Dog Souvenirs, Paris
If you have a dog in Paris, you'd better clean up after it, otherwise they'll fine you 183 Euros (if they catch you).
This poster on the garbage truck reads:
"Pas de ça chez vous? Paris c'est chez vous!"
None of that in your home? Paris is your home!
Second photo: Another poster on a garbage truck, February 2011. This one reads: "Disgusting? In Paris, too."
Third photo: This poster from 2012 shows, on the left, a drink of some sort with a price tag of 2.80 Euros. On the right is a place where someone has peed on a wall, with a price tag of 35 Euros. The slogan reads; “Paris met les pollueurs à l'amende.” Which means: “Paris fines polluters.” And at the bottom it says: “400 sanisettes gratuites à Paris.” ("400 free sanitary cubicles in Paris.“)
Actually a fine of 35 Euros for peeing on the wall is quite moderate by European standards. In the Belgian (Flemish) city of Ghent the fine is 60 Euros for the same offense (which by the way is called Wildplassen in Dutch).
When walking in Paris beware when stepping off the kerb and onto the road as on more than one occasion I would have stepped into dog excrement if I had not been warned. In some areas the locals have notices regarding their desire for a clean neighbourhood.
For being a city so beautiful, sophisticated, and proud, I was amazed about the amount of dog feces in th streets and sidewalks. Do the Parisans not believe in cleaning up after their dogs? It was EVERYWHERE! And I'm not the only one who noitced. A few of my guides mentioned this and one episode of "Sex in the City" highlighted this very same thing. Mind your steps!
Do not be too occupied by the wonders and beauty of the sites of Paris as they may distract you from lookin where you step! 'La crotte' as they like to call it, means that if you're not careful you carry a nasty little surprise back to your hotel or appartement!
Don't laugh at this little piece of advice, but when walking in Paris, look down, not up!
Dog excrement is still one of the city's major problems, with no solution in sight. So until one is found, watch out for your shoes!
The parisians love their dogs (and I love them for that!)...
Unfortunately they don't like picking up after their 4-legged companions much...Despite the efforts of the Paris sanitation dept who urges pet owners to be responsible..there is alot of dog poop around the park areas...so be careful as you walk around for Le poop de le chien!!
If you are in Paris you will be walking. A lot! Like most big cities, Paris has many dog lovers. Unlike most American big cities, there isn't a major emphasis on the "pooper scooping." As a result and basic mathematics, while in Paris, you run the high probability of stepping in Dog Crap.
Be forwarned, anywhere in Paris has it. Especially be careful in the morning when most Parisan's walk their dogs who lay "golden souvenoirs" of feces everywhere along all sidewalks.
I had a few close calls this time but was lucky.
On positive side, if you are superstitious, there is a chinese saying that essentially says: "If you step in dog poo, you will have good luck."
It's a world-famous plague : dogs in Paris... I was walking in a street while I saw this one barking alone in the car... I decided to bother it as much as it could bother me....
C'est bien connu : les chiens a Paris sont une plaie. Je marchais dans une rue quand j'apercus celui-ci en train d'aboyer... J'ai decide de l'ennuyer autant qu'il pouvait m'ennuyer moi ...
It seems every other resident of Paris owns a small dog. Paris has a great street cleaning service (you'll see the workers in green trucks and uniforms) but in between cleanings, you may step in something unpleasant.
I guess this is natural and normal in many European cities (at least in some Spanish ones that I have in mind as in Cadiz we used to say (Cuidado Minas!)
But here in Paris in can be worst!
Here in Spain is fined is they find you not cleaning the poo, so I guess in France should be the same, but I never saw anyone taking care of it lol
Parisians love their dogs. They love them a lot. They love them so much that one sure way to separate the tourists from the locals is that the locals look down when they walk. For a while, I think there was a publc service campaign with a slogan along the lines of 'If you love Paris, don't let this happen ...' I, unfortunately, can say from personal experience that the campaign didn't quite work.
It seems that everyone in Paris owns a dog. Unfortunately none of them pick up after their pooches; therefore there is dog poop everywhere in this city. Watch your step!!
The worst treath in Paris are the dogs. Either stepping in their poop, or getting your scooter tire chewed off!!!