Your Furry Friend Could Be Spokesdog for the Philly Water Department!

If you know a dog in Fitler Square or University City with the personality and good looks to be a politician, you should consider nominating your buddy to be Philly Water’s Best Friend. Determined by public online voting, the 15 finalists from each neighborhood will compete pageant style for a panel of judges in order to crown the winners.

The contest is part of a campaign to show pet owners the importance of picking up their dog’s waste and prevent it from contaminating the Schuylkill and other natural waterways. “We really need ambassadors in every dog park to tell folks how easy it is to prevent this common form of ‘poo-llution,’” says Joanne Dahme, general manager of public affairs at the Philadelphia Water Department.

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