September is Responsible Dog Ownership month, an initiative created by AKC-American Kennel Club. It’s about educating dog owners of the importance for being responsible and celebrating the deep bond between humans and their dogs.
There are several responsibilities involved in owning a dog. One of them is cleaning up after your dog. Many dog owners don’t appreciate this “stinky” job, but its unavoidable and a crucial part of dog ownership. Regular clean up of your dog poop is “a must” for a safer environment.
We previously shared that there’s is No Poop Fairy. Dog Poop does not disappear. If you are not picking up and disposing your dog’s poop, you are putting other pets, yourself, your family and the environment at risk. Dog waste is considered as a major contributor to bacteria in contaminated water.
On our recent walk by the lakefront beach, it was upsetting to see un-scooped dog poop. For the past days, we are getting so much rain and more to come. As we shared on a previous post, Scoop That Poop Be A Responsible Dog Owner, rain washes dog waste and pollutes water (lakes, rivers, ponds, ocean, etc.) – making it unsafe and dangerous.
Being a responsible dog owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food, shelter and love. Clean up after your dog. Don’t let your dog’s poop be a hazard for other pets, humans and the environment.
We invite you to join us to raise awareness on the importance of picking up after your dog, #ScoopThatPoop.
(Blog Hop will resume next month: Monday, October 20th)