Monday, April 16, 2012

DoodyCalls - Where There's Muck, There's Brass

Or there certainly is in the US!

For just $15 per week per dog, DoodyCalls will come to your home, apartment, community, or place of business and eliminate any evidence that a canine used it as a personal bathroom. This is real evidence of how enterprise can be exploited in the land of opportunity!

Jacob D’Aniello, co-founder and chief executive officer of DoodyCalls is rolling in it (money, not faeces!). The company’s annual revenue for 2011 was $4.5 million, a big jump from 2009′s comparatively modest $2.9 million. (If you’re curious, that breaks down to approximately 6.6 million poops disposed of by DoodyCalls last year.) They currently have 55 franchises in 22 states, and there are plans to open as many as 250 locations in the next decade.

Now for me this raises a very interesting question. Here at Dog Fouling and Red Rubber Bands HQ, we totally oppose any breaking of the law. That said, if we all obeyed the law there would be a number of social issues to manage.

No burglars, no security industry; no dog fouling, no DoodyCalls. In similar vein, I like to think that I kept school caretakers in business! That said, thrusting a hot test tube under cold water and watching it crack was not funny!

Dog fouling has made this gentleman very rich. I wish him luck. He is managing the failure of the state to enforce the law. Clearing up now equals the creation of unemployment. Over here in the UK, we don't need to clear up to bring this about while we have the Coalition Government in office (joke, joke!).

Article here.


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