Bill to Allow Dogs in Bars Introduced

Washington state senator proposes legislation.

Posted: January 25, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

A Washington state senator is proposing legislation to allow dogs in bars.

The bill would allow bars and restaurants with liquor licenses to permit dogs, providing they accompany their owners and remain leashed. However, establishments wouldn’t be legally obligated to allow dogs other than service animals.

The state’s Senate Labor, Commerce, Research and Development Committee scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for Jan. 30.

The measure was introduced by Sen. Ken Jacobsen (D-Seattle), who says he came up the idea while at the Fish Tale Brewpub in downtown Olympia.

“I was sitting … looking at all the dogs outside sitting in the cold and the rain, while all the owners were warm inside,” Jacobsen, who doesn’t own a dog, told the Associated Press.


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Terra   Redondo Beach, CA

1/27/2012 11:10:45 AM

That would be wonderful! I think that responsible dog owners should be allowed to bring their dogs into bars. Hope this idea

http://www.ilovedogfriendly. com/2012/01/3-dogfriendly-bars-st-louis/

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kelley   louisville, KY

6/20/2009 10:23:50 AM

i think it's phenom. i used to bartend in a pub and grub in louisville and i brought my dog with me everynight to work. i stayed there sometimes until 4-6am and sometime by myself. of course my 120 lb. dog wouldn't have harmed a flea, but was intimidating enough. great!!! keep fighting for the animals
kelley h

louisville, ky

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Cheryl   Conway, MO

12/8/2007 8:40:53 AM

This would be a great thing to me. I travel with my dogs and would love to be able to take one into the place I'm eating.

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