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Old 08-02-2008, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Does anyone know where you can find the doggy "poop bags" for cleaning up after your dog on walks for cheap? I just realized the other day that they're ridiculously expensive. I mean, you can get a box of kitchen trash bags for the same price, and that's a whole lot more plastic. At Target, they're over $7 for 100 bags, I believe. I checked WalMart and theirs were about the same price. My dog goes through 6 of them per day, so I'm wondering if there's someplace to get them cheaper - maybe online?
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:46 AM
 
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I get mine from the grocery store for free. They come with groceries in them and I just wad a few up and put them in my pocket when I go out. You can even hang them from a belt by the handle coming back home. If you don't get enough from shopping I am sure your neighbors could accomodate you.

If your dog is pooping 6 times a day, maybe you want to look at what you are feeding.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:07 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I agree with Granny. I use grocery bags.
6 poop bags a day?!
Or you can compost it.
Dog Waste Compost
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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We use the clear bags our daily newspaper comes in. Perfect size and free!
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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$7 is pretty cheap. Around here they are $10.

Your concern should be the frequency that your dog is defecating. Has your dog always pooped 6 times a day or is this something new? What & how much food are you feeding?
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:23 AM
 
Location: California
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My first thoughts were the same....6 times a day May want to take a look at the ingredients of his food!
I'm sorry...but I just can't use the freebies from the grocery store...They seem to break at the most inconvienient times! Or I stick my fingers thru them...yuck! I buy those at Target...pay $5.99...cheaper when they are on sale, and then I stock up!....I use at least 2 a day with my 2 Goldens..Every morning head out to the backyard and go on "poop patrol"....Use one to pick up...the other to load up. Of course, if we're out walking, then I may use more. Having a sturdier bag is well worth the extra $! JMO
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Does anyone know where you can find the doggy "poop bags" for cleaning up after your dog on walks for cheap? I just realized the other day that they're ridiculously expensive. I mean, you can get a box of kitchen trash bags for the same price, and that's a whole lot more plastic. At Target, they're over $7 for 100 bags, I believe. I checked WalMart and theirs were about the same price. My dog goes through 6 of them per day, so I'm wondering if there's someplace to get them cheaper - maybe online?
Save your plastic bags from the food store. Just put them in your pocket. When I do "Poop Patrol" in my yard I just stick two in my pocket..pick up with one and put in the other!
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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There are lots of resources for plastic bags on line. I found newspaper bags with a loop at the top here: Packaging Supplies - Newspaper Bags (with hang hole)

I also found this: JJB Solutions :: Dog Waste Bags :: Dog Litter Bags, Dog Clean Up Bags, Dog Supplies, Bio Degradable Waste Bags, Park Dispenser Bags, Community Dog Waste Bags.

I think if you run your own search you'll find more vendors with reasonable prices. There are even biodegradable bags.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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We use the clear bags our daily newspaper comes in. Perfect size and free!
I do the same thing! LOL

I also use the fold over sandwich bags. At $1.00 a box they're a cheap alternative. This works because I have little dogs.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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We have small dogs and use the long plastic bags the newspapers come in - cut them in half and tie a knot in one end - so we get 2 smaller bags out of one long bag - it works perfectly and sometimes if they're on the same schedule (pooping at the same time), we can fit 2 or even 3 poops in one bag. In the winter we accrue more bags b/c we have a fenced-in yard and don't walk them in ice, rain etc.
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