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!

24 Responses

  1. HomeTeam says:

    While I usually agree with you 411, I understand the intent behind that sign as 1st street is possible the biggest minefield of unclaimed and cleaned mounds of dog excrement on the eastern seaboard. The sign would be more accurate with a picture of a dog pooping and an owner walking away staring down at their dingleberry or iphone.

  2. courtyard says:

    Strollers dog leave SH$t on the sidewalk

  3. inquisitivemind says:

    While I have not personally experienced the “poo minefield” situation on 1st Street, I’ve had enough of the “no dogs on grass” in city parks or city land of any kind. Dogs don’t know how to read signs and via instinct want to pee on grass. Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass. Aside from the gravel dog runs, dogs are not welcome in many public spaces. Gravel hurts the paws of my dog and she doesn’t like the dog run.
    If I lived on 1st Street, I would watch the dog owners that leave dog poo behind, take pics of them and their dogs, and send them to the Hoboken Health Dept, the same dept you have to pay $10 (or whatever) a year to register your dog. The City has on its books that dog poo left behind is a $25 ticket, but a dog simply walking on city park grass is a $250 ticket. What a difference!

    • briank says:

      Not only are the fines incorrect for the violations, but take a look at the signs in Church Square Park. If your dog deviates from going directly to the dog run, the fine is something like a max of $2000 and forfeiture of the dog! That creepy Health Dept guy used to give me crap about walking my dog through the park when in lived on the park. To one commenters point, I don’t like when dogs pee across a sidewalk. So I would let my dog pee in a bush in the park where no one walked. For that I had the creepy health dept guy follow me home and call the cops on me.
      As for First Street, it is a dump because of the bars. Trash and cig butts everywhere. Yet the city only does street cleaning once per week. It needs to be daily like Washington. And for some reason even thought the sanitation workers with wheelie garbage cans have to cross First every day, I have never seen one cleaning the sidewalks in First (in the Garden, Bloomfield, Wash area). [quote comment=”219074″]While I have not personally experienced the “poo minefield” situation on 1st Street, I’ve had enough of the “no dogs on grass” in city parks or city land of any kind. Dogs don’t know how to read signs and via instinct want to pee on grass. Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass. Aside from the gravel dog runs, dogs are not welcome in many public spaces. Gravel hurts the paws of my dog and she doesn’t like the dog run. If I lived on 1st Street, I would watch the dog owners that leave dog poo behind, take pics of them and their dogs, and send them to the Hoboken Health Dept, the same dept you have to pay $10 (or whatever) a year to register your dog. The City has on its books that dog poo left behind is a $25 ticket, but a dog simply walking on city park grass is a $250 ticket. What a difference![/quote]

    • MidnightRacer says:

      inquisitivemind said, “Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass.”

      yes, very (but not because they’re from out of town)[quote comment=”219074″]While I have not personally experienced the “poo minefield” situation on 1st Street, I’ve had enough of the “no dogs on grass” in city parks or city land of any kind. Dogs don’t know how to read signs and via instinct want to pee on grass. Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass. Aside from the gravel dog runs, dogs are not welcome in many public spaces. Gravel hurts the paws of my dog and she doesn’t like the dog run. If I lived on 1st Street, I would watch the dog owners that leave dog poo behind, take pics of them and their dogs, and send them to the Hoboken Health Dept, the same dept you have to pay $10 (or whatever) a year to register your dog. The City has on its books that dog poo left behind is a $25 ticket, but a dog simply walking on city park grass is a $250 ticket. What a difference![/quote]

      • skuller says:

        the problem is not dogs – the problem is the people that think its cute to own them, but don’t know the first thing about caring for them, and who dont give a ‘crap’ about others. They don’t clean up and allow their dogs to bark all hours of the night or early mornings. Don’t blame the dogs, blame the irresponsible owners.
        [quote comment=”219093″]inquisitivemind said, “Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass.”yes, very (but not because they’re from out of town)[/quote]

      • briank says:

        You are right. Unfortunately, if you think about that a dog goes probably two or three times per day, what may appear as a bunch of a$$hole owners can be just one idiot. It only takes one idiot to have a 5 block radius covered in $hit. I don’t take pictures- I confront owners. If one tries to get away I will literally pick up their dog’s poop with my hands and throw it at them. [quote comment=”219098″]the problem is not dogs – the problem is the people that think its cute to own them, but don’t know the first thing about caring for them, and who dont give a ‘crap’ about others. They don’t clean up and allow their dogs to bark all hours of the night or early mornings. Don’t blame the dogs, blame the irresponsible owners.[/quote]

      • CumpyCP says:

        Wait, you pick up feces with your hands yet the “Health Dept Guy is Creepy”?

        [quote comment=”219101″]You are right. Unfortunately, if you think about that a dog goes probably two or three times per day, what may appear as a bunch of a$$hole owners can be just one idiot. It only takes one idiot to have a 5 block radius covered in $hit. I don’t take pictures- I confront owners. If one tries to get away I will literally pick up their dog’s poop with my hands and throw it at them.[/quote]

    • animal_lover says:

      Inquisitive, you will be happy to know that in County Parks, a responsible owner with a well behaved dogs is allowed on the grass. There are some parks where dogs are also allowed off leash. Check with Bringfido for locations![quote comment=”219074″]While I have not personally experienced the “poo minefield” situation on 1st Street, I’ve had enough of the “no dogs on grass” in city parks or city land of any kind. Dogs don’t know how to read signs and via instinct want to pee on grass. Its very hard to explain to a dog from out of town why they are not allowed on the grass. Aside from the gravel dog runs, dogs are not welcome in many public spaces. Gravel hurts the paws of my dog and she doesn’t like the dog run. If I lived on 1st Street, I would watch the dog owners that leave dog poo behind, take pics of them and their dogs, and send them to the Hoboken Health Dept, the same dept you have to pay $10 (or whatever) a year to register your dog. The City has on its books that dog poo left behind is a $25 ticket, but a dog simply walking on city park grass is a $250 ticket. What a difference![/quote]

  4. 9th Street says:

    People bitch about dog poop on the sidewalk, but I hardly see it. Where exactly are these minefields??

