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July 14, 2011

Poo Prints


Something is being done about the irresponsible dog owners in some areas. For example, New Hampshire. This post in CNN caught my eye.

Some apartments are implementing PooPrints, a program that matches dog waste to DNA collected through pets' mandatory mouth swabs.

"The tests bought through PooPrints, a subsidiary of BioPet Vet Lab in Knoxville, Tennessee, match the DNA already captured to a sample of each pet's waste. Poop that isn't scooped can then be analyzed."

I wonder who gets the outdoor in the fresh air job of doing the scooping. I wonder if that is a full time job or just part time. Sounds like something we senior citizens could do part time. I wonder if they pay under the table. I'll have to get the scoop on that. This could be another way to help the economy with more new jobs.

Stay tuned for updates on the DNA tests that provide the poop on bad dog owners.

19 comments:

Rock Chef said...

I am guessing that the person who does the analysing would have a "Number 2" who would do the scooping :-)

I do think that this is a good idea, though - far too many people just leave the poop where it drops...

Brian Miller said...

ha. some person that stepped in too much came up with idea i bet...had what a job matching poo to dogs...ugh

Gary's third pottery blog said...

if my dog goes over into the weeds, then

Gary's third pottery blog said...

...oooops... if she goes over into the weeds, i don't scoop, otherwise I try to be a good neighbor :)

DJan said...

Here in Washington state, it's the law. You MUST clean up after your pet, and almost everyone does. There are stations everywhere with bags and receptacles. This makes it a lot nicer to go for a walk in a public park, believe me!

Kristina P. said...

So weird.

Bossy Betty said...

I am all for this. I am getting out my swabs now....

Big Dave T said...

Our dog was famous for making it look like he was doing a number two, but then nothing would "materialize." But the neighbors wouldn't know that. So we'd have to pretend we were scooping up whatever they thought he dropped. Maybe our dog was constipated or something. Not necessarily a bad thing though.

LL Cool Joe said...

One of my pet peeves is people that allow their dogs to poop on our front lawn and not clear it away. Because we live in the country people assume it's just land and don't feel they need to clear up the mess.

Maggie May said...

I wish someone would come round here and catch the person that is allowing a dog to regularly foul our pavement, would get caught through DNA or any other method.
It is an excellent idea.
Imagine telling people what you did for a living!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Ms. A said...

I wonder how costly that could end up? Guess you could fine the person, for the cost of the analysis. Wish they would do this in my neighborhood, for the cats!

lisleman said...

ah do you get paid by the turd?

English Rider said...

Super Dooper Pooper Scooper is the technical term. I heard this story too. It is sad that this is necessary. It annoys me no end when I have to watch for land mines. I scoop religiously and have offered bags to miscreants in the past as a gentle reminder. One audacious young woman replied,"No thanks. I'll come back and pick it up later" In the middle of the school sports field? I had a hard time believing my own ears.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Laughing out loud at Rock Chef's comment! Ha!

This is one job, even in a terrible job market, that I would NOT want. Oy.

xo jj

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Yes, do get the scoop on this. Although it enrages me when irresponsible lazy people don't clean up after their dogs, it seems a bit ludicrous to spend money and talent on DNA testing dog poo when the whole world is at war and the economy is destroyed, health care is either threatened or non-existent, jobs are scarce and people are suffering greatly. And now the president is threatening to hold back the Social Security checks for August if the budget deficit is not solved. I could think of better uses for that dog poo if only I had the addresses of most of the politicians responsible for this colossal mess we're in.

Dave King said...

Incredible! Once it would have been unbelievable, but nothing's that any more!

secret agent woman said...

I'd heard about this because it uses a local lab. I'd hate to have the scooping job, though.

Syd said...

I hate getting it on my shoes. I am a religious dog poop scooper, carrying little bags in my pockets. I pick up even when we are on the deserted island. I wish more people would. Maybe the violators could be made to do public service by picking up poop.

deb logan said...

I manage a 339 unit complex with 250 dogs! I have used this program since may 2010 and nothing makes me more proud to have q CLEAN pet friendly community. Check out my property's website at www.twinpondsnashua.com. Not only is the property clean, it costs the property owner absolutely nothing while offering my tenants to bring their furry friends to the property at a minimal cost. I believe so strongly in the product and Its amazing results that I became a sales rep. If you live in the new Hampshire area, come see for yourself what a pet friendly and clean property looks like. Talk to any one of my residents and I guarantee they will brag about the product. If you don't live in the area, feel free to email me at dogdnatoday.com and let me show you how to implement this easy affective program at no cost to the property owner. -deb Logan