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Is a Pet-Friendly Brewery Policy Right for You?
Combining man’s best friend with man’s favorite brew might seem like a natural step, but the fact is that having a pet-friendly brewery is a complex issue that requires much careful consideration, Beall Brewery Insurance reports.
Your brewery’s ability to legally admit pets on site is closely connected to your state, county, and city regulations. If you are considering making the transition to a pet-friendly brewery, check with local authorities on the regulations are in your area.
Once you have all those regulatory ducks in a row, check with your brewery insurance agent. Pet-friendly status could impact your insurance coverage.
Pet-Friendly Brewery Points to Keep in Mind
Businesses treat service animals differently than other animals. According to a Department of Justice document about the Americans with Disabilities Act, “entities that have a ‘no pets’ policy generally must modify the policy to allow service animals into their facilities.”
Other animals, however, present contamination and liability exposures. If you move forward with your pet-friendly brewery, be sure that the rules for animal guests are clear. Here are a few you might want to consider:
Additional Pet-Friendly Brewery Points to Keep in Mind
There are other situations to consider, too. For instance, what if a guest who is allergic to dogs enters your brewery, only to find dogs on the premises? A sign posted outside the brewery, declaring its pet-friendly status, is a great way to alert customers.
Of course, it’s recommended that the brewery post signage including the rules for animal guests. If a pet is barking excessively or behaving aggressively, the brewery will be in a better position to request the removal of that pet.
It’s also a great idea to post your pet-friendly rules on your website.