Seattle has been named the dog poop capital of the United States, according to a new study. The study, conducted by the American Pet Products Association, found that Seattle has the highest rate of dog poop on sidewalks and in parks in the country.
The study surveyed 1,000 people in 100 cities across the United States and found that 72% of Seattle residents said they had seen dog poop on sidewalks or in parks in the past month. The national average was 57%.
The study also found that Seattle residents are more likely to pick up after their dogs than residents of other cities. However, even though Seattle residents are more likely to pick up after their dogs, there is still a significant amount of dog poop on the ground.
There are a few reasons why Seattle may have such a high rate of dog poop. One reason is that Seattle is a very dog-friendly city. There are many parks and green spaces where dogs are allowed to run off-leash. This can make it more difficult for owners to keep track of their dogs and make sure they are not pooping in public places.
Another reason for Seattle’s high rate of dog poop may be the city’s mild climate. Seattle has mild winters and cool summers, which means that dog poop does not decompose as quickly as it would in other parts of the country. This can lead to a build-up of dog poop in public places.
The city of Seattle is aware of the problem and is working to address it. The city has increased the number of public restrooms for dogs and is working to educate residents about the importance of picking up after their pets.
If you are a Seattle resident, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the amount of dog poop in the city. First, always pick up after your dog. Second, be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking your dog in areas where there is a lot of dog poop. Third, report any areas of dog poop to the city so that they can be cleaned up.
By working together, we can make Seattle a cleaner and more enjoyable city for everyone.