Pooper scooper anyone?

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives

You bought a condo with no yard. Then you bought a dog, which requires that you take them for a walk since you have no yard. So please tell me why you don't feel you have to pick up after your dog. Who do you think is going to pick it up?

Over the last several years, we've had people move in and out of our condo community. As soon as they move in with a dog, I guess they don't think anyone will notice the poop starts mysteriously showing up too? Don't these folks realize how disrespectful, not to mention how unsanitary this irresponsible behavior is.

One new neighbor let their pooch do his business on our sidewalk at the back of our unit, as I watched from inside. This was the third and last time. I walked out and asked them if they needed a bag. Apparently, they were shocked to find me standing behind them and caught in the act. No response followed. So I said "You are picking that up, right?", again nothing was said just the look of shocked. Finally they nodded and picked up the mess! Needless to say, we haven't had any further problems.

The City of Virginia Beach as a code associated with the pickup and disposal of pet waste.</strong> Code #5-16 states: There is an ordinance that prohibits any owner or person in control of a dog to allow the dog to urinate or defecate on public or private property. It is not constitute a violation on public property if the owner or custodian immediately removes the material defecated and disposes of it in a safe and sanitary manner.

Be a good neighbor and responsible pet owner, clean up after your pet. Thank you.

Posted by

Chris Faircloth, Realtor

Realty Executives

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Comments (6)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Condo associations are very strict. If a neighbor complains the dog owner can be fined.

Jan 24, 2010 10:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing. Common problem in many communities. Have a most productive week.

This post would be reblogged if you allowed it.

Jan 24, 2010 10:01 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chris, we had the same problem with one of our neighbors walking their dog on a long leash. Reminding them does wonders. Thanks.

Jan 24, 2010 11:11 PM
Chris Faircloth
Realty Executives - Virginia Beach, VA

Gita - we are on the board of our association and believe it or not, we have no such language in place. I've brought this up, but had minimal response from fellow owners. The reason I suspect is because the are an interior unit with no grass at all.



Jan 24, 2010 11:36 PM
Chris Faircloth
Realty Executives - Virginia Beach, VA

Roy - I have posted it for "reblogging" - thank you!

Jan 24, 2010 11:37 PM
Chris Faircloth
Realty Executives - Virginia Beach, VA

Hi Michael - This particular person was "rather thick", but I agree, a reminder usually is all it takes. Thanks for your feed back. Have a GREAT week.

Jan 24, 2010 11:38 PM