Patridge Creek mall in Clinton Township allows dogs. So do Ann Arbor's Google offices. The Farmington Hills' PR firm Marx Layne does too. It's a growing trend. After all, a walk-the-dog break is a lot healthier than a smoke break.
"People with pets say they are happier when they can take their pet with them, and many shopping areas find customers like a dog-friendly atmosphere.
Biggby Coffee in downtown Birmingham has a bowl of dog treats near its door so customers can grab a coffee and a treat for their pooch.
“Birmingham is a walking community and dogs are an important part of people’s lives,” said owner Rose Glendinning. “The dogs definitely know there are dog treats here.”"
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