With all respect, dogs can go to Patagonia, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, TJMAXX, Marshalls, Nordstrom, Macys, etc.
Those are all clothing stores. I think REI is being unreasonable. Considering every other sporting goods store allows them that I know of and most brands they sell actually allow dogs in their own stores.
Dogs aren't sitting on the clothes, that's a tad unreasonable and if someone is claiming they are that allergic, how they can't stand 6 feet away from a dog in a large store? ummmm, wear a mask or stay six feet away. No offense, but we all learned how to do this the past 2 years. 🙂