Pets are welcomed in our community. All pets must be registered and inoculated as required by Prince Georges County/City of Greenbelt laws. All pets must remain on a leash while being walked. For your convenience there are doggie stations throughout our community that contain baggies to pick up your pets poop.
Below are some reasons why every pet owner must clean up after their pet.
There are several very common diseases that can be transmitted to dogs, cats and people through feces. These include Giardia, roundworms, hookworms, Salmonella, and E.coli. Did you know a heavily infected puppy can pass over a million roundworm eggs everyday? In addition, your dog can spread or contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected feces. All of these diseases are very serious and common and every effort should be made by pet owners to keep their pets and family away from potentially infected feces.
Flies will consume and lay eggs in feces. These same flies will then
come into your house and then spread disease as they pause on your
counter and food. Need we say more about keeping feces cleaned up to
prevent this cycle?
Responsible Pet Ownership
Your responsibility to clean up after your pet doesn’t end when your dog
leaves your home. There are probably fewer things that aggravate
neighbors more than a dog that ‘goes’ throughout our property. Pet owners need to clean up after their pet every time they go to the bathroom. Period. No exceptions. Don’t make your responsibility somebody else’s problem.
Preventing Stool Eating
While most dog owners think this doesn’t apply to them or their dog, the
shocking truth is that most dogs will engage in this unsavory practice
at some point in their life. Dogs evolved as carnivore/scavengers and
feces were considered fair game in lean times. To prevent this occasional indiscretion from becoming a life-long habit, clean up feces as soon as possible, especially in young dogs where the problem is most prevalent.