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9 Poop-Bag Holders That Will Save You in Any Dog Walk Emergency

When sh*t happens, you don’t have to be the one standing on the sidewalk without a plan.

by Avery Felman
November 16, 2022
Backview of a man in a dark grey suit with a leash and an attached poop bad holder that is attached to a greyhound dog in a grey sweater
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From treat bag holders to the right harness and hands-free leash that allow for easy coffee sipping, there’s no getting around the fact that planning a walk with your pup takes as much (if not more) work than the walk itself. Luckily for you, The Wildest has taken some of the labor out of your latest decision: which poop bag holder is going to best hold that roll of bags.

You never want to be without a way to dispose of that warm little gift your pup leaves on the sidewalk. Plus, going without that essential poop-bag roll could lead to city fines for failing to pick up your pup’s poo, and it’ll make you look like a real jerk in front of your neighbors. But you want a poop-bag holder that actually works, not one that will leave you with an unwieldy roll of unraveling bags as your dog impatiently waits to commence their walk. So, scroll to see some chic, functional, and (in some cases, totally mandatory) poop-bag holders to clip on your leash so they’re never left behind.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

blue poop bag holder

When nature calls, you pick up. At least that’s the case when nature’s calling for your pup, and you’re on the sidewalk. Luckily, if you’re balancing your dog’s leash, water bottle, and your phone in your hands all at once, you can use the one-handed rip feature on Fable’s waste bag holder to dispense the poop bags of your choice. While the brand makes their own bags (and provides three rolls with the purchase), the lightweight silicone hard-shelled container fits any standard poop bag roll.

$35 at Fable
wild one brown poop bag holder

If you thought we ran out of positive things to say about Wild One, you’re sorely mistaken. The poop-bag carrier features an elastic strap that makes it easy to attach to any leash of your choosing. Constructed from a pleasantly soft plastic shell, the poop-bag holder comes with one roll of eco-friendly poop bags that can be easily inserted via the twist-top lid. If your pup is already rocking the rest of the brand’s walk kit, you might as well finish off the look. Who doesn’t love a monochromatic moment?

$8 at Wild One
yellow suede poop bag holder

Regardless of the kind of leash your dog has, there’s probably a fair amount of annoying things dangling from it. Any metal parts or extra pieces of fabric tend to swing around, which can be irritating and dangerous to the other items occupying your hands. That’s what makes this soft-waxed canvas waste bag holder from The Foggy Dog an excellent addition to your pup’s walk set. It’s lightweight and compact, yet it still has a little wiggle room to hold a spare key and a treat or two if you tend to travel light.

$24 at The Foggy Dog
pink robot poop bag holder

Handmade in Brooklyn using hand-cut leather, these poop-bag holders from Mr. Dog will give your walking swag an instant upgrade. With colors including cobalt, blush, citron, and classic black, there’s no shortage of ways to represent your personal style. The poop-bag holder features a wacky face with (Christopher Walken SNL voice) googly eyes that’s preloaded with three rolls of bags and is easily attachable to your treat pouch, purse, or leash via its solid brass lobster clasp.

$150 at Mr. Dog New York

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Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her fiancé and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.