PamPurredPets’ 24 stores in Dorset and Hampshire are offering free biodegradable dog poo bags, which the group’s Managing Director Steve Fowler hopes will encourage more owners to pick their dog’s mess up and offer an eco-friendly alternative for dog owners.
“It has always seemed odd to put natural waste that will rapidly decompose into a bag that will pollute the environment for years,” said Steve Fowler. “The eco-friendly bags can be safely buried in gardens should the dog owner not be able to use a waste bin.”
He said that having owned dogs for 20 years he appreciates that to pick up the faeces whilst out walking is one of the few less rewarding aspects of dog ownership, but if dog owners fail to pick up the waste they will encourage the call for dogs to be banned from public spaces.
“Even dog owners with good intentions can find themselves suddenly short of bags in their coat pocket so our store managers will be pleased to offer an emergency bag or two!”