Some restaurants and bars already allow dogs, and the chances of being cited for it are relatively low: Since enforcement falls to local authorities, a county health inspector would have to happen to visit a restaurant when there was a dog on the patio in order for a violation to be issued. In Rensselaer County, however, when Vic Christopher and his wife, Heather LaVine, wanted to host a weekly Yappy Hour in the rear courtyard of their Lucas Confectionery, the county health department signed off on the plan, and it's been a hit for the past year, attracting 20 or more dogs some Sundays during the warm months. [...] the outdoor space would have to have a separate entrance, not through the restaurant; dogs would have to be leashed, under control of their owner and confined to the ground, not on chairs, benches or other fixtures or seating; food could not be prepared where dogs are allowed; and employees who touch dogs would be required to wash their hands. In the best-case scenario, owners who know their dogs well will bring those of suitable temperament and behavior to a restaurant patio on occasion. [...] places like Lucas Confectionery — and, I'm sure, the Olde English Pub & Pantry in Albany, where co-owner Matt Baumgartner is a dog proponent and has a terrific back garden — will host regular promotions specifically for a self-selecting audience of dog owners and fans. Paul McCullough, partner and general manager of 15 Church restaurant in Saratoga Springs, says he could envision occasional dog-centric events in 15 Church's grand new outdoor space, due to open in June, but doubts he would regularly permit dogs.
Best dog shop around. The owner is so helpful. They have a great selection of house made dog treats. A must visit in downtown Saratoga.
We are a MOM and POP LOCALLY OWNED and OPERATED dog bakery and boutique that was established in 2006 with an inspiration from our first “baby” Marley, a treat loving chocolate labrador retriever. Sloppy Kisses is owned by Melanie and Eugene Dallas.