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!

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