Macy's?! Barnes & Noble?! Old Navy?!

Since NJ differs from many other states, it is ultimately up to management whether or not you can bring your dog into a store when you shop.

Of course Petsmart, Petco, and the other pet supply stores usually welcome your furry friends, but some national shopping retailers may surprise you.

According to HuffPost, here are some other stores that have been known to allow your doggie to accompany you on a shopping excursion...but I would suggest that you call the store you're planning to go to beforehand to see if the manager is on board. Especially because many times in our area these stores are located in malls and shopping centers that might have their own set of rules.

National Dog-Friendly Stores include:

LOWE'S

HOME DEPOT

POTTERY BARN

MACY'S

BARNES AND NOBLE

GAP

BLOOMINGDALE'S

URBAN OUTFITTERS

ANTHROPOLOGIE

FREE PEOPLE

FOOT LOCKER

NORDSTROM

OLD NAVY

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

For the full list on national dog friendly places HuffPost, CLICK HERE.

There's also a really cool website called Bring Fido where you can find local shops that are dog-friendly. CLICK HERE to find specific Jersey Shore stores where you can shop with your dog.