As a responsible doggie parent, there have definitely been times when I've had to tote that stinky deposit longer than I'd like in search of the trash. On our usual routes, I can predict when and where North will choose to poo and always have the closest can in mind, but faraway adventures can leave pet owners grappling with more than just the leash.Now enters the Civic Doody Dog Leash Handle ($22), which snaps to a leash to both hold the filled garbage and the empties for next time. Are you put off by the bulkiness or do you think this convenience can't be beat?
Mama-to-be Sarah Michelle Gellar still takes rather good care of her first furkid, Tyson. Between trips to the vet and walks around town, no prepared lady would find herself without protection and this time, the pup helps carry his own business bags in a rockin' carrier.The black dispenser with skulls ($6) makes a stylish addition, although she leaves the bonus roll off and simply uses the Velcro straps to attach it to his lead. Plus, with biodegradable bags included, she's lookin' out for the future, too.
Even if you're toting the same Bags on Board container as everyone else (Naomi and Amanda included), create your own design starring your famous furball on the front.
Add text, clip art, photos, borders, and frames to make a one-of-a-kind holder at MyBagsOnBoard.com (and, trust me, this can be addictive). The Design Your Own Dispenser ($7.25) comes with two printable, pre-cut skins or you can create and cut out as many as you want at home! I'm thinking my pastel creation would look fab with Thurman's purple poop bags, right? Being responsible has never looked so good.
Fancy. I bet lil Annabelle would totally approve of these metallic, jewel-toned eggs – stylishly untraditional bag holders won't be seen on just any leash around town. The Kwigy-Bo plastic dispensers ($17.50) have a flip top to fit standard-sized bag rolls and use the hanging clip to attach (and detach) from your pet's leash. How can I choose just one?!
Let's say you're bringing Fido to get fit but shoving your wallet, keys, and cell phone in your workout clothes just won't work . . . what's a sporty gal to do? Grab this Bucchi Bag Convertible Dog Leash ($15) that's what. With a pouch big enough to fit all the above items (and pooch's poop bags, too), it snaps to the included leash on all sides, which makes it feel like an extension of your hand and causes less bag bouncing if you pick up the pace.
Then, if you decide to stop for a postrun snack, detach the lead to bring your valuables onto the table and loop the leash around a fixed object when you sit down.
I was perfectly happy carrying around my BioBags, or even just grabbing an old shopping bag for quick potty walks, until I saw these super cute (and biodegradable!) Dog Poo Bags from a Berlin based design firm Jungeschachtel! How adoro are they? Like little poopie take out bags. . .
And, if picking up poop is one of your least favorite things to do, you might just make it through without gagging, since the tops of these bags consist of a cardboard like material that lets you pick up the "deposit" without having to feel your pup's waste. At $30 for a pack of 16 bags, I might have to order some of these as gifts – the hilarious messages on the front are totally the selling point for me!
Here's a product I literally had to see to believe . . . especially when this dog-waste picker-up promised "no bending and no touching"! My Scoopbox is a disposable, biodegradable alternative to a bag – simply unfold, place over poo, step on the box, and lift with a string. It's easier to understand when you see it for yourself so check out the video below.
Like the gimmicky Sha-Poopie, the concept is great, but I'm not so sure how it would unfold in real-life situations – what's your take?
When your dog does his business, where do you put the remains? Most likely you pick it up with your plastic poopie bags and toss it in the garbage like a good owner should. But all that plastic does a number on our landfills! Since today is Earth Day, I thought it would be a great time to focus on one of the most important jobs a pet parent can perform: cleaning up after your pet in an earth-friendly way.
Recently, San Francisco was the first city to put a ban on plastic bags being given out at stores and replaced them with paper or biodegradable bags since the evidence of the damage that plastic causes to the environment was overwhelming. With plastic taking over 100 years to decompose, your stash of old Target and Safeway bags will be hanging around for much longer than you (or your pet) will. Thankfully, these BioBags for Dogs ($6) are here to save the day. To see how they are helping the environment, just read more
Scooping the doodie is a must-do for doggie owners. While most people already have waste bags (and containers to put them in), these super-cute options caught my eye! Baggie Buddies are designed by Mon Ami, a company aiming to offer products that are perky, but not pretentious. In unique fabrics like dark brown denim and red gingham, I'm thinking of adding one to my pet gear collection. This pouch easily attaches to pooch's leash with velcro and will set you back just $14.00 – a small price to pay for an adorable addition.