Dog Rules

Guidelines for our Guests
with a DOG dining on the patio.

Senator Wirth’s legislation in 2014 allows dog guests in outdoor restaurant seating areas. The rules state this will be at the discretion of each restaurant. We welcome your dog to join you on the patio and ask you to be aware of our dog guest guidelines which insure comfort and protect all guests. Assistance dogs of the SW of Santa Fe have been training dogs to offer service in public places since 1988.   We embrace their principles & guidelines for our guests with dogs.
1. Let us seat you where your animal will not be in guest or server traffic areas.
2. Dogs must be on a leash, seated or lying on patio – No Dogs on chairs (or tables).         Assistance Dogs of the SW suggests 18” from handler
3. ADA does not allow animals to be fed. If you bring a water dish, we would gladly serve water for your dog.
4. Dogs must be socially trained – no barking
5. We reserve the right to ask you to place your dog in your car if we feel it is an issue (disturbing-out of control-barking) with other guests and or a safety liability.

Notes on ADA (American Disability Act) Service Dog regulations in Public places. In situations where it is not obvious a dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two questions (1) is the dog required because of a disability? (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.

Emotional support, therapy, comfort and or companion dogs are not considered service animals under the ADA and not given public access.

ADA does not consider animals-in-training as service animals. Animals must be trained already before it can be taken into public places.

A service dogs can be excluded from entry if the animal would fundamentally alter the nature of service, goods, programs or activities provided to the public or, in addition, a particular animal is out of control and the handler unable to take effective action to control it, or it is not housebroken.