We Scoop Pledge

​​There are so many easy ways to participate in the We Scoop program:

First, take the We Scoop Pledge.

I pledge to scoop the poop at home at least weekly, rain or shine. 
I pledge to scoop the poop on walks every time. 
I pledge to bag it and put it in the trash.

Next, put We Scoop stickers on your curbside trash can.

We Scoop stickers show that you stand together with your neighbors in your commitment to scooping dog poop at home and on walks. Stickers also serve as a reminder to yourself and your neighbors to scoop at home frequently. We’ll send your stickers after you make the We Scoop Pledge.

View of street with garbage cans lined up near the road. Garbage cans each have a 4 by 6 inch sticker that says We Scoop and the black silhouette of a dog.

Then, we’ll send you a free Poop Scooping Toolkit, if you’d like one.

The Poop Scooping Toolkit includes free tools to put on your leash: a bag dispenser and bag carrying clip. Never get caught without a bag again. Use the clip to carry full bags hands-free. Every poop makes a difference.

Click here to make the We Scoop Pledge and get We Scoop stickers and a Poop Scooping Toolkit.

Enter our annual prize drawing and dog photo contest every September!

To enter the prize drawing, simply take the We Scoop pledge. If you’ve already pledged in years past, it’s okay! You can renew your pledge every September to enter the prize drawing (though you can only win once).

To enter the photo contest, fill out the We Scoop photo contest entry form here starting August 28, 2022. Your dog may be chosen to star in our We Scoop outreach materials, including ads, posters, flyers, and our We Scoop Bellingham Facebook page. High quality photos are preferred, but all are accepted. Your photo will only be used if you’ve taken the We Scoop Pledge. There will be poop scooping prices for 1, 2, and 3rd place in two categories: the Judge’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award. PLEASE NOTE: By submitting your photo, you agree to the following Photographic Materials Use Agreement with the City of Bellingham.

Winners of the photo contest and prize drawing will choose one of these scooping prize packs!

  • The prize pack for scooping on walks includes:
    • A light up collar so you can see where your pooch pauses to poop on dark nights
    • A Ruffwear Pack Out Bag to carry your full dog bags to the nearest trash can
    • 20 rolls of poop bags to refill your leash’s bag dispenser
  • The prize pack for Scooping at Home includes:
    • A light up collar so you can see where your pooch pauses to see where to poop on dark nights
    • A Bag Scooper, the handy long-handled rake and bag bin to keep your yard tidy.

See the Photo Contest and Prize Drawing Rules for more information.

Scooping Prize packs includes light up collar, 20 bag rolls, pouch, at home - scooper and collar

Get scooping tips and learn how you can help

For more information about pet waste, including health risks, bag dispenser locations, outdoor cats, and other sources of fecal bacteria, please visit the City of Bellingham pet waste page

Meet some of Bellingham’s Scooping Stars! 


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