The amount of dog mess in Gloucester city centre has hit an all-time high, according to one resident.
Maureen Norman, who has lived at The Dukeries, in Westgate, for the past seven years, said she had never seen so much mess and called for a dog warden to tackle the issue.
She said: "It really is an awful problem. People just aren't clearing up after their dogs anymore.
"A dog warden is badly needed."
Mrs Norman, who doesn't own a dog herself, feels there are not enough dog bins in the area.
She said a warden employed by Gloucester City Council could be the answer.
She said: "To have someone on patrol would be great. The situation here has been bad for quite a while, but never as bad as it is now.
"I have contacted the council but all they have said is that they will look into it."
A Gloucester City Council spokesman said: "The council takes acts like this seriously and asks dog owners to be responsible and use the bins provided throughout the city.
"If residents feel there is an issue regarding dog mess in their area, we ask that they contact us on 01452 396 396 with information.
"To help us tackle a specific problem it is helpful if residents can let us know the type of dog, colour, size and the time and the place of the incident.
"As part of the council's drive to cut down on dog mess, it has distributed thousands of 'scoop the poop' bags to dog owners in the city."
These bags are still available from various places in Gloucester including the Tourist Information Centre, in Southgate Street, the Folk Museum, in Westgate Street, and Robinswood Country Park, which is off the A4173.