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PooPoo Dog Owner
updated: Feb 27, 2013, 10:29 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Every week or so, a dog owner picks up after their dog in front of my house and then leaves the bag next to the curb or throws it into my hedge. Do any EdHat readers have any insight into the mindset of someone who would do this? It appears to be different owners as the bags and sizes are different.

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 COMMENT 379263 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:34 AM

follow them home? with the bags and leave them?


 COMMENT 379265 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:35 AM

Personally, I would line them up on the walkway with a little note during the day that says, "Please throw these away in your own garbage, please."

Hopefully, they will get the hint without you having to do guessing games as to who it is in the neighborhood. I'm sure there will be a ton of really aggressive and nasty suggestions on this thread, but in my experience, starting out with something like this usually nips the problem in the bud without it spiraling into a thing where it makes stuff worse for you.

As for mindset, you got me. I pick up da poop, I take-a da poop with me. I don't really get why people do this!


 COMMENT 379266 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:35 AM

As a dog owner I see this often while walking my dog. It really makes no sense to me, even less so than the obnoxious dog owners who bag the poop and leave it on trails. Walking in a neighborhood a dog owner should have no problem finding an accessible trash can to deposit the goods if they don't want to carry it.


 COMMENT 379271 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:40 AM

If you see them do this, just go out and ask them politely to pick up the bags.


 COMMENT 379272 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:40 AM

I can sit on my covered porch and see dogs doing their business on my grass without them necessarily seeing me so one day I hope to catch the repeat offender (must be a huge dog since it leaves a huge pile), take the owners' picture, give them a piece of my mind and then post it on edHat for some public humiliation! For some reason, seems to be a bigger problem here than in other cities I've lived in.


 COMMENT 379276 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:46 AM

I love the people who insist I take the poop bag home with me instead of throwing it in their garbage can. It's a GARBAGE CAN. Are you planning to eat out of it later?

FYI, you don't own your garbage can -- read the side if you don't believe me.


 COMMENT 379279 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:48 AM

these are people of the worst kind! the logic behind this sooooo incredibly flawed that it boils my blood. they are basically taking something that would decompose on its own fairly quickly and placing it into something that is going to take years to break down and just tossing it aside. I would much rather them just leave it than put it in a plastic bag and not dispose of it properly. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just leave it if you cant throw it away after bagging it


 COMMENT 379281 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:50 AM

@276 are you paying the bills for that garbage can that you throw your trash in?


 RICHYRICH agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:52 AM

This is truely a strange phenomenom. I live by Jesusita trail and the hikers routinely leave their poop bags at our gate along our private road that intersects the trail. It is very annoying, I just can't understand the logic. Or lack there of...

I guess these are also the same type of folks that like to trespass on our private road as opposed to staying on the trail, and proceed to give us stink eye because we are going too fast while they happily trespass along with their dogs off-leash.


 COMMENT 379284 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:53 AM

Take pictures. Let them see you taking pictures of them and follow them home taking pictures of them going into their home. Record everything as though building a case for legal action. That should get their attention. It's all about accountability.

Retribution may feel good for a second but it just escalates wrong doing so don't try to get even just hold them accountable.


 COMMENT 379286P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 10:54 AM

I can personally say that when I'm out running with my dog and she goes somewhere I pick up the poop leave the bag there and then come back on way home to retrieve it. But someone might not see me do that and assume I'm being rude.


 COMMENT 379295 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:08 AM

@281, the last guy that gave me trouble when I dropped a poop bag in his garbage can wound up with a poop bag on his roof the next day ...


 COMMENT 379297 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

Game theory this is Nash Equilibribium. There are two players; dog owner/lawn owner. Outcomes: 1) No Poo/No bag. 2) No Poo/Bag 3) Poo/Bag. 4) Poo/No Bag. Equilibrium is at 2) No Poo/Bag because there is no offense yet owner is prepared. Do to lack of conciquence, opt. 4 occurs quite often because dog can poo and ownder has no payoff to pick it up or have a bag. If there were a fine, a brow-beating or perhaps a forced poo hotdog eating contest, we'd see a drastic reduction in offesive and rude poo ignorance.


