There are few topics more talked about in Facebook community groups, than that of of dog poo. Gone are the days when hard white pooch parcels would scatter the pavements of our towns! If a lone terrier turd is discovered on a pavement today, chances are it will be photographed and shared online where it will be met with a tirade of comments from angry locals. Community groups are filled with posts about inconsiderate and lazy dog owners who neglect their duties, after all, as pet owners it is our responsibilty to pick up after them. Picking up the odd dog poo during ” walkies” is by no means a chore. Unpleasant, yes, but not exactly back breaking and it’s highly inconsiderate to simply leave it and move on.
Whilst there are some dog owners in the UK who deem it unnecessary to pick up dog poo, there is one woman in Leeds who picks up over 850 pieces of it each week!
Emma Garner has been running The Dog Poo Professionals for almost two years. After being made redundant from her position at a local law firm, Emma bit the bullet and started her own business. Family and friends were rather shocked when Emma first shared her business plan with them but much to Emma’s credit, she’s turned her idea into a successful business.
The Dog Poo Professionals cover North, East and West Yorkshire, picking up dog poo for people who can’t (or don’t want to). From just £9 per week, Emma and her team will pick up every single smelly surprise from your back passage, patio or lawn! On average, Emma estimates that she picks up around 850 pieces of poo per week for people from all walks of life.
Emma says: ” People call us for a weekly pick up or simply because it has mounted up . Landlords call us after tenants have departed and left the garden in a mess. Football coaches call us to clear pitches. Elderly, disabled, pregnant and injured people call us as they are unable to pick it up themselves. Our customer base is so diverse. And yes, we do get people with coprophobia – the fear of poop!
“There is no minimum poop requirement. Some clients call us to just discinfect and deodorise an area with no poo.
“Friends and family thought I was mad but once they’d seriously thought about it they could definitely see it working. Some still think I’m mad but they’re all so very proud of me and what I’ve achieved.”