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BOCA RUDETON: Dog Shops At Winn-Dixie Boca Raton


Reader Asks: “Why Is This Dog In A Supermarket?”

BOCA RUDETON: Why Is This Dog In The Winn-Dixie Boca Raton? (Photo: contributor).


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Add Winn-Dixie to the list of stores where South Palm Beach County shoppers think human shoppers need to shop on their own — without their pets.

Our tipster saw the woman with a dog in the Winn-Dixie at Delmar Shopping Center in Boca Raton (7030 Beracasa Way) on Easter Sunday, and asked the question many of us ask — why? Why is a dog in a food store?

To the dog’s credit, he or she clearly knew where the dog toys were located. But we do not believe that Winn-Dixie ever expected dogs to come into the store to self-shop. It seems most of the merch is set at person-level, not dog level. There is no indication that the dog is a trained service dog. Our tipster did not believe that Winn-Dixie employees tried to keep the dog away from aisles where fresh food is out in the open.

Lady with dog in Winn-Dixie on Easter Sunday: you are our latest “Boca Rudeton™” winner. There have been so many winners lately that our prize closet is empty, but rest assured — we’ll restock it with prizes that are accessible for pooches and their people who blur the lines between human places and dog places.

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