 COMMENT 379298 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

We had a German Shepherd Dog that made, as you might imagine, fairly large "gifts" for all to admire.

Early on we designated a certain part of our back yard for these gifts and trained her to go there exclusively.

In our residential neighborhood where everyone has a backyard, a number of folks still let their dogs crap on our lawn. They usually pick it up but sometimes not.

I have ingratiated myself with several of them by confronting them outright, "Excuse me - do you let your dog crap on your own front lawn? No? Then please don't let it crap on mine, thank you. Next time there will be a liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper and chili powder around the area."

I'm known as a bastard around the neighborhood but it works.


 COMMENT 379299 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:10 AM

286, you are being rude. Nobody wants to see your bag of poop laying around for 20 seconds, let alone 20 minutes.


 COMMENT 379305P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:17 AM

286P - yeah, seriously, throw your poop bag away immediately or carry it with you til you can throw it away at home. What if someone's kid picks it up while it's "waiting" for you to return?

If you can't stop to throw it away, then don't take your dog running with you. Simple.


 COMMENT 379306 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:19 AM

Isn't it illegal to leave your dog poop behind?


 COMMENT 379308 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:21 AM

As for putting your poop bag in other homeowners' trash cans: on non-pickup days our can is stored by our garage/workshop. We'd really rather the can not smell of dog poop. Please take your poop to your own can.


 COMMENT 379310 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:22 AM

And people wonder why dog owners get a bad rap? If picking up after your dog is too much then you should not own a dog.


 COMMENT 379311 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:23 AM

confront them when it is happening, and maybe they'll be embarrassed enough to stop


 COMMENT 379316P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:32 AM

Oh goodness people! I hide the dog poop in an inconspicous place. I run around Lake Los Carneros and see way more horse poop (not picked up) than dog. So who is being rude here?


 COMMENT 379322P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:41 AM

And since we are on the subject- How about the fact that cats are allowed to roam around freely and poop in my flower bed. .My dog isn't hopping in their backyards annoying them. Why the double standard?


 COMMENT 379324 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:42 AM

@295 - Your actions/behavior make no sense what so ever.


 COMMENT 379325 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:42 AM

SBJULES - it reads like this is happening when they OP isn't home.


 COMMENT 379331 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:50 AM

This happens at my house too. If I see someone that looks like they might do this, my presence is enough to get them to take the bag with them. If someone doesn't look like they have a bag, asking them if they need a bag is enough to get them to pick it up.

But when I'm not home all bets are off. I have dogs and take my bags with me back to my garbage can, unless I know the trash is coming the next day and my neighbors' cans are already out on the curb. Another thing that happens is I have my green waste can in my front yard and people will leave their bags in it. As far as I know, dog poop is not considered green waste.


 COMMENT 379333 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:52 AM

follow the dog owner home and then evacuate your bowels on their lawn


 COMMENT 379334 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 11:55 AM

Most of you "don't-leave-one-single-poop bag" people have serious, pathological hygienic disorders. Get real.


 COMMENT 379337 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:01 PM

I think it completely rude to leave your dog's poop in another's trash can because it's convenient for you. May I bring my trash to your house on my way home from hiking because our trash is full and it's convenient for me?

And leaving it roadside, parkside or trailside for others to have to throw away for you is even worse.

You take the poop with you and dispose of it in a city/county waste can or at YOUR home. Period. Get some manners.


 COMMENT 379343 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:06 PM

Get a security camera and post the images online. That should stop it.


 COMMENT 379348 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:12 PM

Make a video, give it to the police. They will slap them with a littering fine.


 COMMENT 379357 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:22 PM

16P - Two wrongs, leaving horse and dog waste uncollected, do not make a right.

