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Not picking up after your dog

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RICHLAND, Wash--  It's a problem that keeps growing and growing as dogs keep going and going--mounting piles of waste tenants aren't picking up.

"It gets irritating when you go to let your dog out in the middle of the night and you step in poo.  you go crazy over it," says one tenant at Aaron Ridge Apartments.

"Until you really get after them and maintain it and catch the perpetrators, there are always the ones that think they're not being seen and they don't pick up after their pets," explains Linda Henjum, vice president of Pinnacle Realty Management, who oversees the apartments.

Management has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to pet droppings.  They're not afraid to charge you for replacing dirtied sod.  That's why they built two safe zones on the property. 

At the end of the day, though, it's up to management to do the dirty work and pick up after your pet.

"It's unfortunate because there are some really good ones, but there are a lot that don't take care of their pets," says Henjum.