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Condo association common areas and urinating dogs

Posted on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 @ 07:08 AM
There is a condo owner that puposely has her dogs urinate in the common area directly in front of two other home owners front door/lawn area to keep her area clean. Contacting the Property Management company has been a dead end. Suggestions?



Maybe go directly to board if manager won't take action. At least in Massachusetts there is right ot fine bviolating unit owner. 
Stephen Marcus 
Marcus Errico 
Braintree, Massachusetts

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:28 AM by Stephen Marcus

So let me get this straight....the dogs are urinating on grass which is outside? 
How does the urine make the grass which grows outside in dirt any dirtier?  
Your manager is a dead end probably because your bylaws allow pets, don't have a specific pet dedicated area, and there aren't any areas specified as "curb your dog areas". 
Sounds like someone who doesn't like dogs moved into a pet friendly Association.

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:42 AM by Joyce (joyce@thecondocommando.com)

If it is a pet friendly community, then the docs should outline any restrictions regarding where they can be especially with regard to the common area. If not, then the association may wish to look into enacting some regulations. Otherwise, there would be nothing on which to act.

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:21 PM by Joyce Cerroni

My comments may seem to be piling on. Remember, these are common elements for the use of enjoyment of all the owners.  
You and others may be assuming that the pet owner does this on purpose. It may be that the pet is using the area as his preferred area and marking territory. Unless, of course, the pet owner has specifically stated to someone that they don't want their own pet to urinate on "their" lawn. 
Your association may need to look at the community and set aside an area for people to air their pets. That may be the best solution. Another recommendation is asking or even requiring the pet owner to carry water bottles, to pour water on it to dilute the urine. 
I hope those help!

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:44 PM by Joe Schuirmann

he's probly found his favorite place ta pee and you should be HONORED that it's in YOUR yard. 
now if it was me, i'd return the favor and drink as much beer as possible and give the entry to her condo, (preferably with a "Welcome" mat) a golden shower ever 13 minutes.  
then once a day i'd grind sum poop in it just ta up tha ante and if there's pooper scooper laws in your city, i reckon you'd have ta scoop up whacha can.  
if she gets rid of the welcome mat, (cuz they ain't expensive til ya gotta buy one daily), just poop on her condo entrance, scoop tha poop and leave a few skid marks. (i don't think there's such'ah thing as 'skid mark' laws... but i could be wrong.)  
tell her yer just markin' yer territory and SHE should be honored that ya chose HER territory. 
tit for tat, yanno. 
ya can't be considered a "nuisance" unless her doggie is considered one, as well. i mean he/she lives there, eh? 
maybe y'all could see eye to eye, develop a collective green thumb and grow some kick a** tomato plants !  
(but i'm one sick ticket, ya might not wanna listen to me.) 

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:25 PM by bellle

don't you remember when you were a kid, you used to poop in a paper bag, put it on your neighbors porch and light it on fire ? then stand back and watch the fun while the big jerk tried to stomp it out ! something to thing about.  
also , i heard that if you put pepper on the lawn the dog will "sniff" it and stay away from that area. or how about a balony sandwich with some choice spices? 
on another note, i am on the board of a mid rise condo which i own, and frankly i could not stand living there because of..... not the dogs,.....but the dog owners. they talk to their dogs like they are their children, let them crap all over the place,and why they cant smell the stink in their own unit is beyond me. i guess if your property manager didn't wipe his ass like your neighbors dog (which i assume) doesn't, then the property managers unit would stink too. strange how a dog is allowed to sqat and/or "let it all hang out", but if you or i tried it we would wind up in the slammer. i wish i was on your board, i would guarantee that this problem would go away.

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:26 PM by brian

it's official. i'm in love with Brian. 
FINALLY, a condo manager that don't think his sh*t don't stink... (no pun) 
tha road ta condo assn. hell ain't exactly paved with that likes'ah Brian. 
funny how bein' a condo manager can be'an ego trip for most, it's very sad. 
Brian needs ta teach'em a thang or two about havin' a sense of humor, not takin' themselves so seriously. 
i'm bettin' Brian even tosses back'ah few PBRs once awhile and is it possible that 'blunt' ain't exactly what tha end of a hammer is in his world? 
(just wonderin', not accusin'... dependin' of yer perspective.) 
will you move in my condo? 

