Poop Karma

Dog Poop Karma

I took Rocky and Katie to Howe Farm Dog Park yesterday and while I was there I noticed a couple of gals...Shirley and Brenda (Hope I got her name correct) picking up the puppy land mines other dog owners left behind.  There's nothing more frustrating for a responsible dog owner than to come across a pile of poop that someone did not pick up.  These gals told me they picked up over 200 bags of poop.

Dog parks are a wonderful place to take your dogs...but only if we are all responsible poop picker uppers!  Disease can be spread, it's not fun to step in, it can become an environmental issue if not cleaned up and it's just good manners!  By the way...Dog poop is NOT fertilizer!  Gig Harbor will soon have it's own off-leash fully fenced dog park. Most dog owners carry their poop bags but every dog park and all along the sidewalks of our beautiful harbor provide clean up bags.  There is really NO EXCUSE! I hope we all care enough for each other, our beautiful town and our dogs to pick up the poop! 

Remember, if you come across a puppy land mine left behind by someone else's dog, pick it up.  Good Poop Karma will come to you! 

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Michelle Smith November 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM
That's a great reminder. I don't own a dog but I am happy to share trails and parks with dogs and their (responsible) guardians. It's so disheartening to come across a "puppy landmine" especially on city streets and heavily traveled trails. A friend was just talking about how the Cushman Trail through town has become littered by some inconsiderate dog walkers. So a big "Thank You" to you and all the other responsible dog owners out there. I hope the others will follow your example and we can all enjoy our beautiful trails and sidewalks! :)


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