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View Poll Results: Would you move to a neighborhood that banned Dogs?
YES! It would be so peaceful and quiet 20 24.69%
NO! It would stop me from bringing my own dog 56 69.14%
I would not care one way or another 5 6.17%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-30-2007, 05:05 AM
 
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I understand that more and more neighborhoods are banning dogs as part of their homeowner rules. I think it is a good idea but would limit the popularity of the home to many Americans who love their animals. I for one like dogs but get tired of the barking, so a dog free neighborhood would be great. Your thoughts?

 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I can see how some would like a dog ban, though. Some neighborhoods have a yapping dog in every yard. The constant barking is horrible.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I don't have a dog and don't plan on getting one, but I would not move to any neighborhood that had "Homeowner Rules" of any kind.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Its the dogs at the restaurant dining area that really bugs me.
Some Florida cities allow this.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Liberty, KY
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I suppose if they banned dogs.. then that would be a HUGE GREEN flag to any thief. I have had dogs all my life. I've got 5 now and NOBODY gets past my house without me knowing it.

If you have dogs barking all the time... it's the owners fault, not the dogs. When my dogs bark a lot at night... I bring them in the house and close down the dog door. I would definately NOT buy a house in an area with rules like that.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Kauai
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I didn't like any of the choices... I don't think I would like to live with the kind of people who dislike dogs that much, but I don't have one myself. I tend to think more highly of people who value having critters around (within reason), and are willing to make the sacrifices that go along with it. Most of my friends have dogs; I personally prefer cats, but also have a snake and several fish. We love to dogsit, just aren't willing to devote the kind of time and energy necessary to take care of a dog on a constant basis.

I agree with FatFreddy - the kind of place with "homeowner rules" tends to turn me off in general.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I have a few inconsiderate neighbors ... one, their dogs bark when they are away, so they dont know about it ... though this is when the dogs were kept in the garage, which i found inhumane. [heat of the summer, cold in the winter] but now that they are kept in the house, i dont recall much barking.

the other one ... they are not in my subdivision, but "through the trees" and they have this Golden that yapps at all squirrels ... the problem is.. the neighbors let this dog bark at all hours. Our village has a 'nuisance' ordinance ... so if it really gets bad... all i have to do is call to complain ... but i've never done so.

my pooch ... while he likes to bark at wildlife .... we do not leave him out after 10pm or before 9am.

I personally think some people should not have pets.....

but DH and I are animal lovers, and as long as we can care for a dog, we will have one.

and i agree with bcfarmlady --- they are great for watching for unwanted guests.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: GA
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Agree with tcs that some people shouldn't have pets. My neighbor's dog barks every night from 10-11. It's annoying, but not so bad we can't tolerate it. Since I will never be a dog owner, I don't care one way or another, but since some neighbors can be so inconsiderate, I suppose having dog free neighborhood wouldn't be so bad.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I wouldn't.
Plus, vocal dogs beat roaming cats spraying properties and killing birds that visit birdbaths & feeders any day.

Our crazy Shelties (notorious yapping breed to begin with) would go out and actually bark at the wind, a leaf, whatever, just to yap. They were so silly it was comical. But we never let them go on, and they'd only do it briefly because we'd tell them to shut up, or bring them in if there were critters out there riling them up.

There had been burglaries/vandalism on our street but, funny, never within two houses of ours. Our dogs didn't miss a beat.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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Few people I would imagine would live in a neighborhood such as that.
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