When Doody Calls


If you have a dog, chances are you’ve got dog doody. No one enjoys the clean-up associated with dog doody, at least no one I know until I spoke with Keith Walkley who does it for a living!

DoodyCalls is a pet waste removal service company that specializes in pet waste clean-up in yards and commercial areas. Keith recently started the company with partner Paul Stansel.

DoodyCalls offers weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and one-time cleanings, depending on the needs and budget of the customer. “We work with people and get them the service they need, and it’s affordable,” Keith says.

“Removing the waste keeps it from working back into the soil, into the water system, and back into the home; it can be a health issue,” Keith informs. And to keep from spreading germs, tools are disinfected to eliminate the possibility of spreading doggy diseases.

With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, DoodyCalls also cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes decks, patios, dog runs, and kennels. Once the job is done all the waste is removed from the premises and a bright yellow door hanger is left so the customer knows when their yard was cleaned.

DoodyCalls services not only residential but public and commercial locations as well. They provide pet waste stations, trash services, and disinfecting services. They work with property managers to develop the right waste removal system for the location and will also assist in the planning of a new dog park.

So how does someone get into a business like this you may wonder? Well, I asked Keith the same thing! He worked for 5 years at Got Junk, specializing in junk removal and learning the ins and outs of starting a business, until the opportunity presented itself to open the DoodyCalls franchise. Then he quit his day job and went for it. It helps too, that Keith is an animal lover. He has worked for animal shelters in the past and says he always ends up working with animals in one way or another.

Keith has a dog he calls Little Dog, who he found as a stray in the Waterbury area. “Little Dog actually found me,” Keith says. He had been looking for a dog for some time, but couldn’t find a suitable match. “I knew when the time was right that a dog would find me.” Keith does not believe in coincidence; Little Dog is brown and looks very similar to the dog in the logo of Doody Calls. Little Dog rides around with Keith, looking out the window as they head from house to house doing a job no one else wants to do.

DoodyCalls is a great service for handicapped and ill people that have a hard time with cleanup. It is also excellent for those busy families and individuals. Keith and Paul service southwest Hartford County. Even if you live outside this area there may be service near you. For more information on DoodyCalls call the service line at 1-800-DoodyCalls or visit their website at www.doodycalls.com.

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