If you take the time to hide your dog's waste, why not just pick it up and take it home? Leaving the waste uncollected attracts flies, is smelly, and overburdens the area with too much waste.


 COMMENT 379358 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:23 PM

322P, interestingly enough, by law cats are considered "free spirits" and owners are NOT responsible for their actions. Dogs do not fall under this category, owners are responsible. I'm guessing because they are much, much easier to train.


 COMMENT 379362P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:27 PM

316P - "oh goodness?" Really? You just admitted to hiding bags of dog feces in a beautiful park where kids and families roam and play? THAT sir/madam is DISGUSTING. Next time I'm at the lake with my kids and I see someone "hiding" a steaming bag of crap somewhere, I'll be "returning" said bag along with a call to the police.


 COMMENT 379363 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:31 PM

As a dog owner this practice makes zero sense to me and it ticks me off, I would never leave my dog's used bag sitting on the sidewalk/trail. As we are usually headed to a park, I carry the bag(s) with me until we reach a park with a public trash can or we get home. You other owners that leave bags behind make the rest of us look bad, I don't care if you're out for a run or you're on your way to read to the blind, carry your bags until you find a trash can or leave your dog at home.


 COMMENT 379366P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:33 PM

16P here crkline please see post by 286P - thats me as well. The system didn't not recognize the same number with my post. Long story short- I run, dog poops, I pick up put in bag, hide in bush, then pick back upon way home and dispose of it properly inmy own trash can. Not leaving my dogs mess, not leaving it accessible to kids and not being rude.


 COMMENT 379395 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:04 PM

OP-there's a guy who used to trot through my neighborhood with his big hound and did that. It was nasty. It went on for a while. I thought I was the only one who saw it but no, my next door neighbor who yells at everyone (his is super agro-always angry but not a bad guy) caught him one morning and oh man, that guy never showed his face in our hood again. The world is full of inconsiderate people who have no sense of responsibility. I don't advocate a scream-a-thon but maybe you should leave a note in the deposit area or, if you're feeling brave, just talk to him straight out. A lot of times people get cowed by confrontation. Good luck with this.


 COMMENT 379403P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:11 PM

I was recently driving up Ontare and saw two women walking with a large dog in tow. The dog had to do it's thing and proceeded to stop and poop in the front yard of the house they were passing. The owner yanked the leash of the dog pooping (rude in it's own right) and despite having empty poop bags in her hand, looked around and when she saw that no one was watching, ignored the poopy pile and continued on. I was disgusted by her rude behavior/laziness. Apparently she was carrying bags just to make it seem like she was willing to be responsible/respectful.


 COMMENT 379404P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:12 PM

366P - Just run to a public trash can and drop the baggy in. Soooo simple. Stop trying to defend what is obviously a lazy and disgusting habit. Just put it in the trash!


 COMMENT 379407 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:14 PM

Horses are way more of a problem. Stupid animals that leave a huge mess. Ban horses on trails - what if someone's kids decide to roll around in the poop ?!


 COMMENT 379409P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:16 PM

403P - poor dog! Just trying to go potty and YANK! People like this piss me off!


 COMMENT 379414P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:22 PM

276- Sorry, Ace, but if it's yYOUR dog's poop, take it to YOUR garbage can or stop walking your dog!

Nobody else wants feces in their trash can, wrapped or not. Yuk

Gimme a break. You give dog us dog owners a bad name & I can see why!



 COMMENT 379417 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:25 PM

Step 1: Put a big trashcan out in front of your house with a sign that says,


Step 2: Hide in the trash can until the perp rolls by.

Step 3: Jump out and blast perp with air-horn when they open the trashcan.


 COMMENT 379418 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:25 PM

316/286/366, YOU ARE BEING RUDE!

How many disgusted people will it take for you to comprehend this?

And guess what's going to happen now. People who read this thread (far more read than post) are going to be watching for you when they're at that park and they're gonna be waiting to make a smug call to the cops the next time they see you stash your dog's waste. It's only a matter of time before your inconsiderate behavior catches up with you.


