We take Goose with us (she's a dog, not a goose) pretty much everywhere in the winter, because she can stay in the car. We get her out at a couple of different places we like to eat at, but only if theres a table on the patio. She is a good dog, we like to have her with us, others like her too, and some others don't, which is why I have an 18" lead with a carabiner on the end to secure her to my chair at all times. She cant get in to anyone space, but theres enough room for her to not noose herself if someone does want to pet her. I probably leave her in the car 50% of the time if there is ever even a slight reason not to take her.
I also cant not FREAKING stand the tiny under the arm rat dogs that Im seeing more and more of. How about the stupid strollers? Hard part is, my 5 year old loves animals and I have to figure out a way to divert her when she sees one. She has started saying stuff like, "Dad, I don't think that dog should be in here" now though, and it just warms my heart haha