Imagine this: You’re having a super pawsome day. The weather’s gorgeous beyond belief. You look fantastic. You’ve got your furry bff by your side and the two of you have worked up some serious hunger sauntering the streets of New York.
It’s time to find some chow. You spot a restaurant with some stellar shade and cozy looking outdoor seating. You and your pup walk on over, sit down and order some grub to continue your best day ever!
Sounds amazing, right? It also probably sounds like a pipe dream to dog lovers in New York and other states where pups are pawsonae non gratae.
But this dream might not be as far-fetched as you think. On May 13, the New York State Senate passed a bipartisan bill allowing dogs into the outdoor seating areas of dining establishments.
This dog-friendly news comes with a few rules, of course. Pups must be leashed and they cannot sit on your lap or in a chair next to you.
To keep all diners comfortable, these dog friendly seating areas must have an outdoor entrance. This way, you and your pup don’t prance through the inside of the eatery and disturb any guests.
There are a few caveats, however. Dogs aren’t permitted in outdoor sections where food is prepared. Remember, not everyone is accustomed to fur in their meal. Also, it’s 100% up to the discretion of the restaurant whether or not they allow dogs to sit in these space.
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