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:07 PM by belle

Pets, pools and parking - the middle east of condo management!

posted @ Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:52 AM by Sherry Valentine

Belle, I truly believe you misunderstand the condo manager's roles and responsibilities. Managers don't make policies, they only enforce the policies, rules and other restrictions created by the Board. If the Board instructs the manager not to enforce something, or there is nothing to enforce, the manager's hands are tied. 
Perhaps you should take a condominium educational course so you develop a more complete understanding of Associations rather than using this forum to spew your misaligned contempt.

posted @ Monday, February 22, 2010 5:46 PM by Joyce Nord Joyce@thecondocommando.com

I am trying to learn if owners in a common interest development (in California) have the right to walk their dogs on leash in common areas (lawns) to urinate and defficate, even if they pick up after them? I am struggling with my hoa to do some sort of enforcement, so that the rest of us do not have to be subjected to the mess and dead grass. And, all of the homes in my hoa have substantial back yards. Does ownership in an HOA, with an undivided common interest in lawns, give owners certain property rights similar to their own homes? In other words, can they take their dogs to a grassy area that is jointly owned by all of us and allow their dogs to relieve themselves? I appreciate any input and especially comments about risk of off-leash dogs in common areas. John

posted @ Saturday, March 06, 2010 6:22 PM by john

I am having a problem with my neighbor in our association. She has her dog urinate by my car. I have asked her several times to control her dog to no avail. I am tired of hosing down the area. During the warmer months, the stench is unbelievable. I have tried dish detergent, bleach and red pepper, the dog still comes. Help!

posted @ Sunday, April 04, 2010 11:23 AM by Holicia

My Association only allows dogs 35lbs and under. I am adopting a large breed dog, generally speaking what are the ramifications if I decide to bring the large dog into my condo?

posted @ Sunday, April 04, 2010 4:31 PM by Sheri Austin

The lady next door walks her 2 dog 4x a day, crossing over my driveway and walks around the road to the side of my house, and it urinates. If I noticed that she ONLY walks her dogs in front of my condo. They either pee in by driveway, in front or beside my house, both in view of my chairs or table. I asked her to walk on the grassy common areas.She said i dont know how to live in a community. and she was here longer.

posted @ Monday, May 31, 2010 9:08 AM by Steve Awstien

Having read all the previous messages I have come to believe that the dogs aren't the ones who are the animals. What is the MATTER with these people??? It is THEIR dog, so it is their poop and their pee and they are incredibly obnoxious and childish not to take others quality of like into consideration. Did they get a pet to have a companion, or did they get it to leash their hostility on the world?

posted @ Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:31 PM by Responsible Pet Owner

I Became President of Condo. Enacted a pet park. The dogs liked the idea of having to walk the extra distance. also working on limiting size/one dog rule. Thanks to everyone for all the help. what I have learned posting here is that respect is thrown out the window and "dog feeders" become very vindictive.

posted @ Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:57 PM by Billy Bad Dog

In response to the person who said that we shouldn't complain about dogs urinating on grassy areas in an HOA or that we must not like dogs...Wow!  
I am on the landscaping committee of an HOA that lives RIGHT next door to a large park. Some of the owners still park their dogs on the grassy common areas right outside their units instead of walking a few feet to the park. All those grassy areas are dead from the urine burns and reseeded 4 times a year, but still the problem comes back shortly after seeding. It looks like a vacant lot with dirt and sparses of grass in those areas...trashy and so ugly. 
We've finally decided to put plants in those areas, actually large bushes, that will solve the problem and be less costly in the long run. We still have a very large grass area at the back of the community that we'd leave alone, but one of the neighbors complained that we'd now have to provide a pet area closer to her home! HUH? Am I nuts in thinking that's insane or is she? Thanks!

posted @ Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:53 AM by Cathee

I live in a place where our Board is one of the BEST. I think that by having a great condo association is the key to living in an area where we all can be proud of. Dogs should not be permitted to be walked any where on the common areas of the Condos. No one wants to live in a place where people have not regards to the property or their neighbors that they can walk their dog on the grass or the property and let them do their business. Everyone has to pull together and you need a strong Board. Here our Board fines violators letters are sent then fines of 100.00 dollars. People that have dogs should be considering that no one wants to live in a place where dogs urinate or shit on the property where we all live is not healthy nor is it right. Keep Dogs out of the common areas and feel proud of your community and show the younger generation that we boomerang generation still have it under control. 

posted @ Monday, April 16, 2012 8:42 AM by Daniel

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