Dear Leeland Station Residents:
We are proud to be a pet-friendly community that offers a clean and comfortable living environment for everyone – and their pets – to call home. After all, we understand that sometimes our pets feel more like family, well, than family!
Roughly 40% of our residents have pets, including dogs. To maintain our landscaping and the cleanliness of our grassy common areas, we ask that when you walk your dogs through our community, keep bags with you.
For those of you who consistently clean up after your pet, thank you. On behalf of your fellow residents and Leeland Station Community Association, we appreciate your consideration and responsibility. However; others in our community neglect to pick up after their pets. And as we continue to grow, it’s a trend that is getting worse. As a reminder you must pick up after your pets and is a violation Stafford County Code not to.
Every day, our service teams note pet waste that is left throughout common areas in our community. On average, we spend roughly an hour per day addressing matters of pet waste to identify problem areas and responsible parties. That equates to delays in other service requests that we must defer to pet waste! This impacts every resident, whether they own a pet or not.
In that spirit, we need your help.
Working together, we not only maintain the quality of the living environment in our Community, but we ensure our service teams are available for what they do best: servicing your community to make sure everything is in perfect working order. Here’s how you can pitch in:
- If you don’t already, please carry a grocery bag or pleated sandwich bags to dispose of pet waste. Pet stores generally sell containers to attach to the leash or you can use a small plastic containers like an old prescription bottle can be drilled and attached.
- If you see a pet-owner who does not pick up after their dog, please alert the Community Association so we can follow up with that resident.
Additionally, another resident concern that has been expressed is that certain individuals allow their dogs to be off the leash and the unleashed dogs jumping on other residents and/or other pets. As a reminder, pets are required to be on a leash at all times.
Again, thanks to our pet owners who clean up after their pets. Should you have questions, please contact us at Leeland Station – as always, we’re here to help!
Leeland Station Community Association