Thanks to everyone for the feedback!

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Bob Giordano <> wrote:
We really liked having dogs in the shop, until a small dog bit a child on
the leg and there was some blood.

Everyone thinks their dog is the best and will not bite anyone.  And I
agree that a dog can put people at ease most of the time.  But even the
most friendly dog in the world can put parents at unease when children are

So we did make a 'policy' of 'no dogs' in the shop except service dogs.
We make exceptions for events sometimes and also when only volunteers are
in the shop.

We also made a little area outside that a dog can be leashed to.

Bayley Vanderpoel wrote:
> Does anyone have any waivers or policies about having dogs in the shop? I
> spend a lot of time at velocity bicycle coop in alexandria and would like
> to bring my dog. The volunteers have asked for some scenarios. Any advice?

Bob Giordano
Free Cycles Missoula
Shop: 732 S. 1st St. West, ph. 541.7284
Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation,


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