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Warm Weather Means Big Business For Pooper Scoopers

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By Edgar Linares, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The warm weather has uncovered some messy yards in the Twin Cities, thanks to our four-legged canine friends. But those in the poop-scooping business aren’t complaining.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports

“The week before I probably got one new client and this week I’ve already signed up 10 new customers for regular service,” said Brain Benson, the owner of Dr. Poolittle, a doggy waste cleanup service.

Benson has been in the poop-scooping business for almost six years and says the winter time takes a toll on his wallet.

“You don’t get too many new clients but you get a couple,” said Benson. “We do the best job we possibly can. But sometimes the snow hides quite a bit.”

Since Sunday night, Benson has been receiving numerous calls from new clients looking to clean up their yards. He expects another round of calls once a complete meltdown happens in spring.

“Right now, people are seeing about one month’s worth of dog waste,” said Benson.

But all that snowfall has also made his job a little easier.

“The snowfall in December helped because many dogs kept doing their business in the same area,” said Benson.

The cost for a one-time clean is $75 to $125. For weekly cleanup that can cost up to $15.95 a week with an upfront service fee of $85.

It’s a messy job but Dr. Poolittle doesn’t mind doing it.

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