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Name: Hank's Mueller Community Canines
Community: Mueller Community
Moderator: fullmosey
Website: www.muellercommunity.com
Description: This is a forum for dog owners in Mueller. Many of us are coming from neighborhoods where the dog park is as much a part of the evening as dinner. The group will hopefully encourage responsible dog ownership and assist our neighbors with dog related issues.

One of the ultimate goals of this group will be to establish a leash-free area for dogs like Auditorium Shores except without the auditorium or the shore.
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jueggs wrote
on July 15th, 2013
Hi Mueller dog owners,
I'm in a bind- I'm looking for someone to keep my dog Nick for 4 days- 7/24- 7/27. He's super sweet and gets along well with other dogs.

I'm out of the country for a few more weeks so he'd be dropped off and picked up by my sister who is keeping him but is going out of town.
Thanks for considering,
Marc
(Emma Long St.)
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Maryse Saffle wrote
on August 9th, 2012
Maryse Rappaz-Saffle
My dog Nibbles is at the end of her life, and I just had the greatest vet experience today with Dr. Bendall. He has a housecall practice, spent 90 minutes interacting with her and me, and will come here when it is time for her transition. He lives 3 miles from Mueller, so you get the neighbor discount too. He does all the regular stuff an office vet does, but in the comfort of your home. Very impressed with his calm energy and professionalism. Tell him Maryse sent you!
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jueggs wrote
on March 10th, 2012
I'm going on a last minute 5 day road trip-leaving tomorrow-and looking for someone to dog sit.......Nick is super sweet, gets along with everyone and just needs to be walked twice a day. I will pay or reciprocate. PM me if you can help.
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 7th, 2011
I'm just glad he made it home okay. Thanks for letting me know!
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Carlo Savino wrote
on September 5th, 2011
I think that was my dog, Catfish Charlie. The gate was open and my wife let him out unintentionally. Good news is that he made it back to our back door, which is frankly more than I would have given him credit for a month ago.

Sorry about that!
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Carlo Savino wrote
on September 5th, 2011
I think that was my dog, Catfish Charlie. The gate was open and my wife let him out unintentionally. Good news is that he made it back to our back door, which is frankly more than I would have given him credit for a month ago.

Sorry about that!
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2011
I just saw a medium-sized white dog with black and brown spots in the alley between Antone and Tom Miller (2009 Antone). The dog appears to be a beagle mixed with bassett or dachshund. It is a male, and is not wearing a collar. Please come get him if he is yours!
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2011
I just saw a medium-sized white dog with black and brown spots in the alley between Antone and Tom Miller (2009 Antone). The dog appears to be a beagle mixed with bassett or dachshund. It is a male, and is not wearing a collar. Please come get him if he is yours!
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2011
I just saw a medium-sized white dog with black and brown spots in the alley between Antone and Tom Miller (2009 Antone). The dog appears to be a beagle mixed with bassett or dachshund. It is a male, and is not wearing a collar. Please come get him if he is yours!
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on August 18th, 2011
We have a small female doggy as a houseguest this evening. We found her, unaccompanied, at the corner of Antone and Camacho around 7:30 pm. SHe is well-groomed, very sweet, and is not freaking out about being crated. Please call 473-8286 if you or someone you know is missing their precious pooch.
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on June 26th, 2011
I have 2 packages of Frontline - unopened - each with three applications. I think our vet gave these to us (not sure when, but there does not appear to be an expiration date on them). We use Revolution so these are up for grabs. One is for dogs up to 22 lbs., and the other is for dogs 45-88 pounds. PM me if you have use for either of these!
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Debby Loomis wrote
on April 6th, 2011
I am hoping to move to Mueller soon--contract pending. The townhouse I would get has a yard that appears to be the size of a king size bed. I have two dogs--50 lbs. each. What ground cover would you recommend?

Also, I am thrilled at the idea of working towards an off leash park. Count me in!