  5. rhall1124 says:

    While I understand the point of this sign, as I have experienced the “minefields” that exist, the sign itself is purposely misleading and should be replaced. Citing the specific ordinance # which is meant for cleaning up after your dog, but using it on a sign that implies that dogs aren’t allowed on the sidewalk is wrong. I’m curious if any dog owners have been deterred from walking here as a result.

  6. Hobo76 says:

    I absolutely LOVE this sign. I wish there was one on every corner in Hoboken. If you have a dog you should clean up after them, it’s really unsanitary and disgusting for everyone else. I know the good majority of owners do, it’s the lazy inconsiderate ones who are the problem. Even once it’s wiped up it leaves a filthy mess. And if your dog is urinating, well then “curb them,” it’s almost worse than the #2 because it’s usually on the side of a building, which rolls across the sidewalk, or in the middle of the block. I don’t have a dog and I don’t hate dogs, but I don’t understand why people can’t be more respectful of other humans. It’s not the dogs fault, it’s the owners fault. And cute remark about the dogs not being able to read the sign, unfortunately the sign is for all the illiterate owners out there. Every dog owner claims their dog is so “smart,” so then train them to go to the bathroom off the curb. You taught them not to go in your apartment didn’t’ you? 😈

    • Mitch Ultimato says:

      Agree with Hobo76. I see dog poop and pee on my block almost every day. Usually it’s the owners who walk them at night when no one is around who think it’s OK as long as no one is looking. We have a tree in front of our house and they use that all the time. I also agree that the pee is as bad as the crap. I was walking into my house a couple of weeks ago and a woman was walking her dog, who decided to pee right in front of the gate to my place. I just looked at her and said “You know people live here” and she said “I can’t help it if he decides to go here.” But yes she could. It’s called pulling the dog over to the curb. I said “Maybe I’ll just come to your house and pee in front of it” and she mumbled something nasty and kept walking. I’d love to get a little camera that takes pictures of the offending dog owners and then I’d print them out and post them around the neighborhood. I love dogs as much as anyone but it’s unsanitary to allow them to do their business where people walk. Use the damn gutter!

      On a related note, not long ago a mother was walking with her two little kids and I guess the boy who was about 3 couldn’t hold it in so she just took his pants down and told him to pee on my tree. I was so speechless I just looked at her and shook my head and walked into my house. Where would you even start explaining to someone like that how lousy a parent she is? [quote comment=”219082″]I absolutely LOVE this sign. I wish there was one on every corner in Hoboken. If you have a dog you should clean up after them, it’s really unsanitary and disgusting for everyone else. I know the good majority of owners do, it’s the lazy inconsiderate ones who are the problem. Even once it’s wiped up it leaves a filthy mess. And if your dog is urinating, well then “curb them,” it’s almost worse than the #2 because it’s usually on the side of a building, which rolls across the sidewalk, or in the middle of the block. I don’t have a dog and I don’t hate dogs, but I don’t understand why people can’t be more respectful of other humans. It’s not the dogs fault, it’s the owners fault. And cute remark about the dogs not being able to read the sign, unfortunately the sign is for all the illiterate owners out there. Every dog owner claims their dog is so “smart,” so then train them to go to the bathroom off the curb. You taught them not to go in your apartment didn’t’ you? [/quote]

  7. CumpyCP says:

    The comedy of this posting deflecting away from the core issue of dog waste to others like strollers is on par with what 8 year-olds & Iranian despots do:

    “But what about little billy, he did something wrong too!”
    “What crappy economy and rigged elections? Look over there! The Great Satan!”

    Lastly, why the distaste for the disabled?
    First opposition to seeing-eye dogs in City Hall & now no motorized wheelchairs on sidewalks? SMH in disbelief.

  8. Journey says:

    This past weekend a woman let her dog pee on our steps. When she saw my spouse coming home, she gave him a dirty look. He didn’t even say anything to her.

    I have a bike in our gate, with a tarp over it. I can see by the puddle that people let their dogs pee on it. Better the tarp than the bike, but I still have to touch the tarp.

    I want to catch the dog owner and give them a bucket of water and soap and make them clean it up.

    People are showing hate towards dog owners because they have had to deal with one too many inconsiderate dog owners that leave the poop and the side walk and let the dogs pee on personal property. They reap what they have sown.

    • Journey says:

      And if I see anyone not picking up after their dog or letting the dog pee on personal property. I think I’ll take their picture and post it on line.[quote comment=”219209″]This past weekend a woman let her dog pee on our steps. When she saw my spouse coming home, she gave him a dirty look. He didn’t even say anything to her.I have a bike in our gate, with a tarp over it. I can see by the puddle that people let their dogs pee on it. Better the tarp than the bike, but I still have to touch the tarp.I want to catch the dog owner and give them a bucket of water and soap and make them clean it up.People are showing hate towards dog owners because they have had to deal with one too many inconsiderate dog owners that leave the poop and the side walk and let the dogs pee on personal property. They reap what they have sown.[/quote]

  9. KingStBuds says:

    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.

  10. debra says:

    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.

  11. xxrjxx says:

    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?

    • iforgotmymantra says:

      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]

    • sheldon.pennington says:

      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]

    • sheldon.pennington says:

      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]

  12. animal_lover says:

    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!

  13. sheldon.pennington says:

    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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