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DooGooders has been doing good with poo for more than 55 dog years. And we are committed to being the price leader in our crappy industry. Since 2008, we’ve only raised our weekly residential prices once and our PooPrints prices twice. As our expenses increased the past few years, we’ve decided it’s time to make a modest price adjustment to some of our products and services.

While we feel these changes are small, we respect that you need to budget. Because of that, these changes won’t go into effect until July  1, 2016. We’ve listed the price adjustments below. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the DooCrew at scooper@doogooders.com.

Residential Service – July 1, 2016

Twice/Week: $10.49 (current: $10.24)

Weekly: $12.99 (current: $12.49)

Every Other Week: $19.49 (current: $18.99)

Commercial Cleaning: $45.00/hour (no change)

PooPrints by DooGooders Commercial Service – July 1, 2016

Dog DNA Swab: $39.95 (current: $34.95)

Dog Doo DNA Match, No-Match: $59.95 (current: $54.95)

Dog Doo DNA Fail: $15.00 (no change)

Five Bottle Waste Sample Kit: $65.00 (current: $60.00)

Waste Station: $165.00 (no change)

Case of Dog Doo Bags: $49.95 (no change)

Skid of Dog Doo Bags (88 cases): $35.00/case ($10.00/case savings)

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2015 was a huge growth year as the DooCrew marked more territory and expanded our PooPrints by DooGooders service. We’re the exclusive PooPrints distributor for the territory above. If you see our logo on or near your city, we are likely the distributor for you. And if we can’t help you, we are happy to point you to the eager PooPrints representative for your area.

With more than 3,000 registered dogs, DooGooders serves more than 100 properties in six states and is the authorized PooPrints distirbutor for South Dakota, Western North Dakota, extreme Southwest Minnesota, Sioux City, IA and parts of Wyoming and Montana.

We love dealing with crap, no matter where it is! If you’re interested in learning more about PooPrints by DooGooders, just email scooper@doogooders.com!

2015 PooPrints Review

The DooCrew took more crap than ever in 2015! Some highlights include picking up more than 1,600 residential lawns for the second year in a row. We also got rid of #2 problems with dog DNA and PooPrints. We registered more than 1,000 dogs from apartments across five states, bringing the total number of dogs registered in PooPrints by DooGooders to more than 3,000!

In 2015, we processed 456 dog doo DNA samples. 265 were successfully matched to a dog. 165 samples started as a no-match, but 28 of those samples were eventually matched to the right dog once property managers were able to find the culprits and get them registered. The majority of poopertrators came from four properties, which usually indicates tenants hiding dogs and avoiding registration. 52 tests (11%) failed doo to insufficient DNA in the sample.

In the case of no-matches and failed samples, we can help! PooPrints scientists can help identify dogs hiding on the property and can talk you through the sample process. Last month a property in North Dakota turned six no-matches into matches by finding the stinker and getting him registered into the WPR. To get scientific help, just email scooper@doogooders.com.

Thanks as always for letting us doo good with dog poo!

 

More properties are signing up for PooPrints by DooGooders. Chief Doo Officer Jolene Loetscher breaks down the numbers.

Tenants love living with dogs and more apartments are accommodating. DooGooders Chief Doo Officer Jolene Loetscher takes a closer look at the trends in this edition of Doo Data by DooGooders.

 

We’ve been in business for more than 40 dog years. And it turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. DooGooders served more people than ever in 2014, cleaning more than 1600 lawns and collecting DNA from more than 800 dogs. Thanks so much for letting us doo good with poo!  Here’s a quick breakdown of our 2014 service:

Residential Cleanings: 1,642

PooPrints DNA Samples: 830

PooPrints Dog Doo Samples: 296

Total PooPrints stats in the DooGooders territory: 36 properties across 4 states; 1,574 dogs registered

The next time you’re walking your best friend around downtown Sioux Falls it’ll be easier to take care of your dog doo. DooGooders teamed up with Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. and Jans Corporation to install five dog doo drop-off stations. Help yourself to oxo-biodegradable bags from PooPrints, leave them at one of our stations and help us continue to doo good with poo!

You can read more about the dog doo project here.

The dog doo stations are marked with a dog paw on the map below.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 9.30.59 PMApartment residents and property managers can breath a little easier as DooGooders® reaches the crappy milestone of swabbing more than 1,111 dogs for its PooPrints DNA program.

With PooPrints, each dog living at a property provides a DNA sample via a non-invasive, painless cheek swab. Then if a tenant does not do their duty with the doo, a small sample of the waste can be matched with the dog and owner via DNA identification. Properties can then fine tenants who leave the foul feces out and about.

“It’s estimated 40-percent of pet waste remains unscooped and it’s not just a stinky mess for properties, it can also be a health concern,” says Jolene Loetscher, DooGooders Chief Doo Officer. “With the EPA classifying the dog poo problem as crappy as oil and toxic chemicals for water, PooPrints acts like canine CSI to keep our community clean, green and healthy.”

Multi-family communities in Sioux Falls, Brookings and North Sioux City South Dakota, Williston, North Dakota, Sioux City, Iowa and Pipestone and Rochester, Minnesota use PooPrints provided by DooGooders.

Beginning in Spring 2014, DooGooders will launch the direct to consumer product in partnership with PooPrints called iDNA for dog identification by DNA technology.

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This last weekend was the rescheduled event for Bark For Life in Sioux Falls at Spencer Dog Park. It was suppose to take place June 8th, but Mother Nature had other plans. This Saturday was a nice day, but it was a bit windy outside. Other than that, it was a fun experience to be able to meet people and their furry friends. They had a variety of contests for the dogs and then after that they did their walks. Once that was done I had some people come to the booth and say hi. It was a good experience for me and hopefully next year the weather will hold up and more people will come. It’s for a good cause!

For more information you can go to Relay For Life’s website at:

http://www.relayforlife.org/learn/relayforeveryone/barkforlife

Also check out DooGooders Facebook page for pictures of the day’s event:

https://www.facebook.com/DooGooders

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Why do dogs chase their tails? Experts believe the reason is because they are bored. There’s only so much sleeping and chewing on toys a dog can do in a day. Most of us owners will watch and laugh as the dog goes around and around,etc. Dogs crave attention so laughing at the dog will likely have him keep doing it. Is this something to be worried about? Well, yes and no. If the dog is under one year and doesn’t chase its tail a lot than no it’s nothing to be worried about. If the dog is older then it might be something to watch. If he catches his tail and is biting on it hard he may cause damage to where the tail might have to be amputated. Also another thing to check is for fleas or rash. Experts say that you should not reward a dog for chasing its tail, it could prolong the tail chasing. Some ways to prevent tail chasing is to play more with your dog and tire him out and also give your dog more toys to chew on, like bones for instance will keep them busy.

Here are some links for more information:

http://www.ehow.com/about_4598038_do-dogs-chase-their-tails.html

http://www.wisegeek.org/why-do-dogs-chase-their-tails.htm

http://perfectpuppycare.com/why-do-dogs-chase-their-tails/

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  • Doo to a minor injury, our # 2 man will be picking up this weekend. 2 weeks ago

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