If you're like us, you enjoy taking your pets with you when you can, especially when they give you the look like the one Nikki, one our Chocolate Labs, is giving us in the picture above. May I please ride with you in the car? Sometimes it's hard to say no.

Pet owners are always concerned about their furry loved ones. Humans want to go out to dinner, but they don't want to leave their dog or cat at home. Now, there's no need to worry, thanks to BringFido.com. Punch in your town or zip code or trip destination and they'll find your best option for restaurants, hotels and more.

Here are some of the top picks for Best Spots to Bring Your Pet With You to Dinner in Central New York, with a link to each restaurant's page on BringFido-com:

These are some local spots that welcome you and your pets with open arms to enjoy dining at outdoor tables whenever (and IF) the weather gets nice. Also, the owners of some of these establishments are well-known for being pet people. The folks at DiCastro's, for instance, are Labrador lovers and have incorporated their pets into the design of their restaurant and pub.

Can you add any other pet-friendly dining spots to our list? Where are the top pet-friendly businesses in CNY? Have you had any great experiences with pet-friendly places OUTSIDE of CNY?

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