 COMMENT 379421 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:26 PM

407 - "what if someone's kid decide to roll in the poop?"

We have a parenting problem.


 COMMENT 379422P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:27 PM

Yep that's me lazy and disgusting. Out for a run and considerate it enough to take care of my own dog. All the while avoiding the horse poop and other dog poop left on trail. And I do put in the trash-my own! Really people? Never thought I would open such a can of worms.


 COMMENT 379428P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:39 PM

422P - then close the can of worms and STOP LEAVING BAGS OF DOGSHIT IN THE BUSHES!


 RICHYRICH agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:39 PM

Lazy and disgusting, well you said it. Guess I have to agree.


 COMMENT 379439P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:57 PM

295 - I let people put their dog poop in my trash because I own a dog. You would to trespass to do so otherwise. Maybe people don't want to smell your stinky dog poop. Yes, you can still smell it in the bag. I see you throw it on my roof and I'll do a citizen's arrest for littering.


 COMMENT 379444P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:01 PM

@316 I have never seen horse poop at Lake Los Carneros. Plus the composition is entirely different. Cannot even use dog poop in compost. I carry my poop bags until there is a public trash in which to deposit it. Don't understand the people who leave the bag. Yes, you may intend to pick it up later but I see the same bags day after day.


 COMMENT 379446P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:06 PM

@295 tell you what. How about if I bring my trash to your house and put it in the can you don't own but pay for. That way I can save some money.


 COMMENT 379451 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:09 PM

Your dog, your dog poop. I don't understand why anyone would want a four-legged poop pump pumping it out for them to pick up constantly.

Changing diapers only lasts a couple years, a dog pumps and poops for 20 years. OMG I can't even imagine the agony of having to scoop up these steaming piles every single day of my life!, plastic or no plastic!

There's got to be a better way! Well, actually, there is! Get a cat or a horse!

You can't find, because cats bury it because they have some class, so therefore can't pick up, cat poop. And horse poop, it's obvious this is a Pygmalion project and impractical without a tractor, wheelbarrow or some other cumbersome conveyance.


 COMMENT 379452 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:09 PM

I have people throw their dog $hit in my trash can after it is picked up but before I can bring up the can. Drives me CRAZY!!! That warm crap sits at the bottom of the can for a full week and stinks up the entire back yard. A few bags have stuck to the bottom. So pi$$ed at these dog owners.


 COMMENT 379453P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:11 PM

451 - "four legged poop pump" - hilarious!


 COMMENT 379454 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:13 PM

I walk my dogs at Hendry's fairly often. I carry several bags for dog waste, but I also carry a bigger bag such as a shopping bag made of cloth. I carry everything in this bag, even other peoples used bags. When I get back to the parking lot, I dispose of them all.
I too don't understand why people bag them and leave them to pick up later.


 COMMENT 379459P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:18 PM

Hot (stinking) topic... For the OP, a small sign that says, "please take your dog poop bags with you" may be enough to get most people to be respectful. Start there and if it doesn't work go to a stronger message.

Cats owners may not be required to pick up, but it is a problem for us. The cats leave presents in our yard, which my dog finds and eats. Yes, disgusting! We can't let our own dog loose in parts of our own yard because of the cat deposits. Wish we could do something about that....

I don't mind a bag left "temporarily", but a lot of people do forget to pick up on their way back.

Please don't use other people's trash can because dog poop in a bag is still very stinky. Maybe not a problem if the trash can owner has a dog, but for non-dog owners it is something they shouldn't have to deal with.

Thanks all for being good citizens. We're all in this world together.


 COMMENT 379462P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:20 PM

@451 - I agree with you regarding horse poop - it isn't a problem on a trail, but cats are different. They don't all bury it deep enough.


 COMMENT 379474P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:32 PM

I walk my dog at Hendry's and leave the bag on a rock. When I come back to pick it up, someone has stolen it. At least it is tied tightly.


