HOT DOG ALERT!
It's heating up fast, folks, so remember: DON'T PARK THE DOG WHEN YOU PARK THE CAR. Sacramento still has a long way to go before being as dog friendly as Carmel by the Sea, where dogs are allowed anywhere! People dress their Chihuahuas in tiny orange vests to pass them off as service dogs, but they've been outed by store owners and their disabled patrons, so the dogs either have to cook in cars or be left at home where they belong in hot weather. Sacramento businesses would rather see a dead dog than an fake service dog? I'm disabled, too, but this seems pretty heartless to me.
I just don't see what the big fuss is about if a dog is well behaved and not creating a problem for anyone, like running wild, making noise and annoying patrons (like most kids I see). As for dogs and health laws, I've seen far worse offenses in restaurants, and some are committed by the people who work there! When was the last time you saw a long-haired female server wearing a hairnet? Seeing all that hair being flipped around when they are serving food is a pet peeve of mine. You know where it's going to end up. Just check out Jack's Urban Eats sometime.
I hope we can get to a point where people lighten up about dogs in public places. Most are better behaved than people. Until then, please keep your pets safe on these warm days by leaving them at home. It doesn't take long for a car interior to reach lethal temperature for a dog. They pant but can't sweat, so they quickly overheat.