Dogs riding in Walmart GROCERY Shoppi...
whats been in your buggy

Jefferson, GA

#21 Jul 24, 2014
Thank you for contacting Walmart Global Ethics. One of our objectives is to provide guidance for ethical dilemmas and to ensure formal review for behavior that may be inconsistent with Walmart's Statement of Ethics, a copy of which can be found at www.walmartethics.com . As described, this does not require a review from our office. Walmart's position is that service animals are always welcome into our facilities, but due to health and safety concerns, customers are asked not to place their service animals in the shopping carts. Instead of carrying the service animal in the cart, we ask that customers have their service animal walk or carry them in a sling such as those that a parent would wear when carrying their infant. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Market Manager. Their information can be located on the Open Door Poster located in the Customer Service area of the facility.

Regards,
Fashia
Walmart Global Ethics

These were not service dogs. Since when do people bring in a handful of service puppies and let the customers play with them. Why do service animals need to lie on pads in the carts? When is it ok for dogs to wet on the floor and customer service does not offer to send someone to clean it up?

Gina said that they provide wipes at the door, so remember it is OUR responsibility to make sure our carts are sanitized.

Walmart has gone to the dogs.

Since: Oct 12

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#22 Jul 24, 2014
Fashia?......They even outsourced the global ethic's spokes person....lol..
whats been in your buggy

Jefferson, GA

#23 Jul 24, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Fashia?......They even outsourced the global ethic's spokes person....lol..
didn't catch that, you are correct, only in America
Live in Blairsville

Sylva, NC

#24 Jul 24, 2014
whats been in your buggy wrote:
Thank you for contacting Walmart Global Ethics. One of our objectives is to provide guidance for ethical dilemmas and to ensure formal review for behavior that may be inconsistent with Walmart's Statement of Ethics, a copy of which can be found at www.walmartethics.com . As described, this does not require a review from our office. Walmart's position is that service animals are always welcome into our facilities, but due to health and safety concerns, customers are asked not to place their service animals in the shopping carts. Instead of carrying the service animal in the cart, we ask that customers have their service animal walk or carry them in a sling such as those that a parent would wear when carrying their infant. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Market Manager. Their information can be located on the Open Door Poster located in the Customer Service area of the facility.
Regards,
Fashia
Walmart Global Ethics
These were not service dogs. Since when do people bring in a handful of service puppies and let the customers play with them. Why do service animals need to lie on pads in the carts? When is it ok for dogs to wet on the floor and customer service does not offer to send someone to clean it up?
Gina said that they provide wipes at the door, so remember it is OUR responsibility to make sure our carts are sanitized.
Walmart has gone to the dogs.
The world is on fire and you are worrying about dogs. I bet you are from Florida?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#25 Jul 24, 2014
Live in Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text> The world is on fire and you are worrying about dogs. I bet you are from Florida?
Bet you did'nt read the THREAD TITLE?
Not from Florida

Cornelia, GA

#26 Jul 24, 2014
Live in Blairsville wrote:
<quoted text> The world is on fire and you are worrying about dogs. I bet you are from Florida?
The world is in trouble because no one likes to follow rules or laws !!!! No dogs should be in any store where there is food for consumption period.. Service dogs only !!! no big deal to follow that rule. But in this town NO rules are followed and its not just dogs in Walmart. Check your NGN...Time to stop blaming the Floridians for all the crap going on in this town, they have nothing to do with it..
CARE AND CONCERN

Carnesville, GA

#27 Jul 28, 2014
i'd rather have a dog in a cart then a kid in a dirty diaper with filthly fingers running all over the handle of the cart....BTW, if you are that concerned about germs, how do you handle your money?
Voice Of all

Carnesville, GA

#28 Aug 6, 2014
Keep your animals at home and out of the buggies
pointing out the obvious

Jefferson, GA

#29 Aug 12, 2014
wonderman wrote:
go to engles they don't put up with stinking nasty dogs people know better to take them in their to much management
My son and I were in Ingles yesterday around 4:30 and there was a man at the checkout near the redbox machine holding a dog. It was not wearing a leash or a service collar or vest. So this statement is not true. I think everyone is taking advantage of people's fear to tell people that their animals are not allowed...no matter the store. This isn't exclusive to Walmart
Owl Town Ollie

Dawsonville, GA

#30 Aug 12, 2014
Blairsville is going to the dogs !

Everyone is afraid to say something or speak up, afraid if getting their car keyed, or get beaten up or shot.

Considering what Americans spend on their pets, and not their fellow man in need, the Almighty will remember this on Judgement Day.
Just Mike

Dahlonega, GA

#31 Aug 13, 2014
Owl Town Ollie wrote:
Blairsville is going to the dogs !

Everyone is afraid to say something or speak up, afraid if getting their car keyed, or get beaten up or shot.

