Green Dog Walkers Angus

Bag it and Bin it! - Leave only Paw Prints

Why not download the leaflet below or join the Facebook page to learn more about the Angus Green Dog Walkers Angus intiative? The aims of the facebook page is to:

  • Promote the Green Dog Walkers initiative throughout Angus 
  • Provide advice and support on how to run the GDW campaign in your neighbourhood
  • Share ideas of how it can be done, what works (and what does not)
  • Be a go to page to ask and answer questions about the initiative
  • To signpost to other relevant agencies
  • Share graphics for posters, leaflets etc

Please note: If you have concerns about  somebody not picking up after their dog or dogs not being kept under control, the correct reporting procedure is via the Angus Council Access Line Tel:  03452 777 778  or e-mail with a description of the person, the dog, day, date, time and place.

Green Dog Walkers Angus Leaflet

Angus the County that Cares about Dogs

This Facebook group has been set up to bring together all people in the Canine Industry and Canine Activities in Angus e.g breeders,clubs, commercial dog walkers, doggy day care, home boarders, trainers, groomers, pet shops, rescue centres,veterinary services and those who enjoy agility, flyball, rally, breed showing, trialling and more.

The aim is to share information, signpost, discuss dog related topics in a friendly manner all for the betterment for our dogs. It will be a central directory to signpost people to what is available in Angus.

The aim is to share information, signpost, discuss dog related topics in a friendly manner all for the betterment for our dogs. It will be a central directory to signpost people to what is available in Angus.

Through the sharing of good information, this Facebook page also hopes to raise standards not just amongst dog owners but across the canine industry.  

 

Communities finding innovative ways to engage with dog owners

  • East Haven Dog Share Station

  • St Vigeans Conservation Network

  • Keptie Friends Poo Bike

Volunteers in many communities across Angus are engaging with dog owners to raise awareness about the serious issue of dog fouling. Sometimes it's about a conversation and on other occassions it's about sharing bags with walkers and handing out biscuits. 

The idea of dog share stations developed because community groups generally don't have the funding to maintain a free supply of bags for dog walkers. Commercial dog stations are very expensive, not just to buy, but also to maintain. The idea of the home made ones are that members of the public contribute and take ownership of them by keeping them topped up with bags. Community groups have been innvoative in the way that they have designed and promoted their dog stations. The three examples above show different types of homemade dog share station. The East Haven construction also hosts a dog biscuit box and the one from St Viegeans  demonstrates how they can be made out of simple everyday items at low cost. The poo bike at Keptie pond links with the groups theme of flower bikes connecting areas across the town.  

Biodegradable Dog Bags

The challenge used to be about encouraging people to get their dogs to do it's business in the gutter. Fortunately, society has moved on and the focus now is on picking up after your dog and bagging it.  However, so many people use non-degradable plastic bags and leave them in the countryside which compounds the problem and causes even greater risks to human and animal health. We want to persuade everybody to use biodegradable bags which can be purchased in most stores. They won't biodegrade for up to 3 years so it important that they go in the bin so they don't harm wildlife. 

Bag it - use biodegradable bags - bin it!