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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 11:18 pm | Updated: 1:19 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

The public is invited to bring along four-legged friends to lunch at Sugar Daddy’s Blues in Scottsdale. The bar/restaurant at Scottsdale Road and Earll Drive began promoting “A New Kind of Dog Park” about two weeks ago. Dogs are invited from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Patrons can bring their canines, on a leash, to enjoy Arizona’s sunny weather at the 5,000-square-foot patio at Sugar Daddy’s 5,000-square-foot patio.

While customers sip a cool one and munch on appetizers, their dogs also will receive service: Water in their very own silver dish.

Heather Cleveland of Tempe, who works next door to Sugar Daddy’s at Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., said she may bring her dogs with her one weekend.

“I eat with my dogs every day at home,” Cleveland said. “Most places don’t let you bring dogs.” Co-worker Jonathan Welch of Tempe said he, too, may bring one of his pups, but not the other, because it’s “overly social.”

The bar is promoting its latest service, which is also offered at its sister properties — Dos Gringos in Tempe and Scottsdale — to area pet resorts and city dog parks, said Wendy Sherman, public relations manager.

“There’s so many people who walk around with their animals, why not have them come in?” Sherman said. “It’s so nice outside.”

Dogs and their owners not only get to enjoy each other’s company, but also can help promote animal safety. On Sundays, Sugar Daddy’s offers coffee in exchange for a donation to the Arizona Humane Society.

“No reptiles, no Komodo dragons” or any other kind of animal is permitted, said John Radiche, general manager. “And we assume that people who own aggressive dogs would not bring them here.”

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