I read this article in the Denver Post about a pet owner not picking up the poop of his Teacup Chihuahua in his HOA. This association has a rule requiring all owners to pick up after their pets and is utilizing doggie DNA to figure out which dog in the community left behind the droppings.
When enforcing this rule, does it matter whether your dog is a pitiful or prolific pooper? No! Poop is poop and HOAs should be consistent in enforcing this rule – regardless of the size of the dog or their droppings.
However, if your HOA is utilizing doggie DNA, please remember that under Colorado law your association must give the owner of the dog notice and an opportunity for a hearing prior to levying a fine. Here’s a link to important information your association needs to know when enforcing covenants and rules.