Yes, this dog was wandering the aisles of Filenes Basement on W79th Street with his human companion. Finally, a sales person asked the human to return the dog to his cage. "Mitzi" looks comfy in this photo nestled in the fur covered arms of his human companion. Like his human companion, the dog only responded when spoken to in German.
Everyday more and more canine companions accompany humans into area stores. This practice reminds me of the relaxed attitude in Amsterdam toward dogs in restaurants, stores and bars.