My husband and I recently moved into a new house (rental) with a yard! After living in a condo with our two dogs, we are thrilled
The yard is medium size, with neighbors to the left and to the right, but open at the back to some land on a steep hill. It is not fenced.
Our neighbors to the left have a small dog who seems to be constantly outside. He runs over as soon as he hears our door open to play in our yard with our dogs. He is friendly and very sweet, but I do not want the responsibility of watching him with my two larger dogs, nor do I want to pick up after him (he potties every.single.time he visits). We have tried taking him back to his house and knocking on the door, but no one has answered. I'm not sure if he's home alone all day, or if the owners are inside and just don't respond to knocks. We contacted our new landlord, who said just deal with the neighbors directly (she has only owned the house a short time - we are the first tenants- so she doesn't know them).
I am hoping to find a time when the neighbors are home to talk to them, but we've been here almost a week and have seen no sign of them. If we don't see them soon, I was thinking of leaving a note at their door. Can you please help me with the wording? I don't want to start off a bad relationship
, but I want that dog to stay out of my yard!
We have just moved in next door at (house #), and we are looking forward to meeting you! We have already met your sweet dog, (dog's name). Although he is very friendly, he seems to come over to our yard to visit every time we are outside. We do not want the responsibility of watching him and cleaning up after him, so we ask that you please keep him in your own yard. If you're interested, we'd love to schedule a puppy play date with you and (dog's name) when you are available!
DH and StareDecisis