Changes to law mean Lodi restaurant patios may soon allow dogs
Josh Thompson, right, sits at Porters Pub with his dog, Rebel, a husky/shepherd mix, on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, pet dogs will be legally permitted in outdoor dining areas statewide, as long as restaurants and city and county ordinances agree to allow it. Dogs will continue to be banned from farmers markets.
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:55 pm
People walking their dogs or pushing them in carts is a common sight in some Lodi stores and at public events in Downtown.
But many local eateries don’t permit pets anywhere inside food and dining areas, including patios, due to health codes. Services dogs are the only exception.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:55 pm.