Many central Ohio merchants roll out the red carpet anyway, after Scotchgarding it.
Make no bones about it, dogs are the newest faces at the mall. Several Columbus-area shopping outlets welcome, or at least keep quiet about, dogs and their doting owners.
“We’re always concerned for the comfort and convenience of our customers,” said Don Bentz, general manager of Polaris Fashion Place. “If they want to bring their dogs, we’re more than happy to let them do that.”