The San Francisco Chronicle: Make every day Earth Day: pick up after your pet

Waste not, want not. Picking up pet poo may not be high on your “things-I-love-to-do” list, but it’s a basic tenant of being a responsible pet owner and a considerate neighbor. (HINT: When your dog poops in the cover of darkness, it’s still there, exactly where you left it, in the harsh...

Treehugger: Why (and How) Should we Pick up Dog Waste?

It's a nice day, you're walking along and all of a sudden--squish. You don't even have to look because you know you've really stepped in it. There's nothing quite like an encounter with a pile of poop to put the kibosh on a good day. We love pets as much as the next person...

Potomac Patch: DoodyCalls for Clean Yards in Potomac

It's the rare pet owner who will tell you he or she enjoys cleaning up after the dog. That's especially true if the owner has more than one dog with free rein of the yard. For those pet owners who need a little extra help when it comes to cleaning up after their pet...

Psychology Today: Dog Poop and the Environment: Art and Power

While dog owners are generally quite proud of their pets, there is one aspect of living with a dog that no one is pleased with, namely the fact that they produce poop. Recently, a number of environmental activist groups have been trying to raise the guilt level of dog lovers because of...

The Washington Post: Pooper scooper’s example doesn’t go to waste

Picture the loveliest, most inviting thing you can imagine: the cool crispness of a bed made with freshly laundered sheets, the warm peach fuzz on a baby's head, the clink of ice cubes in a cocktail glass as you watch the sun set over the beach. Sadly, this column will not be...

The Washington Post: For Couples and Neighbors, They’re Your No. 1 Friend in the No. 2 Business

They swoop in when marriage counselors have failed, when all negotiations have broken down and Congress can't step in to help. They are the nation's poop scoopers. Just last week we watched these valiant men and women fan out across the Mall, executing their flawless flick-and-scoop technique to...

The New York Times: Fields of Gold? Yes, in a Way

In rough economic times, Lashelle and Mark Davis have cut back on treats like date nights, their outings to New York City from their Westchester County home for dinner and a show. But Mrs. Davis has made it clear that there is one luxury she will not give up: her professional pooper scooper...  

USA Today: Dog waste poses threat to water

For as long as the dog has been man's best friend, dog waste has posed a menace to man's nose and foot. Now science has revealed a more unsavory truth: It's an environmental pollutant. In the mid-1990s, scientists perfected methods for tracking the origin of nasty bacteria in...