Polaris Fashion Place Bans Pets From Mall

There are 16 comments on the Oct 3, 2007, WCMH-TV story titled Polaris Fashion Place Bans Pets From Mall. In it, WCMH-TV reports that:

“Recently, what we have seen is that some pet owners have pushed the boundaries of what might be considered appropriate animals to have in a busy public setting”

COLUMBUS, Ohio Effective Monday, Polaris Fashion Place' pet-friendly policy is a thing of the past. via WCMH-TV

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Since: Sep 07

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 3, 2007
WHAT!
Whatever. My dog is like my kid, I have a German
shepherd.
I know that big dogs are problems sometimes, but if idiots would acknowledge the kind of animal they have and how to train it properly, they wouldn't ruin it for the rest of us who love and respect and train our animals. Thanks to all the asses who ruined it for the rest of us!

“Walker Evans”

Since: Sep 07

Columbus, Ohio

#2 Oct 3, 2007
What's the point of taking a dog shopping?

Leave the pets at home.
Common Sense

Westerville, OH

#3 Oct 4, 2007
Dogs really do not belong in shopping centers, etc unless it is a service dog.

It is bad enough when on sidewalks having to listen to dogs barking at each other out of control. When I walked my dog, he had been trained not to bark at other dogs out of control. Many people just let their dogs jump and bark with no concern.

A park is a more appropriate setting.
Common Sense NOT

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 4, 2007
That's awful.

“Walker Evans”

Since: Sep 07

Columbus, Ohio

#5 Oct 5, 2007
Dogs barking don't bother me in public places any more than car horns honking or people shouting. It's what you get when you leave the house.

I'd like to see more dogs specifically in dog parks, or at least owners who clean up after their dogs. I'm afraid to walk through the grass at Schiller Park because it's always full of dog crap. I don' t know how people can play frisbee or soccer or baseball in the grass there.:(
JNC

New York, NY

#6 Oct 30, 2007
We have started a crowd to try and get this rule changed. We are over at http://crowdsmatter.com/crowds/crowd.cfm...
Hope you can join us.
Ekta Chabria

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 31, 2007
I agree with you, come join my crowd on http://crowdsmatter.com , search for polaris dog.
I'm trying to get their policy changed.

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#8 Oct 31, 2007
"Ekta Chabria"
I'm trying to get their policy changed.

why?....leave the dogs at home
Common Sense

Westerville, OH

#9 Oct 31, 2007
Ekta Chabria wrote:
I'm trying to get their policy changed.
So, should someone get a group together to change your policy of having no pets in your house?

Pets really have no purpose in a mall unless they are service dogs. There are people who let their dogs bark excessively in parks when they see other dogs. Imagine the noise in a mall when several dogs start barking at once.

I trained my dog to not bark by saying "no." But my experience has been lots of others have no consideration for other people or think its funny and that dogs should bark continuously.

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#10 Nov 1, 2007
"Common Sense"
So, should someone get a group together to change your policy of having no pets in your house?
Pets really have no purpose in a mall unless they are service dogs. There are people who let their dogs bark excessively in parks when they see other dogs. Imagine the noise in a mall when several dogs start barking at once.
I trained my dog to not bark by saying "no." But my experience has been lots of others have no consideration for other people or think its funny and that dogs should bark continuously.

you are soooo correct...great post
Amy

Delaware, OH

#11 Dec 4, 2007
I came across this site when looking for a job at Polaris Fashion Place and I wanted to pass on an experience I had there 2 years ago. I was walking on the lower level and there was a lady, on a cell phone walking along with her boxer.She had on mile high heels, short skirt, dripping with jewelrey and her DOG WAS WEARING A MATCHING LEATHER JACKET. ok, she was about 25ft ahead of me when her dog bows up and starts taking a dump. She, stops, turns, watches the dog and continues to talk on the phone. The dog "un-bows" and they both continue walking without a care in the world. Meanwhile my husband expressions of shock quickly turn to stifled laughter as people start darting and barely overstepping this huge smelly pile right there next to Starbucks. About 20 ft. farther we saw another pile where the dog must have finished....
On another point, I work at Lowe's and have been bitten twice by people's dogs brought to my place of employment. One lady's dog came out of the cart onto my counter as I was ringing her up and bit my arm. The second incident , I was helping a customer load their merchandise and the dog "who was freindly" lunged out of the back seat and bit my forearm. It was winter and I was wearing a puffy coat that now has the dogs tooth holes in it. I am a dog lover and feel that these dogs had to feel threatened to attack. I just hope I never see a child attacked....:-(
Jessicale

Columbus, OH

#12 Dec 13, 2007
I'm glad I checked online first. I was just getting ready to head over to Polaris with my dachshund for a nice walk. It is very rainy and cold outside, and I thought the mall would be a nice alternative to walking outside in the elements. My dog is very well behaved, and just needs a warm place in the winter to walk off his excess energy. It is too bad irresponsible pet owners have ruined this for us good pet parents. Thanks a lot losers!
YGTBK

