New House bill seeks to overturn pup prohibition - Delaware


Sep. 3, 2019 6:37 pm

New House bill seeks to overturn pup prohibition

A dog license for food and drink establishments may override the "no dogs allowed" rule of the Delaware Division of Public Health.
Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed?

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With so many popular restaurants and pubs in Delaware offering dog-friendly patios (including Dogfish Head, the Rusty Rudder, Kelly’s Logan House, Catherine Rooney’s, Piccolina Toscana, Crabby Dick’s and the Deer Park Tavern, to name just a few), the Delaware Division of Public Health’s August reminder that non-service dogs are not allowed in restaurants — including in designated outdoor areas where the rule had long been unenforced — hit a bit of a nerve:

UPDATE 8/8/2019: We have been incredibly interested to read everyone's comments related to our post from Friday about…

Publicado por Delaware Division of Public Health – DPH en Viernes, 2 de agosto de 2019


On Aug. 30, Speaker of the House Rep. Peter C. Schwartzkopf, along with 17 other sponsors and co-sponsors from the Assembly, introduced HB 275, legislation that would override the DDHS’s “no dogs” regulation, permitting the owners of beer gardens and restaurants to obtain a license for an outdoor patio that allows leashed dogs.

The hearing will take place within the next two weeks.

Take a look at the full bill here.


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