Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, people across the world reflect on their impact on the environment and many take part in activities to show their greenness. This year, Rover.com is encouraging dog owners to not only think about ways to reduce their own carbon footprint, but also their pooch’s carbon paw print. To help, the Rover.com team has pulled together some tips on easy things one can do to make their dog greener.
- Invest in a reusable water bowl to take on the go. There’s nothing more frustrating than being out on a walk with your dog and not able to find a bowl or cup to give them water in. Many restaurants and stores will only provide you with a paper or plastic one so they can throw it away. Investing in a collapsible or foldable bowl is the perfect solution and you can keep on reusing it!
- Use compostable doggie bags. All dog owners know they should never leave the house without the roll of doggie bags to pick-up after their pup while outside. There are tons of options out there, from cute prints to ones that smell good, owners should also look into the option of buying compostable ones, so they can rest assure it will breakdown at the landfill.
- Buy all-natural toys and organic treats. It’s no secret that dogs loves toys and treats. Owners can go the extra mile to keep their pups happy by buying all-natural toys and organic treats. There are tons of options out there and these treats and toys contain fewer chemicals and typically are made in more eco-friendly environments.
- Find a dog sitter within walking distance of home or work. Finding the perfect boarding solution for a dog can be difficult and finding one within a mile or two of home or work can be even more challenging. Luckily Rover.com has dog owners covered, with an abundance of sitters across the U.S., that many people can find a five star sitter within a mile or two of their home, which is not only convenient but also cuts down on carbon emissions.
These are just a few ideas of how dog owners can help reduce their dogs’ carbon paw print. We’d love to hear more, so please leave a comment below with your tips and tricks!