Two brothers from England called Ben and David Walker have launched a unique business that’s believed to be a real first for the region. They’ve created Scoopy the Poopy North East, and the service they offer is right in the name. They will come and clean up after your dog for you!
This is a bit more than just calling someone to take care of the “business” your dog leaves in your yard. They also offer disinfecting and deodorizing services as well. So not only will they remove the dog poop, but make sure the area where it all took place is looked after as well.
They offer weekly, fortnightly or monthly plan options, and they even have discounts for the elderly and disabled as well. It really is a one-stop-shop for all of your dog waste removal needs.
“I came up with the idea about a year ago,” said David, who lives in a town called Wallsend. “I knew there was a market there; in the US, this is big business. When I did some research, though, I discovered that, while there were a couple of companies down south doing it, there was no-one in the North. Certainly not anyone offering the disinfecting and deodorizing.”
The brothers have been promoting their business mainly through social media, however they are also considering advertising at dog shows and other pet related events. The business also promotes the use of pet friendly chemicals for the disinfecting and deodorizing, biodegradable baggies making them eco-friendly as well.
“We’re catering for all kinds of people,” said David. “It could be people who are just too busy or people who really don’t like doing it. People pay others to walk their dogs, clean their home, do their ironing and this is just another service like that.”
The pair will be doing all the jobs they get themselves for now, however, the plan is to turn this into a full time gig for them, and to even have multiple employees and other locations all over the UK.
“I would love this business to become financially profitable for me and my brother,” he said. “It would be good to get to a place where our family can make a good living from it. I think there is vast potential. Someday, perhaps, we could have four or five vans covering the entire North East. There is maybe even the potential for a franchise, but we’re being proactive. Nobody gives you anything; you’ve got to go out and take it.”