Poo the Rescue turns pooper scooper into business venture


There's a big reason Brian Smith is becoming one of man's best friend's biggest allies. Smith is the owner of Poo the Rescue. He's a professional pooper scooper, of sorts, who's making removing your four-legged friend's mess his mission.

Smith said, "What a lot of people don't know is that pet waste or dog waste is actually the number one food source for rats and mice. So, you know by maintaining and controlling this, it really helps minimize the pests as well."

For about a year now, Poo the Rescue's scoop techs have been picking up after pets in yards across greater Houston.

"I've been called a scoop ninja," Smith said.

And no matter what you call him, client like Allison Hutson call the weekly waste removal service convenient.

She said, "It takes time, and everybody only has so much time in a day. So, having Brian just spend the time, it gives me a little time to do other things that I like to do better."

Smith admits he hears a lot of crappy jokes when it comes to his unique profession. But he's not barking about it one bit.

"I always like to say, it's a crappy business, but it's picking up," he joked.

Smith says scooping and cleaning an average sized yard can run between $13 and $16 per visit.

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