Bars are Not Dog Parks
Two out of the last three bars I’ve gone toThe Canterbury and the Cha-Chahave allowed pet dogs in. This looks like a violation of King County Code Chapter 8.40.190, Seattle Municipal Code 10.10.536, and King County Board of Health Code 6.501.115.
When I go out to a bar, I want to relax. Dogs make me anxious. When I hear the constant jingling of your dog’s collar right behind me, I’m stuck waiting for the dog to scamper over and sniff around my food and tablewhich, in fact, your dog did (twice) last night when I was there trying to chill out after work and read a book at the Canterbury on Capitol Hill.
Your table thinks your dog is cute. So does the waitress. So, I become the bad guy when I have to “rudely” tell you that “I’m not cool, with your dog coming over to my table.” I told you that, yet your dog raced over, collar jangling, the second some food arrived at my table. (Thus, my anxiety about it wasn’t misplaced.)
I don’t think your dog is cute. And even if some people do think your dog is cute, I don’t care. It’s not allowed in bars and restaurants.
This isn’t a question of who can and cannot control their dogsor keeping your dog on a leash. No dogs are allowed in, unless it is a guide dog accompanying a blind person.
If you’re not blind, and you want to go out to a bar or restaurant, you have to leave your dog at homeor with a friend. If you can’t find someone to watch your dog, then you can’t go out to a bar or restaurant.