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I've seen this SUV driving around town a lot. Just wondering if there really is any money in doing something like this. On the side of the rig it has a sign with a phone number. Their job is removing pet waste from your yard. You think it could have potential?
 

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I don' t know what kind of money the person makes but there is someone here that does it as well. They come they scoop, they leave. My neighbors have them so I see her a lot.
 

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I've seen this SUV driving around town a lot. Just wondering if there really is any money in doing something like this. On the side of the rig it has a sign with a phone number. Their job is removing pet waste from your yard. You think it could have potential?
There are like five services in our town that do that....

I looked into it.

I already do some training, pet sitting, etc.

I did not see it paying. But it must.
 

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My husband was just the other day asking me if I thought people would pay for that...I dunno...I wouldn't, but I'm cheap and I have free child labor...how much would a service like that be?
 

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This is one of the highest paying jobs in the country...well over 6 figures but, the initial investment in a truck, equipment, licensing, insurance, decontaminants, marketing and disposal fees are usually more than most people can handle.
 

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Really...is it THAT hard for people to pick up poop? I must admit, being 8 1/2 months pregnant I've slacked a bit lately, but even at that is is that hard for people to take a few minutes to do?? If you don't have time to scoop poop, do you even have time for a dog??? :rolleyes:


......Also.....I am just wondering how they charge??? Is it by the pile, or by the pound......I'd be broke if it were by the pound.... :p
 

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Tons of my neighbors do it. Though, we don't see their dogs outside of the yard, so the pooper scoopers make bank, especially at the end of winter when someone wants their whole yard cleaned out so they can be in it.
 

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Really...is it THAT hard for people to pick up poop? I must admit, being 8 1/2 months pregnant I've slacked a bit lately, but even at that is is that hard for people to take a few minutes to do?? If you don't have time to scoop poop, do you even have time for a dog??? :rolleyes:


......Also.....I am just wondering how they charge??? Is it by the pile, or by the pound......I'd be broke if it were by the pound.... :p
I'm sure they spend time with their dogs, but some people can't stomach picking it up, lol. I had a hard time at first with it, but now getting used to it, lol. :eek:
 

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I just pay the rugrats down the street 10 dollars a week.
These are the going rates in our area.

Frequency Number of Dogs
One Two Three Four Five or More
Weekly $10.00/Wk $13.00/Wk $16.00/Wk $19.00/Wk Individually Arranged
Twice/Week $15.00/Wk
$7.50 per visit $19.00/Wk
$9.50 per visit $23.00/Wk
$11.50 per visit $28.00/Wk
$14.00 per visit Individually Arranged
Bi-Monthly $14.00/Visit $19.00/Visit $24.00/Visit Not Recommended

At ten bucks a week, counting in fuel, vehicle costs, disposal, etc, you would have to have about 150 accounts to make much. Thats thirty a day or nearly four an hour in a five day work week.
 

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a friend just paid $125 for one to clean his yard after the winter snows (one day of coming out and i think he said they were there a couple hrs)....i wouldn't use them, but that's me...
 

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Here is The Scoop on Poop in our area. As far as I know it is the only one around. I have occasionally seen there trucks on the road. Small pickup trucks. I don't know how business is in this economy as I do not use them but no matter how slow the business is it is always picking up :p :D

Call me cheap but I pick it up one poop at a time. Why leave it pile up :eek:
 

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Wow, wish I had known this when all the snow melted off...that was a chore and a half and nasty to pick up half thawed out poo...

That being said, minus the winter and all the snow, I pick up every 2 days or every other day, depending on if I want to stand in the rain.
 

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This is when you know Americas make too much money when they are paying someone to clean up their dogs poo. Which of course, I live in Florida and the weather here is almost always nice and poo doesn't last long in our yard. Actually, between the warm climate and the sprinkler system we never have to clean up the poo at our house, it just goes away!! Lucky me, huh?
 
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