Hot dog! Iowa eateries may now allow dogs on their outdoor patios without a waiver.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, Iowans may soon see more of man’s best friend at Iowa food establishments.
Due to a change in Iowa Administrative Code last year, Iowa bars and restaurants do not have to apply for a waiver from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals to allow pet dogs on their outdoor patios.
These rules do not pertain to service dogs. Service dogs, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are already allowed in places where pet dogs (including emotional support dogs) are not.