 COMMENT 379480P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:41 PM

OP, in regards to your question about the mindset of people that would behave in this way- I think it's the same thing that's been on several threads; a deeply engrained belief of self-entitlement.

It's very much the same as leaving behind soiled baby diapers in a park. It's ignorant and doesn't belong in today's society. The nearly zero chance that there will be any consequences make leaving it for others to enjoy doesn't help.

What I've personally witnessed in regards to dog owners and their own behavior when it comes to their dogs is nothing less than atrocious (and, I'm being really diplomatic).

Animal feces is a health hazard. If I were to judge by the home in which they either rent or own, or their mode of dress when walking their dogs (not K-Mart sweats, off-brand shoes or Rite-Aid shades), I would say that many of these criminals probably already understand this hard fact. There is a gap between what these people know and what they're practicing.

I used to be friends with someone for years that worked in the medical field. She threw trash out the window while driving, left dirty diapers everywhere, cleared her throat and spat in public. She also would sneak her dog into restaurants. She didn't pick up after her dog, either. Her reply to a suggestion to do so was "_ _ _ _ them if they can't take a joke".


 SACJON agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:46 PM

474P - really? the only thing worse (well, it is MUCH worse) than leaving a crap bag in the bushes, is leaving it sitting on the beach!



 COMMENT 379486 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:04 PM

We installed a sprinkler with motion sensor on the front lawn. Poops on the yard are no longer a problem. To those leaving bags anywhere for any amount of time: your neighbors don't appreciate it and think your trash is gross. Please stop.


 COMMENT 379500 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:18 PM

Now this is a topic worthy of edhat. I have dogs crapping in my front yard on a weekly, if not daily basis. If I catch the people, they are apologetic, if not, I scoop it up before mowing. This is not a dog thing...it's a modern narcissistic society thing, and so is the predictably vapor inducing reaction here. Let's talk about a real menace...Priuses doing 45 in the fast lane.


 COMMENT 379504 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 03:25 PM

I am just amazed at how people have the stomach to pick up those big dog poops. I have to admire anyone who can even do that. I don't blame them for not wanting to carry the poop bag all over the neighborhood on their walk....they stink, even in the bag, but have to admit it is rather rude to leave them on someone's curb or yard. Guess it's better than leaving the original mess for the homeowner to clean up.

How about putting a cute little bucket labeled "Dispose of doggie bags here" and then you only have to dump it in your garbage can weekly....yuck.


 COMMENT 379519 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:01 PM

Dig a big moat around the property. Fill the moat with poop eating alligators (just in case). Install motion sensing sound cannons around the perimeter. Hire mercenaries to snipe loperamide pills into the mouths of any approaching dogs. Train a flock of non-migratory parrots to alert the mercenaries.

That should help.

You're welcome.


 COMMENT 379521 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:02 PM

@276.. Using someone else's garbage can is technically a crime, considered "theft of services" as you are not paying for that service. Just take it with you, and use your own garbage or a public trash can.


 COMMENT 379527 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:08 PM

1. Be glad they picked it up and bagged it.

2. Put a small receptacle to make it easier for BOTH of you.

3. Don't worry, be happy.


 COMMENT 379559 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:38 PM

So sad as a dog owner to hear how many people defend leaving a bag on the trail/beach/street until they return. Very inconsiderate. Though calling the police seems to be an over-reaction, I think being ridiculed on Edhat is a fine punishment... It is not that hard people, and makes life that much harder for fellow dog owners.


 COMMENT 379585 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 05:11 PM

Save said bags, wait till next time he and dog walks by and does his business.

Throw bags at said person

Or a catapult whichever is available


 COMMENT 379612 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 05:52 PM

follow them home, put the stuff in a small paper sack on front porch, lite it.ring doorbell and walk away.


 COMMENT 379618 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:03 PM

521, thanks for the tip. On the roof it goes.


