California just started allowing "home kitchens" for certain non-hazzardous items such as bread, cookies, cakes, certain vinegar based thing i believe. From what I have read so far, dogs are not allowed in the kitchen area when being used for commercial endeavors, meaning lock them in the bedroom or outside. Your HD may or may not follow this guideline. We have 2 small dogs and one is a Service Dog. According to ADA we can take that 1 dog anywhere we go, including into the highest upscale restaurants in the nation. don't know how that would fly though in the kitchen. In your case I would use the dont ask-dont tell rule. If they catch on to the fact you have dogs, be adamant about them either being outside dogs, or locked up when you are cooking, if they balk make them show you the rule in writing for clarification. Oh, and I don't think they can stop you from having "outside" security dogs
In 20 years of construction dealing with inspectors I have found at times its easier to do it and ask forgiveness than it is to ask for permission when you think you will get shot down.