There are all sorts of jobs and I certainly applaud the initiative behind this personal pooper-scooper business.  But I can’t imagine being lazy enough as a dog owner to leave my dog’s poop lying around  until a “fully trained dog waste technician” could come over and clean it out of my yard.  

Does someone come every day or do you have to let the poop accumulate until your specific poop pickup day arrives?   What do you have to do to become a “fully trained dog waste technician?”   What sort of electronic records do they keep of your yard–favorite “doo spots”, where the grass is dying, ???

This sounds like something that in the good old days a neighbor’s child would have done…if anyone would have thought of having someone else pick up their dog’s poop. Now you probably have be licensed or pay a tax for the privilege!  This had me shaking my head and laughing for quite awhile.


  1. C.J. Black says:

    Would they also come to the stables and muck out after the horses?

  2. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Janet,

    Their motto is, “Our business is picking up.”



  3. Sandra says:

    You have to wonder what $69 dollar’s worth of dog pooh looks like… 😦

  4. Amazing what people will think of to make money 😉
    Judging by the rates on the right, you either get someone once a week or, heaven forbid, only once every 2 weeks!

  5. What if your dog does its business in somebody else’s yard? Will they cover the whole neighborhood? And if so, how do they decide which dog owner to bill? Oh, so many questions once you let yourself start thinking about this, ah, profession. On the other hand, I have to applaud the ambition here…it’s usually a compliment to say that someone is so hardworking they “don’t mind getting their hands dirty” – and I think it’s time for me to stop right now.

    • How would they know who’s poop it is? Or does the trained poop technician learn that? As to getting their hands dirty, I sincerely hope they’re not picking this up with their bare hands. What a crappy job! 🙂

      Are you getting any snow or freezing temperatures in NJ? It sounds as though the front might be centered over our section of the country. Since I don’t have to go out today if I don’t want to, I’m enjoying the beauty, thinking about a pot of hot tea, and realizing I need to get off the computer and back to work! Just finished another row of FF stories, but more keep appearing.

      • About FF – yes, I’m working my way backwards through last week’s crop – and there are lots and lots already posted for this week! As for weather, yesterday was a beautiful (cold) blue-sky day, but today we have the usual solid gray blanket overhead. And about two hours ago I glanced out the window to discover it was snowing hard! It’s stopped now, and didn’t amount to much, but February wants to make sure we know winter isn’t over.

  6. Just when I thought I had heard it all…

  7. I wondered about that $69 initial cleanup, too. What made this extra funny is that it showed up in my reader under another person’s blog post entitled, “Everything Happens for a Reason.” 😉

  8. I don’t care who picks it up just as long as it’s picked up. I hate walking and see poop on the ground where I walk. Then it’s no longer pop it turns into something spelled with an S. 🙂

  9. Your number two is my number one.

    My brother-in-law had a septic tank business, and that was his slogan. These other slogan which he never used was “Give a s – – t, help send my kid to college”.

    • Although catchy, I can see why he didn’t use the other slogan, but how crappy that he couldn’t. 🙂 I like the slogan he did use, though.

      Nice to hear from you again. Are you feeling better? Manically busy?

      • Hi Janet,

        I am feeling better, thank you.
        I am just going very slowly at the moment. Still recovering. I don’t have the energy that I used to. And I am not sure if I am going to continue at the same level that I was in my writing my blog.
        I am considering slowing down, and getting back into writing my poetry and short stories, as well as working on other materials, and focusing more on attempting to publish.
        But first and foremost at the moment, as I said, I am just taking things in stride, slowly, and I will let things slowly filter through me, taking then as they come.
        This month is really taken the wind out of my sails.
        I glad to read that the outlook for Bill sounds positive. I’m glad to read that he has decided to take a month off to enjoy and recoup (I hope).
        And I hope you are doing well and enjoying yourself.

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