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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
    Messages: 36

    Yes! We pick up dog crap and only dog crap. We charge as low as $11.95 per visit for a small townhouse yard with one dog or up to $24.95/visit+ for a dog boarder with a large lawn. Typical house with two dogs and 1/2 acre lawn is $15.95 per visit.

    We do charge a one-time/initial visit fee which I assess through a phone consult. I've charged anywhere from $19.95 to $99.95. I bring the shovel to these visits, because... ya never know! :)
     
  2. Pet Domestic

    Pet Domestic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    My customers fit into one or many of the following categories:

    - Health Issue: bad backs, recovering from surgery, elderly
    - Dog Boarders: 5-15 dogs at a time. unable to keep up.
    - Too busy: People working 16 hours a day. Full time student with a full time job.

    Yes, many customers could do the work, like they could mow their own lawns but prefer the convenience and security of having a reliable professional on the task.
     
  3. Captain Mike

    Captain Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    ...and some people are just to good to pick up do doo. That's fine , because you fill the void.
     
  4. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I've often thought about adding this to my services...very professional website and hope you're having a good season. Tell us a bit more about your business, how many customers, employees, etc...?
     
  5. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,855

    This is a booming industry. Anyone that mocks it is an idiot, it's a fantastic service.
     
  6. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,353

    I can't believe alot of you guys haven't added this service yet! I've told customers before that if I have to pick it up its going to cost them more than they want to pay ,only if its a constant thing though. If it happens once or twice okay, but you all probably have customers where you're constantly dealing with it. Give them a warning of the cost and if it happens again they pay. Most people understand and the ones that don't are always problem customers anyway who expect something for nothing.
     
  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,253

    hey, I see 2 new companies around here doing it
     
  8. RSLM&LS

    RSLM&LS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    I just run over it. Dog crap makes the grass grow faster so I have to cut it more often and make more money.
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  9. S-205

    S-205 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 1,353

    Run an unvented enclosed trailer for a day in the summer and the baking dog feces inside will guarentee you don't run it over again.
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  10. ErnieMccracken

    ErnieMccracken LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Any special tricks or techniques to finding all the droppings relatively quickly or do you just wander around like the rest of us?
     

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