Do you know your carbon footprint? Better yet, for those reading this post that own dogs, do you know your pup’s waste pawprint? With over 77 million dogs in U.S. households, I recently discovered the RAGD site – Raise a Green Dog.
One topic I have explored in the past has been America’s passion for pets, specifically dogs. Consequently, I take time out on a regular basis to find out what is going on out there in Pets USA. Yesterday’s search yielded Raise a Green Dog (RAGD), a site that addresses eco-friendly advice and products of how your dog can live the healthiest, happiest and longest life possible. Click away and you will find everything from dog products, food, clothing, grooming & cleanup, etc. In addition the site addresses the 3-R’s process – reduce, reuse and recycle when it comes to pet care. 3-R suggestions: When buying products for your dogs take into consideration the amount of packaging associated with the product. If you are looking to buy a new collar or leash, donate the old one to a local rescue or shelter.
Heads Up: Leslie May, RADG’s founder will be featured in the upcoming May 2011 issue of Dog Fancy’s Natural Dog. The article entitled “Reduce Your Dog’s Waste Pawprint” addresses how to dispose of your dog’s #2 (a.k.a. dog doo, dog poo, etc.) in the most eco-friendly way possible. An area of focus in the article is the use of biodegradable bags in waste removal.
My closing thought: I know you can google and find numerous carbon footprint calculators. You can even google and find a carbon paw-print calculator for your dog’s air or car travel. However, I finally uncovered that there is one thing you cannot find on google – a dog waste pawprint calculator. Sounds like a business opportunity, given there are over 77 million dogs in America. What do you think?