We recently had new neighbors move in. I am sure they are very nice people but their dog gets out every single day. And by every day, I mean EVERY day. He isn’t a little dog either, he is a full on 150 pound dog, covered in red mud clay that he dug out from under the fence. The first time my sitter Rachel brought him home. The second time, maybe 15 minutes later, I brought him home. The next day I brought him home again. The next day Sandi brought him home (a neighbor across the street). He is trying to get into our garages and our houses and quite honestly, because he is a dog I do not know well, the kids cannot play with him wandering around so blatantly in my yard.
And every time I bring him home they throw him int he backyard to come right back out again.
So today when I went outside and saw my 8 foot hibiscus plants destroyed I LOST it.
He dug up my plants, my garden and under my air conditioner.
For the record, that is not our shoe laying there either.
So I stomp over to the dogs house and bang on the door when a 6 year old answers. First, I would kill Charlotte for answering the door alone and she is 2 years older. I demand to see an adult. The only ‘adult’ there is a half asleep 18 year old who comes stumbling down the stairs at her own pace rubbing her eyes. As I am standing there telling her that their dog is terrorizing my house and I already called animal control but the next step is the police, all she could say was “That is how we feel about him too.”
I said this dog is YOUR PROPERTY. I do not want to find him in my yard AGAIN.
Listen y’all, I have pets. I have 5 cats and a dog.
And sometimes my dog gets out and takes off 4 streets over and you know what we do? We go get him. I take calling animal control very seriously but now they have even removed his collar and we think they are *hoping* someone takes him.
Are there any other steps I can take to keep this dog from tearing up my yard?