Dog lovers will be thrilled to know that you will soon be able to bring your beloved pet with you to outdoor patios at Santa Barbara County restaurants. Currently this is against the law though many people get around this law by parking their pet on the sidewalk just outside a patio fence. Summerland Beach Cafe is one of the restaurants leading the way to change the current law.
The state of California allows pets on patios pending approval of each county and 48 counties have already approved dogs on patios. Santa Barbara is one of 10 remaining counties in California that has not approved dog friendly patios. The new law should take effect in January of February 2011.