Notre Fidele Ami

Monday, July 18, 2011


While on vacation we stopped for lunch at a McDonalds in Tifton, Georgia. We ordered our food, payed for it, found a booth and proceeded to have our lunch.  Patriot was in coat, on his best behavior and performing a under/down to perfection. We had half-eaten our meal when approached by an McDonald employee and told that we had to leave the restaurant "because of Patriot!"
We threw our food in the garbage, my husband then took Patriot to the car while I waited to speak to the Manager.  After 10 minutes, the Manager of store #33073, Carmen came out of her office and informed me that "NO" dogs, regardless if they're service dogs or not are not permitted in her restaurant!
I think some sensitivity training is in order here, along with a course on State laws concerning service animals!
Needless to say, we will no longer frequent McDONALDS!!!

How can you say "NO" to any one of these noble service animal?

Discrimination in any form is SAD!


  1. That happened to us at a McDonalds when I first started raising. However it was just the manager who had a problem the employees kept telling him he is a service dog it is okay for him to be in here. We left as to not cause a scene. As we were leaving several of the employees said to call 1-800-Mcdonald (from looking on their website it is 1-800-244-6227) We knew the person who was in charge of that region and so she took care of it. Most of the time they are either scared of dogs or just don’t know. Neither are a good reason to not be nice about it, but whenever I get kicked out of a place I am just happy that it was me and that I can call and explain the situation than for it to be a working guide dog or service dog. Part of our job as puppy raisers is to educate the public, which is sometimes not the easiest thing to do. I agree, I don’t know why they would turn down such a cute face!

  2. I think that is the hardest thing about being a puppy raiser: dealing with the people ignorant of the laws. Georgia does have the same law FL does. Make sure SEGD or your AC follows up with them so it doesn't happen to someone else! and I'm so sorry you had to go through that. It is disturbing.