California Mayor Throws Dog Poop and Other Strange Stories

There are two types of dog owners in this world: ones who scoop and ones who don't.

It's a simple enough gesture and one that only takes a few moments out of your day. Simply remember to bring a scooper or waste bag to clean up after your dog. Unfortunately, as most people can attest, there are backyards and public parks that have "land mines" scattered all throughout the grass, making it very likely to ruin your brand new sneakers.

The Mayor Who Lost His Job Over Not Scooping

A few weeks ago, Dennis Kneier, former mayor of San Marino, California, was out walking when he took it one step further than "failure to scoop." The popular politician took a bag of dog poop and flung it into his neighbor's walkway next to a sign that had been installed that said "No Poop Zone."

To make matters even stranger, Kneier wasn't even walking his dog. It was a waste bag that he had found earlier on his walk. Speculators believe that the mayor was provoked to fling the poop because of the sign. Upon finding the bag of poop near his front door, the neighbor checked a home surveillance video and recognized the mayor and called the police. The mayor was cited for littering which can carry a $1,000 fine.

"It caused embarrassment to the city," said Kneier in an interview.

The Cops Called on Dog Poop

It was an eye-catching story that was picked up by newspapers around the country.

"Dog Poops in Car... Police Called."

It's one of those stories that catch the eye of any editor looking to capture a larger audience. According the reports Mateo Romero, a Native American painter that lives in New Mexico, was exhibiting his work at local charity events and art shows when it happened. His Shih Tzu, aptly named Han Solo, was feeling the force and let one go while they were driving to the next exhibition. That's when the panic set in.

For reasons unknown, Romero couldn't wait to pull over to the next gas station, rest stop or even to the side of the road. What the artist did instead was pull into the driveway of a stranger's home.

While Romero was cleaning the mess out of his SUV, the homeowners came home to find a flustered man in their driveway messing about in his car. Assuming it was a robbery, the homeowners blocked Romero in and called the police while an argument ensued. No arrests were made.

How to Avoid Becoming the Next Poop Story

With the advancement of surveillance systems and smartphones, it's far too east to become victim to the latest poop story. The most important thing a pet owner needs to remember is to be responsible for their pooch. No matter what time of day it is, you need to be sure to scoop the poop. Check out some of the latest items that can help make it easier when your dog makes a mess:

  • Dog Waste Bags: Surely you've used an old plastic bag to clean up after your pet, but these specially made bags make cleaning up a cinch. Plus, they are biodegradable, environmentally friendly and come with a scented option, which is great for pet owners with sensitive noses.

  • Pooper Scooper: These scoopers are probably the most well known pet accessories in the world. For years, pet owners have relied on the easy-to-use scoopers that keep bathroom breaks sanitary for you and your dog.

  • Dog Waste Septic Tanks: Wherever your dog uses the bathroom, you need to have a plan for the poop. Dog waste septic tanks are environmentally safe and can be placed in the ground. These dog waste systems use enzymes to break down the mess so you never have to take out stinky trash bags again. Simply drop the waste in the tank and forget about it.

As you can see, there are plenty of options for your pet's poop. Simply take some time to think about which is the best way to take care of your dog's mess and you can be sure that your face won't end up on the front page of the newspaper in the latest poop scandal.

If you're looking for a way to Scoop your Poop, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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