 COMMENT 379621 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:09 PM

I knew this would be a can of worms....er....poop....thread. And I knew there would be people here who would propose really rude responses as suggestions with no thought of the OP's future relations in their hood.

All I can say is 1) shame on those who leave poop behind, in bags or in the raw and 2) shame on those locals who would rather listen to their own, stupid blow hard narration than give a real solution to a real problem.


 COMMENT 379632 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:24 PM

For those people who think it is okay to leave a bag of dog poop next to someone else's front curb, what about a bag of trash, like a bag with a drinking cup, napkins and wrappers from a fast food meal? A bag of human poop? If those things aren't okay, then why would dog poop be okay? Just trying to get you to think the issue through... maybe it will change your mind.


 COMMENT 379646 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:35 PM

Dog owners are right up there with smokers in their indifference to others.


 COMMENT 379741P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:04 AM

Follow them- then throw it onto THEIR doorstep. Wait for the next time then jump into action. Make some prepared note that you can PLUNGE into the poop ( maybe stick note to a toothpick?) that says: you dropped this!


 COMMENT 379742 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:09 AM

If the owner does not look like they can kick your ass you should come running out - wear a BIG SMILE - with your camera and in your best kids-party voice yell: "SURPRISE! smile ! Now, where would you like me to send a copy?"
Or tell them you are an independent journalist researching entitled and selfish mindsets prevalent amongst dog owners...

I am a dog owner - love dogs so I clean up after my mutt


 COMMENT 379744 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:11 AM

@646 At what store did you find that really broad brush?

To the OP: try a sign, homemade or Sausalito has a great one, the squatting dog with red circle and slash superimposed. Google no dog poop sign


 COMMENT 379747 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:16 AM

I am so tired of seeing the "Black Rabits" along the trail side.


 COMMENT 379754 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 07:28 AM

Holey cow, I am not the only one that made the Prius connection! Entitlement and confiscation of my property and civil rights by jealous vindictive creepy people.. The best response is to speak up, be honest and do not cower...."Hey, can you not leave that in my yard!?"
...."Excuse me, what are you doing in my trash can!?"


 CORKY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 08:12 AM

I love the idea of following them home, if you're careful. This poster didn't say it was thrown in their trash, which wouldn't bother me, but in their hedge.


 COMMENT 379773 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 08:20 AM

Animal control in Carpinteria told me to take a picture of dogs that are running loose and they can issue a citation based on that picture. This might apply in Santa Barbara also. I think that the fine would be a great deterrent.


 COMMENT 379774 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 08:26 AM

Thanks for confirming for me once again that most dog owners think everyone else should subscribe to the, "Gee, your dog is cute!" theory.

Simple: Politely tell the offender to deposit her/his dog's droppings somewhere else, preferably in their own garbage can.


 COMMENT 379779P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 08:38 AM

for what it's worth, there's a city ordinance against having your trash cans visible from the street on non pick up days. don't want people to put trash in your trash can? move it out of view.


 COMMENT 379785 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 09:05 AM

We saw your poops
We saw your poops
On the lawn
Bag is gone
We saw your poops
We saw your poops
In the can
Not a fan
We saw your poops...
...Yet we wonder... today... why such a travesty!
How you find it okay.... such a caa-lamm-i-tee.....
We saw your poops
We saw your poops
Do not tease, pay no fees, pick-it-up please!


 COMMENT 379823P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 11:11 AM

Daisy Air Rifles--Keeping dogs off lawns since 1886!


 COMMENT 379840P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 12:14 PM

Lake Carneros jogging guy, I want to cast my vote and say I don't mind about your hiding-and-picking-up-on-the-way-back. I appreciate that you're taking care of it.

Throwing poop on roof guy, if you're not a troll, you do realize this is at least illegal dumping and possibly might rise to level of assault... some things are worth going to jail for, but is this one of those things?

My friend with a dog uses municipal cans or apartment building dumpsters, but would not put her dog's poo in anybody's private can, which I applaud.

