Fred Meyer Complaint - "Service" dogs in stores
SHORELINE, WASHINGTON -- Because of my large family and children with dairy and gluten allergies I easily spend at least $500 at Fred Meyer monthly on food alone. I typically go to the one in Shoreline as it's closer to my house on average three times a week. In the past month alone, I've seen a dog in the store once a week. I'm not talking about in a carrier, I'm talking about in the produce, dairy, meat section. Sometimes in the cart, sometimes on a leash. I understand service dogs come in many shapes and sizes but isn't there a regulation for licensing service dogs with a jacket or something? I've even seen a "service" dog take a piss in the meat section before. It's horrendous. I've spoken with disabled people who require service dogs whether for PTSD or epilepsy and they never get upset, they have their dogs properly marked and under control. I'm sorry but when your "service" dog is on a six foot leash walking around like it's in a park, there's obviously something going on.