Hello:The Doggie-Do Division is Full!
Let the Pros Clean Up Your Pet Waste!
- As of fall and winter 2016, our customer list for the Doggie-Do Division is completely full. But we're leaving up our info page so that YOU can learn more about this subject.
How Do You Take Care of Dog Waste?
We deal with the least pleasant part of dog ownership so that you can enjoy more time with your family and pets. Also, we really love dogs, and we want to protect both their health and yours! We use sanitary methods of cleaning to pick up all waste, wearing boots, gloves, and safety glasses. We have a certified nursing assistant on staff who is trained in the safe disposal of hazardous waste and the prevention of the spread of disease pathogens. We also prevent the spread of disease by using both antibacterial soap AND a hydrogen peroxide cleaning solution to clean all equipment after every stop. This kills canine parvovirus, distemper, and pseudorabies virus among others. It is safe, environmentally sound, does not harm pets, and works quickly (all unlike chlorine bleach.)
Where Does the Pet Waste Go?
Waste is double-bagged in accordance with local regulations and hauled off to the landfill. We have interviewed several metro employees at recycling and transfer stations, and this is the best, safest, and yes, actually the greenest way to go. Please do NOT put pet waste in with your composting, flush it down the toilet, or bury it in your yard. We also don't recommend using an underground pet waste digester in the yard, such as a Doggie Dooley. These are not designed to handle a climate that receives so much rainfall.
Are There Any Composting/Recycling Options At All?
Many people in the Portland area are concerned about going green, and we get this question a lot. Unfortunately, there are currently no options for composting or recycling large amounts of pet waste locally. The Bokashi system is the only home composting method we would recommend trying. We can help you install this and then deposit your pet waste there after cleaning your yard, but we can make no guarantees. Other methods are just too hazardous to people, animals, and the environment in general. The safety of your family and pets is too important to put at risk!
Wow, Is Pet Waste Really That Hazardous?
Well, we talk a little bit more about that on the right-hand side, in the Q&A section... but yes, pet waste carries literally dozens of diseases. Everyone needs to get it off their lawns as fast as possible, but because of busy work schedules, family obligations, disabilities, selling a house, etc. etc. etc.... that can't always happen. And that's where we come in to help you and your pets! So please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you.