Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get up and go with your family, including the family dog. And don’t let meal times stop you—there are a number of restaurants with outdoor seating that don’t mind if your pooch dines with you. To be on the safe side, call first and double-check that the restaurant welcomes dogs.
Your dog should be socialized and calm around other people, especially children. The Dog Friendly website has some additional etiquette tips to keep in mind when dining alfresco with your dog:
- Leash your dog to your chair and not a table. A dog tied to a table can result in spilled drinks or food if he or she is strong enough to make the table move.
- Try to keep your dog close to your table or chair so he or she is not in the server's path.
- Dogs are not allowed on the chairs or tables.
- Bring your own doggie bowl for water. Under state law, pets are not permitted to eat or drink out of restaurant glasses or dishes, unless they are disposable.
Here are some locations around the South Bay that have dog-friendly patios:
10310 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
10630 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
201 East Campbell Ave., Campbell
The Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell
Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza
20 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
377 Santana Row, San Jose
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
641 Leavesley Road, Gilroy
Kelly's French Bakery
402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz
Pet of the Week
This week’s pet in need of a loving home is Chester, a long-haired Chihuahua. He’s 2 years old and full of personality. If you’re looking for a playful dog who will keep you entertained for hours, Chester’s your guy. His adoption fee includes neutering and all of his current vaccinations.
For more information about Chester and other dogs available for adoption, visit the Santa Clara County Animal Control and Care website.
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