Canines for Clean Water

The Pet Waste Problem

Pet waste can add up when left behind in parks, streets and yards. Rainwater carries bacteria and other toxins into storm drains and ditches that flow directly to rivers and streams. And when pet waste decays in local waterways, it speeds up the growth of algae and aquatic weeds, using up valuable oxygen that fish need to survive.

In June 2013 we partnered with VCA Westmoreland Animal Hospital to survey intestinal parasite levels in pet waste samples at Amazon Dog Park. The study showed seven to 10 percent of the dogs had some type of parasite in their stools. The best way to isolate these nasties: scoop poop and dispose of it!

Keep Waterways Safe and Clean

  • Pick up pet waste and throw it into a garbage can.
  • Register your dog for Canines for Clean Water and receive a FREE bandana (must be a resident of Eugene, Springfield or Lane County, Oregon).
  • Send us a photo of your pooch wearing a bandana to be included in our Facebook photo gallery.

Canines for Clean Water Pledge: I promise to pick up after my dog and place all pet waste in the garbage can so it won’t pollute our local waterways. 

Learn to be a super dooper pooper scooper (and get a free bandana for residents of Lane County).