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March 18th, 2016 at 09:00 am

I'm just annoyed with irresponsible pet owners. I have to complain here because it real life I don't know what to do. I was walking DK2 in a stroller for nap yesterday and I saw a neighbor walking with her two dogs let them take a "dump" and not pick it up. I was shocked. In case it's not recalled I have a dog and always walk and pick up his leftovers. But what do you do? Confront this person just walking away? I felt not because sometimes that's me. Sometimes I have forgotten a bag and will come back and pick it up. But I think this woman didn't forget a bag, rather I don't think she ever does it. People who forget a bag have certain demeanor when leaving it behind. Besides the fact in our neighborhood there are SIGNS with dog litter bags to pick up after your dog!

I am annoyed I guess because recently I've found three piles of dog leftovers on my front yard and it's obviously a very large dog versus my small dog. Really? You can't be bothered to pick up after your dog on someone else's yard?

Then as I've mentioned this to a friend, she runs a doggy daycare, she says there are a lot of rotten owners out there. She ended up recently with a 3rd dog, a bull mastiff no less, because the owner dropped the dog off and refused to come back and pick it up. You'd think this was a one time thing? NOPE. This is the 6th dog she's had to rehome because owners come and drop their dogs off at her daycare and treat it like a shelter. Fortunately she's been able to place the dogs with other owners or her staff, but still the nerve and irresponsibility of these dog owners. She questions how they can afford to buy a "pure" bred dog and then pay for daycare for awhile then decide to just leave it behind for someone else to take care off.

Sorry for the rant. I'm just annoyed by owners I question their responsibility. Ugh.

7 Responses to “irresponsible pet owners”

  1. tripods68 Says:

    I felt the same way. I have a sign in my front yard that say, "pick up your dog pile off my lawn". I wouldn't confront the lady personally but I would certainly give them a plastic bag if I was happen to see them at the same time walking our dogs.

  2. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    At one time I noticed a problem with this in our front yard also. I actually observed the culprit and determined that she was a down-the-street neighbor. Right after one incident, I put the dog poo in a baggie and knocked on her door. "Hi, I'm your down the street neighbor. You left this in my front yard," in the politest voice I could muster, and handed her the baggie. Never had that problem with her again.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Petunia, that is PRICELESS.

    I think this behavior is very irresponsible. I have just been noticing a problem at our walking trails. The town has provided a dispenser with free bags and several trash bins along the route, but do you know what people do. They bag the poop but they they toss it on the ground and leave it! I mean, if you've gone to the trouble of bagging it, why can't you carry it a few more feet. Must we install more trash bins so they line the route for your convenience?

    I saw someone walking ahead of me do this and I was mighty tempted to say something but i didn't. I thought they might be embarrassed to do it in my presence, but nope.

    In the old days (aka, when I was growing up) they provided no bags, dogs pooped where they wanted and it was disgusting all the way around.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a pet peeve of mine! Whenever I was in charge of walking a dog, I almost *always* had a bag with me. The few times I forgot, I would go back and pick up the leavings after getting back home (although sometimes it was difficult to remember exactly where they were. ...)

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    It wasn't on the yard but on the path of our neighborhood. I haven't caught the culprit of our yard poop! OMG if I did I would totally call them out. Where we used to live someone did the same thing. Yuck. Plus once someone actually have the nerve to let their dog poop on our front steps of our condo! A massive amount and us and the neighbors who shared were horrified.

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    It is funny how times changes and we "evolve." When i was growing up, the whole concept of picking up after your dog was not even there. Now it's most definitely politically incorrect not to do so.

  7. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    PS was it really? You didn't pick up after your dog? I had no idea.

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