In a effort to remind people what uncollected dog poop does to the region's health, Puget Sound Starts Here launched "Dog Doogity," a music video to encourage people to pick up after their pets.
Puget Sound Starts Here is a coalition of state and local agencies dedicated to educating the public on protecting the health of the Sound. The coalition says raw sewage like pet waste contains disease-causing organism that can carry into the Puget Sound and other local waters.
"For every four and a half people there is one dog in the Puget Sound area and almost all of that is going outside. People just don't think about dog poop and the major contributions it has on the quality of our water. So, this campaign is trying to encourage people to pick up their dog's poop in their backyards as well as on their walks," said campaign coordinator Suzi Wong Swint.
The music video was inspired by Blackstreet's 1996 hit, "No Diggity," and features soul singer Martin Luther and dog Lola. The video was produced by Seedwell, a digital creative studio whose founders all hail from the Seattle area and features iconic Puget Sound locations in Seattle, Everett and Tacoma.
To learn the official dog pick-up move and to read the lyrics click here.