The only dogs allowed at our Garden Centre and Restaurant are service dogs. It was a very difficult decision to make, however due to the reasons listed below we feel it is the correct one:
Accidents - Damaged stock from dog accidents, including high value garden furniture and plants which have to be thrown away.
Noise - We often get distressed dogs instore who can be very vocal. This loud barking can upset other customers, and echoes around the open glass building.
Health & Safety - We have had two incidences where dogs have bitten staff, despite staff asking the owners if the dog is ok to be petted.