We found dog friendly shopping at Scheels last weekend in Sioux Falls. Since it was below zero outside, and there was so much snow, it was hard to find a place to go and do something after our Scent Work Trial on Saturday. Some friends told us we could go shopping at Scheels. In the USA, Mom is always leery about going into stores with us, but we were greeted nicely the moment we walked in the front door!
The store was huge! As a matter of fact, it even had a scary thing called a ferris wheel inside the store! Thank dog we were too short to go on the wheel because that would not be something for us at all! Right by that scary wheel thing there was a giant bear statue. We were so focused on the wheel we didn’t even notice the bear. I have to admit, at first Bailie and I were a bit scared in this strange store.
Thankfully, they had stairs and escalators because we don’t do escalators. Mom says they are too dangerous for dogs like us. We marched upstairs because we heard that is where the fun stuff is at. Once we were upstairs we found a bench to take a short break on after the climb. Actually, I declined the bench and opted for the soft carpet floor.
One good thing about the dog friendly shopping at Scheels is they have a decent dog department. Mom let us sniff around in the treats, chews, and toys, but we didn’t buy anything. Right past the dog department, we found these animals in a very small yard surrounded by glass.
Bailie, the real party hound, wanted to try her paws at bowling, but we learned they don’t make bowling balls for dog paws. Such a terrible bummer! I guess no bowling for our family.
I found this adorable moose and just had to get a photo with him. My what huge and fancy antlers he has! We also found a super fun looking Jeep, but it was always busy with kids, so we never got to go sit in it.
On the way out, we stopped to look for a sweatshirt and found out something amazing! South Dakota State University is the home of the Jackrabbits! Can you believe we are in a place where they honor rabbits! No wonder we love coming to Sioux Falls so much!
Mom ended up buying this sweatshirt. Doesn’t it look great on Bailie? I think we need to spend a lot more time in this jackrabbit town!
As we left the store, Bailie wanted to get a shot of herself next to old Abe Lincoln. He was pretty stiff and snowy, but she still felt honored to share a bench with such a human. If you have a Scheels in your area, you should head over with your own pup. It’s a lot of fun, and a good experience for we furry ones too.
We are thankful for dog friendly shopping, so we are joining Brian’s Home Blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! Visit some other blogs to see what they are thankful for.