Let’s face the facts; there will always be people that refuse to pick up after their dogs. It is annoying, irresponsible and illegal in many areas. Why do some people refuse to scoop their dog’s poop? I am sure there is a myriad of excuses but not a single legitimate reason.
The following are NOT acceptable excuses:
It’s just dog poop, what’s the big deal?
Did you know that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms pet waste can spread parasitic worms, parvovirus, and salmonella? Pet waste is classified as a dangerous pollutant.
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I don’t want to get my hands nasty.
Yuck! Who does? That is why here on the Bayou, we depend on Sooty Paw Paw® Poop Bags. They are durable and leak-proof with plenty of room for the big jobs. The patented dispenser design makes sure only one bag pulls out at a time. No more trying to rewind bags through a tiny hole while walking. When you tie off the Sooty Paw Paw bag, the smell stays inside the bag. Read more about them in "Dog Poop Happens."
The rain will wash it away, so it’s okay.
Rainfall washes dog waste into the water system where it gets in the drinking water, and swimming water. Pet waste is considered a dangerous pollutant, it is NOT fertilizer. Taking a walk along the rivers, lakes, and oceans is a wonderful way to spend time with your dog. Be sure that all you leave behind are your foot and paw prints.
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I don’t want to walk down the street carrying a bag of dog poop.
Relax; you don’t have to carry dog bags anymore. The Fifth Paw® is a leash attachment that carries the used bags for you. It fits easily to most standard ½” and 1” flat leashes. You’ll wonder how you ever did without The Fifth Paw. I find it difficult to express how much I love this product. I wrote about it in my post, "The Fifth Paw Receives High Fives."
It’s a public park, it’s someone’s job to pick it up.
The truth is it’s the person holding the leash’s job to pick up their pooch’s poo. I have been to a park where they provide bags and receptacles yet there were still walkers that did not use them. Sooty Paw Paw dispensers will fit on a belt, pants or leash so it is easy to always have a bag at your fingertips. The bags are available on Amazon in a blister pack of 20 with dispenser for $9.90 or a box of 1,000 bags plus dispenser for $25.90
I’m not picking up my dog’s mess. My neighbor’s dog comes in our yard to do its business all of the time!
I hate to sound like your mom, but two wrongs don’t make a right. Sure, it is aggravating when other people are not responsible pet neighbors. Maybe you can be a positive influence on them. Keep your neighborhood clean of dog feces. Parasite eggs can linger in the soil long after the pile is history. That is unhealthy for humans and pets.
No more excuses! Let's have a CONTEST!!
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