Poop Scooping With A Heart

Every time Doggy Detail service’s your home, you help prevent cruelty towards dogs and help sheltered dogs find a home.

Doggy Detail donates a portion of your service fee payment to local dog charities that you recommend.
ASPCA Second City Rescue PAWS Chicago Animal Education Resources

Second City Rescue PAWS Chicago ASPCA

What People Are Saying

"I've been a customer for years and have always had excellent and reliable service. Our property is always left clean and the poops are taken away! I no longer have to nag my family to go out and clean up the yard - Doggy Detail is the most economical way to keep family harmony."

- Betsy Brint — Highland Park, IL

"Benji loves your service, you keep the yard clean. Very friendly and dependable! Thank you"

- Barbara Schwarz — Hawthorn Woods, IL

"Always Satisfied - Thank You!"

- Joan Hall — Park Ridge, IL

"Great service!"

- Brian Dunstan — Round Lake, IL

"With my physical limitations and my husbands work hours this poop pick-up service saves us time, saves me falls, keeps our yard clean and smelling fresh (they even take the poop). I especially like that Sam calls ahead about 10 minutes so I can be sure all 3 dogs are in and won’t run out. He is always sure to close the gate and is pleasant and respectful when I see him. I truly appreciate this service."

- Michelle Wichtendahl — Schaumburg, IL

"Been using Doggie Detail for years now, they offer a great service and their pricing is the best around. Great company to work with."

- Julie Collins — Palatine, IL

"They are very good and keep my dog run in check."

- Jackie Isaacson — Northbrook, IL

"We love the service Doggy Detail provide!"

- Gail Edgar — Kildeer, IL

"We love this service. Saves us time and frustrations and allows me to spend more time with my kids! Thanks guys and the guy that comes Thursdays is super friendly!!!"

- Layne Baiza — Glendale Heights, IL

"Owners are responsive, service is reliable, and cost is very reasonable. Very happy with Doggy Detail!"

- Marianna Marshall — Gurnee, IL

"He comes, he picks up, he leaves things the way they should be, is friendly and professional, couldn't ask for better service!"

- Catherine Moran — Palatine, IL

"Very happy with service!! Thank you for making life a little easier :)"

- Karri Stafen — Chicago, IL

"Doggy-Detail is responsive, reliable and provides excellent service. I contacted the owner to inquire about a clean up from winter. On that same morning, I had heard back with all of the details and had my appointment scheduled for two days later. And this was during what I assume to be a busy time of the year. Now I use their services regularly and will continue to do so. The prices are also very reasonable."

- Michaelene Trocola — Island Lake, IL

"They come regularly, just as promised, and get all the poop. It's great! A fabulous time saver for me and worth the money. Great rates, too! Shop around and you'll see what I mean -- I was quoted the same rate by another "scooper service" at only one day per week, versus the two days per week Doggy Detail comes over."

- Karen Conner — Niles, IL

"I have used their services for over 10 years. They are reliable, prompt, consistent and take care of the dirty job."

- Carolyn Brown — Golf, IL

"Friendly, thorough, priced right. Would definitely recommend. Great job!!!"

- Carla Joyce — Palatine, IL

 More Reviews

Area's we service

Area's We Service

  • Lake County
  • Northern Cook County
  • Eastern McHenry County
  • Northern DuPage County

Dog Waste Removal Facts and Myths

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pet waste can spread from diseased animals to humans, which is called Zoonoses. When dog waste becomes infected and lands on your lawn, the eggs of certain roundworms and other parasites can linger in your soil for years+ Any human, or animal that comes into contact with your infected soil runs the risk of coming into contact with those eggs; especially your dog.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed pet waste a "non-point; source of pollution." This basically means, pet waste is in the same category as oil, and toxic chemicals. Also, the decay of your pet's waste actually creates nutrients for weeds and algae that grow in our waterways. This can results in limiting the amount of light which can penetrate the water's surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease and fish will die.

Dog Waste Removal is Essential

If you do not remove dog waste from your lawn, you run the risk of carrying the following hazardous bacteria and parasites on your lawn:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Salmonella
  • Hookworms
  • Ringworms
  • Tapeworms

If you become infected by one of these, symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children are definitely more susceptible as they often play in the dirt and put things in their mouths, or eyes.

3 Myths about Dog Waste Removal

  1. Dog Waste is Good Lawn Fertilizer
    No. Contrary to belief, dog waste is NOT a good fertilizer. As a matter of fact dog waste is very high in nitrogen and salts which can burn your lawn. Dog waste also attracts flies, which transmit disease. Dog waste itself can also be a vector for transmitting certain disease, between dogs and people (Salmonella, Campylobacter, Roundworms, and Hookworms.)

  2. My Lawn Mower Will Chop-up the Dog Waste
    Sometimes it can, but not always. More times than not, the dog waste is not high enough for the blades to cut it and you wind up stepping on it, or running it over with the wheels on your lawn mower. This just pushes the waste further in to the ground.

  3. Rain Will Wash the Dog Waste Away
    As long as the dog waste it not solid, than yes. Otherwise, rain will not wash the dog waste away. In solid form, the dog waste can with stand numerous weeks of down pours.

Tired of Seeing Yellow Patches On Your Lawn?

The cause of this could be because of your dog's bathroom habits. Check out these remedies below to help cure it:

  • Train your dog to use a non-grass area in the landscape, such as mulch, or gravel. If you are okay with some spotting on the lawn, than select a specific location and train your dog to go there.

  • Increase water consumption with your dog. It will dilute the urine, reducing the potential for a discolored lawn.

  • Feed your dog with a high-quality diet. This may help since the protein is more digestible and there are fewer waste products.

  • Water your lawn more frequently. This will also help dilute the urine.

Train Your Dog So You Can Have A Good Lawn

  1. Select an area where you want your dog to relieve themselves. Do your best to prevent them from relieving in any other areas for a while.

  2. Keep the same bathroom schedule daily. Take them out on a leash yourself, and walk them to the selected area.

  3. Be patient, and wait until your dog urinates or defecates. If your dog doesn't relieve them self within three to five minutes, take them back inside. Try again in 15 minutes. Continue to process until your dog relives them self in that selected area.

  4. When your dog relieves them self in the place you've chosen, praise them calmly. When they finish, reward them right away with multiple treats.

  5. Timing is very important. So that your dog understands why they are getting rewarded, your dog must receive their treats right after they finish relieving them self.

  6. Be patient as it may take a few days, or even a few weeks, but eventually they will get it right.

Facebook     YouTube     Twitter    

Check us out on
these social

Copyright © 2014 Doggy-Detail, Inc. All Rights Reserved