Should Dogs Be Allowed In Places Of Business?

Yesterday, we ran the story of a Consumerist reader who couldn’t seem to convince Continental her service dog was the real deal. At the opposite end of the spectrum, SeattlePI.com writes about a woman who brought her dog into a grocery store and just left it on its own while she went shopping and store employees did nothing about it.

At what point is it acceptable for someone to bring their dog with them to a place of business? Is it fine to bring your pooch with you to an outdoor farmer’s market but not a grocery store? How about sitting with your canine companion on a restaurant patio versus having the mutt sit at your table inside with you in a Hammacher Schlemmer pet high chair?

What about non-food businesses: Is it ever okay to bring your dog — or any pet for that matter — inside a store or your office?

Woman gives dog owners a bad name [SeattlePI]

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