Newport Pet Pickup Program

Newport loves its pets and pets love Newport! Walking through the City’s parks or fields on any given day, you will see dogs (and sometimes cats) of all shapes and sizes enjoying the open spaces with their owners. In order to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of our parks, free pet waste bags to pick up the refuse your pet leaves behind. Every year our residents use over 320,000 of these bags, doing their part to keep the City clean. In an effort to help defray the cost of the bags, the City is developing an innovative sponsorship program.  In honor of your pet, the City offers a donation program to help offset the cost of the mutt-mitt refills. The average cost per year for mutt-mitts is $20,000. Donations can be made to the City of Newport, c/o Newport Public Services Department…please name your pet on your check.


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