Monthly Archives: June 2013

Animal Waste at The Garrison

To All Owners and Tenants:

As we approach the summer season, we wanted to remind owners and tenants that it has been observed and noted that there are several areas around the property where owners have not picked up after their dog and left their waste on the grass outside of the dog walk area. We have also observed that residents that use the pet walk area are not picking up after their dog and leaving the waste where responsible dog owners properly discard their waste. Areas behind units 29-35, behind units 50-62, the top of the hill across from unit 62, and behind units 12-20 are areas where we have observed dog waste on the grass and not picked up by the owners. Over the years we have sent out numerous correspondences to all residents to respect everyone’s interest in the overall appearances of the property by picking up after your pet. Many Associations ban pets mainly because of this reason of pet owners not picking up after their pet. It is essential that those residents pick up so it doesn’t ruin the privilege for the pet owners who do pick up after their pet.

Picking up another unit owners dog waste from the lawn area is not the boards or management’s responsibility. In an effort to support the clean and healthy appearances of the property and to make sure the money we all pay in condo fees is being put to good use, we want to remind everyone to treat the property with respect and care.

Management has presented an option to curtail this issue by using a third party vendor to provide assistance in collecting each pets DNA and keeping it on file. If this problem continues, the board has agreed to implement a DNA program whereby all pet owners on property will be required to provide DNA samples of their pet to Management and the third party vendor. As part of this program, if waste is observed, Management will send this waste to a lab to be tested. Once tested and the pet is identified, the owner will be responsible not only for the DNA test (which could run from $50 to $100), but will also be fined up to $200 per incident. We understand that this fine is quite excessive, but we also believe it fits an excessive violation.

We urge all residents to be vigilant about making sure all residents and tenants follow the pet rules so everyone can enjoy the wonderful community at The Garrison. Please also remember to keep your pets leashed at all times when outside as the leash law is in effect.

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and for doing your part to be a good neighbor by showing respect to the common grounds.

If you have any questions about this, please call Steve Miller of SS Maguire Management at (603) 828-1262 or e-mail us at