Dog hate!

Dog hate morphing into graffiti vandalism in Hoboken!

Wow this stretch of First Street downtown is really “going all in” when it comes to how clear they’re making their dog hate known.

They’ve lowered themselves to defacing the sidewalks with messages for dog owners. While I do see their logic (because no one looks up anymore since they’re on their phones), it’s still pretty much vandalism.

Maybe when they pass and come back in another life – perhaps they’ll be reincarnated as a pooch!

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Dog hate in Hoboken finds new lows!

8/28/2013 Update:

Thought this was a funny update… there’s a particular stretch of First Street that has no love for Hoboken’s dogs, with signs essentially showing the “dog ban” logo.

However, now even graffiti on lamp posts also goes negative towards the pooches!

As you can see – Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar’s buddy Norton didn’t appreciate it one bit:

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Hateful Hoboken Dog Sign

1/14/2013:

Every time I’m on First St. downtown, this particular sign ticks me off.

The person responsible for putting this sign up must have a strong hatred towards the four-legged friends in Hoboken.

For one – it has a symbol that essentially suggests “no dogs,” or “dogs prohibited,” which is 100% not the case in town. Then it reads “sidewalks are for people,” and goes on to say to clean up after your pet.

What about bikes, massive strollers, and motorized wheelchairs? And how come they’re not asking for people to clean up their own steaming piles of vomit that are left on the sidewalks each and every weekend? Or blood from nonsensical street fights?

I think this person has their priorities screwed up!

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24 Comments on "Dog hate!"


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sheldon.pennington
1 year 1 month ago

Saying “curb your dog” is not offensive. What is offensive is stepping in dog sh*t
and dragging it into your apartment or your car. I looked up the ordinance and it also applies
to urine. So how would you like to park your bike within the city only to have a dog piss
on it. The dogs are not the stupid ones on the end of the leash….. It’s not about dog hating
it’s about the dog walkers who think their dogs sh*t gold. Curb & clean it up! How about letting the HPU workers issue tickets – bucks for the city & cleaner sidewalks.

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

I must say that my neighborhood – north east- is not full of shit – except a local politician living in the ward. Rarely have I seen poop. If I do see poop, I have a tendency to pick it up. I wonder who are the owners of properties on the west side of town near Shoprite that allow their communities to be littered with mounds of poopoo for days!

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xxrjxx
1 year 1 month ago

As a dog owner, I’m having a real tough time figuring out how telling people to ‘curb their dogs’ is ‘dog hate’…maybe a bit overdramatic?

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sheldon.pennington
1 year 1 month ago

You must be one of the considerate people that do curb your dog. Nobody wants to walk down the street and step in dog sh*t. It’s not the dog -it’s the person on the other side of the leash. And the urine – how would you like to park your bike and then see a dog peeing all over it? All it takes is to be considerate of the rest of the population – it’s not “dog hate”[quote comment=”223426”]As a dog owner, I’m having a real tough time figuring out how telling people to ‘curb their dogs’ is ‘dog hate’…maybe a bit overdramatic?[/quote]

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sheldon.pennington
1 year 1 month ago

xxrjxx – your right. Telling people to “curb their dog” is not dog hate. Nobody wants to
walk down the street and step in dog sh*t! The dogs are not to blame – it’s the inconsiderate person on the other end of the leash. And urine – how’d you like to park your bike then see a dog pee on it? How do I get one of those signs in front of my house? [quote comment=”223426″]As a dog owner, I’m having a real tough time figuring out how telling people to ‘curb their dogs’ is ‘dog hate’…maybe a bit overdramatic?[/quote]

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iforgotmymantra
1 year 1 month ago

I think it is a form of hate because the words are stronger when the writer is taking the risk of doing something illegal and making a permanent statement. I still laugh that people are so upset about dogs being “curbed” properly, though, when so many more really serious human-borne diseases are rampant in kitchens all over town. You can’t get really anything from a dog. When I was a tot in fact my mother allowed me to collect “acorns” in a park before it was discovered they were some kind of dog turds. I survived after a hand washing.[quote comment=”223426″]As a dog owner, I’m having a real tough time figuring out how telling people to ‘curb their dogs’ is ‘dog hate’…maybe a bit overdramatic?[/quote]

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debra
1 year 11 months ago

You can always tell when the owner is going to leave poop behind, just watch their body language, i.e., they are looking around, up and down or pretending to go into their pockets for a bag. Recently there was a gentlemen on Adams Street with two dogs. I saw him looking around and up at the windows of the building he was in front of. As I was walking by he was pretending to go into his pants pockets looking for a bag and here is our conversation. Me: hmmm no bag right Him: I forgot them Me: With two dogs you forgot bags Him: I always pick up after my dogs lady Me: But this time you were going to leave it that is why you were looking around to see if anyone was watching. So I handed him a shopping bag and walked on.

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KingStBuds
1 year 11 months ago

Let me start off by saying that I love dogs, my family has had dogs my entire life. I don’t currently own a dog in Hoboken. That being said there are thousands of dogs in a city one square mile in size. That is a lot of feces and urine.

There are two issues here i think.
1. Owners do not understand “Curb Your Dog”. This simply means to move them as close to the street as possible, perhaps even in the street between the the front and rear bumper of two parked cars to piss and shit. The sign saying “sidewalks are for people” doesn’t mean you can’t walk your dog there, it means don’t let them defecate on the sidewalk where people have to walk.
2. As far as dogs on grass in the parks is concerned I can understand why this is not allowed. There is very limited open space, let alone grass open space in this city. Think about it, a dog pees and shits in the grass. Even if the shit gets cleaned up by the owner other citizens want put a blanket down on that grass, play ball with there children on that grass, have a picnic on that grass. Who wants to do any of that in a place that a fresh soft, wet dog turd was just picked up from 10 minutes earlier? It’s a disgusting, unsanitary health hazard to the public.

To sum up if your dog can’t make it to the dog park to go to the bathroom make sure they pee as close to the curb as possible or in the street just off the curb would be even better and keep them off the grass in parks.