Dog Friendly Restaurants – Time to Dine with Fido

Dog friendly restaurants are nothing new but many have stepped up their game lately with menu selection and catering capabilities.  The UK and France has always led the pack in welcoming dogs and their owners to their establishments.  Wherever you travel, it is possible to find an eatery that will invite both you and your dog.  If you find yourself in Otley, West Yorkshire, pop into Salami & Co. a dog friendly coffee house where human and hound can sit back, relax and watch the world go by together.  The husband and wife team serve up a selection of freshly brewed coffees, homemade cakes and brunch inspired dishes and with Salami and Bagel (their dachshunds) always near by to bark about a range of handmade pupcakes and biscuit bones.  Their Hound menu includes venison sausage, puppacinos, and pupcakes.

Visit to see the menu and make reservations.

In Canada, the Ontario provincial government has officially made changes to regulations about dogs hanging out on patios in the city.  According to the Regulations and Statutes in force as of January 1, 2020, there have been shifts in the regulations that fall under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Amendments include the reduction of restrictions related to dogs being allowed in outdoor and certain indoor areas of food premises, such as patios and craft breweries.  According to the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act — brought forward on October 28 — dining rules in other parts of Canada, such as New Brunswick and BC, have been more relaxed than Ontario when it comes to where furry friends are allowed to hang out.  The act called for consideration of the permission of dogs in outdoor eating areas, like patios, and in indoor breweries where only “low-risk” food, like beverages and shelf-stable or pre-packaged foods are served.  Restaurant owners and operators would be allowed to decide for themselves whether to let their customers bring a dog with them on a patio.  Live animals are still not allowed indoors at establishments that serve food, to follow strict hygiene rules.  Enjoy what is left of the summer and find yourself a dog welcoming patio for you and your pooch!

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