D.O.G . . . Stands for Dogs Off Golf Courses

Last week we wrote about where dog walking is encouraged in Sun City Shadow Hills.  This week’s article is about where NOT to walk your dogs, particularly, NOT on the golf course.

As a reminder, there is absolutely NO parking or dog-walking along the north side of Avenida Sombra where it intersects with Sun City Boulevard.  The curb there is painted red to signify NO Parking or dog walking, as this area has been determined to be a safety risk. [insert map link, Division 11 pg 81].

Many residents have thought that the grassy areas touching the street were not part of the golf course, but when Sun City Shadow Hills was developed, any portion of the property that was designated golf course by Del Webb/Pulte, was in fact, legally deeded as golf course and not Common Area.

2.20.4 of Rules & Regulations

“Pets are not permitted on any golf course at any time.

Exception: Other than No Dog walking at Avenida Sombra where Avenida Sombra meets Sun City Blvd. behind hole number 7, all other areas where the golf course crosses a street, you may walk your dog along the edge of the golf course as long as you and your dog do not walk beyond nine feet (9’) from the edge of the street or sidewalk.”

Accepted by the Board 1-29-18

Security has been issuing warnings to pet owners who were not complying with this rule. However, residents should understand that failure to comply with the dog-walking rules & regulations will result in security issuing citations from now on.

The HOA strongly encourages pet owners to read the rules and regulations pertaining to pets within our community. The rules can be found in the Sun City Shadow Hills Community & Telephone Directory 2017/2018 on page 29, or within the Community website in the Resident Only section on page 15.

Pet owners are responsible for the removal and proper disposal of their pet’s litter from the common areas, as well as the pet parks. Please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pets, no matter where they do their business!!!