I’ve posted several times, here, here, here, and here regarding the dilemma a business owner faces when a customer enters the premises with a dog. Is it a service dog, is it an emotional support animal (“ESA”), what are my obligations under the health code and my obligations to other customers, etc.?
Now comes news of a new service called dog parker which is providing climate controlled, web camera equipped metal boxes around New York that members can use to leave their dog in a safe environment for short periods of time (i.e. to run into the drug store or pick up take out).
What do you think of this idea?
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