A ban on dogs, not allowing them in barbershops and salons in Montana has failed. Enthusiastic pet owners helped shoot down the proposal to ban man's (and woman's) best friend.

The Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists voted unanimously this week against the proposal. In 2001 Montana ended a ban on dogs in barbershops with requirements that the shops have insurance and the dogs be vaccinated.The Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists board wanted to reinstate the ban, claiming that having dogs in salons poses sanitation and safety concerns. Service animals would be exempt.

(The Associated Press Contributed To this Story)

Willie Nelson, the dog of all dogs. Willie is Bozeman's Best Dog because he's the kind of dog everyone remembers for his charming attitude & irrisistable "puppy dog eyes". He not only has climbed some of the tallest peaks in Montana, but he also knows just how to relax and enjoy a concert in the park. He shows true to loyalty & obedience, but also amazing at warming anyones heart with compassion in his eyes. Willie makes friends everywhere he goes, animals & people alike. There is no doubt Willie Nelson is the "Unfair Weather Friend", always there, right where he'll always be, when this old worlds got you down.

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