There has been a proliferation of “Don’t poop” signs on private property throughout the DC Metro Area. This is in response to dog owners not picking up their dogs fecal waste. The law in DC, MD and VA requires owners to pick up after their pets with the exception of blind persons using Seeing-eye dogs. It is implied that dog owners are not permitted to let dogs go on private property even if it is picked up because this a trespassing issue. Many dog owners aren’t linking the two together which is the cause of much public outrage.