In the Dog House & NSIA Potluck

So, Dog Man’s pups (corner of Mohawk & Chickasaw) ended up in the dog house after someone complained about their being in the Post Office.

Although I find them harmless, the dogs have been loose and disturbing a few new neighbors and raising concerns over their disturbing the spawning trout in Grout Creek.

Word around the block is that at least one of the dogs is home now…it shall be seen as to what else happens.

Down the mountain, loose dogs are picked up when sighted. However that doesn’t seem to be the case up here in the mountains.

Formal complaints have to be filed after a pet owner receives a warning before any action is taken. Although there is now a fenced enclosure to house the dogs, the gate is often open and the dogs travel around Fawnskin down to Captain John’s Marina & Fawn Harbor and other locations.

Lack of enforcement of the leash law (and barking dogs) is not the only problem around here.

Contractors working in the area seem to have Carte Blanche when it comes to actions that disregard the peace of the residents who live here full time.

Blaring radios and loud shouting have been the standard on my end of town for months now (even years if you consider previous construction projects).

Some of us mistakenly thought it would get better when the guys moved indoors on this project on Seminole…alas, that was not to be the case–now the radio and voices echo and reverberate throughout the Fawnskin amphitheater.


Enforcements agencies tend to refer back and forth to each other while we wonder if they are going to take any action to restore the peace and quiet of our pristine community.

Now if they piss off the right neighbor maybe drastic change will occur like it did with the North Shore Brewing Company.

NSIA Monthly Potluck
On Monday, April 13, 2009 the monthly NSIA potluck will be held at the Old Miller School House. Tim Woods and Michael Perry (on behalf of RCK Development) will be the guest speakers and will give an Update on the Status of the Moon Camp.

The developers are requesting a zoning change to allow additional development in Fawnskin and on the lake front. The potluck starts at 6:00pm and is open to Fawnskin residents, property owners, and their friends.

Read more about Moon Camp’s history here.

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9 Responses to “In the Dog House & NSIA Potluck

  • 1
    Lorren Repton
    April 2nd, 2009 16:42

    I just adopted two Chows from off the mountain. Wish we had a dog park to take them to and let them play with other doggies! Sad pic of the dog chained to his house…. 🙁

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    April 2nd, 2009 20:07

    Congrats on the new dogs. We used to use the Bear City Park ballpark area. We secured the area so the dogs could play at will. Don’t know if we will ever see a dog park around these parts.

  • 3
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    April 2nd, 2009 20:07

    Congrats on the new dogs. We used to use the Bear City Park ballpark area. We secured the area so the dogs could play at will. Don’t know if we will ever see a dog park around these parts.

  • 4
    April 4th, 2009 09:21

    Loose dogs are common in every area of the valley. Recently I found that if you call the 1-800 number for Animal Control on a weekend they will ONLY respond if it is a vicious dog or a dead dog. Any thing else gets carte blanche to roam until sighted on a weekday. This is particularly annoying as certain valley residents let their dogs roam constantly. Those of us who obey the leash law have to put up with OUR dogs barking when the loose dogs decide to parade up and down the streets. Then WE get the complaints for barking dogs. *Sigh* My pups are allowed to bark three times then I check to see what the problem is. AND they never sleep out at night. I have two rescued dogs and the three of us enjoy mutual love, companionship and walks on a LEASH.

  • 5
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    April 4th, 2009 09:48

    @DD: There are only two animal control officers that service the whole mountain (there used to be only one) and I am guessing they have to prioritize the issue. It is one of the issues that can be included in letters to the county supervisor. Funding is a problem but something needs to be done.

  • 6
    April 4th, 2009 20:12

    Animal Control has been notified that the Sugarloaf area has a roaming coyote. It has a tail with no hair, apparent mange, and a sickly appearance. He is roaming during daylight hours. Sighted between 12 noon and 3 p.m. in the afternoon hours. Sunset and Wabash Lanes near Baldwin Lane (near the grammar school). Animal Control said they are sending a trapper on Monday to try and apprehend the sick animal. Parents and pet owners should take extreme care.

  • 7
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    April 6th, 2009 11:43

    Any wild animals that are acting too friendly or abnormally should be avoided. Glad to hear that AC is on the way. If you subscribe to the email list you would have received a listing of many different agencies to call regarding wildlife and/or trespassers.

  • 8
    April 14th, 2009 14:16

    what’s the big deal with some of the loose dogs in fawnskin. I’ve seen some of the dogs at the post office or near there. the dogs are friendly, so just give the a head pat, they love it. there’s a dog in my neighborhood that makes the rounds visiting everyone, so when he stops by my house, I give him a couple of dog bones, while he gets alittle attention. we’re suppose to be a friendly little town, not a bunch of dog haters.

  • 9
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    April 17th, 2009 12:41

    @Ron: Perhaps you didn’t read about the neighbors who have been harassed or attacked by the wandering dogs–or missed the part about the piles of poop being left around (that are also health hazards to local wildlife), or the attacks on the trout and other wildlife in the area. Most of us give the dogs pats and like them but it doesn’t make it okay when the owners are irresponsible and allow them to cause trouble throughout the region.