Update on Dog-Friendly Patios

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For the past few months, restaurants have been able to offer dog-friendly patios in Wichita Falls.

The co-founders of Frank and Joe’s originally approached Wichita Falls city leaders — asking if they could allow customers to bring their pooches onto the coffee house patio — but they were denied because of an ordinance that stated only service animals were allowed at food establishments.

Then, councilors voted to amend that ordinance — and now — they have been licensed for a dog friendly patio for a few months. So, how is it going?

“It’s actually not been as popular as we thought it was going to be. We actually wish it would be a little bit more popular. We actually see more dogs in the drive-thru than the inside,” Jessica Edwards, the co-founder, said.

Edwards said she wants people to know that dogs need to have both their rabies and city tags on all times, which you can get through certain vets or the P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic.

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