Scoppy Poo is Turning a Dirty Job into a Glamorous Profession

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Local dog waste pick up service is changing what it means to be scooped.

Robin Keller, Scoopy Poo VP of Poo, is dressed to impress while picking up dog waste from an Edina yard.

Walk where no dog has gone.

Scoopy Poo is setting new standards for customer service in the dog waste removal industry by turning a "down to earth" job into a glamorous profession by scooping dog waste from back yards with a smile and a smashing wardrobe.

Unsatisfied with the grub and drudgery that many other dog waste removal companies focus on, Scoopy Poo took a different direction taking pride in their poop scooping by showing up to clients' homes to scoop poop dressed in fancy attire, characterized as trendy and stylish.

The company was started in 2002 by Sonja Tengdin, a former bond trader and busy mother of two boys and two dogs, who got the idea as she sat down in her backyard to enjoy a drink with long-time friend, Gene Horstman, and immediately noticed an unbearable stench from the dog poop she had neglected to pick up for a few weeks due to her busy schedule. A few jokes later, Scoopy Poo was born.

"We have a mission to 'un-DooDoo' the world, one yard at a time. And showing up in style means we're taking our mission seriously, while never taking ourselves too seriously. We are visiting our customers' property once or twice a week. We're not only helping them keep their yards clean and healthy, but also representing them in front of their neighbors in their communities. We want to do that in the best possible light," said Tengdin.

Scoopy Poo considers themselves to be the clean sweep team for conscientious homeowners with one or two dogs, or condos buildings with several dogs sharing a small space of land, who are generally neat and tidy, but may have little time to spare to keep their yard clean and free of dog waste all the time.

Benefits to using the service include making lawn mowing easier and keeping poop from being tracked into homes by pets or children. And in the summer months, a waste-free yard keeps away extra bugs and off-putting odors that can spoil the atmosphere of backyard parties. But perhaps the biggest benefit is preventing the danger of infectious bacteria and parasites that can be passed to dogs and humans, including tapeworms and roundworms and bacteria including salmonella and giardia.

The company is famous for its use of poo-themed haiku and clever taglines such as, "We love taking crap from you," and "Walk where no dog has gone." They can often be spotted around town in their company car --- a Mini Cooper nicknamed the "Mini Scooper."

About Scoopy Poo
Scoopy Poo (http://www.scoopypoo.net) is a Twin Cities-based dog waste removal company who specializes in cleaning up residential homes, condos, townhomes and commercial properties. They are famous for being the first to glamorize the job of poop pick up and can often be seen year-round in back yards and at properties around the Twin Cities dressed to impress. They currently have offices Edina and Phoenix serving full-time Twin Cities residents as well as Minnesota snow birds.

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