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Dirty Work, Atlanta's Pooper Scooper Service since 1998, is pleased to present POO IN THE NEWS.  Consider this your dog waste information source.  Pooper Scooper laws, pooper scooper ordinances, dog waste dangers, pet health, dog parasite dangers, clean water information and more.  If you have dog waste / pooper scooper news to share, please submit to us and join the conversation!


Atlanta, Georgia's Hot Asphalt and Dog Paws (black top dangers)

Help keep your doggies safe and their feet protected in this Atlanta heat. Blacktop (asphalt) can cause your dog pain and/or injury. - With thanks from A Professional Pooper Scooper & Pet Waste Removal Service Blog | Dirty Work Dog Waste Removal for Metro-Atlanta

Pet waste may be cause of Bird Key Park closure

SARASOTA COUNTY - County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for a waterfront park popular with pet owners. Bird Key Park is located on the west side of the Ringling Causeway in Sarasota. The "No Swim" advisory is due to elevated levels of enterococci (enteric) bacteria, some of which are naturally present in the environment, on Thursday, July 10. Enteric bacteria can come from a variety of natural and man-made sources including pet waste, livestock, wildlife, stormwater runoff, and human sewage from failed septic systems and sewage spills. The county's response team has ruled out sewage spills and determined that the cause is likely due to natural sources. The team deter

Another reason to hire a pet waste removal service (YUCK!)

ANOTHER great reason to hire a dog waste removal (pooper scooper / dog waste clean up) service: "To avoid backyard snakes, do not leave dog food or dog feces lying around. This attracts rodents and rodents attract snakes." See more at:

Rockland trying to track down harbor pollution source; dog waste is suspected.

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff Find on Facebook Posted June 23, 2014, at 11:12 a.m. Last modified June 23, 2014, at 2:14 p.m. ROCKLAND, Maine — The city is trying to determine the source of pollution that has led to an E. coli level more than seven times greater than what is considered safe at one spot in the harbor. The wastewater plant director said, however, the pollution appears to be restricted to an area near the stormwater discharge pipe at Snow Marine Park and does not extend out further into the harbor. Snow Marine Park is a popular place for people to launch boats. The elevated bacterial count was first detected by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection a littl

Pet poop isn't good for your lawn

By Mary Reid Barrow Virginian-Pilot correspondent © March 2, 2011 Poop pollutes! Whether the poop is in your garden, on your neighbor's lawn or on city medians, its bacteria is washed by rain into storm drains that flow into our waterways. You don't have to live on a river for dog waste to pollute the water. Poop not only pollutes rivers and lakes, it also pollutes your own yard, neighborhoods, parks, schoolyards, beaches and friendships. Dog waste spreads illnesses, such as stomach bugs and worse. I am an advocate for scooping the poop because of my association as a volunteer with Lynnhaven River Now and the Virginia B

Save Our Shores: 'Staggering' increase in bags of dog waste abandoned on Carmel Beach CARMEL, Calif. - Save Our Shores says volunteers are noticing a major increase in the number of bags of dog wasted abandoned on Carmel Beach during this year's beach season. Numerous Carmel community members have brought this issue to the attention of SOS over the last few months. On June 14, three Sanctuary Stewards collected cleanup data to back it up - and the group collected 39 bags of dog waste, a total of 16 pounds, at Carmel Beach. Save Our Shores volunteers distributed dog waste bags to people visiting Carmel Beach on July 4 but during a cleanup ther

Study: Yard clippings, dog waste contaminating Sandy Springs streams Posted by Ann Marie Quill on June 25, 2014. Yard clippings and dog waste are some of the reasons two streams in Sandy Springs become contaminated, says a Kennesaw State University class, whose members presented findings of a six-week summer study to the community on June 24. The study marked the fourth year the class has teamed with the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs to conduct field studies monitoring the health of Long Island and Marsh creeks. “It’s a service for the community and an educational experience for [the class],” said Dick Farmer of the Watershed Alliance. The class start

North Hills board revises local pooper scooper law

BY RICHARD TEDESCO Dog owners who don’t scoop up after their pets’ could be fined under a revised animal nuisance law in the Village of North Hills. The Village of North Hills Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a board meeting last Wednesday night to amend the village’s animal nuisance law to require dog owners to “promptly remove all feces” left by their pets on “any property” in the village by putting it in a sealed plastic bag. Under the amended law, residents who fail to promptly pick up after dogs will be fined $50 for the first offense, $1

Why Does My Dog... Eat Poop?

