Do you ever think about what would possess someone to become a pooper scooper? Could there be a worse job than picking up pet waste?
Let’s face it, most people don’t say to themselves, “When I grow up, I want to pick up shit.” (Unfortunately, most of us who have worked in the corporate world have taken it, but not physically picked it up.)
I’d like to tell you how we got started. Our primary business, Wisconsin Pet Care LLC received four phone calls in one week inquiring if we did poop cleanup. After the fourth one, I thought to myself, YES! We ARE in the poop scooping business! Why not! I quickly started calling potential friendly competitors-thinking that without question this person will benefit from it more than we will (after all, referrals are everything in this business!) and this proved to be true. Our friendly competitor showed me the ropes and without question, before too long, we had more than we could handle and he had a slew of new clients. Karma at its best.
Why do we do it? We want people to be happy. We want our clients (the four legged variety) to have a clean place to run and play and not track feces into their homes. We want the two legged small fry in the family to be able to play outside for fear of tracking in Fido’s feces on their shoes, But most importantly, we want to stop the potential spread of diseases and viruses that come part and parcel with allowing dog excrement to sit and potentially grow into harmful viruses.
Did you know that dog excrement has several highly toxic issues? Apaws.org states that “Dog feces are more than just a nuisance – pet waste can pose a serious health hazard.
Why? … A number of common parasites, including roundworm, are transmitted via dog feces. When infected dog droppings are left on the ground the eggs of the roundworms and other parasites can linger in the soil for years. As a result, anyone who comes in contact with the soil also comes in contact with the infected eggs.
Children run the greatest risk of infection because they’re prone to play in the dirt at the park or playground and then put their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes with their hands. But even a group of teens or adults playing Frisbee or touch football in an open area could be in danger. Parasitic infections can make humans extremely sick, and for pregnant women – can pose a serious harm to their unborn child. It’s no joke!”
So, next time you think about not cleaning up after your precious pooch … let us! We’ll be happy to help you.
And to put a smile on your face … take a look at this video: