One day I took a picture of one at a service area on the Adirondack Northway and tweeted it, saying something like, “I hate seeing this sign!” I got a lot of retweets and replies saying how it annoys other people, too.
For the past six months or so, I feel like I’ve been seeing these signs more and more — especially when I travel. Is it an indication more people are taking their pets with them places? Maybe.
I keep snapping these photos, wondering how wide-spread this ban on pets is, because if there is a sign telling the public their pet isn’t allowed, my guess is at least one person has tried to bring their pet their with them.
During BlogPaws, I was talking to several people about how much these signs, as well as policies like Amtrak’s that doesn’t allow pets on their trains, upsets the heck out of me and wanted to create a community where we could all share similar photos, as well as stories about our pets not being allowed somewhere. I got overwhelming support from the people there to create a Facebook page as a first step doing this, so — I’m excited to introduce the No Pets Allowed Signs Facebook page.
When you see one of these signs, or have an experience where your pet isn’t allowed, share the photo or story on our wall. It would be great if you could include some general information about where the photo was taken. For example, the photo above was taken outside a cellular phone store on the upper east side of Manhattan.
So, next time you see a sign banning your pet from going with you somewhere or you get told your pets not allowed somewhere with you, share it on our Facebook wall.