No longer the domain of small local businesses, the dog poop scooping business has gone franchise. One company is now operating in 14 states with expected revenue of $2.5 million this year with new locations being added steadily.
Operating under names like Doody Calls, Pet Butler, Poop ‘n Scoop, Grand Poohbah and Scoop De Doo, this is the fastest growing business in the $2.7 billion pet care industry today. About 400 businesses nationwide offer the service to homeowners.
Prices depend on the number of dogs and the size of the yard, but typically companies will charge $15 for a weekly scooping for a chore the homeowner may not want to do. For these companies business is always picking up.