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A Little Poo And You’re In Deep Sh**!

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   9 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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“You wanna test my what? Do we know each other well enough for that, dude?”

We’ve all been there. You’re walking along and—squish!—dog poop smashes underfoot. You know the culprit has to be Mr. Beasley’s Lab, Gulliver, doing his dirty work in your front yard, but you can’t prove it. Imagine if you had some recourse, if there was something you could do to punish Mr. Beasley for allowing his furry poo machine to use your property as a dumping ground; something that didn’t involve you being arrested for leaving a flaming paper bag full of doo-doo on Mr. Beasley’s front doorstep.

Well, rejoice, Buttercup. A company called BioPet Vet Lab has developed DNA testing kits, aptly named PooPrints, for the purpose of DNA testing dog poop. These kits are being used in apartment and condo communities in greater Seattle. No, you didn’t misread. There is a thriving business for DNA testing kits for dog poop. (Only in America, folks. Can’t make this stuff up.)

Here’s how it works. The dog owner provides a cheek swab from Fido for DNA testing as a requirement of the lease. This is held in a database, and if dog poop is discovered where it doesn’t belong, it is tested. If the DNA matches up to your furry beloved, you will be fined. One lady paid $500.00 in one week because she didn’t learn the first time (or the second, or third . . . slow learner, that one) that this method of poop detection really works.

To read the original article, link to the Seattle Times.

This is the ultimate use of technology for crime detection, and gives the acronym CSI a new meaning: Crime Scene Inpoopstigations— DNA testing for canines “on the go.” Ha.

Pick up the poop, people! Or else!

9 Responses to "A Little Poo And You’re In Deep Sh**!"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    April 10, 2015 at 6:41 am  

    I used to joke about this. If only I had acted on my idea, and started this business years ago–I’d be livin’ the life!

    (And if intelligent life is looking down on us, and sees people picking up dog poop, which group do they consider the superior group? The poopers or the poop-picker-uppers?)

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm  

      My dad thought of a pooper scooper business years ago, but I believe he envisioned himself as the master behind the curtain rather than the dude with the scoop & poop. He never had any takers. lol

  2. Comment by Rob
    April 10, 2015 at 10:14 am  

    Ignorance is like dog sh**: if you find some, there’s always more.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm  

      Haha – and we all know, there IS always more!

  3. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    April 10, 2015 at 11:16 am  

    Ha! I think Sioux made an excellent observation!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm  

      She usually does, and it almost always makes me laugh. Kinda like you. 🙂

  4. Comment by Pat
    April 10, 2015 at 8:19 pm  

    Just goes to show there’s a business opportunity out there for everyone.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      April 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm  

      Entrepreneurship at it’s finest. 🙂

  5. Comment by Tammy
    April 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm  

    Wow. I’m sitting here wondering how I feel about it, and I find myself wishing for PeePrints, too. I live on a corner lot and see dog-walkers letting their dogs raise a leg on my mailbox plants all the time when they just as easily could go on the stop sign where nothing is growing. And If a dog is found guilty, do the Poo Police come after their owner?


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