Posts Tagged ‘patio dining’

Arlington VA To Allow Dogs At Outdoor Restaurants

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Good news for Arlington dog owners: the city’s health department now lets restaurants apply for a variance to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas.

This comes just months after the public health department reminded restaurants that non-service animals weren’t allowed in any dining areas, ARLnow points out. At the time, Arlington County Department of Human Services spokesman Kurt Larrick said that “[t]he presence of animals would create a risk of people getting sick due to fecal contamination.”

The policy reversal comes as D.C. gears up for warmer weather and outdoor dining season. For more on the story click here.’s Guide To Pet-Friendly Restaurants’s Guide to Arlington, Alexandria and Northern Virginia

Australia Allows Dogs on Patio Restaurants

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

The Australian Government amended the Australian Food Standards Code last October, to now provide “food business operators with a choice to either permit dogs in their outdoor dining areas or prohibit them from the area”. However, the national law does not prohibit conditions being set by local governments, but in general dogs are being permitted in outdoor areas throughout the country. Here is some more information…

More Albuquerque eateries allowing pets

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Last year Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a bill that permitted New Mexico restaurants to allow dogs at designated outdoor dining spaces. Since then, the number of dog-friendly patio dining establishments has grown significantly. For the full article, see this link.