At all businesses, basic rules of canine etiquette apply. Dogs are expected to be friendly and well behaved and should be encouraged to relieve themselves before entering. And unless there's a sign specifically welcoming pets, owners should always check to make sure it's okay.
It's no surprise that dogs are welcome at the Ann Arbor Biscuit Company on South Fourth Avenue-the biscuits in question are dog biscuits. Less predictable, given the shedding issue, is the Pets Welcome sign in the window of Mitchell Gold @ Three Chairs Co. But in fact, even places that don't post signs often are pet friendly. Both Borders and Shaman Drum allow shoppers to bring their dogs indoors-as do Sam's Clothing Store, Orchid Lane, and the Footprints shoe stores on Main and South University.