Many businesses and restaurants in Saratoga Springs have this cute little decal near their entrance. When you see it, you know that you and your well-behaved dog are welcome inside. Started over six years ago by Melanie and Eugene Dallas at Sloppy Kisses of Saratoga and Saratoga Arts, Saratoga’s Dog-Friendly Downtown Program has grown to include over 30 businesses and restaurants.
As of October in New York, it became legal for dogs to join their owners at outdoor seating areas for restaurants who wish to welcome them. While the law authorizes pets to join diners outdoors, there are still some safety and health regulations restaurants must follow.
More information on the program can be seen on WTEN