You don't have to see too many police called to cars with dogs locked inside to know it is a bad idea.  Once officer used a heat meter on a car with a dog inside to read the internal temperature was 150 degrees.  The video I have included says if you see a dog trapped in a hot car call 911 don't break the window unless it is life or death. Now with all that said I found a site called barkpost that tells of many stores that are locally here in Bangor  and around the state that allow your pup to join you in the store. I was pleased to see how many there are. You do need to note however that this national list does acknowledge that many chains leave it to their local managers to decide the policy.  Still here is the list:

  • Michaels
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Abercrombie and Fitch*
  • Hallmark
  • Home Depot
  • Macy's
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Gap
  • Foot Locker
  • Old Navy
  • Tractor Supply
  • Pet Co
  • Pet Smart
  • More

(* Note the Bangor Mall only allow service dogs)