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Dogs In Starbucks, Publix, Aldi, Boca Raton And Delray Beach Readers Say Enough


Federal Law Prohibits Untrained Dogs In Markets, Restaurants.

Readers Say They’re Sick And Tired Of “Rude” Dog People In Palm Beach County. It’s Boca Rudeton For Saturday…

Man, Woman, Dog. But a reader asks why the dog is needed in the Starbucks in the Reserve shopping center at U.S. 441 and Clint Moore Road.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Shoppers and customers of Publix, Starbucks, Renzo’s Pizza, Aldi, and other locations in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach say they are tired of seeing dogs in places where they should not be. Scores of readers have submitted photos of rude residents over the past week, nominating them for our Boca Rudeton™ honors. The following are the highlights of the photos sent:

This man was seen with his dog at the bar of Burt and Max’s in Delray Beach. A reader asks why anyone needs their dog at a bar.

“I have never seen a place with more rude people with dogs,” wrote a reader and Boca Raton resident. “It’s gross. If you need to have your dog everywhere, maybe stay home.”

Wrote another reader: “It’s out of control. Publix needs to enforce its own rules. There’s a law. I would love to see these people get tickets. It’s just gross to bring a dog into a restaurant or a supermarket. And these aren’t service animals. These are house pets.”

The dogs were seen this week in Renzo’s, the Starbucks in the Reserve shopping center at U.S. 441 and Clint Moore Road, Burt and Max’s restaurant in Delray Marketplace, and other locations. Federal law states that the only dogs permitted in a restaurant or supermarket are dogs that are officially trained to provide a service. Snuggling is not a service. Signs in Publix remind shoppers that it’s a violation of Florida Law to claim your dog has been trained if it has not.

We have reached out to Publix to find out why dogs continue to be permitted inside by local management. We have not received a response. Local managers are not generally allowed to override Florida law or federal policies set by the Food and Drug Administration.

Camouflage pants aren’t enough to hide this dog inside Renzo’s in Boca Raton. A diner eating in the restaurant wanted to know why the dog was there. We don’t have an answer.

Why a dog is needed in Renzo’s Boca Raton, as seen above, is unclear. Why a dog is needed in Aldi Boca Raton is also unclear. It appears the woman below would have found shopping to be easier if she had left the dog at home.

This woman might have found it easier to shop if she left the dog home instead of bringing it to Aldi in Boca Raton.

At a Publix in Boynton, the shopper below apparently didn’t think twice about giving the dog lots of leash while shopping, and paying no attention to the people around her. The dog looks as perplexed as our tipster as to why it’s in the supermarket — in violation of federal law.


Why is this dog in a Boynton Beach Publix? Even the dog seems confused as to why it’s in a supermarket for people, in violation of federal law.

We remind our readers that there’s no expectation of privacy in a public place. Don’t want to be seen here? Don’t be rude here! Send your submissions to us using our form, below. Boca Rudeton™ is a trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Rude people with dogs seems to be a trademark of the entitled in Palm Beach County.

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