PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s looking for a couple good dogs to help raise awareness of a messy problem. There are only a few more days to sign up your pooch.

The city water department is looking to name two spokesdogs from East Falls, Manayunk, and Roxborough to be poster-pups for an educational campaign, “to encourage owners to pick up after their dogs.”

READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating 2 Separate Fatal Hit-And-Runs: 'It Can Get Pretty Chaotic Around Here'

It’s a fallacy to think their fecal matter is a harmless fertilizer — far from it, says water department spokeswoman Laura Copeland, “It’s full of bacteria and parasites and it’s just not good for our water supply.”

Instead, she says, flush it or put it in your trash can.

READ MORE: Temple University Students, Faculty Have Mixed Feelings About Returning To In-Person Learning

The chosen dogs will appear at events around town to proclaim the clean-up mantra, and the owners get a $200 pet store gift card.

The deadline to enter is Sunday.

Check out try your pup’s paw and to vote for your favorites.

MORE NEWS: Teenage Boy Shot 7 Times In West Philadelphia, Police Say

Reported By Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio