Enforcement of Pet Rules - Something New!

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Most condo corporations have rules that state that pets are not permitted to soil on the Corporation's property and owners must clean up after their pets. Despite rules like this, dog poop is often found on condo properties, particularly in the winter months when the short daylight hours enable offending pet owners to breach these rules "under cover of darkness".

The Toronto Star recently reported about a service being offered to US condo associations to identify delinquent owners. PooPrints is a dog identification service that maintains a private dog DNA data base for each property, so that any dog poop found on the property can be matched with the culprit. Dog owners are required to register their pets with management, pay the registration fee and provide their dog's DNA sample by way of a cheek swab. When management finds poop on the property a sample is sent to the lab in Tennessee to identify the offending dog from the condo's dog database.

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Published In: Business Organization Updates, Residential Real Estate Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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