I support the pulling back of the regulatory state to allow businesses to set their own policies in this regard, but I also greatly dislike pets in stores (except for pet stores). Leave your dang dog at home. Not everybody wants to be around it all the time like you.
MADISON, Wis. — The general manager of Fleet Farm’s Deforest location Robert Nilo said he gets up to five complaints a day from customers wanting to bring their dog into the store with them while they shop. A sign displayed on the front automatic sliding doors states, “We love your pets. But because we sell food, Wisconsin health laws do not allow them in our store.”
Wisconsin follows a model food code put out by the FDA which states animals are not allowed in any food establishments.
But, a bill currently circulating through Wisconsin legislature could change that.
The idea for the bill was started by Fleet Farm’s Executive Vice President Frank Steeves.
“There is no single topic that causes more anguish and anger to our Wisconsin customers than have the Wisconsin laws impacting whether they can bring their dogs into our stores. Regularly we receive letters and calls demanding to know why, when they are able to bring their pets in other stores, dogs are not allowed in our stores,” Steeves said. “Our customers have a hard time understanding, or believing us, when we tell them it is because a small amount of floor space is used to sell pre-packaged snacks.”