Since we have to find fun things for Nitro to do while his left paw is healing (he has to be on a leash at all times), we decided to take advantage of the beautiful warm spring weather and visit Panera and Starbucks over lunch time on Saturday. It was 78 degrees and all the local fruit trees were in full bloom. Our first stop was Panera for their totally yummy BBQ salad. Check the bottom of this post for great dining tips for you and your canine.
Photos below are of us dining with our deaf boxer Nitro. He has the best manners for a 7 month old!
Remember, taking your dog out to dine with you to a restaurant is a privilege and not everyone at the restaurant will be as excited as you are to have your dog there. Only clean, exceptionally groomed and well mannered dogs should be accompanying you out for a meal at a restaurant. Patio dining with your dog is offered solely as a courtesy by individual restaurants. If your dog does not know the basics commands of Sit, Lay Down and Stay, get your meal "to go" or leave your dog at home or in the hotel.
Lexi, Nitro and I wish you Happy Dining!