Pet Friendly stores
I know there's a website that lists pet-friendly establishments but it doesn't list retail stores. Since I have a new puppy and want to socialize him in a safe place and love to take my older dog out to explore, I have this short list of places that I have found to allow dogs. Feel free to add to post more places that you know of that are chain stores. I'm posting this here because these get indexed in google very well and I thought people would like to know.
(pet supply stores not included)
In alphabetical order
2.) Home Depot
5.) Outdoor World
I have found the department stores to be an excellent place to socialize a puppy because there are many people there of different ages and ethnicites an positive encounters are easy to come by. The hardware stores have many noises like whirring saws and forklifts that you can expose your puppy to. And socialization is an important developmental deadline... around age 12 weeks.