Alberta Restaurants No Longer Need Approval from AHS to Allow Dogs on Patios


CALGARY — Alberta Restaurants no longer need approval from an AHS public-health inspector to allow dogs on patios. The decision was made after listening to feedback from Restaurants Canada. The province’s change to the food regulations removes red tape for establishments wanting dog-friendly patios for their customers. However, restaurants are not required to offer them.

Restaurants are required to follow two main requirements: non-service dogs are allowed on patios and must not pass through any indoor food-handling areas and customers must keep their dogs on a leash or in a carrier and have physical control of the dog at all times.

On another note, Restaurants Canada has provided resources for Ukrainian re-settlement and employment routes in Alberta and nationally, such as Canada Job Bank, where employers can register their available jobs; the Finding Work drop-down section on Alberta government landing page; the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP); and community-focused supports.

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