Pet Domestic: Pet Dog Waste Removal (Pooper Scooper)

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Pet Domestic, May 5, 2014.

  1. Pet Domestic

    Pet Domestic LawnSite Member
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    We've kept the service very simple so far, only removing pet waste and disinfecting our tools. We just this week started offering deodorizer treatment which has been requested by a number of our clients with patios and walkways their dogs target.

    As for dead spot repair, I haven't offered that yet, but would be interested! Many of our lawns are sporting the scars of battle with dog feces/urine. What do you guys recommend? I would want the treatment to be consistent with our environmentally-friendly services. Ideas?
     
  2. Pet Domestic

    Pet Domestic LawnSite Member
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    Another happy customer with twice weekly pooper scooper service in Leesburg, VA! Thanks Mr. W for permission to photograph.

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  3. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey, not knocking you in the least but really, your customers are PIGS! Those are nice houses and nice lawns. Why don't they let their dogs crap on the living room rug too? The real answer is that people like that have no business owning animals in the first place because they can't take care of them. But hey, if they are that stupid you might as well take their money.
     
  4. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
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    So because people have the money to pay for this service they are pigs?
    So if people hire a nanny to clean up after their kids are they pigs too? If they are paying to clean t up I'd say they are taking care of their pets.
     
  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    or they don't want to smell the crap in the 90 degree baking sun.
     
  6. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    Money or not they are PIGS. Where I live there is a family down the street who is so lazy that all they do is open the front door and let the dog out on a long retractable leash. It urinates and craps all over the concrete front walk and what's left of the grass in the front yard. In their case the daughter may clean up once a month during the summer or let their LCO pick it up.

    If you are clever enough to start a business catering to those kinds I applaud you, but it doesn't change the fact that your customers are dysfunctional and ignorant of the facts. All dogs harbor coliform bacteria, which live in the gut. The group includes E. coli, a bacterium that can cause disease, and fecal coliform bacteria, which spread through feces. Dogs also carry salmonella and giardia. These are nasty diseases and if your customers have young children or maybe have a compromised immune system they can be deadly. There is NO EXCUSE for not immediately cleaning up after your pet as well as requiring it to urinate and crap in a suitable location away from areas where kids and people are if you are a responsible owner. Hiring someone like you is just a feel-good lazy way out. I don't care how someone cleans up and how much bleach you use (how do you use bleach on lawns??) you're not going to maintain sanitary conditions- especially with urine soaked concrete.
     
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    You better go buy a plastic bubble. There are all kinds of germs all around you.
     
  8. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    Agreed and many are unavoidable. But as a human being with a working brain I wouldn't want to put myself and family at risk by living in a cesspool.
     
  9. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
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    So is it hard to find employees to do this? Whats the start pay? i might need a job if this lawn care thing don't work out. lol.

    What about cat liter box mess clean-out / pick-up? theres an idea. Your website looks good.
     
  10. Pet Domestic

    Pet Domestic LawnSite Member
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    Not hard at all, and no previous training is required. All techs are provided 4G LTE phone, uniform, and training before working solo.

    We don't currently offer cat litter box scooping as that would require entering homes, a liability I'd rather avoid at the moment.
     

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