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It’s getting warm out there and we don’t want any hot dogs out there! Here are some tips to keep your canine companion cool this summer.

1. Keep their water bowl full at all times and even outside.

2. Take your dog out early in the morning before the sun comes out. This will also help out with their paws not being on the hot sidewalks.

3. Next, make sure you don’t exercise Fido too much during the summer.

4. Take them to the lake or even have a kiddy pool he can swim around in.

5. If your dog is going to be outside make sure that there is plenty of shade they can go under. And if they are inside you can spray them with a spray bottle to cool them off and keep the AC on.

6. Make sure to watch for signs of heat stroke. If they are panting excessively, have a hard time walking, and if their heart rate is fast take them to the vet as soon as possible.

7. And the last tip for keeping your dog cool this summer is to NEVER leave them in a car by themselves.

Follow these tips and you and your dog will have a cool summer!

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At DooGooders, we’re always trying to find ways to doo good with dog poo. Over the last 35 dog years, we’ve been able to doo a lot of good. And we’ve had a lot of fun along the way. And now we’re excited to announce a new way to doo good. While this has nothing to doo with poo, it has everything to doo with the safety of your pooch. Today, we launch DooGooders idna. If your dog is ever lost, we can positively identify him using his DNA. It’s simple. It’s cheap ($34.99). And it’s guaranteed to work. We take a quick, painless cheek swab using something that looks like a Q-Tip. It takes about 20 seconds. We give you a tag with your dog’s DNA number and register your furry friend in the World Pet Registry. If your dog is ever lost or stolen, we can use his DNA to reunite you. Micro-chips can fall out or be removed and tags can get lost. But DNA is forever. And it can’t be faked. To find our how you can protect your dog with DooGooders idna, email or call 605.951.1176.

Not afraid to talk sh*t (literally), live in the Sioux Falls area and interested in sales… then get your poop in a group and drop us a line at to learn more about a part-time opportunity with the DooCrew.








We just wrapped up one of the more memorable weeks in DooGooders history – spending several days at the PooPrints lab in Knoxville, Tennessee. PooPrints uses DNA technology to keep apartment and condo lawns looking good as new and free of doo! The process is surprisingly simple (well, unless you’re the scientist doo-ing the tests) and extremely affordable. During our time in Knoxville, we learned all the ins and outs of this awesome new technology. It all starts by taking an easy and painless cheek swab.









Here you see Mattie – who helps train the new PooPrints distributors like us – volunteering to have her cheek swabbed for probably the 100th time! She’s a great sport!


Dog DNA Strands











The PooPrints scientists then process the swab for DNA. So at that point – our work is done.









If a property manager finds doo on the grounds they simply take a sample and send it back to lab, where once again the scientist does the dirty work, matching the doo to the dog. Once we have that info, we alert the property manager who typically levies a fine against the tenant who failed to pick up after their best friend. We talked to residents and property managers in Knoxville who absolutely love this service.









Adam Chavira with Legends at Oak Grove (pictured here) says his grounds went from nasty to spotless within a week of using PooPrints. The price is right, too. The initial DNA collection costs just $34.99. And each dog doo sample costs $44.99 to process. Most property managers simply pass those costs on to the tenant who own dogs – and many fine tenants $100 or more for not picking up their dogs mess. So they’re able to make some extra money for the enforcement. Legends at Oak Grove uses that extra cash to make their property even more pet friendly. They’re actually putting in a dog spa for the pet owners!









The fine folks in Knoxville aren’t the only ones enjoying this new service. PooPrints is available around the country, from Miami to Washington – and of course – in Sioux Falls! Midwest Property Services is having great success with PooPrints. We also just added a Lloyd Companies property – who also loves PooPrints! They’ve found just one rouge dog doo on their property this month. All thanks to dog DNA!









We know this is a new way to doo dog poo – so if you have any questions just fire an e-mail to – and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. We’ll be posting videos from our trip soon – so stay tuned!


Nate with the PooPrints team from Knoxville, TN and Miami, FL.

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.

In this edition of the DooGooders Training Scoop, learn how to tell if your dog is a righty or a lefty.  This is interesting and important to know when you’re thinking about training your dog.  It can also be a fun fact to know about your furry friend.  Stay tuned to for future editions of the Training Scoop, and don’t forget to spay or neuter your pet, and always Doo Good!

We’re getting ready for Spring at DooGooders!  We’re currently only doing pick-ups as needed, but as soon as that snow melts, we’ll be back for regular service.  Once again, we’ll be offering a Spring Clean package for just $34.99.  We don’t care how many dogs you have.  That low price is the same for everybody, unless you live on an acreage.  If you’d like to pre-pay for a Spring Clean we’ll give you $3 off.  (offer expires March 1, 2010)  Just e-mail to get on the waiting list.

You may have heard us on the radio talking about our rejected ads.  Well, we knew it was a long shot, but we had Pile the DooGooders Spokesdog write some new jingles to promote poo pick-up.  Turns out his doo diddys don’t make the grade.  We videotaped his late night jam session, and we’ll show you the rejected ads throughout the year.  Here’s the first of several.

We hope you enjoy Pile as much as we doo!  Here’s to melting snow, and maybe an early Spring!

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