You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

South

Doggone numbers

Waste samples are collected in jars and labeled for DNA testing.

Waste samples are collected in jars and labeled for DNA testing.

274

pounds of waste

are produced per dog

Continue reading below

on average every year

40%

is not picked up

by dog owners

6th

place on America’s

Top Gripe List* goes

to dog waste

53

dogs live at Devon Wood

25

dogs live at Repton Place

$59.95

cost of a dog DNA test

$50

cost of a dog waste

DNA test

$100
fine per incident for DNA match; trustees of the condominium association have the right to remove nuisance dogs

Sources: Consumer Reports*, Humane Society of US, PooPrints Inc., US Department of Agriculture

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week