Post # 1
We live in a dog friendly apartment complex, which has a very small restricted breed list.
My neighbor has 2 rottweilers (which are on the list), but we never said anything because we didn’t want to be “those people”, you know?
Anyway, last night when we took him out to use the bathroom, they came barreling up to him (they were unleashed, a violation in and of itself) growling and lunged at him. My husband picked Quil up (all 65 pounds of him), and tore back into the house, where the animals chased him and then launched themselves at our front door. Two other neighbors saw this happen. The rott’s owner was out there, and saw it, and tried to call them back, and they didn’t even turn their heads at her. So, they were unleashed and not under voice control. Awesome.
I want to know what I can do. can I insist that the apartment get rid of the dogs? They’re not supposed to be here anyway, and since now they’re restricted AND aggressive I want to know what my rights are here. I’m going to go file a complaint when the office opens in two hours.
Post # 3
I would think filing a complaint would get them kicked out. If it doesn’t, I would repeatedly complain until something happens. It’s bad enough they went for your poor dog, but what if they go after a child?
In the meantime, my sister always carries bear mace when she walks her dog. 🙁
Post # 4
Agree with jo.lee. Definitely say something. As a fellow dog owner, there are a lot of responsibilities with having a pet and if you can’t abide by them (like being able to control your pet and keep them on a leash) then you shouldn’t be albe to have them. And what if it was a kid or something….or another person. Or what if your husband hadn’t been able to pick him up in time. How scary! I would definitely say something!
Post # 5
I would DEF file a complaint. I would ask your two neighbors if you can list them as witnesses as well.
It sucks that the rott owners would probably get kicked out. But they are not abiding by apartment rules.
As an aside it’s a pet peeve of mine when people let their dogs off their leash in an unconfined area with people/animals that are not familiar with the dog.
I don’t care how well trained you think your dog is. You don’t know what they are thinking. The smallest thing can set them off and off they go!
We never ever let our dog off her leash outside of our home. The smallest noise, a squirrel, cat, you name it can set her off and off she’ll run. And if she runs there’s NO way we can catch her. I would hate to worry about her wandering around lost and possibly getting hurt.
Post # 6
Thank you guys–I went down and reported them, and was told that they’re actually already getting evicted (their court date was yesterday) so they have 30 days from yesterday to get out.
I’m glad I went–she said that they’re very violent (we hear yelling and screaming, but I didn’t know) so that if we see them again, to stay away from them. And if we see the dogs unleashed again, to go back in the house, call the police, and then notify them so then they can be forcibly removed.
Scary stuff! HATE apartment living.
Post # 7
@Quietserenity: Thats good your apt. office is on board with getting them evicted!