This puppy could be the most adorable shopping companion ever. Photos of Zira the Pembroke / Corgi Aussie mix, with her wide grin and passionate attitude, have gone viral after her human snapped a few images at her local Target shop.
With the biggest grin on her face, the 5-month-old puppy sits in the shopping cart!
“We had taken her to Target before the viral images, but she was so weary she simply slept the entire time—so it was the first time she truly got to see everything and meet shoppers,” Zira’s human mother, Jesse.
Despite the wonderful response to Zira’s lovely images, other dog owners informed her that Target is a Service Animal Friendly only store, and that Zira’s presence in the store could put service dogs and their owners in d.a.n.g.e.r.
Jesse apologized on social media after realizing his error and is now helping to raise awareness about service dog safety and pet-friendly establishments. She always calls ahead to see if a store welcomes pets, and she recommends other pet owners to do the same.
Here’s a photo of Zira during a recent PetSmart visit.
Jesse tells , “We have taken her to PetSmart multiple times since we acquired her – she was actually there the first day we brought her home.” “At first, she was shy, but now she jumps up and gets excited whenever we’re near a PetSmart because she recognizes the scent!”
They’ve also stopped by Home Depot. Zira is always eager for a new adventure whenever they go out. “She’s always happy to ride along with us in the car,” Jesse explains. “She enjoys going on adventures and shopping.”
“Wherever she goes, she wants to meet all the customers and personnel!” We appreciate her friendliness.”