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View Poll Results: Allow Dogs in Restaurants?
NO 33 56.90%
YES 9 15.52%
Yes, but only in outside places 16 27.59%
Yes, but only with muzzle on 0 0%
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:10 AM   #31
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Wow I am suprised at the number of No's on this site. I am a dog lover. However the argument that dogs are not welcome where there is food due to allergies etc, has a hint of merit. However guide dogs are allowed in these places, and those are BIG dogs. If we are to say no, dogs then it should be NO dogs in these places including guide dogs. I personally think all dogs should be allowed in public places like stores and restaurants. Many dogs are better groomed then some people out there. Who are we to discriminate.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:37 AM   #32
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As much as I like dogs, no.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:19 AM   #33
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To many people dogs are like children, and if children can go in stores and restaurants why can't dogs? Many dogs are much more well behaved then children.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:22 AM   #34
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In the area where I am from the dog in business idea has picked up. Dogs are wecome in numerous stores and a few restaurants. The city even had a trial year where all dogs that were well behaved were allowed on city buses for free. Also I live on an island and dogs who are well behaved ride the many ferrys that leave this island for free.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:15 AM   #35
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To many people dogs are like children, and if children can go in stores and restaurants why can't dogs? Many dogs are much more well behaved then children.
Because there are far more people who do not want a dog to be dining in the same restaurant as them, than there are people that do. In the hospitality industry, you need to cater to your clientele, not just to what a few people want. While you want to be accomodating to a few people, you cannot do so if it will upset the majority of the guests.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:20 AM   #36
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Many dogs are better groomed then some people out there. Who are we to discriminate.
And many dogs are not. Many dog owners take absolutely horrible care of their dogs and this would open up an entirely new can of worms. Places of business would lose both customers and revenue, and this would be a prelude to lowering the general standard even further that it already is at some places.

Would it then be okay to deny service and entrance to guests based on the appearance and cleanliness of their dogs? That's what it will come down to and in this day and age, you're just asking to be sued by doing that.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:30 AM   #37
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I think it depends where you live. Where I am from more then every second house hold has a dog. Also it is a very dog friendly city and even the surrounding cities are very dog friendly. I imagine it is not like this every where. Here however we have so many elderly people and 85% of them have small dogs, businesses and restaurants have recognized this, and have not only allowed dogs in, but also within the last 2-3 years have started to cater to the dogs (even on their menus).
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:28 AM   #38
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I don't think I'd like to have to face dog hairs in my food - it's bad enough that you occasionally find hair when the food has been prepared or served!
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:47 AM   #39
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Working dogs and well behaved dogs are OK, but unfortunately the majority of dogs are neither so I voted 'no'.
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:27 AM   #40
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I would have to say NO, no dogs (except guide dogs) should be allowed in restaraunts, this is coming from a breeder of Great Danes.

They are technically a"working class" dog breed, and are fairly easy to train, but I don't think other patrons in the restaraunt would appreciated an enormous dog slobbering all over the place and laying in the middle of the floor.
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