No More Dog Poo Worries

January 23, 2008 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Care & Safety | 1352 comments
Tags: dogs, care & safety, lifestyle & trends

NATION – A franchise company dedicated to ridding America's yards of unwanted dog poop might be coming to your neighborhood.

Pet Butler is touted by its CEO (Chief Excrement Officer) Matt Boswell as the, “#1 in #2.” The company started in 1998 and has since grown to a franchise based organization. Today, there are 92 franchises in 26 states nation-wide.

And they all do the same thing; pick up your dog's...poop. Yeah, it's a dirty job, but for those of us who would rather not trudge through our yards to clean up after Fido, it's not a bad option.

If you're thinking there's no way you could rationalize this, consider the following. Dog doo plays host to bacteria like round worm and e. coli - which can live in your yard long after the poop is scooped.

What's more, phosphorus and nitrogen are bowel byproducts that, when collected in waterways, create ammonia that kills fish. It smells really bad, too.

Pet Butler is no joke. In 2007, they posted revenues exceeding $3.5 million. Originally meant for those with extra money to spend, the business has spread into all neighborhoods. Probably because it's cheap. Depending on the number of dogs and frequency of pick-ups, you can get your yard cleaned from about $10-20 per week.

Disposal of the waste depends on where you live and your state's environmental regulations. But with Pet Butler, you won't have to worry about stepping in it, ever again.

Check out rates for your area and the other services offered by this up-and-coming company by visiting

Tell us what you think under this story. Post your favorite pet videos at the zootooTV tab. E-mail us your story ideas at or call us at 877-777-4204.

Comments (873)

add comment


5 years ago

I don't think it would be that popular in our neighborhood--most area dogs seem to 'do their business' while on their walks.

Good Point | Reply ›

Katie M.

Katie M.
6 years ago

I would hate to have that job!

Good Point | Reply ›

Add Your Comment

Already have an account? Log in now for faster commenting or Join Zootoo


You might also enjoy:

Top Stories

We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›

Helping Pet Rescues is Good For Business