Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

I had a bad experience with my (well-behaved, chill) dog on Howard University Sunday around noon. We were walking through campus when a group of students started screaming at us that dogs weren’t welcome on campus. One girl yelled, “This a closed campus, I’m going to call the cops on you.” The students continued to scream at us and follow us for around five minutes.

Is there a policy against dogs at Howard?

I’ve lived in the neighborhood for five years and regularly walk my dog on campus. I always pick up after her and have never had an issue.

Honestly I’m a little shaken by the experience. Definitely don’t want to violate policy if it exists, but I’ve never seen a sign or had any issues before.”


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