Can guide dogs go into restaurants?

Asked By: Lillian Luettgen
Date created: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 9:57 AM
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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.

Answered By: Hollie Bradtke
Date created: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 12:00 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.

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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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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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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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Service dogs allowed in stores, restaurants.

"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person the legal right to be accompanied by a service animal in all areas open to the general public," according to Service dogs for America, a North Dakota nonprofit since 1992.

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You can bring a non-service dog into a restaurant only if you are sitting in an outdoor seating area.

Restaurants may allow dogs in outdoor areas, but they are not required to do so.

dogs in a restaurant must be on a leash or in a crate.

You may not feed a dog using pet dishes You brought from home.

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Almost every bistro, restaurant and cafe welcomes dogs of all sizes.

They will usually bring a cup of water.

Air France is a good option if travelling with dogs.

They will allow dogs under 4kg (including container) in the cabin; larger dogs are put in the hold.

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