I grew up in Metro Vancouver and, sure, I don’t like the rain but it’s a part of life here.
Nobody enjoys getting wet, but not much you can do when you live here, right? Well, many of my neighbours who live in our Burnaby condo building refuse to take their precious dogs outside to do their business because they don’t like the cold and rain.
Instead, they go to our underground parkade and walk their dogs and let them do their peeing and pooping – with many of them not picking up after their pets.
This started during the COVID pandemic as people were working from home. During the winters I saw more and more of these ridiculous people taking their dogs for walks in the garage. Over time, the place has started to stink of dog urine. They leave the poop for the caretaker, which is totally unfair to this person.
I’ve confronted a few of my neighbours and been told that it was “too wet” and that I should just “dealt with it” and let it go.
I’ve complained to our strata, but it’s hard to catch these people in the act. Do other people in apartments face this kind of problem? I just don’t understand how people can do stuff like this.
W. Atkins, Burnaby