Debby Loomis
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danx111 wrote
on March 31st, 2011
Anyone participate in the Off Leash Advisory Committee?
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/downloads/030911agenda.pdf
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danx111 wrote
on March 31st, 2011
Anyone participate in the Off Leash Advisory Committee?
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/downloads/030911agenda.pdf
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danx111 wrote
on August 31st, 2010
OFF LEASH PARK
Bartholomew District Park Master Plan Public Input Survey
The Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a public survey of the conceptual master plan design of Bartholomew District Park. If you're interested in choosing one of the three conceptual master plan maps for the Bartholomew District Park, please complete the survey on this web site

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartholomewmmpsurvey.htm
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danx111 wrote
on April 11th, 2010
Sara Hensley, Austin Parks Director ( Sara.Hensley@ci.austin.tx.us), in discussion about need for dog park on East Side has asked for residents to contact her regarding the possible addition of an off-leash are in BARTHOLOMEW PARK when the park is re-developed. If you are a dog owner who would like to see this happen send Sara an email; spread the word to others. This will not happen without support from surrounding neighborhoods
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danx111 wrote
on March 18th, 2010
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Tay2217 wrote
on February 1st, 2010
I'd like to add to the issue of pleas. The parks in Mueller are not off leash. Please keep your dogs on leash, preferably non-retractable. Just because your dog is friendly doesn't mean all dogs are. My dogs are skittish around new dogs running up to them in the park. It's a potential concern for you if your dogs are bitten by other dogs protecting themselves. Dogs are still animals and no matter how well behaved they are you cannot guarantee they'll behave. Thank you.
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Sol Acosta-Houston wrote
on January 31st, 2010
A plea to all Mueller dog owners.

Please stop using those retractable leashes or use them responsibly. My child is afraid of dogs and every time we go to the park and she sees someone approaching using one of those she tenses up because she knows what's gonna happen: the person walking the dog will let the leash spool out until the animal is at my child's feet. And invariably, we look up and the 'responsible adult' walking the dog has an idiotic smile on their face as if saying "Isn't my baby precious?" while my terrified daughter hides behind my legs. It really angers me to the point that I fear one of these days I might lose it and kick a poor dog who through no fault of its own will pay for its owner's lack of common sense. 1) Not everyone knows your dog is friendly 2) Not everyone likes dogs --even friendly ones 3) It's a matter of courtesy. PLEASE keep your leashes short and in control when strangers are passing by.

Respectfully,

Your Neighbor
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fullmosey wrote
on November 4th, 2009
What I miss most about my old neighborhood (Zilker) was the nightly gathering of neighbors and dogs at our de facto dog park. For over a decade people and dogs co-existed. There were occasional differences of opinion always peacefully resolved.

I think we're quite a ways away from having a dog park of any kind here. The developer, POA, and the city still have a skate park planned for future parkland here at Mueller. Someone's legal staff determined that there is less liability in a skate park than an off-leash area for dogs. Even a fenced one. In a decade of visiting an unfenced off-leash area almost nightly there was one incident of a dog biting a person that resulted in a superficial laceration. I am an EMS responder in another county with a skate park where injuries are common, some serious. I have nothing against skate parks but I assure you area dog owners substantially outnumber skateboarders.

I would encourage you all to have patience and to recognize that the best advertisement for an off-leash area in Mueller is for us to be excellent dog owners.

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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2009
Hi, Ezra. It is another neighbor of ours - I don't think they are members of this group. As much as you guys are outside, I am sure you have cleaned up many times just to make it usable.
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SleeperService wrote
on September 5th, 2009
oops forgot to sign it...

Ezra.
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SleeperService wrote
on September 5th, 2009
I think whatever "confrontation" method you are comfortable with is the method you should choose. I think it would preferable to be casual and civil -- ie a bag a note -- a casual chat with a bag or whatever. But since this person is leaving the deposits and you are just gently mentioning it -- I don't think you should worry about their feelings.

Having said all that -- if you are talking about us -- feel free to just approach us -- if we've left some deposits -- I hope it was by accident -- and would be more then happy to clean up.

We've been having a recent escape problem because zeke has learned to open the front door and this lets ernie out... we try hard to retrieve him as fast as possible -- but its possible that he left a deposit... considering this possibility we cleaned the wedge just in case...

In the future if its us -- please feel to let us know -- like I said I would hope it was by accident :-)
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2009
I've seen Floyd - that would be a special gift! (I wonder if the porch is large enough?)

