OP brought her elderly and unwell canine companion to the shop, but unfortunately, they were not received warmly or hospitably.
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OP decided to leave the store
Rules exist for a reason.
Sick dogs shouldn't be in public, just like sick humans.
If OP's dog's sick, she should avoid bringing him inside a shop.
Regulations are binding for all individuals, regardless of whether the circumstances are unfavorable.
No exceptions for pets, even if old.
OP should leave her dog at home when she goes to the grocery store
If OP prefers not to leave the dog by itself during shopping, she should explore different options for her shopping plans.
No dogs allowed means no dogs allowed
OP must avoid bringing her sick dog into food areas, even if an employee smirks.
No special treatment for sick dog
While we really love our pets and feel a strong bond with them, it's important to remember that stores have rules to follow. These rules are there for reasons like keeping the place clean and organized.
The worker who told OP that pets aren't allowed was just doing her job. She wasn't doing anything wrong by following the store's rules. It's important to understand this. Workers have a responsibility to make sure everyone has a good shopping experience, and that includes following the rules.
If a pet needs to be with you because it's not feeling well, it's a good idea to plan ahead. Maybe you can order things online or ask someone to stay with your pet outside.