Our specialty is pet waste removal – a professional service to clean up the dog poop in your yard.  Our “Pooper Scooper” service can be set up on a recurring schedule as needed. We offer daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly arrangements – but most common is a weekly cleanup of your entire yard.

Have a big event coming up? We also offer one time clean-ups for special occasions. And, in recognizing that our pets are not the only ones making a mess, we can remove waste from other animals – such as birds or geese for additional charges.


We can also deodorize and disinfect your yard with our “green” enzymatic cleaner, an eco-friendly solution that is non-toxic. The well being and satisfaction of our clients is our top priority, so we always use products that are safe for you, safe for your pet, and safe for the environment.

Call Amy at
(423) 773-8178

Pet Poop Cleanup: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average amount of poop for one dog?

Depending on the size of the dog, it usually averages one-quarter to one-third of a bucket per week. Extra large dogs average 1/2 bucket per week. That’s a lot of dog poop!

How long does it take for dog poop to decompose?

On average, it takes about 9 weeks for excrement in your yard to break down and decompose. When the weather is cold, decomposition can take up to a year.

How long can bacteria and parasites live in the ground after the poop has decomposed?

The eggs of most parasites can survive in the soil for almost a month. To prevent the spread of parasites, pet waste and feces should be cleaned up and removed within 2 weeks – before these eggs hatch! There are also some parasites that lay dormant until the weather changes or the proper host comes along.

Can I just flush my dog or cat poop down the toilet?

Most people have flushed pet waste down the toilet a time or two in their life. Some say this is better for the environment than just throwing it into a landfill. This is absolutely not true. Sewage treatment plants can’t kill some of the parasites in pet waste, so the recycled wastewater stays contaminated. Cat poop is the most dangerous because municipal systems often cannot eliminate toxoplasma, which is common in cat waste.

Can the parasites in dog and cat fecal matter cause sickness in humans?

There are multiple diseases that can be spread from pet waste to humans. Campylobacteriosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis, Salmonellosis, Toxocariasis,  and Toxoplasmosis are just a few. The symptoms of these diseases range from stomach cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting, as well as vision loss and birth defects in children. That’s six good reasons to clean up after your pet.

How often should your lawn be cleaned?

Most people use our weekly cleanup service. We offer a range of services from Total cleanup and disinfection to our bucket service. Either service can be done daily, weekly, or monthly. Most clients are happy with weekly service, but you decide what works best for you.

What if I clean up after my dog daily? How can your services be of use to me?

We offer a waste disposal service for those who pick up after their pets daily, but have no place to dispose of the waste. Here is how it works: We provide a lined, airtight container for you to dispose of the waste throughout the week. Once a week, we pick up the bucket and replace with a fresh one.
No more smelly trash cans for you!

Do you offer ‘pooper scooper services’ year-round?

Of course, dogs don’t stop pooping just because it’s cold outside! Freezing temperatures prevents the waste from decomposing quickly so it’s very important to scoop year round.

Do I have to sign a contract?

No contract is required, and you can cancel anytime with a 24-hour notice. We aim to make our customers happy so cancellation is not something we encounter often. Once you see the difference and become accustomed to the convenience we provide you will see why Mann’s Best Friend is your best friend.

Can you clean up with my dogs in the yard?

We sure can! Your dog is our best friend, and most of the time the dogs love when we visit. With the exception of aggressive dogs that pose a threat to our employees, they are welcome to stay in the yard. If your dog is territorial or aggressive, we ask they stay in another area until the cleanup is completed.

Do you work in the rain and snow?

We work in rain and snow as long as the job can be completed. If the dog poop is frozen it cannot be removed so we must wait until the temperature rises. We work in the rain as long as it’s not flooding.

How do you dispose of the pet waste?

All pet waste is disposed into a landfill according to city regulations.

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