Here’s the Scoop: Dog Poop Scooping Is a Great Money-Maker

Picking up dog poop.
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The dog poop business, that is, paying someone to clean up after a dog has done its business, is lucrative.

Tracy Clevens has the poop on how much money there is in dog clean up, especially in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square, writes Alfred Lubrano for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

She is co-owner of the dog poop business Clevens K-9 Scoop in Wilmington, but she has a large clientele in Delaware and Montgomery County communities where her crews scoop up poop from dogs.

Her crew has resolved arguments over whose turn it is to clean up after the dog.

“A woman told us we saved her marriage,” said Clevens, 47.

People may “roll their eyes because I pay someone” to clean up after her three pit bull-mixes. But “it makes life easier, and it’s worth every dime,” said Valerie Asbury of Malvern.

Tim Stone, president of the National Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists, said he’s taking in over a million dollars a year with his company, Scoop Masters.

“I take in $1.8 million a year from Dallas-Fort Worth alone,” he said. “I pay some of my employees $40,000 to $50,000 to pick up dog poop.

Poop scooping for others generates about $500 million annually. 

Customers are either grossed out, physically unable, or don’t have time to poop scoop, Stone said.

Find out more about the dog poop business in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  

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