A Vancouver dog owner has started an online petition to convince health authorities to allow dogs on restaurant patios.
Danielle Bauer says she used to be able to take her little dog Beans with her when she ate at certain restaurant patios in Yaletown in downtown Vancouver. But she has noticed a change in the last few weeks.
“They literally overnight were going, ‘Sorry, we hate to tell you this, but we can’t have dogs on patios anymore, the health inspector has come by and given us warnings,'” said Bauer.
The only exceptions are guide animals, live fish in an aquariums, and other animals that a health officer determines will not pose a risk.
Bauer’s online petition argues for the same leniency in B.C.
“Leave the decision as to whether dogs can be on patios up to restaurant owners,” said Bauer.
Should dogs be allowed on restaurant patios? Is this a bit much?