Doody Calls pet waste pick-up begins at $10 per week and offers twice weekly, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly service.

    Doody Calls: their motto is “When nature calls, we answer.”

    And answering that call has become the work of Don Meyer, who bought into the Doody Calls pet waste collection franchise March 16 and since then has expanded from Milford to just over the Pennsylvania line and into Cecil County, Md.

    His largest customer base are working families who either are too busy or too tired when they get home to pick up after their pets.

    “It’s people that have absolutely zero time on their hands or are looking for the convenience,” Meyer said.

    Some of his customers are physically handicapped or legally blind.

    Additionally, he leases “Gladiator” waste containers for commercial customers.

These are aluminum, self-contained receptacles that provide bags for disposal.

    Prices for pick-up begin at $10 per week and can increase depending on the size of the property, number of dogs and frequency of the pick-up. Meyer offers twice weekly, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly service.

    An initial service may be higher depending on how much waste is there for disposal, he said.

    The lime-green Doody Calls trucks are stocked with sterilized tools, bags and plenty of snacks for pooches that may be a little unsure of a visitor.

    “For the most part, you make a bond with the dogs,” Meyer said.

    Meyer has hired two part-time assistants and his daughters Leah, 11, and Elle, 8, are his summertime helpers.

    For more information, call 800-366-3922.

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