Don't close the door on your wide-eyed, whimpering pup before going out to eat. Bring Rover along for a dog day afternoon on a local patio. A few area restaurants are encouraging doggie dining and even offer a few special canine treats.
Dog Days of Summer:
Aug. 15 & 22, 2-8 p.m. Typically not open Sundays, the brewery lets owners relax with a beer while their dogs enjoy massages, treats and pooch contests. 2516 Market Ave., 216-771-4404 greatlakesbrewing.com
Bow Wow Brunch:
Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pups can order off a special organic menu that includes canine casserole, bow wow burgers and Fido's fish and potatoes. 6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-920-0600 luxecleveland.com
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
During warm months, patrons' pooches can get treats such as cookies, yogurt or chew sticks. 1313 Linda St., Rocky River, 440-799-4300 winebarrr.com