When I meet people on the street, they often ask about PetCorps. Here are some of the most common questions people ask me.
Is that your business?
While there are at least 2 major pooper-scooper service franchises across the United States, PetCorps is a privately-owned sole-proprietorship from right here in Central Kentucky.
What do you do with the poop?
After finding and collecting dog waste from residential yards, I bag it up and haul it away. I follow EPA recommendations by disposing of the waste in a dumpster where the waste is later hauled off to a land-fill.
How did you get involved in this?
I just sort of stepped into it one day. In all seriousness, the Army trained me to be a veterinary technician so it was born out of that experience.
Why do you do it?
Let’s face it. Picking up dog waste is a disgusting and smelly job. Almost nobody likes to do it. And when pet owners leave it sit on their lawn, it does more harm than good to their lawns, to source water, and even to people and pets who come into contact with it in the yard. Because of this, I saw a need to improve life for people and pets by taking this chore off their to-do list.
How much is it?
When I tell people how much it costs, I get two very different reactions. Some people say, “Is that all? Wow, that’s not so bad!” While others nod saying, “Okay…” while their facial expression says “That’s expensive!” The truth is, this service is not designed for everybody. Some people like to clean up the dog waste themselves, and I’m okay with that. Others would pay someone to do it, but don’t have the disposable income to allow them to do so.
The price for once a week service starts at $60 per month. If you have more than one dog, the price goes up $8 per month for each additional dog. When you boil it down, prices start from as low as $13.85 per week.
What do you get for this price?
First of all, you get your time back. On average, it takes 30 minutes to clean a yard. Some yards take longer and others take less but on average it’s about 30 minutes. Over the course of a year, that’s 26 HOURS you get back from having to do a job you really don’t like. What could you do with an extra 26 hours a year?
Second, you get a clean yard. Granted, it will need cleaned again and again, but continual maintenance will reduce your household’s exposure to disease-causing organisms like E. coli, Salmonella spp., campylobacter, roundworm, hookworm, Coccidia, and Giardia. A clean yard will not attract pests such as rats and mice who see dog waste as a food source.
Third, as a trained professional, I can alert you to potential health problems by observing changes in your animal’s waste. I know what to look for, from blood, to mucus, to diarrhea, to odor, and even color. If something is off, I’ll notify you as soon as I see it.
How to Buy
To get started, call 877-402-4427 or visit http://petcorps.net. We happily serve customers in Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, Radcliff, Brandenburg, Shepherdsville, and Louisville.
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