August 24, 2016

What’s a Dog Lover to Do?

Do you have a large dog or two and trying to find a condo, townhome or villa of your dreams?  This is a daunting task and not easy to do!

If you’re a dog lover owner and want to live the maintenance free lifestyle you get with a Lake Norman waterfront/water view condo, you’ll want to be sure to know what pet restrictions there are if any, in the specific complex…yes complex, not just the subdivision. For example, Davidson Landing is made up of over 10 different complexes with each having their own bylaws. 

In Cornelius there’s Vineyard Point, Kings Point Yacht & Tennis, Admirals Quarters, Harborside and Windward. And collectively they consist of over 18 complexes. And yes, each with their own bylaws. 

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Here is a scenario of what could happen:

A couple bought a town home and were delighted with their new home.  Another resident noticed the couple had two large dogs.  The association rules stated each unit can only have one pet and the pet weight could not exceed 40 pounds.

What is the recourse for the couple?  Changing the bi-laws is possible but highly unlikely.  In conclusion, the new owners has to sell their condo and move to a pet-friendly complex.

Not to worry. Your fellow dog lover and real estate broker/Realtor Jack, @ and he will be happy to navigate the dog regulation minefield for you. 

704-299-5353 or email [email protected] 



Dog Local Dog Parks & Walking Areas


Jetton Park– Cornelius

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew– Cornelius

Ramsey Creek Park Cornelius This park is a four-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs. There are two separate fenced-in secure sections to the new dog park – one for dogs greather than 20lbs (large) and another for dogs less than 20lbs (small).



Fisher Farm– Davidson

The Preserve Dog Park– Davidson

Rock Springs Nature Preserve– Denver

North Mecklenburg Park– Huntersville


Lakota and Cree

 Latta Plantation Park– Huntersville

Academy Street Park– Mooresville

Ike’s Dog Pub Play & Stay–  Mooresville


Lakota, Cree and Jack

Lake Norman State Park– Troutman

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