Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guess What?

It's National Scoop the Poop Week

Have you ever stopped to consider how your dog's waste may affect our environment?

Think about this, your dog relieves itself at least once per day and at just one load per day, your dog is producing 365 loads of poop each year. Based on that information, if 1,000 dogs live in your neighborhood there would be 365,000 piles of dog waste in one year!!

Dog waste and human waste contain the same bacteria. We use toilets and sewage systems to protect our drinking water and the environment. When we don't pick up after our dogs, the poop left on the ground runs off into streams, lakes, and canals which, in return, affect our quality of water.

Disease is another important reason to scoop the poop. E.coli, roundworms, and hookworms are just a few diseases that are transmittable to humans. If a child touches something that has had contact with feces and then puts their hand in their mouth she can contract the disease. Gross!!

Look what they came up with at University Lake in Alaska:

So scoop your dog's poop this week and every week and we can help our world out a little!


  1. A good cause and I have to love the choice of model for the poster.

    wags, Lola

  2. Gotta pick that stuff up! It's just the right thing to do....

  3. Another important reason to pick up is that it takes away one argument non-dog lovers can use against our dogs being welcomed in all areas!


  4. My momma hates people who walk their pups and don't pick up the poop. She especially hates the people who let there pups poop in her front yard and then try to sneak away. She has called a few people out to teach them a lesson...Their faces are priceless!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia


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