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Apartment Complex Takes Dog DNA To Catch Dog Poop Culprits

Quintain Living, a dog friendly apartment complex in Wembley Park, are taking steps to make their communities cleaner by teaming up with PooPrints.

They have over 200 dogs on-site, and now require DNA samples from all dogs who live in one of their apartments.When dog owners move into a Quintain Living home, they give their pets a quick mouth swab, supported by the friendly Resident Team, and the sample is sent to PooPrints to be added to the DNA World Pet Registry. After that, any mysterious dog poop issues can quickly be matched to the responsible party and a fine issued in line with the pet licence.

Quintain Living is the first such operator in the UK to work with PooPrints as part of its commitment to responsible renting with pets.

“The PooPrints scheme is an excellent deterrent. With it in place, we’ve had very few problems with resident dog fouling in any of our buildings at Wembley Park. It has the support of our residents and has proven very effective in ensuring that our community remains a clean, family-friendly environment where both pet owners and non-pet owners can love to rent.”

Danielle Bayless, Chief Operating Officer, Quintain Living

For owners, having their dog listed on the DNA World Pet Registry also carries some comforting benefits. It means that lost or stolen dogs can be identified through their DNA and reunited with their families. This is a superior solution to microchips, which can be forcibly removed from stolen pets. Owners can also see detailed pet health analysis and insights, available for an additional charge via PooPrints, through the dog owner dashboard.

Quintain Living partnered with the innovative PooPrints solution when launching its original pet-friendly building back in 2018. More than 200 dogs now call Quintain Living home (along with their owners), with all buildings now pet-friendly.

Each building has its own style and feel, meaning that a range of different pet-friendly features are available. In Ferrum, for example, the gardens include a spacious dog run, along with a Laundro-Mutt for washing / drying pet clothing and a dog bath and dog dryer to tackle any mucky pups. At Canada Gardens, there is a dedicated ‘bark park’ and a stunning, pirate ship-themed children’s playground, meaning that all family members can enjoy spending time outdoors at once.

The wider Wembley Park neighbourhood, already home to the dog-friendly London Designer Outlet (complete with water bowls and treats on hand at Guest Services), has also been chosen as the home of the first bricks and mortar branch of the Cuddle Club. An established service that provides ‘dog therapy’ sessions for office staff across London and the South East, the Cuddle Club will provide grooming and spa treatments for furry visitors in Wembley Park, along with dog day-care, walking services and a range of items for purchase, including pet toys, treats and accessories. Residents and their pets can also enjoy the large dog run within Elvin Gardens and a new secure dog run where furry friends can play safely off the lead, will soon open in Union Park South.

Is This The Poo-Fect Solution?

Does this solve the mysterious dog poo culprits? Should everybody be doing this as part of responsible dog ownership? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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