Citizen Staff Writer
NEW PET PRODUCT
Dog owners will likely agree that dog poo accumulation is a nuisance. It’s also, asserts Ray Hays, president of dog waste removal company Doo Care, an environmental problem.
Hays references a San Francisco study that found “3.8 percent of a residential landfill is pet waste.”
At the heart of Tucson-based Doo Care is its commitment to being eco-friendly, Hays says. The company does this in a number of ways, including using only biodegradable bags.
“When they do go into a landfill, they biodegrade in two months, sending the poop back into the earth,” he says.
The company also helps its customers to be more earth friendly by giving them free biodegradable bags and promoting dog waste recycling through the sale of composting units and dog waste septic systems.
Prices start at $10.50 for the company to come to your home weekly to clean up the poop from one dog. Additional weekly visits and dogs hike the rate. Clients vary, Hays says, from those who are too busy to deal with weekly poop patrol to those who cannot, such as the elderly and disabled.
Doo Care, which opened in September, services most of the Tucson area and, Hays says, he plans to expand into the Phoenix area “very shortly.” With two other locations – in Chicago and Dayton, Ohio – Doo Care looks to open 250 franchises in the next five years.
To set up an appointment, call 829-3110. Find more information at doocare.com.