Here in Northern Virginia, we love our dogs and clean water. We can have both if dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets. It may not be the most pleasant chore, but cleaning up after your dog can prevent water pollution and it’s the law. Encourage other pet owners to pick up, too!
Remember to pick up any pet waste that may be in your yard, and when taking your dog on a walk, always bring a bag or find a pet waste station at your local park. If you are worried about the additional plastic use, many pet waste bags now come in biodegradable or compostable options!