I personally bring Riley as many places as I can. Lucky for me I live in an area where owners are very on top of vaccinating but I still have to be careful because he only has his 2nd round of shots so far. If I go to the petstore I carry him which is getting harder and harder but most places I'll just let him walk. I have started to socialize him with other dogs so now he doesn't really think much of seeing another pup. I haven't had any bad situations happen yet. Gotta keep my fingers crossed!!