U.S. mail delivered in rain, snow, sleet … but not to this home in Spokane

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This is a Shih Tzu breed, although this one does not live in Spokane. This dog was groomed for the Crufts dog show in March 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane woman can’t believe her small dog is so dangerous it’s preventing Postal Service carriers from delivering her mail.

The 5-year-old Shih Tzu named Lucky is a little larger than a football. Owner Sun Moon tells KREM (http://bit.ly/1xLxSUc ), “He’s not a monster” and never bit anybody.

Moon received a notification letter earlier this month that said her dog was a danger. It said she won’t get home deliveries unless she moved her mail box to the front of her fence.

Robbin Darst with the Postal Service in Spokane says the problem with the dog is not viciousness but being loose. Darst says all dogs have to be restrained from reaching the mail box.

Moon doesn’t want to move her mailbox or rent a P.O. box.


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  • Kenneth Briggs

    time to get rid of the postal carrier , some are so dumb a cat will scare them . so what is this dumb assso scared of ? a bark ? what is the real reason ? did the dumb ass carrier have words with the lady ?

  • Leah

    As someone who had to do home visits for work, it was standard for us to ask that dogs be restrained before we entered the fence. Aside from possible aggression/biting, you could potentially allow a pet to escape when you open the gate. Mail carriers do not have the time or ability to assess each pet at each home they deliver to, and should be able to do their job without worrying about them escaping or attacking.

  • Anthony Leanza

    ….and if that little “dog” gets underfoot and gets stepped on….the government (taxpayers) will get stuck with the vet bill. If her pet trips up the mailman then the Post Office gets to pay a workers comp claim and the supervisors will try to have the carrier fired for disobeying “policy”. I bet this lady is one of those “Christians” we hear so much about. You people suck.

    • CBP

      Moon doesn’t want to move her mailbox nor rent a PO Box. OK dog owner you don’t get your mail. It will be at the General Delivery box at the post office. The postal worker doesn’t want your little darling to escape and get ran over or impregnated by a Pit Bull. Good thing I’m not your post man or it would be on the roof after I left your yard. The report did say it was about the size of a football….

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