Errands Edition

Tipsy enjoying the afternoon at Home Depot.

Tipsy enjoying the afternoon at Home Depot.

As dog owners in Chicago, we need to get creative in finding new ways to connect with our pups. Apartments are often small, weather this time of year can be brutal, and backyards are rare. A great way to channel your dog’s energy while relieving our own guilt of a shortened cold-weather walk, is to take your pup with you while you run your errands. 

While this is not an “official policy” for Target’s nationally. I spoke to the manager prior to taking Tipsy to the Target at 1664 W. Division, dogs are allowed. Check with your local store, or visit mine.

If you don’t have a lot of experience taking your dog to public places, I found that Home Depot is a nice training ground. With wide aisles and durable floors, the space allows for newer dogs to find their way. Tipsy and I frequent the location at 1232 W North Ave.

Ready for lunch? Visit North Buena Wine and Deli. This neighborhood shop is a perfect place for picking up made-to-order sandwiches, wine, beer and other tasty treats. 

With a few small bistro tables inside, it’s a great casual and cozy place to enjoy lunch.

After lunch, take your dog to one of my favorite boutiques, Kiz Chicago, located at 1851 W. Chicago Ave. Visit the store before the end of January, tell em’ Tipsy sent you and save 20% on your full-price purchase.

Just down the street from Kiz, Sprout Home is dog-friendly. Recognizing that certain plants may be toxic, this spot is recommended for the less curious four-legged friends.