New City and State Laws Allow Dogs on Restaurant and Bar Patios

A recent Pew article cites several states and local jurisdictions that are changing laws to allow pet-owners to bring their dogs to restaurant and bar patios.

According to the article, many of the laws that exist are not often enforced, leading to some ambiguity and confusion for business owners. In Washington, DC, Ohio, and Virginia, when local health departments did start enforcing the laws, they faced a public outcry.

Read more in the article.

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