Recently, my apartment sent a memo to residents reminding dog owners to pick up after their dogs. People often forget to bring bags down with them and our apartment complex certainly doesn’t offer any amenities if dog owners do forget these bags – so dog waste has become a problem. Picking up properly after your dog is part of being a responsible owner. When in public areas it’s very important to pick up your dog waste as it helps prevent the spread of disease and bacteria.
Dog waste isn’t just a problem at my apartment complex but in most city parks as well. Wet-Noses is located in Monroe, WA and fortunate for us, Monroe offers Mutt Mitt stations for dog owners to pick up after their dogs. Incase you do not know what a “Mutt Mitt” is… it’s basically a fancy way to say a biodegradable dog waste bag. Or if you prefer their tagline, Mutt Mitts are the “pollution solution.” We like Mutt Mitts because they are not only more durable than regular dog bags they are biodegradable as well. They will degrade when exposed to light and/or heat in as little as 90 days.
As awesome as these bags are, they are not helpful to dog owners when the dispensers are not filled. After noticing that these dispensers were not always filled, we did some investigation to find out that due to city budget cuts, the Parks department was having trouble keeping their Mutt Mitt containers filled. Since Monroe is our hometown, we cannot just let this lie… so we are excited to announce our partnership with the City of Monroe. Wet-Noses will be providing mutt mitts for the next 2 years beginning in April 2011.
It is important to us to not only promote healthy nutrition with our dogs but maintaining a healthy environment as well. According to a study that mutt mitts has published on their website, “offering Mutt Mitts to visitors increase doggie doo pick up by more than 95% than those that offer no solution at all” (www.muttmitt.com).
So! If you are a Monroe, WA local or happen to visit, in beginning in April look for Wet-Noses Mutt Mitts throughout city parks!