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Does anyone charge extra for dog dodo.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HDB LAWN CARE, Jan 25, 2006.


    HDB LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Brother and I are starting new business. If we quote a job, should we charge additional if they have pets. Do we offer to pick it up for a fee. Or should we request they have it up before we start.:blob4:
  2. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    If you don't mind dog crap, charge to pick it up.
    I personally don't deal with customers that have this issue. If they don't care enough to pick up the crap before you get there, then they are not going to care to pay on time or just be a pita.

  3. hobbsd

    hobbsd LawnSite Senior Member
    from west wi
    Posts: 448

    I charge $5 per job if the yard is excessively bad
  4. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    do you just cut over it for that extra five?:waving:

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    I only had 1 problem with someone. Never picked it up. the yard smelled bad
    I said no more for that and other reasons. By the way - dog do, enclosed trailer, and heat do not mix.
    I fit were a OK place and well feed dogs I think I would charge for it.
  6. CleanCutLawns

    CleanCutLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    I just sent out a notice to my customers that a $5 clean up fee would be charged per visit if yard is not clear of pet droppings. I had one customer that always has poop in their backyard and I pulled up to his house this morning, went to the back and guess what..........no more poop. I guess he did'nt want to pay the extra 5 bucks a visit.payup

    Oh and yeah, all I do is run over the S*@t and keep on going. Then when I am done I use their hose on their lawn to clean up my mower and boots. :gunsfirin

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    thats all we do too charge a cleaning fee just like a property that has excessive trash
  8. ArkansasLawns

    ArkansasLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    I have it listed in my contract with the townhouses I do that I will charge them $10 if I have to clean it up so I can mow with out spreading it everywhere. Only had to charge it once and on only one yard. These yards were fenced and about 24 by 24. The guy had three big dogs and a small one. He fed them the cheapest food and you know how runny that is. Stink to high heaven. I made them clean it up before I would even do the first cut.
  9. Prideland

    Prideland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    My father in law was working in the Traverse City area of MI. and there was a guy running around town just cleaning up peoples back yards of doggie doo. Father asked how much he charged and he said 20.00 a week. He would also throw a little seed once in while and rack the nastier scenes. Guy said he was doin pretty good. Had a truck, a rake, and two five gallon buckets. Pretty cheap startup there.
  10. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    I was thinking about charging for dog dumpin' too. I get really pissed when my equipment gets poop all over it.:realmad: :nono:

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