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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 08:26 PM

The letter I wrote to the neighbor with the barking dog [View all]

My husband just walked it over for me and gave it to the man I mention below who just folded the letter. Who knows if he will read it or not. I also sent a printed copy of the city ordinance.

I hope they can be more mindful of the dog. It is an older Doberman who had a hind led injury and wears the cone of shame. The yard is full of construction debris and the dog is having a really hard time getting around. They have only lived there for a few months and we haven't really met them yet.

I don't want to call Animal Control but if the barking keeps up then I will have to.




Dear Neighbor,
Hello, we are the neighbors that live behind you. I am writing to you today to address the issue we are having with your dog barking non-stop for extended periods of time multiple times a day. It is really disturbing to hear this day after day. The barking is done early in the morning and at late hours of the evening and all times in between.
I came to your house a couple of weeks ago to ask if you could let your dog in the house because it had been barking for three hours straight. The gentleman whom I spoke with at the door told me it wasn't his dog, that is was his momís and she was at the hospital and I would have to talk to her about it when she got home. I asked one more time if he would bring the dog in and he gave me the same response. I explained that I did not want to but that I would call Animal Control to handle the matter. He closed the door in my face. But on the upside, he did let the dog in. For that I am thankful.
We know the dog is a good dog. We feel bad as we watch it stumble about the yard. We also feel bad that it barks for extended periods of time because we know this is stressful to the animal. We donít doubt your love for or the ability to care for the dog. Maybe you canít hear it barking, we donít know.
We work from home and need to concentrate. We have a small child that canít sleep because the dog barks. It is hard to relax in the tub to relive the chronic pains we have to cope with. Your dog barking is disturbing to our life in many areas.
Please be more considerate to us; your neighbors who mean no ill will toward you. The limit to how long you can let your dog bark is a maximum of ten minutes. As I type this it has been forty-three minutes of nonstop barking.
Please let your dog in.

Thank You,
Your Neighbors

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