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Dogs riding in Walmart GROCERY Shopping Carts

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whats been in your buggy

Jefferson, GA

#1 Jul 18, 2014
I don't shop at Walmart often but the last couple of times I have been there dogs have been riding in the carts in the food Section.

On the first occasion several puppies were in the store some in the cart the others on the floor. A dog wet on the floor in the food section. I went and said something to the person working at the customer service desk. The response was oh well once they are in the store we can't do anything about it.

Today I witness another dog lying in the bugging on a dog pad in the food section. I spoke with the manager Gina. She gave the same reply. She said the greeters are suppose to ask if they are service dogs at the door. I asked her to ask the greeters if they asked this person. Problem was no greeters were at the doors today when I asked her to check. I asked her to find out if this dog that was riding in the buggy was a service dog. She said once they are in the store we can't ask.

The problem I am having with dogs riding in these carts this is where we are putting OUR FOOD. Just how sanitary is this. GROSS! She said the store provides wipes.
I wonder just how often these carts have been cleaned.

I have shopped at Save A Lot for years and have never seen a dog riding in there grocery cart.

Even if these were service dogs, how does this get pass the Health Department ?
7/18/14
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Homer, GA

#2 Jul 18, 2014
whats been in your buggy wrote:
I don't shop at Walmart often but the last couple of times I have been there dogs have been riding in the carts in the food Section.
On the first occasion several puppies were in the store some in the cart the others on the floor. A dog wet on the floor in the food section. I went and said something to the person working at the customer service desk. The response was oh well once they are in the store we can't do anything about it.
Today I witness another dog lying in the bugging on a dog pad in the food section. I spoke with the manager Gina. She gave the same reply. She said the greeters are suppose to ask if they are service dogs at the door. I asked her to ask the greeters if they asked this person. Problem was no greeters were at the doors today when I asked her to check. I asked her to find out if this dog that was riding in the buggy was a service dog. She said once they are in the store we can't ask.
The problem I am having with dogs riding in these carts this is where we are putting OUR FOOD. Just how sanitary is this. GROSS! She said the store provides wipes.
I wonder just how often these carts have been cleaned.
I have shopped at Save A Lot for years and have never seen a dog riding in there grocery cart.
Even if these were service dogs, how does this get pass the Health Department ?
7/18/14
Know worse then some these peoples nasty kids picking up fruit taking a bite and making a mess. Ever notice how many people here with kids open bags of chips and everything like it was a free lunch.
crazy

Clarkesville, GA

#3 Jul 18, 2014
I agree......Stores are no place for animals unless they are service dogs. Ewwwwwwe
Thick headed

Jefferson, GA

#4 Jul 18, 2014
If you think that dog in the cart is any dirtier than the average snot-nosed brat I see in there with only a diaper and a shirt on, you are badly mistaken. Those carts should not be considered clean and it's not just because of the dogs. Who needs a cart any way? Go in and only get as much as you can carry. That will insure you get what you really need and don't waste time and money getting all that comfort food.
wonderman

Blairsville, GA

#5 Jul 19, 2014
been in shop-a-lot an seen dirty dog riding in carts reported to cashier and she to care the least. seen dogs in walmarts all management wants is the money
ethics

Pell City, AL

#6 Jul 20, 2014
Thick headed wrote:
If you think that dog in the cart is any dirtier than the average snot-nosed brat I see in there with only a diaper and a shirt on, you are badly mistaken. Those carts should not be considered clean and it's not just because of the dogs. Who needs a cart any way? Go in and only get as much as you can carry. That will insure you get what you really need and don't waste time and money getting all that comfort food.
Sure, because everyone who uses a cart to shop loves finding dog hair in their strawberries. I question a society that has adopted the belief that dogs are equal to children. I believe animals have rights. At the same time, comparing a dog in a cart used to hold food to a child being in the same cart is simply insane and anyone would be justified in doubting your reasoning ability.
Live in Blairsville

Webster, NC

#7 Jul 20, 2014
Wish dogs in carts was all Americans had to worry about.
I see dumb people

Blairsville, GA

#8 Jul 20, 2014
Because Wal-Mart are afraid of being sued if they tried to turn them away. And the sad thing is they would win if they did sue..smh I agree with you what you're saying though. I also agree there's some nasty people too that should stay out of the food section as well.
whats been in your buggy

Jefferson, GA

#9 Jul 20, 2014
Walmart is suppose to ask BEFORE the dog enters the store if they are service dogs. But if no one is at the door to ask or they won't ask then they can go right in with their dogs or any other kind of animal.

Why would a person carry several dogs into a store? People in the store encourage this when they go up and play with the dogs and handle them.
You do see some pretty nasty things in the carts but why add to the problem of germs and diseases.

How often if ever does Walmart clean their carts?
Just Mike

United States

#10 Jul 21, 2014
Here's a thought... if you have such strong feelings about the food sold in Walmart, just shop somewhere else. You've got PLENTY of other choices.

