both customers and employees seem happy to see dogs in their workplace, but I don’t know if that is the same everywhere else.

  3. It’s always an adventure bringing a pup to Home Depot. Patrons and staff like them and it’s a great opportunity for the fur-kids too. 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      It totally is. Even when I don’t have to go and buy anything, I take Abby with me to stretch our legs at HD:-)

  4. I’m sure Abby enjoyed this day at home depot with you… and sometimes our dogs find the bestest things for our new home :o)

    1. Marcela says:

      I agree with you:-)

  5. Jesse says:

    I love the little Jacket. We have been wanting to get a rain coat for Oshie haha. It is always nice to bring your companion out on adventures.

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