Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets are not allowed inside establishments that serve food due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to accompany their pet parents.


However, there are things that pet parents should heed before and during dining with their pups to ensure an enjoyable dining experience.


Here’s a tip:


Ease into it: Start small with your pooch. First take your pup to a coffee shop or bistro during a day and time when they are not busy and for a shorter visit. If she can handle this, try going somewhere a little more crowded or for a longer time.