Dining with your dog

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Restaurant Association is addressing a growing concern cropping up in dining establishments across our state, the presence of non-service dogs in restaurants. The New Mexico Health Department regulations clearly state that only ADA service animals are permitted inside restaurants. Allowing non-service dogs in restaurants violates health department regulations and poses a risk to the health and well-being of other patrons. Not all dogs have the training or temperament to behave appropriately in a restaurant setting, leading to disruptions, unsanitary conditions, and potential health hazards.