New poll looks at “public dog carrying”
Have you noticed a few more dogs in public places these days? And some of them where signs say, “only service animals?” After Paris Hilton introduced small dogs as accessories several years ago, many women followed suit, carrying dogs into public places, indoor and outdoor. Now men seem to be getting into the act, holding Yorkies under their arms, tucking toy terriers in their shirts or carrying their chihuahuas in carriers or backpacks.
Though the signs at the outdoor farmers markets declare “No Pets Allowed,” dogs are everywhere one turns – and now they’re at eye-level. Is this another fad, or is public dog carrying here to stay?
Our new poll looks at what Santa Rosans think about this phenomena. Please take the time to weigh in. Find the poll, which will close on Oct. 1, 2014, on the Santa Rosa Towns section home page. It will look like this:
Do you carry your small dog under your arm, in a purse or carrier in public places such as farmers markets, cafes and stores?
Our last poll, which ran since July 2013, “Should a park be created at Moorland Avenue to honor Andy Lopez?” ended yesterday. It resulted in an even number of yes and no votes (489 each) and 34 votes of “Don’t know.” Public opinion may be divided, but the park is on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda and money has been raised in anticipation of Supervisor approval.