Are guide dogs allowed in restaurants?

Asked By: Josefa Larson
Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 8:19 PM
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Guide dogs are not allowed to enter areas that are off limits to the general public, e.g.

kitchens, food preparation areas and food storage areas.

Food business owners may allow other dogs i.e.not assistance animals) into outdoor dining areas of a café or restaurant under certain circumstances.

Answered By: Tia Wiza
Date created: Mon, Jan 11, 2021 10:22 PM
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THOUSANDS of restaurants and pubs across Britain are breaking the law by refusing to accept guide dogs.

One in eight eateries contacted in a survey would not allow a guide dog on their premises, even though such a ban has been illegal since 1999 under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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This is almost always illegal.

Under the Equality Act, guide dog and other assistance dog owners have the right to enter most services, premises and vehicles with their dog.

Our research shows that the most frequent places that guide dog owners are refused access to are minicabs, taxis, restaurants and shops.

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One in eight eateries contacted in a survey would not allow a guide dog on their premises, even though such a ban has been illegal since 1999 under the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Association has launched its Access for All campaign to ensure guide dog owners enjoy equal rights to eat in restaurants and pubs.

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One in eight eateries contacted in a survey would not allow a guide dog on their premises, even though such a ban has been illegal since 1999 under the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Association has launched its Access for All campaign to ensure guide dog owners enjoy equal rights to eat in restaurants and pubs.

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Typically, dogs are not allowed in restaurants unless they are service animals, which are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But in many cities, lawmakers and pet owners are discussing allowing all dogs on restaurant patios and in other outdoor areas.

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Typically, dogs are not allowed in restaurants unless they are service animals, which are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But in many cities, lawmakers and pet owners are discussing allowing all dogs on restaurant patios and in other outdoor areas.

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Where in a restaurant may pet dogs go?

The new law allows retail food establishments to serve dogs only if they have a designated outdoor dining space, such as a patio, with its own exterior entrance.

Pet dogs are not allowed inside, and may not sit or stand on chairs or other furniture.

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