Tag: Dogs

Loose Dogs in Common Area

We still have residents who allow their dogs to wander the common areas off leash and at large and who do not pick up after them.  As a reminder to all, Grand Prairie City Codes require that all dogs are on a leash and under control at all times, no matter the size the dog.  You are also required to clean up after your dog(s) per Grand Prairie City Ordinances and HOA rules. We have invested in several Pet Sanitation Stations around the subdivision, please use them. If none are in your area, use a grocery bag to pick it up and throw it in your garbage.

If you see someone who constantly allows their pets to defecate in our common areas or who allow their dogs to wander the common areas off leash, please report them to GP Animal Control. We have had several instances of pets being attacked or killed by these loose dogs. We have ‘Affidavits of Fact’ in the Office that you can fill out, have notarized and take to GP Animal Control; they will then issue a citation to the animal’s owner(s) as if they saw it happen.

Landscaping, Turtles, Littering and Unleashed Dogs

  • Landscaping – Due to the torrential rains of late  and more on the way, we will not be mowing until the ground dries up sufficiently to not cause damage; as it is now, water is standing all over and it makes little sense to mow mud. The landscaping crew was out today trimming shrubs.
  • Turtles – As odd as it sounds, we have seen a few turtles lately.  Earlier today, there was a decently sized Snapping Turtle found near Warrior and the cemetery; this afternoon, there was a Box Turtle in front of the Office. We relocated both to the creel in the West woods.
  • Littering – We still have a big problem with people throwing trash in the parking lots, as they drive through the property, and also as kids walk home they drop trash. I can see a better use for our time and personnel than to pick up after others. Please dispose of trash properly.
  • Unleashed Dogs – We still have a number of residents who allow their dogs off-leash. This is a violation of our rules and City Ordinances. We also have too many dogs getting out of their yards and wandering around. Some of these dogs are large and powerful and could easily injury a child or older resident. We will be getting Animal Control involved since the owners of these dogs just don’t seem to understand why this is important.