BY DR. PATTY KHULY Dog eats poop. Pet owner gags. Dog eats poop again. Pet owner runs screaming from the room. Yes, it’s disgusting. Yes, it’s potentially unhealthy. And, yes, it’s fairly common in the animal world. A pup will eat his own poop for a number of reasons: He thinks it smells and tastes good. (Dogs are notoriously poor arbiters of taste.) He’s hungry. He may be missing key nutrients in his diet or suffer malabsorption. He likes to keep his territory or bedding clean. He has fun playing with it. (This is especially true for dogs that are mouthy.) He’s bored. He knows that removing the evidence means no punishment for inappropriate elimination. He knows that fewer predators will gi

Why Does My Dog... Kick Grass After Pooping?

Is your yard a hole-filled mess because your dogdoes the poopy dance every time she goes? This may be annoying to those of us who cherish the sight of a well-tended lawn, but it's a normal behavior. In the wild, canines such as wolves, dingoes and foxes may kick the ground after elimination for sanitary reasons. They are simply covering up the mess. But the behavior is also a way to mark territory. All dogs have glands in their feet that secrete pheromones, and a couple of backward scratches into the earth releases those chemicals. But if you're mad that your dog is destroying your grass, there is a solution. Take her for a walk around the block twice a day instead. This article written by a

My Pet Won't Stop Eating Grass. What's Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason. What we do know is that eating small amounts of grass can be a harmless, albeit curious, thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping great hunks of the stuff — and grassy vomit hits the kitchen tile — it’s time to wonder what’s going on. Causes Your vet may consider several reasons your pet is eating grass, including these: 1. Behavioral drives. Pica is a word used to describe eating things that do not serve a biologic or nutritional purpose — such as when a pet eats paper or plastic. It may be that the behavior feels good or there is some other behavioral rea

Dog cleanup not much a-do over nothing -- pooper scoopers unite

Apr 3, 2000, 12:00am EDT Carole Clancy This is the time of the year when Atlanta is at its most beautiful. Greenery and color show off our metro area to vacationers, conventioneers, business travelers and other out-of-towners. However, there's something lurking in the grass and flowers that can sour a pleasant stroll in the park, the neighborhood, or along downtown streets -- dog poop. Now, there's growing evidence that the brown stuff isn't just an eyesore, but a major contributor to stream pollution and a threat to aquatic life. And state officials predict the problem will become more serious unless we dog owners pick up our pooper scoopers. In the Lenox Park complex where I live, few owne

To Scoop or Not to Scoop?: aPaws' International Scoop the Poop Week

By: aPaws SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 28, 2008 -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of professional pooper-scoopers who believe that every dog should have its day. In recognition of a growing problem in our communities, aPaws has established a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. The attraction of flies, gnats, and bad smells can be a neighborhood nuisance if yards are not maintained. Some property management companies and condo associations are seeing the benefit of using a professional pooper-scooper service to maintain their common areas. For some dog owners finding

Yard scooper in dogged pursuit

By GRETEL SARMIENTO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Monday, October 08, 2007 BOCA RATON — Scott Chapman is a No. 2 lover. Yep. He loves poop. And he is happy to tell you that and more. After all, the pooper-scooper frees 150 yards a week of dog feces. A native of Fort Lauderdale now living in Boca Raton, Chapman, 45, likes to use a typical joke among poop-scoopers to explain how he went from being a chef in local country clubs to creating Scoop da Poo LLC. Video:Keeping Yards Clean More local news Latest breaking news, photos and all of today's Post stories. Share This Story "I just stepped into it," he says. If pressed to talk seriously, he'll tell you another joke anyway: "I just got burned o

