Don’t take it from us, hear what property managers are saying.
“Ashland Park began DNA testing October, 2012 after repeatedly having to warn dog owners of the policy to pick up after their pets. Dogs, residents, and children were having to watch where they stepped and inadvertently tracking through the waste. Compliant dog owners and non-dog owners were complaining of having to pay for contractors to pick up dog waste of irresponsible owners. Finally we resorted to PooPrint testing and have No Regrets!
How could we do that? APC (Ashland Park Condominiums) pet policy is clear. And because we address to all new residents that there are no exceptions to “no poop on the grounds.” We charge a $100 testing fee if a match is found plus $200 fine. The policy permits only two strikes. With the second fine, the dog is evicted from the property.
We have had no complaints from new residents and now we have no complaints from anyone who has stepped in, paid for, or had to encounter poop on the ground. We agree this is the best program the HOA has implemented in the complex.”Treasurer
“I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how successful the Poo Prints Program has been for all of our communities.
Since implementing them over one year ago, we have received such positive feed-back from our current residents as well as new prospects that tour our communities. The program was so easy to implement, even on a stabilized property, and the staff at Bio Pet Vet Labs was easy to work with to train the staff and answer any questions that they may have had.
By having the pet DNA database in place, it has helped to track all pets and their owners to hold any violators responsible. However, this has been minimal as most residents comply with their responsibilities as pet owners and pick up after their pets. We have seen a significant improvement in the cleanliness of our communities since implementing this program.
The residents really have been impressed with the program as well as its positive impact on our curb appeal.
Thank you for introducing us to this program and helping it to be such a success with all of our communities in the Southeast.”Michelle Mann
“I happened upon the PooPrints Program out of frustration that I could not catch my residents in the act of not picking up after their pets. We began to have a real issue with pet poop on the grounds and my responsible pet owners and non-pet-owner’s alike were getting very upset and fed up. However, I was leery that the PooPrints Program would be very difficult to implement and that it would not be received well. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
We had 71 dogs in our community that we had to collect DNA samples from. PooPrints provided all the letters to send out; I just had to put in my community name! All the residents but three made their appointments and came in before the deadline. I sent the warning letter to the three apartments that we had not heard from and they responded promptly. We have had zero objections to this program thus far and countless compliments on how well it has worked. Our grounds are finally poop free and I haven’t even had to fine anyone yet for not picking up after their dog’s waste! This program was an answered prayer.”Adam