Being a Good Pet Neighbor

Public Safety

As a dog or cat owner you know the companionship, the loyalty and love, the pleasure and sheer fun that your dog or cat adds to your life. But there are many pet owners who do not realize that with every right goes a corresponding duty. Pet owners must consider their responsibilities toward neighbors and toward their communities. If they don't they are not "good dog and cat neighbors." Your pet does not have a sense of civic responsibility, so you have to think for him. Put yourself in your neighbors' place and try to imagine how your pet's habits affect them. It's up to you to train your pet early so that you will enjoy each other without spoiling the enjoyment of others.