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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Doggie Dining

Environmental Health

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Dogs are permitted to accompany their owners while dining in the outdoor area of food establishments meeting certain requirements. DOH-Sarasota inspects and issues permits for the “Doggie Dining” sites. Very specific rules apply to the outdoor areas of these establishments to protect health and safety.


Complaints about Doggie Dining rule violations may be submitted to the Environmental Health Services office.