Dog Poop Signs: Get One For Your Yard!

Are neighborhood dogs leaving “land mines” of poop for you and yours deal with?

Do you wish your yard could remain a “poop free zone”?

(If you live on a corner lot, chances are you’re yard gets “hit” even more than most — I know mine does.)

Sometimes, a friendly little reminder is all that’s needed.


Here’s how to (politely) inform your neighbors that you’d like your yard to remain poop-free:


A survey of 1,000 people across the state by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and East Carolina University Center for Survey Research, found that people aged 18 to 24 years and 65 years and older are most likely to report they always or often pick up pet waste. Two age groups tied for the least likely to pick up poop: 35- to 44-year-olds and 45- to 54-year-olds. Source


Yes, the debate continues about when & where you are “supposed” to pick up after your pet.

Dogs can’t clean up after themselves outdoors. Unfortunately, most owners don’t either.

Have an aversion to picking up your dog’s poop? You’re not alone.

Now, here are some things that you can do to lessen the number of “poo piles” in your area.


3 Tips For Eliminating Doggie-Doo


  1. Set a good example… Pick up your own dog’s poo – no matter where you are. Even if it’s your own yard. Here’s why.
  2. Carry along extra poop bags to hand out to forgetful dog owners.
  3. Encourage your homeowner’s association to place pet poop receptacles (or pet waste stations) in the “common areas” that are used by everyone in your neighborhood.

In Harrington Grove in northwest Raleigh, piles of No. 2 were often found on sidewalks or off the neighborhood’s walking trail. Now, there are “mutt mitts,” plastic gloves for picking up poop, on the trail and near trash cans. The neighborhood also has put reminders in its newsletter. Both efforts have helped. Source


The Best Dog Poop Signs

Charles Neely bought signs depicting a dog doing his business, blocked out in red. Two are in his yard. Another is in his neighbor’s lawn. “The signs did stop it,” he said. “People respect the sign…”

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Want to create the perfect spot for dogs to pee in your yard?… Check out these fake fire hydrants!


Dog Poop Litter Bags & Refill Dispensers

UPDATE: I finally found the best dog poop bags & dog poop bag holder!

'Protect Our Waterways... Don't Pollute' dog sign

Who Knew?…

Dog poop left lying around affects the water-quality in your area… and there are a number of other health concerns as well.


Here are 5 things you don’t know about dog poop.

Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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  • Anonymous

    What are you supposed to do when you have a neighbor who lets their dog out to do their business. The dog uses all the neighbor’s yards except for it’s own for it’s toilet. The owner never picks up its poo!? In our county we have a leash law, but the dog is never out as long as it would take for animal control to get here (proof). The neighbors don’t think that they are a problem, and that they don’t have to cart off it’s poop. They walk the pet daily as well (in which they never clean up then either), however the pet has already gone, mainly in my yard!

    • Alison375

      I would pick up all the dog poop I could find and leave it on their door step on some newspaper with a note that says “Please pick up after your dog!”

  • Alison375

    Personally, I think “If your dog poops please scoop” signs are polite, not the signs with poop coming out of a dog’s backside which are gross. I’m putting a “… please scoop” sign next to this puppy wind spinner: with flowers around it. I want to keep it light and playful.