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Hiring a pooper scooper vs removing dog poop yourself
August 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Image of a dog enjoying a yard cleaned by a pooper scooper.

Compared with all the great things about owning a dog, there are relatively few downsides. The occasional destroyed shoe or raided garbage is rare, but cleaning dog messes from the backyard happen daily. When life gets busy, or the weather gets bad, it’s easy for the yard to get out of control. Hiring a pooper scooper may seem like a luxury, but compared to the hassle of cleaning your yard yourself, it’s an easy way to stay on top of the mess. Eliminate the biggest downside of owning a dog when you hire a dog poop cleanup company. Here are a few pros and cons of a pooper scooper versus cleaning your yard yourself.

Hiring a pooper scooper

A pooper scooper is a service that comes to your property and cleans up your dog’s messes. They work on commercial and residential properties so that you can schedule services as a homeowner, renter, or HOA.


One of the biggest benefits of hiring a dog butler for your yard is eliminating one of the downsides of owning a dog. Instead of the hassle of cleaning up your yard, you get to enjoy playing fetch or spending time with your family outside. Other benefits include:

  • Help to keep the yard clean when the weather is bad—no more searching for dog poop in the snow or rain.
  • Know when your dog isn’t feeling well. A dog butler will let you know if something is unusual with your dog’s waste.
  • Use a set schedule. A pooper scooper will show up when you need them, without the hassle of calling every week.
  • Save your back. Eliminate the strain of bending over and the annoyance of pacing the yard looking for waste; someone does it all for you.

You can have peace of mind that your yard is always pristine without having an extra chore on your list.


There aren’t many downsides to hiring a pooper scooper. It’s an added expense to your monthly budget, but the advantages make up for the cost. Dog Butler adjusts prices based on the number of dogs and the size of the yard. You can get a clean yard for as little as $10 a week.

You also have someone entering your yard to clean it once or twice a week. Our team is insured and trained, so you can feel total confidence in trusting whoever cleans your property.

Cleaning your yard yourself worth it?

Whether you’ve had dogs your entire life or are a new puppy owner, you’ve cleaned your yard without a professional dog poop cleaning service.

The most significant advantage of cleaning your yard yourself is saving money. But when you consider what your time is worth and how many other obligations you have throughout the week, your time is worth a lot more than the minimal cost of a dog butler.

The benefits of saving money are outweighed by the hassle of spending time in the yard searching for messes, regardless of the weather.

Dog Butler is the pooper scooper service Connecticut relies on to get their yards clean.

We “doo” the chore dog owners don’t want to do or don’t have the time for every week. Whatever the reason you need a little extra help around your property, we’re here for you. Dog Butler was founded in 2009 with 15 employees the first year but has since grown to provide unparalleled service to customers in Fairfield and New Haven County in Connecticut and Armonk County in New York. All our employees are trained, insured, and conscientious. Every property we service gets the same unparalleled attention to detail and care.

Contact the Dog Butler team for a free quote and to set up service with a pooper scooper.