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Dogs on Patios

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On September 6, 2018, food establishments with an outdoor patio may allow dogs to be present in the outdoor patio once the establishment obtains a variance and complies with the following conditions and standards stated in Ordinance 46-2018

Restaurant Owners - Download the Dog Variance Application

Important Notes

  1. Dogs are only allowed on the patios of restaurants that have obtained this variance (see the restaurant list below).
  2. Dogs and their owners must use the outdoor entrance to the patio and must not enter inside the restaurant.
  3. No food preparation can occur on the patio except for refilling a beverage.
  4. Dog waste must be cleaned within 5 minutes and disposed of outside of the restaurant and patio.
  5. Wait staff and food handlers must not pet the dogs.
  6. Dogs are not allowed in laps, seats, counters, or tables.
  7. Dogs cannot be fed on the patio, but can be given water in disposable containers.
  8. Dogs must be wearing a collar with current rabies vaccination tags.
  9. Dogs must be on leash or at heel.

Restaurants with Dog-Friendly Patios

Sharon's BBQ South
2050 Antilley Road
(325) 704-4352