The expression “gone to the dogs” no longer applies to Vancouver patios — and one pet owner wants to change that.
When Danielle Bauer recently visited one of the patios she frequents with her dog Beans, she was stunned to be told the Chihuahua mix was no longer welcome.
The health inspector had visited the restaurant and several others in the area to issue warnings forbidding dogs from the premises.
“Not every patio catered to dogs but some of them did and it was nice to have that option,” she told Yahoo Canada News. “It’s nice to take your dog with you, and not have them cooped up in a hot condo.
Bauer did some digging and found that restaurant health regulations are mandated by the province, and Vancouver Coastal Health is the local authority that enforces the regulations.
“Clearly they hadn’t been enforcing these regulations and then within a three-week period, all these restaurants, without exception, had been canvassed and given these warnings not to have dogs on the patio,” sheRead More »from 'Gone to the dogs' no longer applies to Vancouver patios