You either love them or you hate them.
The dividing line for many people when it comes to an attraction or a dislike for dogs is the mess that they make. And while some people who are not big fans of dog can put up with a little bit of shedding hair every now and then, the issue of dog waste can be a real deal breaker. If, for instance, you do not have a dog, but you step in dog waster every time that you go for a run around the park, you will surely be on the lookout for anyone who is not doing their duty whenever the dog is doing its duty.
It can be annoying, in fact, when a big pile of dog poop is left on the ground when there is a pet waste station just a few feed away. Like many things in life, the few people who are not careful about the using the appropriate dog park products that could make the spacer safer and cleaner for everyone.
Pet waste stations are being installed in more and more parks around the country as the responsible dog owners try to make it easier for even the least responsible dog owners to do their part. Consider some of these facts about the number of pet owners and the dog waste stations and other responsible pet owner offerings that are showing up in more and more locations around the country:
- 46.3 million households in America have dogs.
- This means that somewhere between 37% and 47% of all households in the U.S. have a dog for a pet or protection.
- Nearly every major city has at least one dog park, according to a 2016 report from the Trust for Public Lands.
- Between 1.5 and four years of age is the time that dogs need the most exercise.
- 23 million fecal coliform bacteria are contained in a single gram of dog feces.
- Dogs defecate twice a day on average, which adds up to about 14 piles of feces in a single week.
- 40% of dog owners do not pick up their pet?s poop.
- If you do not clean up after your dog in a public area, most cities have imposed fines, some which can be as high as $750.