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The Best Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

Updated on May 6, 2014

This isn't a glamorous topic or a product that anyone eagerly dreams about buying, but a poop bag dispenser is something every responsible dog owner needs. As everyone who has a dog knows, when you take a dog for a walk, they always get the urge to relieve themselves, a spot that they use as a toilet, restroom, comfort station - ok - lets call it what it is - they need to poop! Scooping up poop left by your dog It is not only common courtesy, but is also mandated by law in most areas.

I currently have two dogs and live in a suburban neighborhood. To make sure both my dogs and I get enough exercise we usually take at least 2 walks a day. I also like to take my dogs to dog parks, camping and on hikes. Did I mention that I often have additional dogs that I'm fostering or taking care of for friends or family while they are on vacation? So I pick up a lot of poop which has given me a pretty vast experience using various different poop bag dispensers.

I have used the types that have a lid that snaps on the top that you need to remove to refill the bags. I found the lids almost impossible to remove without a pair of vice grips. I have tried many others that look cute, but the bags didn't pull out smoothly from the dispenser. To attach these other dispensers to the leash, I had to drill a hole in the leash and use a zip tie. The zip ties would break. And there was no place on most to put the used bags that are full of poop.

Then I found what I consider the best little poop bag dispenser ever! The Earth Rated Poop Bag Dispenser has a lid that easily screws off and on to replace the bags. It has a handy little loop that can be attached to a leash, belt or belt loop that has a Velcro closure and it even includes a clip to attach the used bags that are full of doggie doo! I like using the lightly scented biodegradable bags that come with the dispenser, but any regular roll type of dog poop bags fits inside to be used as replacement bags.

Best of all, these poop bag dispensers are affordably priced so I have two - one attached to each of my dog leashes to make sure I always have one with me whenever I walk my dogs.

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The screw-top lid makes it easy to refill with a new roll of bags.A Velcro loop strap makes it easy to attach to a leash, belt, loop or backpack.The clip on the side is a convenient place to keep used bags.I have two Earth Rated Poop bag dispensers attached to my dog leashes - one for Tim's leash and one for Hank's.
The screw-top lid makes it easy to refill with a new roll of bags.
The screw-top lid makes it easy to refill with a new roll of bags.
A Velcro loop strap makes it easy to attach to a leash, belt, loop or backpack.
A Velcro loop strap makes it easy to attach to a leash, belt, loop or backpack.
The clip on the side is a convenient place to keep used bags.
The clip on the side is a convenient place to keep used bags.
I have two Earth Rated Poop bag dispensers attached to my dog leashes - one for Tim's leash and one for Hank's.
I have two Earth Rated Poop bag dispensers attached to my dog leashes - one for Tim's leash and one for Hank's.
Earth Rated 270-Count Dog Waste Bags, Lavender-Scented Poop Bags, 18 Refill Rolls
Earth Rated 270-Count Dog Waste Bags, Lavender-Scented Poop Bags, 18 Refill Rolls

I like the biodegradable Earth Rated replacement bags, too. They are a generous size and sturdy. Wow - 270 bags!

 
Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags, Refill Rolls
Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags, Refill Rolls

This is the more modest package of 8 rolls of replacement bags - 120 bags total.

 

A fun little public service message video filmed in Seattle to remind people to scoop that poop!

A video made as a public service message to remind people to pick up after their dogs in Seattle.

Have you been looking for the perfect poop bag dispenser? Please share your thoughts!

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      Great review! My husband always sticks the little empty bags in his pocket, but I think having this dispenser on the leash would be rather convenient.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We usually carry those plastic grocery bags with us to pick up our dog's poop but this is good to know! Fortunately most dog parks provide bags and refuse containers. Wish all dog owners were responsible! Up and useful votes and pinning to my dogs board.

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      Tracy Arizmendi 3 years ago from Northern Virginia

      Great product!! It looks like a very functional product and I will consider purchasing one if we ever move to an area that does not provide poop bags! Thanks for sharing with us fellow dog owners!!

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      Essy K 3 years ago from South Dakota

      I really need to get one of these!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Nice review on an important topic for some very irresponsible dog owners. What a cool video. Nicely done,

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice review. You certainly have found a great dog bag dispenser. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Handy and great size dispenser for taking along.

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      fullofshoes 3 years ago

      I don't have a dog but if I did, I'd be getting one of these gadgets in a minute :)