Considering what Americans spend on their pets, and not their fellow man in need, the Almighty will remember this on Judgement Day.
My dog is more well behaved, and more appreciative of what she receives than most children in stores these days. I "feel good" buying extras for my dog... much better than where I see welfare dollars going.

BTW... I agree supermarkets are no place for pets. Sadly, the IDIOT pet owners that don't take responsibility for their actions
gamule

Blairsville, GA

#32 Aug 13, 2014
whats been in your buggy wrote:
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?
they get rained on atleast twice a week

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#33 Aug 13, 2014
Keep in mind that when in WalMart, you are surrounded by "WalMart people". There are websites created to make fun of their type. WalMart sure does draw in the dregs of society, doesn't it? Or maybe there's a sign on all of their doors that reads, "Stick your head up your ass when entering". I do believe the vast majority of people in WalMart obey those signs.
outsider

Sycamore, GA

#34 Aug 20, 2014
have you been to blairsville home depot ?

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#35 Aug 26, 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
You sure it aint floridiots riding the buggies.
Jewels417

Blairsville, GA

#36 Aug 29, 2014
I've posted about this on the Walmart facebook page too...I don't like the idea of a dog riding in a cart where there is food. Not only that if they are "service" dogs, they will have on a service dog vest! I love my pets too, but there are just some places dogs don't belong....Walmart, Home Depot, etc...they are not prepared for dog accidents etc like Petsmart etc...And employees should be able to say something.
L WALLS

Jefferson, GA

#37 Aug 29, 2014
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>
You sure it aint floridiots riding the buggies.
No I think it's Timmidiot riding the buggies
CBB725

Hilo, HI

#38 Sep 7, 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
I agree with you completely and I have a service dog. People who bring their family pets into public places, especially if they actually claim they are service dogs, are not only breaking the law but they are making life so much harder for those of us who actually need service dogs. We need our animals because we are suffering from a disorder, sometimes not visible, that is painful and terrifying at times, in my case epilepsy, and to have to deal with the problems these people cause only adds to the problems we have and that is not right. But if they cared about what was right we wouldn't be having this discussion at all, would we?
A note though on having the dog in the shopping cart and I would like to make this note to other actual service dog owners who need to use shopping carts for their dogs in order to shop. I need to put my dog in the cart seat in order to shop. She cannot be on a leash on the ground as she needs to be in a position with the least distractions nearest to me and that is the best place. And as epilepsy is not my only condition, I also have MS and another disorder that causes sudden muscle spasms that are not seizures, I cannot carry her.
That being said, I have always used an Infant Cart Seat Barrier when shopping with my dog out of respect for other shoppers. These can be purchased at any Walmart, Ross, Target or online. I am sure everyone has seen them used for toddlers of protective mothers who don't want their children sitting in carts that have been used and abused with and by who knows what. They are made of vinyl and plastic and completely cover and line the cart seat so that the dog comes in contact with NO part of the seat at all. I believe that if you have a service dog that needs to be in a cart seat you should provide a barrier as it is where people put their food. But I also believe that people who let their toddlers sit with leaky diapers should do the same...
king

Rio Rancho, NM

#39 Jan 6, 2015
Yesterday once again some woman had a mutt in a cart with her food piled aorund it. You know if she wants to live as a pig fine. But what about the next person who grabs that cart? It was also sniffing and licking anyone who got close. She parked the nasty thing righ next to me and I told her to get it away from me.
Service dog my butt. Stores are in a bind. An acutal service dog doesn't have to be in a vest. ESA aren't service dogs but store owners live in fear. I get that.
Its the dog owners that find the loophole and use to exploit their own selfish needs. Nasty inconsiderate morons who think the world is all about them and the dog they can't leave at home.
There aren't enough wipes in a container to do a whole basket.
animal lover

Sylva, NC

#41 Jan 6, 2015
king wrote:
Yesterday once again some woman had a mutt in a cart with her food piled aorund it. You know if she wants to live as a pig fine. But what about the next person who grabs that cart? It was also sniffing and licking anyone who got close. She parked the nasty thing righ next to me and I told her to get it away from me.
Service dog my butt. Stores are in a bind. An acutal service dog doesn't have to be in a vest. ESA aren't service dogs but store owners live in fear. I get that.
Its the dog owners that find the loophole and use to exploit their own selfish needs. Nasty inconsiderate morons who think the world is all about them and the dog they can't leave at home.
There aren't enough wipes in a container to do a whole basket.
I'll tell you what is nasty: snotty nosed children sitting in the cart, people who stink of cigarettes and look like they haven't bathed in weeks, old people who smell of urine, people handling vegetables until it looks like they are perverts before they make a decision to purchase, and the list goes on. I would much rather see a dog in a cart. Thank you.

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