Customers at a New York City café called Boris and Horton can dine with some special guests: their dogs. New York is one of 17 states that allow dogs at restaurants. In most cases, the dogs must stay in outdoor seating areas and be on a leash. But at some eateries, like Boris and Horton, pooches can roam free.
“It’s just a fun environment,” says Logan Mikhly, a co-owner of the café.
Mikhly says her customers are grateful to not have to leave their furry friends home alone.
But other people think restaurants should be pet-free. They point out that dogs might annoy or frighten some customers by barking, growling, or jumping on them. Also, some people say it’s unsanitary for pups to be in restaurants because they may drool or leave a mess on the floor.