Renfrewshire Council

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Focus on: Dog Fouling

The majority of dog owners in Renfrewshire are very responsible, keeping their dog under proper control, ensuring they are microchipped and cleaning up after them.

As part of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign, we want to change it from the majority to all.

We want you to Take the Lead.

Dog fouling is one of the key issues that affects our streets with research carried out by Keep Scotland Beautiful showing that almost 7 in every 10 people rated dog fouling as the item on our streets, parks and beaches that bothered them most.

We want to:

  • Increase awareness among dog owners and the general public about their responsibilities
  • Reduce the number of dog owners who fail to pick up after their dog
  • Increase the number of dog owners signed up to the Responsible Dog Ownership Pledge
  • Reduce the number of stray dogs
  • Ensure all dogs over 8 weeks are microchipped

You can:

  • Ensure you always have a bag with you when you take your dog a walk
  • Use any public bin to dispose of dog waste
  • Report a stray dog on 0300 300 0380 or online via our website
  • Ensure your dog has a collar and name tag
  • Report any irresponsible dog owners to the Animal Wardens on 0300 300 0380

Take the Lead

Take the Lead is all about encouraging responsible dog ownership and working together to reduce dog fouling and anti-social behaviour across Renfrewshire.

Sign up for the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge

As a thank you for becoming a Take the Lead ambassador, we'll give you a free branded lead, a light for night-time walks and a poo bag dispenser for your own dog.

In return, we ask that you Take the Lead and pledge to: 

  • Use your Take the Lead goodies as much as possible when walking your dog
  • Always carry dog bags and clean up after your dog and dispose of the bag in a bin
  • Encourage anyone else who walks your dog to clean up after them and dispose of the bag in a bin
  • Give a bag to a fellow dog owner if they ever find themselves out without one
  • Understand that not everyone is comfortable around dogs and always keep your dog on a lead in public places
  • Never challenge anyone aggressively about dog fouling or dog ownership

Email the team once you've signed up to the pledge to receive your free goodies.