Pack in and pack out. Leave Only Paw Prints™

Young woman holding up trash bag

Why are pups so often banned from parks and beaches? Dog waste. When poop bags and piles get left on trails, people complain and public agencies respond by restricting access. In many areas, it’s common to see unwanted pet poo brushed to the side of paths. This happens even when open space districts have installed bags and waste containers at trailheads.

Yes, wild animals leave their waste in the woods. But, dogs are different. Pet food contains byproducts not found in the wild, and pathogens in poop piles can contaminate water, release bacteria into the air, and spread disease among birds and animals. You can help prevent these problems and keep parks open to all. Please clean up after your dog.