Should dogs be allowed in restaurants?

Los Angeles-area restaurants are going to the dogs. Thanks to a change of rules by the L.A. County Department of Public Health effective immediately, dog owners will now be able to dine with their pooches on outdoor restaurant patios. Under the old regulations, dogs weren’t allowed into outdoor eating areas if they were enclosed by fencing. Individual restaurants will have the final say over whether they’ll allow canines into their patio areas. And some old rules still apply, no matter what the establishment. Unless they’re assisting the handicapped, dogs won’t be able to go inside restaurants and they also won’t be able to sit on restaurant furniture. (No word on whether cats are organizing for their own restaurant rights.) Video of two dogs dining below: