Doggie Patrol has worked with Dallas, Carrollton, and Fort Worth water department, the government agency in charge of protecting our water quality from creeks, lakes, and streams. A lot of people don’t think about the dog poop left in their backyard week after week. When dog poop is left on the ground for over a week or two, it can cause a lot of health problems for you and your dog.
When the dog waste is left in Texas back yards and we get heavy rain or a lot of rain it washes down the street and into the storm drains. This water feeds into the creeks and waterways that feed into our lakes that feed into the upper and lower Trinity River. This is why is it important to keep the dog waste picked up weekly.
There are approximately 1.2 million dogs just in the Dallas area, which is like a city of half a million people using their backyard as a toilet. I know we all think it does not affect us or has not affected us but down the road, it will affect your kids and grandkids if we don’t do something about it now.
Letting pet poop sit in the backyard week after week can cause parasites, which in return can cause problems with your dogs and humans such as worms and other health issues. Dog waste has a lot of bacteria, germs, pathogens, and viruses as well. Even your sprinkler system can wash dog waste into our creeks, river, and lakes.
Keeping dog poop picked up will help with drinking water as well. If you go from city to city you can tell a difference in the water quality. I always let people know that the water from your backyard will get into a creek or waterway, no matter where you live in the Dallas area. Keeping dog poop picked will allow us to use our creeks and rivers to kayak and enjoy for future use.
Before you get overwhelmed by trying to have the perfect yard for an event, having to remember if you scooped or need to scoop dog poop can be no fun. Dog poop in the warm summer months can be unpleasant with the heat and humidity we have in Texas. Make sure you scoop it weekly or have a pooper scooper service “Insert Doggie Patrol link” scoop it for you. If you want to scoop remember that you have to put it in your trash can which will bake it in the summer months. We at Doggie Patrol will remove the waste for a small fee if you wish to scoop the poop yourself. We can set up a place to pick up the dog poop and haul it off for you either once or twice a week.