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To indicate whether a feature, or venue, allows pets. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

The key pets=* is sometimes used to indicate whether a feature or venue, such as a restaurant, cafe, mall, hotel, or beach allows pets to accompany their owners or sitters.

A pet, or any other type of companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or recreation.

In many countries assistance dogs (such as guide dogs) may not be barred access from places accessible to the general public. Like dog=no, any use of pets=no should probably be understood with this exemption in mind (i.e., it is not necessary to explicitly allow access for guide dogs, because this is implied).

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Do not confuse with pet=*, which is used to indicate the type of pet sold in a shop=pet.


Common values for pets=*:

  • pets=yes: Pets are allowed
  • pets=no: Pets are disallowed
  • pets=allowed: A synonym for yes

Similar keys

Comparison of tags

pets=* pets_allowed=*

pets_allowed=* appears to be a synonym of this tag. It is unclear whether these tags might be merged or if they have separate purposes.