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Restaurants are Going to the Dogs
. Adds Restaurants to their
Pet Friendly Resource Directory
Knoxville, TN – November 11, 2004 – With pets and their owners traveling together more than ever before, restaurants are now trying to tap into this growing market. In fact, according to the Travel Industry Association of America, 14% of all U.S. adults (29.1 million) have traveled with a pet on a trip of at least 50 miles, one-way, away from home in the past three years.

“Pet-friendly restaurants are a natural extension of the growing pet-friendly travel industry,” states Brian Bailey, spokesperson for “Adding these restaurants to our Web site directory will help our site visitors find places to take their pets once they’ve arrived at their destination.”

Although local health codes often prevent restaurants from serving Fido in the main dining area, many still allow them in open-air patios or decks. Some restaurants are going the extra mile by adding canine palate pleasing entrees to their menus, but remember to bring your own water and food bowls just in case the restaurant does not provide them.

When dining with your pooch, keep your dog a safe distance from the other customers who might not like the idea of sharing their dining space with a four-legged customer, or might simply be afraid of dogs. Always provide your dog with special treats and chew toys that will keep him content. Keep your dog out of the way of servers, and don’t forget to add a little to the tip.

Only take your dog to a restaurant if he is well-trained and socializes well with people and other dogs. If you’re not sure how your dog would behave, practice having your dog sit or lie beside your chair when you eat at home. Remember to use a short leach tied to the chair. 


About brings pet friendly travel options to traveling pet owners from the USA and abroad. The company Web site is located at

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