Sending a Notice to Stop Dog Excrement on Your Property

March 20, 2017

Have problems with someone else’s dog pooping on your property? There are a few approaches you can take. You could put up barriers, you could notify the owner in person, or you could put up a sign, for starters. But if you know who they are and can identify them, you can also send them a letter to put the dog owner on notice. We’ve put together a sample below. When you send a letter like this, make sure to send it certified mail and to notify law enforcement, if appropriate.


500 Main Street
Anytown, USA 00000

January 1, 2010

John Appleseed
1234 High Street
Anytown, USA 00000

Dear Mr. Appleseed:

I live around the corner from you, and I have seen your dog pooping on my lawn repeatedly, most recently during the morning of December 30. I have repeatedly tried to keep your dog off my lawn, and reminded you on December 31 to keep your dog off my lawn, but it has been to no avail.

It would be greatly appreciated if you curbed your dog. If your dog continues to be disruptive or further damages my property, I will call animal control. Please contact me at (555) 555-1212 if you have any questions.


Richard Roe

Cc: Anytown Animal Control

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