This is a petty, whiney issue... get over it!
my suggestion

Blairsville, GA

#11 Jul 21, 2014
whats been in your buggy wrote:
I don't shop at Walmart often but the last couple of times I have been there dogs have been riding in the carts in the food Section.
On the first occasion several puppies were in the store some in the cart the others on the floor. A dog wet on the floor in the food section. I went and said something to the person working at the customer service desk. The response was oh well once they are in the store we can't do anything about it.
Today I witness another dog lying in the bugging on a dog pad in the food section. I spoke with the manager Gina. She gave the same reply. She said the greeters are suppose to ask if they are service dogs at the door. I asked her to ask the greeters if they asked this person. Problem was no greeters were at the doors today when I asked her to check. I asked her to find out if this dog that was riding in the buggy was a service dog. She said once they are in the store we can't ask.
The problem I am having with dogs riding in these carts this is where we are putting OUR FOOD. Just how sanitary is this. GROSS! She said the store provides wipes.
I wonder just how often these carts have been cleaned.
I have shopped at Save A Lot for years and have never seen a dog riding in there grocery cart.
Even if these were service dogs, how does this get pass the Health Department ?
7/18/14
Call 1-800-walmart if you have concerns about the store allowing non-service dogs. It's probably not company policy. Regardless, the store will hear from Home Office. You don't have to give your name if you don't wish to.

By the way, Georgia law states in
30-4-2.(b)(1)....The guide dog or service dog must be identified as having been trained by a school for seeing eye, hearing, service, or guide dogs."
wonderman

Blairsville, GA

#12 Jul 21, 2014
go to engles they don't put up with stinking nasty dogs people know better to take them in their to much management
ethics

Eastaboga, AL

#13 Jul 21, 2014
Just Mike wrote:
Here's a thought... if you have such strong feelings about the food sold in Walmart, just shop somewhere else. You've got PLENTY of other choices.
This is a petty, whiney issue... get over it!
I agree and disagree.

The food sold in Wal-Mart isn't necessarily the issue. It's the animals that appear to flood the carts, as far as I can tell from the original poster. I, myself, have seen far fewer animals in Ingles vs. Wal-Mart. Maybe that has to do with the mentality of shoppers in either store. Who knows? However, just because someone prefers to shop at Wal-Mart doesn't mean they are obligated to hold the store to a lower public health standard. I personally cannot tell that I save more when I shop at Wal-Mart vs. shopping at Ingles. Ingles is cleaner and better managed, in my opinion. But to each their own. We all deserve sanitary shopping conditions. I would say the best means of change would be to shop elsewhere until the local Wal-Mart agrees to change policy regarding animals in the store. It is indeed, gross to allow beings that lick themselves in an environment that sells produce.

Since: Oct 12

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#14 Jul 22, 2014
Veteranarian's agree....Dogs are much happier, staying at home.....instead of being dragged everywhere human's go.....
Heres Waldo

Hiawassee, GA

#15 Jul 22, 2014
ethics wrote:
<quoted text>
. It is indeed, gross to allow beings that lick themselves in an environment that sells produce.
If I could lick myself, I doubt I would ever leave the house!!

Since: Oct 12

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#16 Jul 22, 2014
Heres Waldo wrote:
<quoted text>
If I could lick myself, I doubt I would ever leave the house!!
George Carlin?
keepdogs_home

Commerce, GA

#17 Jul 22, 2014
I don't think any animal should be allowed in stores UNLESS it's a service animal. How does the general public know if the dog has been vaccinated? How do we know if the dog has worms? How do we know if it doesn't have intestinal parasites? It's just GROSS! Keep your dogs at home. They are animals, whether it be a dog, cat, ferret, monkey, they are ANIMALS and don't belong anywhere other than where you raise them, and that should be at home. I don't care how cute and cuddly they are, not everyone like animals. Now, I realize not everyone like kids, BUT, that's completely different, they are humans and allowed to be in stores. We shouldn't place animals in a category with humans, that's just ridiculous. They don't make their own decisions, they don't drive themselves to shopping centers, they don't spend or buy things, they don't do ANYTHING ( unless a service animal) SO they should not be compared to any human.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#18 Jul 22, 2014
Drop a couple dimes on the local health department, and perhaps the local television station's investigative reporter.....
Have you ever

Carnesville, GA

#19 Jul 23, 2014
Been to the ingles restrooms? They are horrible! I think it is a policy NOT to clean them...
ethics wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree and disagree.
The food sold in Wal-Mart isn't necessarily the issue. It's the animals that appear to flood the carts, as far as I can tell from the original poster. I, myself, have seen far fewer animals in Ingles vs. Wal-Mart. Maybe that has to do with the mentality of shoppers in either store. Who knows? However, just because someone prefers to shop at Wal-Mart doesn't mean they are obligated to hold the store to a lower public health standard. I personally cannot tell that I save more when I shop at Wal-Mart vs. shopping at Ingles. Ingles is cleaner and better managed, in my opinion. But to each their own. We all deserve sanitary shopping conditions. I would say the best means of change would be to shop elsewhere until the local Wal-Mart agrees to change policy regarding animals in the store. It is indeed, gross to allow beings that lick themselves in an environment that sells produce.
Heres Waldo

Hiawassee, GA

#20 Jul 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> George Carlin?
Yep...Shamelessly stolen from George!

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