Stowaway Dogs: Sneaking Dogs into Public SpacesPublished February 16, 2012
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It turns out that these petite/teacup/miniature pooches live large despite their size. Because they're accustomed to hanging out in their travel bags they go all-access whether dogs are allowed or not. My customers tell me about sneaking their dogs into restaurants, department stores, movie theaters and mass transit, with no one the wiser. Sometimes people spot the dog, but it's rare that the owners get kicked out of the establishment - after all, who can resist a small, well-mannered dog?
Stowaway dogs are a form of canine civil disobedience in our very close-minded public spaces. (Why can't we be more like the French and let our dogs sit at the table in restaurants?) Sure, there are potential drawbacks to bringing your dog into non-dog establishments (for example, unsuspecting people with allergies nearby), but there's an underground of people who do it every day. Are you one of them? What is the most unique non-dog place you've ever brought your dog? Did you get caught?