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.