The Dog Dung Vacuum: Powered Poop Scooping

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Tired of bending over a few times each day to scoop the poop? If you and your back have had enough, perhaps the dog dung vacuum is the answer. Offered by Hammacher Schlemmer, this poo sucking innovation retails for $99, less than we expected – but be prepared to shell out for replacement bags: they are unique to the design and 50 of them will set you back $20. A description from their catalog:

This device vacuums pet waste into a disposable bag, eliminating the need to bend over and scoop excrement by hand. A 30,000-rpm motor quickly suctions dog waste from grass, concrete, or even snow-covered ground into a plastic bag that removes for ease of disposal. The bag wraps around the vacuum’s intake to prevent waste from touching any part of the device. About the size of a leaf blower, the cordless vacuum transports easily around a yard and stores unobtrusively. Provides up to 50 cleanups after a 12-hour charge via the included AC adapter. Includes 25 3-lb.-capacity bags.

Would you shell out $100+ to save the effort of scooping it yourself? We’re not so sure this would get a lot of use in our home – but those suffering from back issues, or elderly dog walkers may be relieved to find an alternative to the stoop and scoop maneuver.
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39 thoughts on “The Dog Dung Vacuum: Powered Poop Scooping”

  1. LOL no. I use plastic baggies. I have to pick it up while on walks so there’s NO way I’d cart this machine around.

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  2. I think it’s probably aimed at those owners who are less agile than they once were… if it does the advertised job and allows them to look after their fuzzy family member for longer, good job!

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  3. I hate picking up poo, so I see nothing wrong with this! I can still bend over, I just don’t want to. I have four dogs, so clean up can take awhile. It just depends on if you want to invest that kind of money in something like that. I’d consider it. But I think first I’d try the poop scoop for 15 bucks.

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  4. I will stick to my environmentally friendly pooper scooper who has a compost area for it plus for cat litter and a shredder for recyclable used poop bags (how many people use these, throw into the garbage and dont realize they dont decompose in a sealed landfill?-youre wasting the extra $ on the bags and not helping the enviornment-they are so slow to decompose the company had to buy a shredder to assist in the process) Now think of that visual-shredding filled poop bags 😮

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