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Is it cool to let your dog poop in someones yard if you clean it up?

  1. pinkcupcake

    cantaloupe / 6751 posts

    This thread makes me LOL. Do you really think dog poop is the worst thing to hit your lawn? Umm, you don’t think birds poop? Squirrels? Whatever else wanders around outside? Lol at ppl thinking their lawn is like, some pristine batch of sterile grass 😂😂😂

  2. turquoisemama

    persimmon / 1481 posts

    @pinkcupcake: it’s kind of ridiculous that you would compare bird poop to dog poop. Totally different. And wild animals like squirrels and possums usually don’t just poop wherever out in the middle of an open area. They would poop in a secluded hidden area. It’s not that I think my grass is sterile, more the principle of someone respecting my property enough to keep their dog off. I spend a lot of time keeping my yard looking nice and I don’t need other people letting their dog pee or poop on it. This one particular incident, the dog clearly had soft almost diarrhea poop and I’m sure there was a residue so the thought of my daughter going out there and playing is super gross. But thanks for you opinion.

  3. turquoisemama

    persimmon / 1481 posts

    @agold: Agreed!

  4. pinkcupcake

    cantaloupe / 6751 posts

    @turquoisemama: how is bird poop different from dog poop? Genuinely curious.

    And FWIW, I don’t like dogs taking craps on our lawn either. It’s annoying. But I understand that a dog is a dog, and many, many times, you can’t control where it goes potty. As long as the owners clean up after the dog immediately, I truly don’t see what else they could do 🤷‍♀️

  5. turquoisemama

    persimmon / 1481 posts

    @pinkcupcake: Well aside from the fact that dog poop is inherently just grosser than bird poop, it smells, and there’s certainly going to be more of it than a tiny bird occasionally landing and pooping, dog poop isn’t really processed in the environment the same way. Bird poop is naturally occurring and dog poop is an environmental pollutant that carries a lot more health risks. Obviously it’s better if the person picks it up but it still doesn’t belong in my yard.

  6. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    By all means, put up a sign and talk to your neighbors about not letting their dogs go in your yard, but just know that you are going to be *that* neighbor that people avoid.

    Also: squirrel poop, like rodent poop, is very small and in pellets. They also poop on the run or in a hollow tree, so you will rarely see a pile of poop and it's likely all over your yard anyway. My husband is a wildlife biologist. I know way too much about different kinds of animal poop.

  7. pinkcupcake

    cantaloupe / 6751 posts

    @turquoisemama: gotcha! Our lawns must be different. We always have little bunny pellets or patches of bird poop. I just figure it is outside, there’s really not much I can besides cover the whole yard in tarp to protect it. Surprised that you think bird poop is so much better! We deal with pigeon crap and it’s actually quite disgusting and laden with disease. I’d suggest putting up a fence or a sign indicating dogs are not welcome at all on your lawn and hopefully that’ll keep ppl off it!


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