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Humane Society backs bill allowing dogs at restaurants

  • NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Rona Holub of Kakaako with her poodle, Jack, in the common area at Salt at Our Kakaako. Seated behind is Carol Polcovar. Both Holub and Polcovar support the idea of allowing dog-friendly dining in Hawaii.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaiian Humane Society is pushing a bill this legislative session that would give restaurant owners the discretion to adopt dog-friendly policies. Pictured is Layla Dedrick and daughter La‘akea with their Old English sheepdog, Maggie, in front of Morning Brew Coffee and Bistro on Saturday. Salt at Our Kakaako, where the bistro is located, allows dogs in its outdoor areas.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Sinziana Cighiartau chatted Saturday with a friend as her Maltese terrier, Lucky, sat nearby in front of Arvo Cafe at Salt at Our Kakaako, where the cafe is located. The cafe allows dogs in its outdoor areas.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In the outdoor area of Moku Kitchen restaurant on Saturday, Shinobu Kuroyanagi, left, made eye contact with the family’s German shepherd puppy, Lilikoi. Also pictured are her daughters Eri, 10, sitting, and Misa, 13, plus a Balinese dog named Angelo, who is owned by Kuroyanagi’s mother, Ikuko Kuroyanagi.

Should pet dogs be allowed to accompany their owners to a cafe or restaurant in Hawaii? The Hawaiian Humane Society thinks so. Read more

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