Behold the Nation’s #1 Dog-Friendly Mall (Right Here in Chicagoland)

Remember when malls were the best place on earth to meet cute boys and trying on clothing didn’t make you cry? Welp, one of these is still true–malls still *are* the ideal date spot because YORKTOWN CENTER IS A DOG-FRIENDLY MALL. And it’s literally the #1 pupper shopping center, so you basically have to go.

Take your fashionable fren inside of 58 stores and bask in the glory that only a full-service canine retail encounter can provide. With comfort stations complete with bags, wipes, and trash receptacles (you *must* clean up any accidents immediately!) conveniently sprinkled throughout the shopping center, we are truly unsure as to why you’d shop anywhere else. Ever.

Tippy-tap on over every third Thursday from 5-7 p.m. for Yappy Hour complete with snacks, or grab a tasty bite on the dog-friendly patio at BRIO Tuscan Grille. Just make sure you’re on your best behavior. Oh, and your pup’s gotta follow some rules too.

Pals need to use non-retractable leashes no longer than 6 feet, be supervised at all times, be up-to-date on licenses and vaccines, and follow each individual store’s policies (look for a pawprint sticker to know your furkid is welcome). And not like your dog ever would, but he’s gotta be sure not to approach any human or doggo shoppers without consent (we know–he’s woke). 

For more information, check out Yorktown’s Canine Code of Conduct. (Seriously. Do not mess this up. This is the best thing that has ever happened to us).

Happy shopping, friendos! And for dog’s sake, get that kid an extra pretzel. He deserves it.

Where does your pup like to get his shop on? Woof at us in the comments–we’re all ears!

(Photo by Braedon McLeod)

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