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Old 09-16-2012, 05:17 AM
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Default Does everyone buy poo bags or just use random plastics?

When I was younger for our old dog we always used grocery bags/kitchen disposal bags for poop bags. Buying them and paying extra for something like that was unfathomable to my parents. Alot of folks carry on in this way and don't ever buy poo bags. I can understand not wanting to pay extra for picking up your dog's excrement.

Now I buy them because they're eco friendly, convenient, easy to use, and often nicely scented which helps for the duration of time it has to be with me before it lands in a trash can. They aren't that expensive either - usually below $9 for something like 120 bags. On occasions when I've been truly skimped and money couldn't be spared for bags (I used the money for treats, food etc instead) I switched over to bio degradable plastic grocery bags.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:41 AM
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In Miami, bags are free because they have dispensers all over the park/street.. so I simply use those.


but yes, otherwise.. I buy my own. Amazon has AWESOME deals on bags. 220 of them + Free dispenser for $9.99 (free shipping!). I don't mind them not being scented as I never thrown them away in my own trashcan regardless..
I wouldn't want to be totting around a grocery bag on a walk and I'm sure I'd forget it.. plus I like that the dispenser attaches to the lead.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:05 AM
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I buy the bags, especially now that I have 2 dogs. The fit in my pocket more easily (before use), and are smaller to carry around.

Plus, these days we usually use reusable grocery bags, so we no longer have a huge stash of them like we did when we were kids.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:48 AM
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I use disposable bags. I get a 150 for 3.00 bucks at menards.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:52 AM
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I buy the bags. We carry them at work, so I just buy the ones that are cheapest per bag, and then I get a discount on top of it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:59 AM
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Both, I get poop bags at work and grocery bags at home. For the yard I always use grocery bags, one to catch and one to cover my hand while I collect poop daily, for the walks I use the poop bags.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:00 AM
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I buy the bags because the dispenser clips to my belt loop and I'm not afraid of mystery holes. Plus the grocery bags get used for litter box scooping.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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We used to always use grocery bags, but now that we take the reusable bags to the grocery store, we don't get the plastic bags anymore! So I started buying the mini poop bags. They fit in your pocket easier, which is nice.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:24 AM
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I used to use generic brand ziplock sandwich bags. They were cheap and easy to use. The only problem was that I sometimes forgot to stop and put some in my pockets before heading out for a walk. Now I buy poop bags at the Dollar Tree. You get a pack of 3 rolls (60 bags total) for $1. I have poop bag holders attached to my leashes so now I never find myself without a bag.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:32 AM
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Recycle plastic grocery bags here, because it's cheap. However, I've recently decided that it might be a better idea to go with those scented doggie poo bags, erm, cause riding 1-2 hours in a van with Enda poo isn't the most enjoyable thing on the planet.
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