Dog Mess
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Dog Mess (by [WI]) Apr 2, 2008 5:27 AM
       Dog Mess (by Dan [MA]) Apr 2, 2008 5:51 AM
       Dog Mess (by billy button [MA]) Apr 2, 2008 7:20 AM
       Dog Mess (by Michelle [AZ]) Apr 2, 2008 7:51 AM
       Dog Mess (by gevans [SC]) Apr 2, 2008 10:28 AM
       Dog Mess (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 2, 2008 12:33 PM
       Dog Mess (by JJ [OR]) Apr 2, 2008 1:28 PM

Dog Mess (by [WI]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 5:27 AM

State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)

New landlords for the state of WI. Have 8 units in

which 3 have dogs. Just received a call from the Village Clerk regarding the dog mess in the park behind our units.

Is there a letter that can be sent to these tenants, or do we say their rent will be increased due to lack of clean-up!

We actually have some really good tenants - however - we surely do not want to have any problems with the Village Board! Thanks -


Dog Mess (by Dan [MA]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 5:51 AM

What if it isn't your tenants causing this problem or at least not all of them? If you sent me a letter that my rent was going up because of something I didn't do, I'd promptly be moving out. --74.8.xx.x

Dog Mess (by billy button [MA]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 7:20 AM

how do they know its dogs from your house?i would claim its not my dogs.they can get a pooper scooper if its them.pick things up. --208.58.x.xx

Dog Mess (by Michelle [AZ]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 7:51 AM

If you have good tenants, I would give them the benefit of the doubt. Write them a letter advising them of the complaint. Ask them to just be aware that this is a problem and make sure they are cleaning up after their dogs.

Dog Mess (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 10:28 AM

I'd give the clerk the names and addys of the tenants who own dogs and let him communicate directly with them. Stay out of it! --141.129.x.xx

Dog Mess (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 12:33 PM

Send them a copy of the letter you received and tell that each tenant that you are sure they would not be leaving the mess but if they see who it is please report that person to the authorities. I would also give each one several plastic bags just in case and an inexpensive scooper as a gift, and smile. A lot of people don't realize that dog poop is not a natural part of the environment.

Dog Mess (by JJ [OR]) Posted on: Apr 2, 2008 1:28 PM

I'm with Michelle and AllyM that the place to start is with letting the tenants know that it has become an issue. I also like the idea of a little gift of plastic bags and inexpensive scooper (pet stores even sell little rolls of bags that fit easily in your pocket and have 100 bags or something), especially if you're going to also ask them to let you know who's not scooping.

If simple communication doesn't clear it up, you can work on harsher options from there.

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