Starkville aldermen take action for dogs on restaurants' outdoor patios

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a resolution to ask state legislators to allow restaurants the option of letting customers bring their dogs on outside patios.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 8:30 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2019 9:25 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - People who want to bring their dogs out to restaurants with them may have that option soon in one city.

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a resolution to ask the Mississippi Legislature to pass legislation that allows restaurants with outdoor patios to have the option of allowing dogs on their premises.

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill said she realized it’s against the law for restaurants to allow dogs on outdoor patios in the state.

She said it’s a national code that’s in place for every state, but some states modified that section of the code to give restaurants the option to bring non-service dogs on patios.

Spruill said local and private state representatives will meet and take the resolution up in session in the early months of next year.

If passed, Starkville will be the only city in Mississippi to make this legal.

Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar General Manager Jonette Shurden said she thinks it’s a great idea for city leaders to take action.

Shurden also said having dogs on the patio does not create a health hazard or violate the health code for inside the coffee bar.

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