Luino, ITALY –The supermarket store Unes, just implemented some very cool shopping carts adapted to dogs so they can ride along while their owners do their grocery shopping.
Gianfranco Galantini, the manager of the store in the city of Luino, said that seeing all the dogs left outside waiting for their owners to come back, made him think of the idea of creating a cart that would allow them inside.
In Italy it is legal to bring your dog to the supermarket, but this idea encouraged people to actually bring them.
And it was a very simple adaptation in which a special partitioned section with a solid bottom was added to their carts. That way, dogs can ride standing or sitting.
The only requirement for dogs to be inside the store is that they behave and so far they haven’t had any problem. Once they start riding, most of the dogs calm down and just ride along. Galantini said:
“This way owners of small dogs can avoid to leave their dogs outside and take all the time they need to buy what they need in peace”
He said that people really seem to be appreciating the initiative. And it has become so popular that they are thinking of expanding the idea to other stores from the same chain in other cities.
Hopefully it will become an international initiative. Of course, after it becomes legal to bring your dog into supermarket stores.
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