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Florida might ban dogs from sticking their heads out car windows.

A new bill was was filed in the legislature and if it is signed into law, It may forbid your dog from sticking his head out the window when in a car.   Bill SB 932 covers many animal welfare topics which are really good, but also in the bill they are prohibiting dogs from sticking their heads out the window because it is very dangerous.  This story was on WFLA.com

The bill says their eyes are exposed to dirt, rocks, dust and other debris. These materials can easily puncture and scratch your dog’s eyes.

The post also cited potential damage to a dog’s ears and the possibility a dog could fall out

Lauren Book is in the Florida State Senate, and she’s sponsoring the bill.  Everything in it is supposed to keep pets safe and prevent animal cruelty.  But, Florida might ban dogs from sticking their heads out car windows

What Does The Bill Propose

It would also make declawing cats illegal in Florida, bar people from driving with pets on their lap and ban the sale of rabbits in the lead-up to Easter, because so many people abandon them later on.

The bill also creates a registry of known animal abusers, cracks down on the sale of animals to them and allows the state to ban people convicted of sexual offenses with animals from owning a pet during their probation.

Most people seem to think the window thing for dogs goes a little too far.

What If Your Dog Sticks His Head Out The Window

If it passes, pet owners would be hit with a second-degree misdemeanor for letting their dog do it.

For violations, dog owners or drivers would be open to potential moving violation citations, with the charges to not count as a criminal traffic infraction.

The Best 7 Dog Bars In Tampa Bay

Hate leaving your furry friend at home while you go out? Next time bring them with you to one of our favorite 7 dog bars in Tampa Bay. Whether you want to be near downtown Tampa or by the beach in St. Pete, we have the list of places to bring along your best friend.

We went to Yelp to see what their recommendations are for the best dog bar in Tampa Bay. They had a list of 10 places but we condensed it to our favorite 7 spots (and added a few of our own favorite places.) Some of these spots require doggy patrons to have a membership to ensure all pups are healthy and nonaggressive. Some places allow day passes or you can get a monthly or yearly membership. Dog owners will also have to bring in proof of current vaccines and rabies shot.

You don’t need a dog to visit these places, but you must love them! Here are the best 7 dog bars in Tampa Bay.

  • Two Shepherds Taproom

    Tampa’s first and only off-leash A/C indoor and outdoor dog park and bar! Bring your furry friend here for some quality time or let them meet new friends. They have 20 rotating taps and a robust selection of wines to our human friends. Four-legged friends enjoy unlimited water and even splash through water features outside to cool down. They have food trucks for small bites and events every week like trivia and bingo.

  • Pups Pub

    Across the bridge in St. Pete is another indoor/outdoor dog bar! Pups Pub is Tampa’s only full liquor, off-leash dog bar. If beer isn’t really your thing, you’ll have more options at Pups Pub. Click here for membership info.


  • The Dog Bar

    Dog Bar is a unique combination of an off leash dog park and a full service bar. Dog Bar also requires memberships but they have many levels/prices to choose from. $7 day pass, $50 10-punch pass or $100 annual membership.

  • Ferg's

    Ferg’s dog part has been a great addition to the staple St. Pete bar. They’ve even introduced homemade dog food that’s been a hit with pups all around Tampa Bay. No membership needed here but doggos do have to stay on their leash.

  • Pinellas Ale Works

    Get it? It’s PAW for short. An award-winning, dog-friendly brewery with doggone good beer and more taps than a dog has toes! Head there on Thursday’s for Yappy Hour.  A local rescue will be set up with information on adoptables in the tap room. Purchase a PAW beer from 6-8pm and they’ll donate a portion of proceeds back to the rescue. 

  • City Dog Cantina

    City Dog Cantina was inspired by a San Diego classic. City Dog Cantina offers a balance of feisty flavors and healthy must-haves that will keep you barking back for more.

  • Hair Of The Dog Park

    Hair of the Dog Park is an acre of beautifully shaded land conveniently located on Nebraska right around the corner from Ella’s, Nebraska Minimart, and Southern Brewing. Come and watch your best friend run around and play off leash while you sip on locally crafted beer or wine! You don’t need a membership but they do ask you upload your dog’s up to date vaccinations for rabies, DHLPP, and bordetella on their website.