Being a responsible pet owner is expensive. The routine and emergency vet visits (or insurance.) The microchips and tags. Feeding healthy meals and treats. Proper grooming (even if you do it yourself, you need the right tools.) Being prepared for emergencies. It all adds up. And in a place like Seattle, where plastic grocery bags have been outlawed, purchasing poop bags to clean up after your dog is part of the expense of being a responsible pet owner. It's also the cost of obeying the law, being a good neighbor and caring about the environment. So when you think about how much each one of those plastic bags is getting you, isn't it worth the cost?
It has sadly seemed to me that too many people walking their dogs in Seattle do not include the purchase of poop bags in the cost of responsibly raising their pets. I have observed a steady rise in the amount of poop left behind that has coincided with the outlawing of plastic grocery bags in the city of Seattle and many surrounding areas. Thoughtfully made community poop bag share stations in my neighborhood and in nearby parks remain empty week after week. Free plastic bags to scoop poop donated by park patrons at local off-leash parks are a thing of the past. It's appalling that this is a country of people spending
Compared to the other expenses of responsible pet ownership, a few cents for a plastic bag and a few seconds to pick up after your dog are hardly going to ruin the schedule or the budget. There are so many options to make cleaning up after your dog convenient and affordable. A responsible pet owner can choose a dog poop bag delivery subscription or basic rolls of plastic bags easily ordered online. And for as little as $30, dog owners who scoop that poop can carry the waste home to properly dispose if it odor free! If cost and convenience are no longer an excuse to not clean up after your dog, then please, please, be a responsible pet owner, law abiding citizen, respectful neighbor, caring environmentalist and scoop that poop.
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Thank you to the hosts of the #ScoopThatPoop blog hop, Sugar the Golden Retriever, Emma the GBGV, Oz the Terrier, Pawsitively Pets, The World According to Garth Riley and The Lazy Pitbull. Click on any of the links below to learn more about why responsible pet owners must clean up after their dogs and get more great ideas on how to scoop that poop each and every time, excuse free!