Three years ago we covered the Super Catcher, a product developed in Taiwan. Before the dog walk, a series of straps and buckles go on the dog in 26 (yes!) steps to hold a bucket.
The bucket goes under the dog’s butt (presumably he doesn’t notice it) and catches the poop before it reaches the ground.
It didn’t seem to catch on in my neighborhood.
Julie Pilas, 59, owner of a pet supply store, has a new idea for dealing with the problem. The Catch-it is designed to catch the poop before it hits the ground.
“You will not see, smell, or touch the pet’s waste,” according to the website.
She has a patent on the Catch-it which consists of a disposable bag attached to the end of a long handle. A lever opens and closes the bag. There is even a flashlight for use at night.
- How do you use the Catch-it? As the dog begins to take the stance to eliminate you simply hit the lever to open the bag, place the bottom of the Catch-it under the pet and after the pet's waste drops into the bag hit the lever again to close it.
She is testing the first prototypes, but is currently taking orders on her website. They are selling for $30.
I would think exact timing and skillful maneuvering is of the essence. Walking multiple dogs would present some real challenges.
And presumably the dogs won’t mind that you’re goosing them with a long pole.
Is the Catch-it what you have been waiting for?