SLO Scoops Poop is a county-wide campaign to protect public health, local waterways, and our beautiful central coast landscape. SLO Scoops Poop involves different communities located in San Luis Obispo County, including Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, and San Luis Obispo County.  The project is part of a larger campaign to inform and educate dog owners about impacts associated with unattended (or “orphan”) dog poop.  We want to promote positive behaviors for responsible pet owners.

Our mission is simple…to get dog owners to pick up after their dogs every stinkin’ time!  Every time you’re walking your pet on trails, through local parks, or in your neighborhood, remember to pick up your dog’s poop and dispose of it properly.  Don’t forget:  this also includes accumulated dog poop in your yard.

When dog waste is left on the ground, not only is it smelly and unsightly, but it also poses a health risk for other animals and people.  In addition, “orphan” poop left outside during rains can contribute harmful bacteria (giardia, roundworm, viruses, and other parasites) to our local waterways.  No one wants to swim in waterways that are polluted with harmful bacteria, including fish and other aquatic life.  More facts about why you should scoop the poop can be found here….


SLO Scoops Poop has selected 8 different trails and parks throughout the county to be pilot projects. Each project location has either checkered or pink flags identifying the orphan poops left behind by irresponsible dog owners, all of which have the ability to negatively impact our public health, local waterways, and beautiful landscape.  How much poop do you think has be left behind in your neighborhood?

Flags and signs will be left up at each pilot location for two weeks, at which point all of the poop will be removed so that the park or trail can start again with a “fresh slate.”  Keep an eye out though — we may be back to see how well pet owners are continuing to keep your community clean!

Other events, such as Canine Caching, will be happening at the pilot sites as well.  Want to visit a pilot location? Each site can be found here.

Checkered Flags

Remember:  Poop Pollutes, so… Scoop the Poop, Every Stinkin’ Time!!!


Questions? Comments? Contact us at ThePoopScoop @ SLOScoopsPoop.com to let us know!