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TELL US: Was It the Right Call to Allow Dogs Back on City Patios?

Tell us what you think about this hot topic in the comments.

, Salem dogs will be allowed back on outdoor dining patios provided restaurants request a variance (check out the form attached to this article).

to ban dogs from city patios, and

On Saturday Mayor Kimberley Driscoll took to her Facebook page to address the announcement dogs were allowed back on patios under the new provision and referenced the Salem News article referencing canines' return to Salem dining spots.

"Who let the dogs out?!," Driscoll wrote. "Well behaved canines welcomed back to outdoor dining patios in Salem. #wooftastic."

What do you think about the decision to allow dogs back on patios in Salem. Was it the right move? Do you agree with the new variance form?

Be sure to tell us in the comments.


chester suchecki August 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM
who in their right mind wants to eat a meal outside while the wold drives by spewing auto exhaust and street dirt all over their food is nuts.then to add pets into the mix ,you will never see me there. i like the taste of food not pollution and dog hair
Randy Russell August 15, 2012 at 02:56 AM
It was the right decision. Dogs eating on the patios was part of what made my trip to Salem so memorable. All of the dogs that I encountered were clean and very well behaved.
Mack Donald August 16, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Yeah, it is clear old Kimmy is as crazy as a shit-house rat.
Mack Donald August 16, 2012 at 09:16 PM
And that is your choice. As long as you leave those who choose to alone. To all their own. I wouldn't want to sit next to an old fart like you either, and neither would my dogs.
Alicia August 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM
To the people that don't like it, there are a ton of other places for you to eat, especially in Salem. I'm very happy that dogs are welcome back!! Woohoo!

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