My organization is thrilled to see that Long Island restaurants can now accommodate our four-legged companions in their outdoor dining areas [“Always on Sundays,” Explore LI, Aug. 5].

This new law does a good job of balancing public health with the needs of people like us who cherish our dogs and want to integrate them into our lives as much as possible.

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Restaurants in Europe have accommodated dogs and their owners for years, and New York City began doing so this spring.

Ginny Munger Kahn, Huntington

Editor’s note: The writer is the president of the Long Island Dog Owners Group, which works to increase access to public parkland for Long Island dogs and their owners.