It is so hard to talk to someone about something like that! Surely they know that what they are doing is wrong. I just wish everyone would do the right thing by everyone else - then there wouldn't be a problem.
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Ringo wrote
on September 5th, 2009
... or I could bring Floyd over to leave them a special "gift" on their porch
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Ringo wrote
on September 5th, 2009
I think the best way to approach it is to simply go and talk to them about your concern face-to-face. I would appreciate and respect that from a neighbor much more than a note left on my porch.
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shellrose wrote
on September 5th, 2009
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shellrose wrote
on September 5th, 2009
I like the idea of providing them with a "Scooping Starter Kit." A little note that says "when you don't do it, someone else has to" might work
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 5th, 2009
When someone IS outside when I see it happen, I ask if they need a bag. Most of the time, they let the dog out unsupervised and it "magically" gets back in a few minutes later without my seeing anyone.

Maybe if I leave one of those containers with bags to attach to a leash on their doorstep? Think they would get the message, or would a tactfully-written note need to go with it?
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AshelyLeitch wrote
on September 4th, 2009
oppss... I forgot to add my..... ;-).
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AshelyLeitch wrote
on September 4th, 2009
yeah - that is totally crazy that she does that!

Maybe buy one of these... http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_152/11803690143T924l.jpg
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misselaine wrote
on September 4th, 2009
Wow! She sees them poop and leaves it?? That should give you enough fire to go out there and just hand her a poop bag and walk away. You wouldn't have to say anything. I hope I see her do this, I would certainly say something!
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on September 4th, 2009
Can anyone think of a friendly and non-confrontational way to address the subject of a neighbor who consistently lets the dog out for her daily constitutional and allows her to come over to the wedge for it, then doesn't pick up after her? Several of us living on the wedge see this often, and while we like these neighbors, we don't like this! As a two-dog owner on the wedge, it makes us all look bad when people discover these (large) droppings in the little park while they are at play with their children.This is illegal both in terms of the dog being loose AND leaving "stuff" in the park.

If my dogs need to go out and I can't walk them, I let them out in my own yard and pick up after them at my convenience.

Remember, I am not good at confrontation and hope to remain on good terms with my neighbors! Thanks for any advice.
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danx111 wrote
on August 4th, 2009
Bull Creek off-leash dog park is being closed due to high fecal bacteria count. The Parks Dept. will be looking for input regarding a new dog park. Here's an opportunity for RMMA dog owners to be heard:
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bullcreek.htm
From this link:
"Complete a search for additional off leash areas with the goal of finding them prior to the temporary park closure.
Finalize recommendations of the City/Citizen Off-leash Task Force regarding existing off leash areas across Austin, methods for managing existing off leash areas and guidelines for creation of new off leash areas. "
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dodger wrote
on April 29th, 2009
Thanks to this group for working on dog park possibilities. Seems like with all the green space we have in and around Mueller (Patterson/Bartholomew), something could be arranged.
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danx111 wrote
on March 31st, 2009
Dog park - latest from PARD:
"Off Leash Area Update
Recently we've heard a lot of public concern that one or more off leash areas may be closed. There are no current plans to close any existing off leash area. Norwood Estate and Auditorium Shores are being looked at for improvements.

As your parks advocate, Austin Parks Foundation is actively working to mediate off leash related conflicts, with the goal of maintaining safe, beautiful, sustainable parks with facilities for all types of users. Visit our Off Leash Areas page for more details."
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danx111 wrote
on February 3rd, 2009
After going around (and around) the city tells us that there will be no off-leash dog park anywhere near Mueller anytime soon - if ever. There are a number of them on the West side of town and one planned for the new animal shelter on 7th near 183.
Here is contact for Ricardo Soliz, PARD Planning Dept:
Ricardo.Soliz@ci.austin.tx.us

If you would like a copy of the PARD dog park criteria please let me know at: danx111@gmail.com
It might also be a good idea to ask Catellus what they had in mind when they drew up plans for a community of 10,000 people and their pets. Not to mention the nearby communities that will be using Mueller parks.
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asd wrote
on January 24th, 2009
Austin City Ordinance
Regulation of Dogs & Cats.
§ 3-4-1 UNRESTRAINED DOG PROHIBITED.
(A) Except as provided in Section 3-4-4 (Public Areas Where Restraint of DOG is Not Required), an owner or handler of a dog shall keep the dog under restraint.
(B) A person holding a dog on a leash or lead shall keep the dog under control at all times. Source: 1992 Code Section 3-3-2(A) and (B); Ord. 031009-9; Ord. 031211-11.
§ 3-4-6 DEFECATION BY A DOG OR CAT.
An owner or handler shall promptly remove and sanitarily dispose of feces left on public or private property by a dog or cat being handled by the person, other than property owned by the owner or handler of the dig or cat. Source: 1992 Code Section 3-3-7; Ord. 031009-9; Ord. 031211-11.
§ 3-2-2 NOISY ANIMALS.
An owner or handler may not keep an animal that makes frequent or long, continued noise that is disturbing to a person of normal sensibilities. Source: Code Section 3-3-6; Ord. 03109-9
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danx111 wrote
on January 16th, 2009
Response from PARD:

