Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Dog Tied Up Outside a Store


While Miami Beach is a pretty pet friendly neighborhood there are some places that don’t allow you to bring your pets in with you. Some people may be thinking: “Well I’m short on time and have a ton of errands to run, why not bring Fifi along with me?” and that could possibly be the worst idea you could ever have!

Sure there are people who feel confident enough in leaving their dogs tied up outside stores while they run in for a quick whatever, like these people, but have you ever stopped to think what might happen if say your dog, I don’t know… got STOLEN?

I don’t think people stop to think about that. They’re more concerned with getting things done and being in such a hurry that they don’t realize that there are bad people out there who would steal your dog in a heart beat just to make a quick buck! Think of your dog as a bike. If you leave your bike outside a location for a period of time, what do you think is going to happen to it? Someone is either going to run off with it or vandalize it. Same goes for your dog.

Here in Miami tethering is prohibited unless the owner is outside with the dog and other requirements are met. Where as in other states such as California, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut and many others it is ILLEGAL. Yet I see so many dog owners leaving their dogs tied up outside at Starbucks, Whole Foods, Restaurants and so many other places! It errks me!

I would never leave my dog tied up outside. I would be too afraid that when I came back outside she would be gone! Or worse yet some idiot might try to “steal” her and get their arm chewed off!

What are your thoughts on dogs being tied up outside stores?

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Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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