Columbus, OH

#13 Dec 14, 2007
YGTBK (You've Got To Be Kidding)! Jessicale, where, in your upbringing, was it taught that a mall (for people to shop, not dogs) was the place to go and walk your dog? I truly can't believe the inconsiderate attitude that an of your [pro-pets in shopping centers] pets should even be welcome in stores and shopping malls that don't specifically cater to animals (eg: PetSmart, Petco, etc). It doesn't matter to me if your dog is well-behaved and quiet or barking or pooping. It's appalling to me toeven see those tiny little dogs in people's purses or being carried like a baby. It's atrocious to me to see people prancing their dogs on leashes through a mall or food-court. It doesn't matter if it's Polaris Fashion Place or WALMART for gosh sakes. WHY do you need to bring them? They aren't children. They aren't toys. Honestly, Jessicale and all you other dogs in stores people, how can you call yourselves "responsible" pet owners when you drive them to the malls and stores and carry them through the doors in the first place? Dogs-in-stores + "responsible pet owner" = oxymoron to me.
KAY

Sunnyvale, CA

#14 Aug 22, 2009
A shopping mall of course is for people to go shopping, but SOME PEOPLE like ME really enjoy having our dog around. I was never taught that we should limit malls only to HUMANS. I understand why they shouldn't be around the food court, but anywhere w/o food, dogs should be allowed. My dog is like my baby. I find it harsh for some of you guys to say that dogs should be kept in home and parks. For those who aren't dog/pet lover please RESPECT people like me who loves animals. I'm not asking for you to like the dogs you see but at least let the animal lovers have their dog around. TO YGTBK: we bring them simply cause we WANT to. why do you eat? why do you shower? why do you make love? Those are all the same questions. Everyone is different and we all have our own preferences. If you dont like it fine, but don't learn to hate. Maybe I see your baby in the mall and i find it hella annoying because it's running around, making a mess, and crying nonstop. Should babies be kept away fromt malls too? I mean why do we need them? They're not there to shop. Probably we should leave them at home them right? Same shit. Dogs should be treated fairly too. Why should be bring toys? They're not needed in a mall. A mall is for shopping. Same shit. I find you very ignorant. And i'm on with Jessicale. Why is it irresponsible if we bring own dogs in malls? I guess you are very repsonsible them. You should be left at home.
Having my dog by my side makes me happy and him happy. He follows me everywhere. My dog is very quiet and never barks unless someone is attacking him.
This Site is a Scam

Panorama City, CA

#15 Mar 16, 2013
YGTBK wrote:
YGTBK (You've Got To Be Kidding)! Jessicale, where, in your upbringing, was it taught that a mall (for people to shop, not dogs) was the place to go and walk your dog? I truly can't believe the inconsiderate attitude that an of your [pro-pets in shopping centers] pets should even be welcome in stores and shopping malls that don't specifically cater to animals (eg: PetSmart, Petco, etc). It doesn't matter to me if your dog is well-behaved and quiet or barking or pooping. It's appalling to me toeven see those tiny little dogs in people's purses or being carried like a baby. It's atrocious to me to see people prancing their dogs on leashes through a mall or food-court. It doesn't matter if it's Polaris Fashion Place or WALMART for gosh sakes. WHY do you need to bring them? They aren't children. They aren't toys. Honestly, Jessicale and all you other dogs in stores people, how can you call yourselves "responsible" pet owners when you drive them to the malls and stores and carry them through the doors in the first place? Dogs-in-stores + "responsible pet owner" = oxymoron to me.
Get a life, YGTBK, and stop worrying about what other people are doing with their dogs.

WHY does it bother you so much if Jessicale brings her dog to a mall?? WHO CARES!

YGTBK Find something better to do than butt into other peoples' business.

None of here really don't CARE what you think.
Reality

Wilmington, OH

#16 Aug 17, 2013
As someone that worked at Polaris mall for about seven years through high school/college I saw many dogs and never had to "suffer" through barking or dodge poop on the floor. While I understand that this is a possibility, in the seven years that I worked full time, never noticed. It was actually pretty rare to even see a dog in the mall- so for those so opposed I beg to ask how many times you saw a dog or how many times you were so appalled by the dog while shopping you left the mall? Most people bringing their pet to the mall are responsible dog owners, as they don't want to leave it at home, though I realize there are idiots that ruin things/are exceptions to every situation. Before you speak of dogs only in parks or at home, as someone that does not have children and cannot at the age of 26, my dogs are like my children. They're definitely family- so should you're screaming kids, throwing tantrums also be banned? A shrill child's scream is comparable in annoyance to a dogs bark. Leave them at home you say- maybe we should all have some compassion and not be so quick to judge, while you can bring your kids everywhere, my "kids" are restricted to parks and home. Food for thought.

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