Dear World, the problem with bringing your dogs into stores is that it makes it harder to identify and therefore come to the aid of people with seeing, hearing, and other material mental handicaps. Plus I doubt your dog wants to go into any retail store with all the food and scents around. Plus they have smaller brains than us and you're taking them into the most unnatural that exists, so training them for that environment will make them dumb in their real world. Plus you want me to presume that you train your dog not to be what it naturally is, a dog. Does your dog brush it's teeth, does your dog wash its paws, does your dog wash its nose after making introductions? No, no, no. And what about people with allergies? You may not believe your selfish, but your actions reveal your substance.
I won't be going into any retail store that doesn't enforce rational policies simply because of emotionally manipulative people. They must deal with their emotions, not everyone else.
The next time you see someones pet in the store, AND YOU HAVE VERIFIED that it is a pet, go to management and if they do nothing tell them they lost a customer today. WE are management. WE is ME turned upside down.
PS Feel free to take this, edit it to be more succinct, and encourage others to share it chain mail style. Peace, I'm out!