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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA 92593-B

In the "I've Heard it All Now" category.

The pastor of our church is going on a much-needed sabbatical. Pastoral life can be arduous and quite tiring. He and his wife and 4 boys will be camping while they travel across the country. But, they are not taking the family dog named Pogo with them. We've heard many a story about the escapades of Pogo. It seems Pogo is not the best-behaved dog and drives the family nuts. What to do with Pogo? Luckily our church Administrative Assistant (AA) likes Pogo and is willing to care for him over the summer. The AA lives in an apartment complex in our town. She went to the management office to inform them Pogo would be living with her and her son for the summer. 

This is where it gets interesting as I had not heard of such a thing.

The office said ok, BUT she would have to submit a stool sample from Pogo.

Huh?

The complex would have the sample analyzed and a record of the sample findings would be kept at the office. 

Really?

It seems when the staff finds doggie poo on the grounds they take a sample of the poo, analyze it, and then compares it with the poo samples they have on file. 

You have to be kidding me, right? 

If they find a match the owner/caretaker of the offending dog is notified about the finding and is charged a $125 fine. What's next Doggie Huggies? Please don't tell me they already have these.

Maybe we could institute this in our neighborhood HoA...lol

Dog owners, be responsible, clean up after your dogs, and deposit the remnants in your own trash barrel.

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Evening Michael Elliott 

That's a pretty funny comment. I was so surprised to learn about this policy. I had not heard of it

May 02, 2024 04:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Doug- and good comment from Michael Elliott I've never heard of such a thing!!! And yes, I agree that dog owners need to pick up after their pooping pooches. 

May 02, 2024 07:47 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Doug - you can't make up this $^!+ stuff.   Or can you?   I see you haven't placed this post in the Craptacular group but this certainly qualifies in my opinion.   Perhaps, an honorary submission based on grounds that seem unbelievable but are nonetheless true.   🐶💩🐾

May 03, 2024 03:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hadn't heard of this but I'm not surprised. After all, there are no fingerprints.

May 03, 2024 04:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Doug... this is a new one on me! I live in a neighborhood that has stations throughout where you can pick up plastic bags and deposit doggy poo. On the whole, people do a good job picking up after their pups.

May 03, 2024 04:51 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And the dog owner should drop a sample of their own and see how that is received.

May 03, 2024 05:08 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

So many people own dogs now and too many of them can be irresponsible doing the doggie duties when it comes to doggie doodies

May 03, 2024 05:32 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I was so surprised about the apartment complexes' rules on doggie doody Michael Jacobs and NO you can't make this stuff up.

May 03, 2024 05:34 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kat Palmiotti 

Nope, no fingerprints, just doody analysis...lol What's this world coming to...lol

May 03, 2024 05:36 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Nina Hollander, Broker 

I think most dog owners are responsible about their dog doodies. It's the small few who make it appear to be a worse problem.

May 03, 2024 05:38 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

Now, that would be an interesting scenario

May 03, 2024 05:40 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

There is such a thing as Doggie Huggies, Doug Dawes they may not go by that name, but they exist. 

I wonder what it costs to have the sample tested. I digress.  

It is terrible that anyone would not pick up their dog's business.  It is a real thing in the community where I live.    

 

 

May 03, 2024 08:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

What Else Can Be Said About This?

Truly CRAPTACULAR!

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May 03, 2024 08:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Doug,

Well I have to admit I've never heard of this approach in capturing offenders of not picking up their doggy poop! Rather expensive proposition but I wonder if it's a deterrent and if it's successful. Love Michael Elliott's comment. 

May 03, 2024 09:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

May 04, 2024 06:54 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Really? There are doggy huggies? Unbelievable. Thank you for featuring the doody post in Crap-tacular

May 05, 2024 06:44 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Sunday Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Yah, Michael Elliott did nail it. People really need to use doggy etiquette when dealing with poo

May 05, 2024 06:46 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kathy Streib 

You honor me by placing my post in "Posts Just For You". Either there are too many dogs or too many irresponsible people

May 05, 2024 06:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Doug, for sharing this interesting story. I was not familiar with this kind of testing.

May 06, 2024 09:54 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Afternoon Roy Kelley 

Neither was I until I was told about it the other day. I'm still amused by it. Have a spectacular week. I hear it's to be warm in Maryland.

May 06, 2024 10:07 AM