Your beloved dog is one of the best things in your life; he is always happy to see you, he plays with you to make sure you both get your exercise, and he snuggles up when you need snuggling. There's nothing you wouldn't do for your dog... except for one thing. There's this one thing you simply don't like to do and in fact, you'd rather do anything else! What's the big issue? Cleaning up your dog's poop.
If this sounds like you, consider hiring a pooper scooper service. Maybe you don't want to mess with the mess or you have physical impairments and would rather pay someone else to do it. Here are some questions you need answers to from the pet waste removal company near you:
1. Do you have to sign a long-term contract?
Good poop scooper companies will not make you sign any contract. They will start service and end service whenever you request. These are companies that rely on a good reputation to build their customer loyalty.
2. How much do they charge?
Check around, costs are different depending on where you live, how big your yard is, and how many dogs you have. It can cost anywhere from $7.50 to $12.50 (one dog) for one visit per week.
3. Do you have to pay in advance or will they bill you after the job is complete each month?
You would probably prefer to be billed after the work is complete, unless they've come highly recommended and you trust the company.
4. Do they clean their scooping equipment?
A reputable waste company will clean their equipment with anti-microbials after each use to prevent any possible cross-contamination. You don't want uncleaned equipment used for someone else's dog also used on your grass where your kids play.
5. How do they dispose of the waste?
Do they simply toss it, unbagged, into your garbage can, or do they bag it up and take it with them to be disposed of?
The pooper scooper service you choose should contact you if they find something is wrong. They should let you know if they find a foreign object in your dog's poo so that you know your dog is chewing on something they shouldn't. The company should also notify you if your dog isn't looking well or seems unusually lethargic.
Using a pooper scooper service can be money well spent, especially if you have several big dogs. By asking these questions, you can be assured of finding a good business that will take care of your dog's business.