San Diego Community News Group: City canine pollutants marring Dog Beachs illustrious exterior

Dog Beach, then, isn’t without its hazards. And, according to the city’s Storm Water Division (the agency charged with monitoring dog waste pollutants), one of those drawbacks originates from the enemy within as fecal traces threaten to enter the city’s storm-drain system untreated and travel into the beaches, bays and lagoons.

Community Voice: Picking up after pet the healthy thing to do

There are 78 million dogs in the United States today. They eat and then each eliminates almost a pound of poop every day. The resulting 3.6 billion pounds of dog poop produced in a year can fill 800 footballs fields, one foot deep. This is no small nuisance...

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...

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...

Mount Shasta Herald: Coaches: Pet waste on city ball field is a health issue

Dunsmuir has a mess on its hands and on its City Park ball field. The problem stems from dog droppings left behind. Dunsmuir High School football coaches have reported that their players and others have come up off the ground after a tackle smeared. The issue pits dog owners’ access to the...

Capital Gazette: Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Stormwater a growing threat

One inch of rainfall on one acre of pavement causes enough polluted runoff to fill most backyard swimming pools. About 10,000 acres are paved each year in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These figures were in a Chesapeake Bay Foundation report released Monday that calls runoff pollution a “growing threat”...

MetroBoston: DoodyCalls wants to bag Boston dog waste

The Doody-Free Water Project, a new initiative that aims to keep Massachusetts’ waterways clean, will soon place thousands of free dog waste bags at the entrances of Boston-area green spaces, and organizers want residents to weigh in.

Sacramento Press: The Scoop on Poop: Dog Waste Project Seeks Community Input for 250k Bag Donation

Doody is their duty. Dog doody, that is. DoodyCalls, a nationwide pet waste removal company, is spearheading the Doody-Free Water Project with the aim of donating 250,000 pet waste bags to California parks and greenways—and instead of deciding blind what locations will receive the bags, they’re asking residents to weigh in on...

The Houston Chronicle: Hate dog poo in your Houston park? National contest could help clean it up

Houstonians have the chance to vie for hundreds of thousands of free dog poop bags by nominating the city's worst offending poo parks. Pet waste clean up company DoodyCalls has launched a website where people all across the country can shout loud about their worst offending areas. The parks with the most complaints will receive the gift of bags...

The San Francisco Examiner: Campaign seeks to eliminate pet waste in dog parks

When doody calls, it’s time to find a waste bag. That awareness of picking up after one’s pet is what a Peninsula-based pet waste removal company is hoping to encourage by taking part in a national campaign to distribute bags to dog parks, including those in San Francisco.