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Dog Fouling

We tackle the issue of dog fouling by encouraging owners to be more responsible and changing the attitudes of the minority who fail to pick up after their dogs.

The Big Scoop

Whether you own a dog or not, dog poo affects everyone. It’s unpleasant to see it in parks, on the pavement, and especially on your shoe!

Dog fouling is seen as one of the biggest nuisances blighting public places in the UK – more than littering, pollution, traffic and smoking*. Not only is it an unpleasant sight and smell, it’s unhygienic, spreads disease and also becomes a very costly problem for local authorities to tackle.

The Big Scoop aims to see dog owners take responsibility by picking up after their dogs and reducing the amount of dog mess being left in public spaces. With your support, we can help create cleaner and more enjoyable green spaces across the country.

Although public spaces across the country have designated dog poo bins, we want to stress that any litter bin will do. There’s no need to worry if you can’t see a designated dog poo bin in sight, you can chuck your bag in the nearest litter bin you see.   

It’s simple to remember: just bag it and bin it! It’s against the law to not clear up after your dog, and you could face a fine of up to £1,000.

♥ A Tail of True Love ♥

On the most romantic day of the year, we are urging all dog owners to make the ultimate declaration of love and pledge to pick up after their dog, with the release of ♥ A Tail of True Love ♥.

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