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A 5-year-old girl who was bitten by a Rottweiler puppy in a Petco store in Bayshore, N.Y., cannot sue the pet store chain because it has a policy of allowing its customers to bring their pets into its stores, an acting state Supreme Court justice has ruled.

Petco cannot be faulted for allowing pets into its stores, Justice John M. Galasso ruled in Anonymous v. Petco Animal Supplies Stores, 1670/06 (Nassau Co.), because its pet-friendly policy reflects “an industrywide standard” designed for the benefit of pet store customers.

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