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BOCA RUDETON: How Fake Is That ”Service” Dog In The Aisle?

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Publix Greenwise Manager In Boca Raton Allegedly Threatens Tipster With Police, But Then Refuses To Call…

It’s cute, but is it really a “service dog?” Our tipster says no, and you won’t believe what happened when he asked the manager at Boca’s Publix Greenwise to intervene.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A shopper in the Publix Greenwise Market at 8210 Glades Road is calling foul over a dog — and the apparent handling of the situation by the manager.

According to the tipster, the dog — as cute as it is — should have never been in the store, a place where food is sold for humans. When the tipster approached the manager, the manager — instead of following Publix corporate policy and asking the woman with the dog to leave — threatened the tipster with police intervention.

The tipster apparently said “go ahead, call the police,” but then the manager refused. He also refused to tell the woman with the dog to leave.

As our tipster checked out, he says the manager told him the dog was a “service” animal, which led our tipster to provide us with a list of ten ways to know a service dog is fake. We can’t comment as to whether this dog is truly a service dog or not, but it doesn’t look like the sort of dog that is trained to help those with special needs — the type of service animal strongly supports. If the claim is that this is an “emotional support” animal, we would suggest that anyone needing an “ESA” to shop should probably just order food and have it delivered.

Woman with the dog, and the Publix Greenwise Manager, you are both winners of our “Boca Rudeton™” award of the day. Congratulations. And the tipster is apparently filing a complaint with the Department of Health/Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation — so congrats on that, as well.

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