Dog owners are being asked to back a campaign to see local authorities creating public toilets for dogs in parks and other locations.
The move comes after Dublin City Council unveiled its own public toilet for dogs, which has a ‘pee post’ located in a small rectangular area enclosed by a wooden fence. The area also includes free waste bags to encourage owners to pick up after their pets while away from the public toilets.
From 2020 to 2021, there was an 8.3% increase in dog fouling, with this number expected to have risen beyond 10% in the past year.
Darren Beale, Founder of dog food brand Years.com, said: “We’re calling for the dog public toilets to become accessible for all dog owners in the UK to solve the nationwide problem of dog fouling.”