On behalf of our Director, Sara Hensley, thank you for your email regarding a potential off-leash park. Your concerns are important and I would like to take this opportunity to address them accordingly.

The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is aware of the need for more off-leash opportunities east of I-35. Shortly upon completion of the Department’s Long Range Plan for Land, Facilities and Programs (Spring 2009), we will be focusing heavily on locating future sites throughout the city to help reduce the overuse of existing off-leash dog areas as well as provide a variety of locations that can meet the needs of our growing city. PARD has established off-leash guidelines to determine the best locations for sustainable sites and avoid any potential conflict of users. There have been various sites of interest identified and PARD will explore them thoroughly.

Again, thank you for your email and for sharing your ideas. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our Park Planner, Jenna Neal, at (512) 974-6790. Ms. Neal will be happy to assist with any questions you may have.
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danx111 wrote
on January 12th, 2009
suggest writing to Parks Dept Director and cc her secretary:
sara.hensley@ci.austin.tx.us
Cc:jacqueline.ramo@ci.austin.tx.us
I got a response when I asked the city to provide a dog park in Patterson Park (across Airport). Lots of unused space there. No action but maybe with lots of requests......
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fullmosey wrote
on December 14th, 2008
Please depoopalate the trails. Eradicate crapfoot. Poop, stoop, and scoop! Tell your neighbors!!

Hank.
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shellrose wrote
on November 1st, 2008
We have two little Italian Greyhounds . They think ALL dogs, people, kids, are great. They only weigh 16 lbs. and could be easily injured by off leash agressive dogs. Please keep you pets on leash. I think most off leash dogs are from other neighborhoods....We wlk/scooter our boys daily and we always scoop poop if they needed.
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shellrose wrote
on November 1st, 2008
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Ringo wrote
on October 29th, 2008
In the early pioneer days of Mueller, we were told that there would be a fenced-in off-leash dog park in the community (unofficially told that is). I must admit that I try not to get too involved in neighborhood politics, but is there something preventing a fenced-in off-leash dog park?
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fullmosey wrote
on October 28th, 2008
My main goal as a Mueller resident is to have a good time without teeing off the neighbors overly. Part of this not so lofty goal is to find a way to have a leash free dog area, preferably not fenced. An Auditorium Shores type setup would be ideal. An actual shore or that amount of space is not required. Fenced dog parks tend to get rather nasty because dogs and people are confined to a very small space. Grass will not grow and it becomes a mud pit when it rains. Not a very attractive place in a nice neighborhood.

I agree that the trails around Mueller are better off with leashed pets. I frequently ride a bicycle or jog around Town Lake and it is a challenge to dodge unleashed dogs and the occasional loaded adult/wayward child.

Dogs like adults and children alike occasionally need wide open spaces. I know some of you will disagree with a fence-less dog park or any park at all but it works in other places. It requires responsible pet owners just like a kid's playscape requires responsible parents.

All that said, our HOA is highly unlikely to support or allow such a thing. We will likely have to wait until it becomes our HOA.

I look forward to talking with my neighbors, here and in person.

Cheers!
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john_miller wrote
on October 27th, 2008
My wife was accosted in Mueller Lake park by two dogs not on leashes. Please keep your dogs on leashes -- especially if they are aggressive!
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ianvarley wrote
on October 18th, 2008
Jill and I (and out dog Emmet) are moving in to Mueller this Tuesday. We'd love for there to be a dog park (we're already missing the one here in Clarksville).
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hectoranddebbie wrote
on October 18th, 2008
We would love to see a dog park, especially if it had separate areas for large and small dogs. My little one doesn't know that not all dogs will put up with as much as our Husky will.

One of the little things I love about the parks here is that there are three drinking fountains - a "big kid" fountain, a "little kid" fountain, and a dog fountain at ground level. My dogs have learned where they are along our route and drag me to them each time.
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