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When it comes to dog doo problems at apartments, condos, home owners associations or rentals, managers try everything. They can send letters to tenants, install dog doo waste stations, try to fine offenders, and even hire DooGooders™ to scoop up the mess. After initial success,  they still find a few tenants who refuse to pick up the poo or let their pooch plop doo where is does not belong. What’s a manager to doo? Thanks to our partnership with PooPrints™, Sioux Falls is one of the first places in the United States to use doggie DNA testing to clean up properties. You can already find success stories from every corner of the country. From North Carolina to San Diego to New Hampshire, apartment complexes and condo associations use PooPrints™ to solve the ongoing problem of owners not picking up after their pups.

It’s a wonderfully simple solution. Apartment managers (or the DooCrew can doo it, too) take a painless cheek swab of every dog on their property and charge the dog owner a small price, or deduct it from their pet deposit. Once all of the dogs get swabbed, a simple test using dog doo that hasn’t been picked up will find the offender. Management then issues a fine to the tenant for not picking up after their pup. If the manager doesn’t want to deal with DNA swabs or doo samples (who could blame them), they can simply hire a fully-trained DooGooders™ Doologist™ to handle the stinky stuff. After all, that’s what we’re best at, handling the stuff man’s best friend leaves behind.

Give us a shout at 605.951.1176 or e-mail to learn more!

PooPrints swabs a pooch for DNA










Dog poop is one of the biggest problems for people who live in apartments, condos and town homes. After more than 30 dog years in business we’re excited to have the answer to this age-old poo problem. DooGooders™ is now the exclusive distributor in our region for PooPrints™, a dog DNA service that allows us to tell property managers exactly which dog owner in their complex didn’t pick up what they dropped off. PooPrints effectively cleaned up properties in Sioux Falls and across the country because tenants can finally be held accountable for picking up after their pooch. In the coming weeks we’ll tell you more about this one of a kind service, take you into the DNA lab in Tennessee, and show you how we continue to doo good with dog poo.


Meet our latest Profile Pup, Phobe, from Sioux Falls! Phobe’s family sent us this hilarious email:

Phobe (see attached pic of her) has left some dandy gems in my backyard and with no snow, this may be a good time to clean up.

Thanks, Phobe, for all the deposits that doo keep us in business!

Dropping off blankets at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

Today the DooCrew made a drop off (usually we doo the picking up!) to our friends at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Thanks to your comments and feedback on our Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show contest. On this chilly February day, we donated more than 30 blankets to the keep our cuddly friends cozy while they wait for furever homes. Also, congratulations to Dee D. for winning our gift card!

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society can always use your donations to help the pets sheltered there. To keep updated on what the animals there need, follow SFAHS on Facebook or give them a jingle!

Miss America may boast beauty and pageant prowess, and you rarely find a dog in that group, but the canine competition for The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show proves beauty and the breed rules supreme. For the 136th time, furry  folks will flock to New York City for the contest, which you can catch on television, too:

Monday, February 13, 2012
Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
7-8 p.m. USA Network
8-10 p.m. CNBC

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show
8-10 p.m. USA Network

To celebrate the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, DooGooders™ wants you to grab a monocle, jog around the living room with your primped pooch and predict the Best In Show winner. Post the pup you think will triumph before the Best In Show begins Tuesday on our Facebook page, and if you get it right, you win a $20 DooGooders gift certificate. We’ll also donate a dollar to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society for each person that posts their pick. If no one selects the show’s final star, we’ll draw for a winner from those who participated.

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Courtesy: Bitnoots

And a couple fun furry facts about the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show:

  • First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby.
  • Westminster pre-dates the invention of the light bulb and the automobile, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Washington Monument, the invention of basketball and the establishment of the World Series.
  • The first telecast of Westminster was in 1948, three years before “I Love Lucy” premiered.  
  • There have been a total of 299,024 dogs entered in Westminster’s 134 shows through 2010.

pup profile pepper livvy cory megan myers italian greyhound

Meet our latest profile pups, Pepper and Livvy, Italian Greyhound rescues. These might be two of the most tech-savvy pooches you will meet!

Our friends at Paws Up Pet Sitting will be collecting pet items for the Oglala Pet Project (OPP) in Kyle, SD. OPP is a non-profit organization serving the Pine Ridge communities and the pets on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It works to help as many cats and dogs as possible with anything from shots, spay/neuters, food, frontline, and anything else the pet needs.
Paws Up will be collecting items from now until April 1. 2012 to help (get a complete list of what OPP needs here). If you wish to donate an item, please contact Paws Up at 605-351-7229 and Paws Up will personally pick the items up.
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