Green Dog Walker Programme


The Green Dog Walker Programmes is a non confrontational friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling.


What’s the Green Hi Vis Vest for ?

  • If you see someone wearing the Green Dog Walkers Vest, it means they have “taken the pledge” to:
  • Always clean up after their dog.
  • Carry extra dog waste bags.
  • Gladly give you a dog waste bag for your dog – just ask !


The Facts

  • Dog fouling is a health hazard. Did you know that children and sports field players are most at risk from toxocariasis due to dog fouling?
  • You could be at risk from other potential infections from dogs including agents such as roundworm, salmonella and e-coli.
  • Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 – 2003 a fine of €150 can be imposed for not cleaning up after your dog.

How to get involved:

If you would like to “take the pledge” to be a responsible dog walker please contact the Environment Section.