Ask Amy: Law Disallows Pet Pooping In Yards POSTED: 12:04 pm CDT September 11, 2007 HOUSTON -- Your pet may be the source of your neighbor's pet peeve. Dog owners who don't clean up after Fido have earned Houston the title of the least responsible city in America when it comes to scooping the poop. Some viewers asked KPRC Local 2 investigative reporter Amy Davis what to do about inconsiderate dog owners. The City of Houston Health Department said if anyone sees someone letting a dog use a lawn as a toilet, he or she should speak up and say that it's not OK. That will usually embarrass the pet owner into cleaning up the dog's act. While Houston is making strides becoming an animal-

Local Pet Butler embroiled in cyber-squatting brouhaha Sunday, September 16, 2007 FRISCO — We've written about the commercial exploits of Frisco-based Pet Butler on a couple occasions. Guess that caused us to turn up in some searches that brought us this message from a rival company: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Largest Pet Waste Removal Franchise Caught With Their Hands In Poop! Flung From National Scooper Organization. DENVER, CO – September 12, 2007 Through out the cyber world comes a case that will make most internet marketers duck! Cyber squatting in the Pet Waste Industry has stooped to an all-time low! Web marketing, comes with its own set of problems

Our dogs love to smell it, roll in it, walk in it, even ingest it... and often, they can pick up se

Our dogs love to smell it, roll in it, walk in it, even ingest it... and often, they can pick up serious diseases from it. Dog feces are one of the most common sources of the following diseases: Heartworms Whipworms Hookworm Roundworms Tapeworms Parvo Corona Giardiasis Salmonellosis Cryptosporidiosis Campylobacteriosis Dog waste contains life-threatening microorganisms. If excrement is not picked-up, it can attract flies, create odors and add unwanted stains to your landscape. It can even contaminate your water. Parvovirus (Parvoviral Enteritis or �Parvo,� for short) is another highly contagious virus that can remain infectious in the ground. It causes severe infection in puppies and dogs.

Can't go for walk without stepping in dog poop on these streets

BY JOE GOULD, ALYSSA GIACHINO and TRACY CONNOR DAILY NEWS WRITERS Monday, September 3rd 2007, 4:00 AM Watch out Tread carefully on these city streets: The Bronx Sedgwick Ave. and Aqueduct Ave. Brooklyn 66th St., Brightwater Court, W. 12th St. Queens Arion Road Welcome to the wasteland. These are the city streets where pedestrians walk in fear - of stepping in what Fido, Rex and Rover have left behind. Sedgwick and Aqueduct Aves. in the Bronx, Arion Road in Queens, and 66th St., Brightwater Court, and W. 12th St. in Brooklyn have become odoriferous obstacle courses, thanks to pet owners who don't clean up after their furry friends. That's according to city officials, who don't rank the foule

Hoboken Considers Launching Pooper-Scooper 'Hall of Shame'

By Josh Einiger WNBC/NBC News Channel HOBOKEN, NJ -- These days in Hoboken, it's a dog's life. The city's gentrified downtown is more friendly to its four legged residents than ever before. They're welcome in shops and sidewalk cafes. They even have their own parks. However, with all these pooches, large and small, there's a not-so-small problem. None of these dog owners will own up to it, but they say bad neighbors who are failing to clean up their dog's waste are bringing shame to all despite the city's best efforts. To convince people to clean up after their dogs, the city has installed bag dispensers but there's a problem. City leaders say every time they fill the things up, the bag

Dealing with doggy disease

By WILLY ZIMMER Star-Tribune staff writer [] Some folks love their turfgrass lawns. Others have lesser emotions, because lawns tend to be a lot of work. But no one, and that includes LandEscapees like me, has warm and fuzzy feelings about the dead spots left behind when dogs do their business. "Dog injury," as it's officially called, is the patch of dead grass that results when the family canine urinates. Dogs can also be deadly to a young tree or shrub if a male repeatedly urinates on it to mark territory. Dogs can become a real problem over the winter when a pet, like my hates-the-cold pooch, tends to go on the patch of lawn closest t

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