Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for the Scoop That Poop Blog Hop. I am proud to be one of Sugar the Golden Retrievers cohosts along with The World According to Garth Riley, Oz the Terrier, Terrier Torrent, Pawsitively Pets, and Boingy Dog!
We have a “poop pail” in the garage where Mom puts any bags of poop we bring home with us from our walks. In the warmer months it can get pretty smelly which smells up the entire garage, including the car. To help with the “smelliness”, we put some dryer sheets in the pail to try to cover up the stink. Usually we toss our bags in a garbage can on our walks but now with Bailie, we have a bucket full. Bailie has to follow our “the yard is not a bathroom” rule, so Mom walks her down the street a bit to do her business, which means several times a day, she has a bag of poop to put in our pail. We normally just use bags Mom gets when shopping, but with Bailie, she doesn’t always have time to tie one on the leash when she heads out. Mom has been using the bag dispensers, but we are almost out of bags – yes, puppies poop a lot! It does help to feed quality food, which cuts down on Bailie’s piles, but she still has a lot of poop. What should we do now that we are running out of bags? Leave it to me, I had an idea!
Back at Woofstock a couple weeks ago I came upon a vendor that sold doggie beer. While I was drinking like a fish, Mom was talking to the nice lady about the eco friendly poop bags. It just so happens that one of the Bubbly Paws Salons is on the way to Gramma’s house, so I had Mom make a stop.
I found the shelf with the beer, right at dog level as soon as we walked in the door. The poop bags were up a bit higher. If I don’t look really happy, it is because it is a grooming salon/bath station. I was afraid I might get stuck having a bath, so I wanted to leave. Mom said we could not get any beer, but if we go back and I get a bath, she would buy me a six pack. I am considering that deal.
They had pretty much the entire product line of biodegradable bags. They were not that expensive, we got 8 rolls for about $7. We figure that if we are going to buy bags we may as well get some that are good for the environment, since part of the reason for #scoopthatpoop is to keep the environment clean. We were impressed by the variety of options, scented bags, unscented bags, bags with handles, bags for poop stations or single use, and large bags big enough for kitty litter. We went with the scented rolls for the dispensers that hook onto the leash. Besides being good for the environment, we discovered a second plus – with the scented bags in the old garage poop pail, we no longer need the dryer sheets and the stink factor has diminished to almost nothing.
I think once Bailie is a bit older, and going out on walks with us to do her business, we will switch to the single use bag dispenser, but for now these are just what our family needs. Take a look around your area and consider switching to the biodegradable poop bags. Why not do two good deeds for the environment in one?
If you are still on the fence about whether picking up after your dog is really important, take a look at the infographic below for some good reasons to pick up after your dog!