Vote Now for 2017 ‘Doo the Right Thing’ Dog Calendar Contest Winners

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Voting for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) 2017 Doo the Right Thing Dog Calendar is now open to Arlington residents.

Thank you to all the Arlington dog owners who took the Doo the Right Thing pledge and submitted their dogs’ photos for the North Central Texas Council of Governments Pet Calendar contest.  This contest promotes responsible pet ownership, which helps protect our local water quality.

Pet waste is not only smelly and unsightly, but it is a health risk to pets and people and a water quality issue. When walking your dog, always carry a plastic baggie to scoop up the waste. Dispose of sealed baggies in the trash. Clean up dog waste in your yard at least once a week, and either flush it down the toilet or dispose of in the trash.

There are approximately 1.5 million dogs in the North Central Texas. If the average dog produces 3/4 pounds of waste a day, almost 1,125,000 pounds of dog waste is being produced each day. That’s a lot of doo!

Voting ends August 19th so if you want to continue to show your love for our adorable pets and promote a healthy environment, visit www.dfwstormwater.com/petwaste or go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/DooTheRightThing.