Ah horse poo, shall we recall the days before cars, when such poo was everywhere all the time, and when it dried up it turned into dust that blew into your house and up your nose? So much less poop now. Anyway horses are herbivores, and herbivore poop is benign. (Kids can even roll in it! Many kids who live on farms get themselves covered in horse and cow poo with no ill effect.) Poop of dogs, cats, and people is much more stinky and hazardous. Fortunately most cats have an innate need to hide their poop--the one significant exception being the freshly-dug garden plot which is so incredibly tempting--and people usually do, too. Dogs however, have no qualms at all about public pooping, hence it falls to the owners...


 COMMENT 379850 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 12:48 PM

The OP needs to get someone to enforce the litter law.

374.4. (c) As used in this section, "litter" means the discarding,
dropping, or scattering of small quantities of waste matter
ordinarily carried on or about the person, ...in a place other than a place or container for the proper disposal thereof, ....
(d) A person... shall be punished by a mandatory fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 upon a first conviction, by a mandatory fine of not less than $500 nor more than one thousand $1,500 upon a second conviction, and by a mandatory fine of not less than $750 nor more than $3,000 upon a third or subsequent conviction.
(e) The court may, in addition to the fine imposed upon a
conviction, require...that any person convicted of a violation of this section pick up litter...for not less than eight hours.


 COMMENT 379940 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 05:03 PM

forget the dog poo - I'm sick of the news-press tossing their crappy sample papers into my driveway. Can I report them for littering? I called and asked for them not to deliver them and they keep coming.

All you people that worry about a little bag of poo in your precious trash cans need to chill out. Reminds me of the former place I lived on the east coast - for awhile we didn't have recycling because we lived in a condo building and they only gave out the bins to homes. We would put some bottles into the neighbors' bins when they weren't full (just to recycle) and they left nasty notes for us. why? who knows?


 COMMENT 380055P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-28 10:40 PM

Tip for dog owners: purchase your own Mutt Mitt bags. They are thicker, well made, and when you tie them in a knot, they significantly reduce the smell so you can carry them without a problem. Order online in boxes of 100/200 for a reasonable price. They are well worth it IMHO!


 COMMENT 380058 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-01 12:32 AM

It's YOUR dog and therefore YOUR poo present. Please leave me and MY trashcans out of it. I have this problem on the Mesa where dog owners throw their poop bags in my recycling can as well as my yard waste (WTF!) forcing me to handle transferring their "gifts". Thanks a*&^o(4s. If I wanted to pick up dog poop, I'd get a dog.... Anyway, I digress... My friend actually invented a solution for this problem and I recommend all dog owners to get themselves a PoopPac at http://www.pooppac.com/ You're welcome. And have some manners and stop using MY trashcans.


 COMMENT 380592P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-02 11:26 AM

agentsme, are people going inside your private yard or fenced area to put poop bags in your trash or do you leave them visible/accessible from the sidewalk and/or street?


 COMMENT 380960 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-03 01:28 PM

If you want to meet some of these uncivilized dog owners, you will find many of them on Hendry's Beach, letting their dogs run loose when they're supposed to be on leash, and either ignoring their dog's defections, or ostentatiously bagging but abandoning it. (And if you don't want to risk getting hit by a stray pellet or airborne canine feces, keep your dog off my property and stay out of my garbage).


 COMMENT 381640P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-05 01:30 PM

i'm still at a loss here. if your trash can is legally stored out of view from the street how are people finding them to deposit doggie bags? or are we all just a little guilty of violating city ordinances....


 COMMENT 381871 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-06 09:46 AM

OP - a neighbor of mine tried writing a message to the dog walker in chalk on the sidewalk next to her lawn.

If only everyone did only what they would do if others were watching, then we would all be better off for it. Next time you are tempted not to throw out the poop, think again.

That being said, I use a full trash can out at the curb (the right colored one) to dispose of bagged poop, which I think is reasonable.


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