About ten months ago, I put up a homemade poop bag dispenser in our Seattle neighborhood. It took a while for people to actually share plastic bags for cleaning up their dogs poop at my do-it-yourself community poop bag share station but I can now report that it has been a huge success. The only failure was the sign. I printed Sugar the Golden Retrievers awesome Scoop That Poop infographic on waterproof paper, covered it in clear contact paper and sealed it in a plastic sleeve, it still didn't last long in Cascadia's windy, wet autumn. Even though neighbors have been using the outdoor poop bag holder that I made from a plastic water bottle, I have been wanting to replace the long since removed sign it started with. So when I was contacted by BuildASign.com to try out their website and giveaway a $25 gift certificate* to one lucky Cascadian Nomads reader, I knew exactly what I wanted to do:
Since this outdoor poop bag dispenser had stood the test of time and endured the elements in addition to being accepted and used by dog walking neighbors, I decided it was time to add more community poop bag share stations to the neighborhood. I had chatted with a neighbor many months ago about the unscooped dog poop problem she was having in the green space behind her house. This neighbors vinyl fence is exactly the right place to test out the other way of hanging my outdoor poop bag dispenser is designed for- around a pole! The last time I had walked past this neighbors fence, she had taped a sign up asking people to obey the law and scoop that poop. Yet it had since fallen down so I added a "5 Reasons Dog Owners Must Scoop That Poop" sign. I told the neighbor that this sign would not last long and recommended she check out BuildASign.com for something more durable.
I am indeed very pleased that our first dog poop bag exchange has been a success. Hopefully our two new ones will be just as productive. Maybe someday everyone will know how important it is to scoop that poop, they'll never forget bags and the neighborhood will be clean!
What would your BuildASign.com Scoop That Poop sign say?
Tell us in the comments and you'll be eligible to win!*
*Cascadian Nomads is hosting this $25 BuildASign.com giveaway, will choose (at Random.org on July 28th) and notify the winner (via e-mail) but BuildASign.com is responsible for prize fulfillment. BuildASign.com offers more than just signs and the winner can use the $25 towards any product. Cascadian Nomads Scoop That Poop sign and any comment ideas are simply meant to inspirational.
Thank you to the Scoop That Poop blog hop hosts Sugar the Golden Retriever, My Pawsitively Pets and Oz the Terrier. Please join us in raising awareness about the importance of picking up after your dog by joining the hop or sharing the #ScoopThatPoop wherever you can.