Usually my poop conversations revolve around doggy nutrition, but lately I've been talking a lot about pickup. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect doggy poop bag. I really only have two criteria - Biodegradable and Strong. Of course, sometimes I like to have bags that fit in the dispensers, and I'd always prefer to use a cute bag instead of a boring one. But really, the main things are biodegradable and tough enough to handle the poop.
We love MetroPaws PoopyPacks bags. They are biodegradable, strong, and fit in standard dispensers. They can handle anything your Cairn Terrier or Shi-poo can dish out. Plus they come in really cute colors and designs, from plain orange to stripes, argyle, polka dots, etc in blue, green, pink, and orange.
But what about the bigger piles? I have customers with Old English Sheepdogs, Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, Danes, Mastiffs. When you're dealing with poop of that size you really, really, don't need a little bag to break on you. Sometimes you gotta pull out the big guns. We like the Doggie Walk Tie-Handle Bags! They're bigger than traditional dispenser roll bags, are really strong, and have tie handles!
Recently they changed their packaging to comply with the new California laws - apparently they are still considered biodegradable in every state BUT California - and we were concerned... Today I gave them a call, however, and they pointed me to this page on their site that confirms that nothing has changed, and they are still environmentally friendly. Whew! We'll be getting a new shipment in soon.
Our newest bags are by Flush Puppies, and they're really unique. They're even BETTER than biodegradable - they're actually FLUSHABLE and compostable! Put one of these bad boys in water and it will start to degrade in a matter of hours! These are one of the few bags that actually meet the stringent California laws for biodegradability. They are tougher than most bags - they feel sort of like a thick garbage bag. Because they're flushable, you cat owners with flushable litter might also like these guys! The idea behind flushing your dog's poop rather than trashing it comes from the EPA: “Pet waste can be a major source of bacteria and excess nutrients in local waters. . . Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local waterbodies.” Of course, if you don't think your pipes can handle it, you can still toss these in the trash.
We have value pack boxes of poop bags, as well as single rolls available in the shop too, as well as a variety of dispensers.