Foodie dogs of New York perk up your velvety ears. Thanks to a new law, dogs can now dine at Staten Island’s outdoor cafes — that is, if a restaurant chooses to allow them. The “Dining With Dogs” bill, which was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the fall and took effect in the city last month, permits pooches to sit at diners’ feet — or even share their seats — as long as they are leashed or in a carrier and “under the control’’ of their owners. Previously, pets were forced to be tied up outside a cafe’s dividers. And while restaurants must post signs requiring that furry visitors be licensed and vaccinated, some are going out of their way to offer a special menu of treats that can be enjoyed out of disposable bowls placed on the ground. Now that warm weather is finally upon us, that’s great news for local dog lovers. Cheers!
If you’re looking for someone who’ll go bananas every time they see your dog or cat, knows them so well they notice one hair out of place, speaks their language, knows their favorite treat AND movie and most of all become their second favorite human in the whole world, then you’ve found the right person! Lisa resides in Westerleigh and is a Dogtec Certified Dog Walker, NYC Certified in Animal Care and Handling, FEMA Animals in Disasters Certified, a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Feral Colony Care Specialist and Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified.