Oh well, what's a little rain, right? Well that little rain is actually big news for Doodie Fresh. That's right...BIG NEWS! If you haven't had a chance, please check out the Redondo Beach Patch and the little news piece by Diane Garrett, the Patch's well renowned editor entitled "Are You Sure Your Sprinklers Are Off?". Doodie Fresh is prominently displayed in this little piece for all to see. So what's next you ask...the phones to ring off the hook, of course. We're so optimistic here, as you can probably tell. With everyone's help, we can do our part to "Heal the Bay" and keep our yards clean and fresh.
Red warning flags at area beaches after a rainfall sure dampen any beachgoers day. But if the general public were more cognizant of their actions such as fixing a leak in their car before it drips on the ground, properly disposing of their trash, or cleaning up yard and pet waste before it has a chance to get swept away in the neighborhood storm drains, then maybe the warning level could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Lisa Chin and her staff at Doodie Fresh strives to do their share in “Healing the Bay”. If you’re too tired, hate doing this chore, or simply unable to clean up your dog’s waste, try out our service for free. Yes, you heard right…for FREE. We’ll help you scoop up the dog waste from your yard before the next heavy rains arrive. Together, we can do our share to “Heal the Bay”.
Interfaith Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 2
Whether you believe that pets need blessing or that they’re naturally in a state of grace, the sense of fellowship, peaceful coexistence among species, and love of animals stir emotions every year at Haute Dogs’s Interfaith Blessing of the Animals. This year, presenters Justin Rudd and Gary DeLong will host.... read more
FOLBA 10-10-2010 Walk & Run for the Animals, Oct. 10
Each year, Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA) presents a number of events to fund low-cost spay/neuter of pets, humane education and assistance to our Animal Care Services. In addition to theater events, yard sales and a float in the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, FOLBA hosts walk/run events, and this year’s 10-10-2010 WALK & RUN for the Animals is timed a week before the Long Beach Marathon. This year’s theme is Life Safety for Pets and People. It’s a great warm-up for you and a social event for your dog or other walkable pal. Most importantly, it’s a great way to help fund animal welfare. read more
Thanks for stopping by. I just wanted to throw it out there that someone decided it was acceptable to do a hit and run on my car when I had it parked in front of Ralph's on Saturday. Is it just the sign of the times or do people just don't care anymore. Whatever happened to being courteous and honest and leaving a note on the car. Did the offender know or care that this is an illegal act and that the law requires you to leave a note if nobody is around.
It's scary to think this is where our society is headed. What do the rest of you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.
My staff and I will be donating a free dog waste cleanup service to the 1st 10 owners who adopt a pet at any South Bay animal shelter during the month of August. We feel this is a great way to give back to the community and make the transition to pet ownership that much easier. Please help us spread the word on our offer and let's get every sheltered pet a new home.
Kids and I visited Del Cerro Park today and strolled along the dirt path to get an ocean view. Along the way, we saw a few people practicing their fly fishing techniques and others just enjoying the view. When we arrived at the lone bench with the ocean view, we brought out our snacks and enjoyed some nice Cheese curls and juice. After we finished, I grabbed the empty bag and proceeded to dump it in the trash can. And if I wasn't careful, I would have stepped in it. That's right, an orphaned poop sitting about 2-3 feet from the trash container. Lesson to learn. Although everything may be pleasant, always keep an eye open.
There’s going to be another pet adoption at Hesse Park on August 14 from 10am – 3pm. It’s sure to be a fun event. You get to pet them, walk them, and take one or two home if you like. So get there early, join in the fun, and take home a future family member. Hope you all can make it.
It appears that the proposed dog park on the former Palos Verdes Peninsula landfill in Rolling Hills Estates has been placed on the backburner. The Department of Recreation and Parks has initiated a pilot dog project for a park in La Crescenta that is scheduled to open in June of 2011. A whole year away! Apparently the department wishes to evaluate this pilot park first before considering additional parks. Go figure. I’m not sure, but isn’t Griffith Park Dog Park, Barrington Dog Park, Laurel Canyon Dog Park, Silverlake Dog Park all located in Los Angeles. Why not just look up their reviews?
Also, the soonest they would even consider a dog park on the Palos Verdes landfill would be June 2012, a whole two years away. Not to mention some land safety concerns at the landfill that could delay things even further, as shared by Mike Gin, field deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
How do you all feel about this wait and evaluate process when there are already existing dog parks that are under control of the Department of Recreation and Parks.
I thought about this last night after I finished writing my first blog. Blogs are supposed to be interactive, right? So instead of just complaining about all the poop that we see laying around (because the pooping culprit and its owner is already long gone), maybe we can report the perps in the act of not cleaning up after their dog and/or report where we encounter the most “orphaned poops” in any particular park in Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro. This way we can track it and possibly catch the owner of the “orphaned poops” in the act.
Maybe if we have enough eyes on this problem, we can make a difference in keeping our community a cleaning and safer place for our families. In addition, how about the contributors (meaning you and me) report their sightings of these “orphaned poops” scattered about. Any contributor who wishes to contribute could simply take a picture of the poop with the surrounding background, along with the location and the date, and email them to me so that I could post them on this site. Who knows, if the offenders see this blog, it might make them feel guilty enough that they will remember to pick up after their dogs the next time.
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7/29/2010 Orphan Poop Found at Hesse Park
My son and I decided to visit Hesse Park this afternoon after seeing a movie. We were walking along the walkway near the baseball diamond, and lo and behold, as bright as day, was an orphan poop just sitting there. If you look at it closely enough, there are a few huge green looking flies on the poop also. Pretty disgusting.
This is one of the reasons I always scout out grassy areas before letting my children run loose at the park. There's really no excuse to be seeing something like this at Hesse Park either. As soon as you park your car and walk toward the baseball diamond, there is a dog waste dispenser with available bags just waiting to be used. The bags are provided for free also. Really no reason for any dog owner to be leaving their poop here.
Again, this is just a start on making people aware of this issue. Feel free to contribute your findings here also.
8/4/2010 Orphan Poop Found at Del Cerro Park
The poop was so close, yet so far (from the trash, that is). Almost stepped in it this afternoon when taking my kids for a little stroll. Keep your eyes open for those bad dog owners that give good dog owners a "bad" name.
8/26/2010 Check Out Norma Toering's Recent Poop Sightings
I just happened across Norma Toering's blog titled "Pet Owners, Please put the poop in the trash cans" where she discovered poop along the hiking trails at Trump National Golf Course. She wrote that she almost stepped in one and was not amused when she discovered a tied up bag of poop along the trail fence railing.. How "uncool was how she stated it.
Does this person think someone will come by and happily pick up this bag of goodies that he or she left behind. How rude considering they have this opportunity to hike along one of the finest trails on this planet for free. Use common courtesy and throw it away in the trash.
To read Norma's blog, go to http://palosverdeslifestyle.com/
Just came back from our first pet adoption at Hesse Park sponsored by L.A. Animal Services. It was a lot of fun to see all those cute little puppies and kittens. When we arrived around 11:30, there was a marine layer hanging around so it made the entire area very cold. Maybe that was partially the reason not many people were there when we arrived. But then they slowly started to trickle in one by one.
You should have seen the tiny little puppy they had there. He or she was so cute. And since I brought my daughter with me, she was hooked on that cute little puppy.
If you missed this event, don’t worry. There’s another pet adoption at Hesse Park on August 14, 2010 from 10am till 3pm. Hope you can all make it.
Hi, I'm Scott, husband and father of four children, a Labradane named Toby, and a Chug (Chihuaha & Pug mix) named Zoey and owner of Doodie Fresh, LLC.