Looking after Dogs
For health and safety reasons dogs must be supervised at all times and must not cause a nuisance to Co-op Tenants or damage Co-op property.
Nuisance includes fouling on common ground such as stairs, patios and planted areas or noise caused by continuous barking.
Dogs must be kept on a lead when being taken out and must never be allowed to wander unsupervised.
Dogs should be exercised away from the immediate areas of the houses and should not be allowed into play areas.
There is evidence that a virus in dog excrement can cause blindness in children and it is also unsightly and a nuisance therefore if a dog fouls on Co-op property the dog owner is expected to clean the mess up immediately.
Action taken if rules are broken
We will work closely with the Edinburgh City Council’s Dog Warden Service and Environmental Health Department and a copy of the Co-op’s Pet Register may be given to these agencies. We will always report stray and unattended dogs to the Environmental Warden who may take action such as removing the dog and placing it in a temporary home.
If a dog has attacked or bitten someone this will be reported to the Police and permission to keep the dog will be withdrawn which means the dog must be removed from Co-op property.