The City of Coral Gables is a pet-friendly community and you can witness every day the enjoyment of pet owners walking their dogs in beautiful neighborhoods and parks.
This neighborly love, however, can be ruined when careless residents don’t pick up after their pets and leave “surprises” in front of other people’s homes. Some neighbors with good intentions of picking up and bagging the pet waste are dumping the plastic bags in the shared trash piles leaving unsanitary and smelly nuisances outside of residences.
Code Section 10-34, under Chapter 10 of the City Code, addresses this issue and requires the disposal of pet waste in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit, or other closed or sealed container.
So, please be a friendly and considerate neighbor and when you take your dog out for a walk, take along a baggie with you to pick up pet waste and then dispose of it properly. By taking these simple steps, you will contribute to the beautification of your community, and you’ll keep all of your neighbors very happy.