Shorewood residents love their dogs! They're so cute, funny and cuddly and they definitely become part of the family. It's a good thing they are so darn cute because its up to us to handle their waste - a not so fun part of the deal.
You may say, "just leave it, it will decompose". Actually THIS IS NOT the way to handle dog waste in your yard and along sidewalks, in other people's yards and in our parks. Here's why:
SO, WHAT'S ALL THE STINK ABOUT?
Here's some freaky facts that will help dog lovers realize the importance of being a good pet owner and create a better home for use and our 4-legged friends. Read more...
SO, WHAT TO DO WITH DOG WASTE?
Here are a few ways to safely handle dog doo-doo. Read more...
GET OUTSIDE - WHERE TO WALK
Walking is great for you and your dog! Read more...
The Parks Commission selected Mika to be the Shorewood Loves Dog campaign mascot. Mika's owner is Tasha Weston. Mika loves to keep Tasha company with some snuggles as her boyfriend is currently deployed. Mika has a floppy ear and was a stray before being rescued by Tasha.
Tasha and Mika will be working with the Parks Commission and the Shorewood Waters Project to put together educational materials on the environmental hazards of dog waste in our waterways, tips to manage doge waste, and highlight ordinances that will keep Shorewood residents and their dogs safe. This campaign is the celebration of love for dogs and the community.
You will be able to meet Mika at upcoming public events this year and learn about this important information. In case Mika is unable to serve in her "mascot" duties, Hank (the dog of Jennie and Allen Gerrard) is the runner up and will serve as the backup to Mika.