Should NH dogs be allowed in outdoor restaurant areas?

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    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:

    Who knows, I tip very well and my cat is my pet. 



    I am a very generous tipper and also have cats as a pet. I also would never have any desire to bring my cat to a restaurant.  I was at a convention last weekend where one of the guests brought his dog. There were definitely mixed reviews on this. The hotel where the convention was held was pet friendly. I knew the person couple who brought the dog..and the dog . They are very responsible owners and the dog is very sweet..so I had no issues.

    I have to say that I am with Robin on the issue of allergies. I have a few severe allergies and I would never expect others to modify their behavior based on my allergies.

    Like I stated before..although I am not a fan of the idea of allowing dogs on restaurant patios..I would have no problem dining next to a well behaved dog. At the end of the day..restaurants will make decisions based on their revenue. If allowing dogs helps business to pick up then it will continue. If it drives customers away then it will stop. If rover bites another customer...or has fleas..etc...I guess the liability would fall to the restaurant owner. If they are willing to assume that risk then that's their decision.

     
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    What a horrible idea. Who defines 'well-behaved' and does the restaurant incur any liability if and when one of these "well-behaved" dogs bites someone?  Unless it is a service animal and you have a certificate for that, there is zero need to bring your dog into any esablishiment that serves food or drink.  I love my pet, but I don't bring him everywhere.  Considering hygeine, allergies and people's comfort level with animals, pets should not be permitted in any eating establishment, even on the patio.  How did this get past the Board of Health?!! The season where you can enjoy patio dining is so short in NE, it is a shame to prevent a good portion of the population from eating on the patio.  If you want to eat alfresco w/ your pet, do it at home. Until animals start earning a paycheck, carrying wallets and paying for their meals, let's leave restaurants to the patronage of humans, where it belongs. 

     
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    Also I can see the smokers very upset about this. Since they can't smoke in most restaurants. Not that I want them to smoke inside, but at least the smokers are humans.

     
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    Second hand smoke is a carcinogen, that being said, and even though I have an allergy to cigarette smoke; I don't mind if someone is smoking a few feet away from me, as long as they don't blow the smoke in my face!

    Had to tolerate that foolishness in the workplace for years before people got wise and changed the laws.

    Live and let live!

     
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    And some pet allergies can activate asthma which can cause all sorts of stuff to your lungs.

     
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    They should be allowed indoors too!!

     
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    In response to Winter2011Bride's comment:

    And some pet allergies can activate asthma which can cause all sorts of stuff to your lungs. (end quote)

     

    As I said before, anyone with severe allergies should consult with a specialist and consider immunotherapy.

    That is the treatment I pursued for my dog.

     
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    In response to Robin39's comment:

    Second hand smoke is a carcinogen, that being said, and even though I have an allergy to cigarette smoke; I don't mind if someone is smoking a few feet away from me, as long as they don't blow the smoke in my face!

    Had to tolerate that foolishness in the workplace for years before people got wise and changed the laws.

    Live and let live!




    I am allergic to cigarette smoke as well..and I mind terribly if someone is smoking around me. When I am exposed to cigarette smoke..I feel the effect for hours and it's not pleasant. 

    I am mildly allergic to dogs but love them anyhow.An allergy pill works well for that as long as I don't pat a dog and then touch my face..

    As far as immunotherapy...the results are mixed. I know some people who have done it for bee allergies and it's been very effective. I did it for 4 years for seasonal allergies ( and the dog allergy)...it was not a magic bullet. I am still bothered by allergies.

    I suspect people who are allergic to dogs will simply avoid restaurants that allow them..rather than going through long and expensive immunotherapy treatment.

     

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