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The Newburyport Daily News: September 15, 2009 his time last year, Plum Island resident Joseph Gliottone was senior vice president of print production at one of the country’s largest advertising agencies in Boston. Today, Gliottone scoops dog poop. After 30 years in the advertising industry, including 61âÑ2 years managing printing for a number of national READ MORE>>


Forbes Magazine: 11/14/2009 The unemployment rate may be north of 10%, but pet-product makers are booming. According to the National Pet Owners Survey, about 71 million U.S. households, or 62%, owned at least one pet in 2008, up from just 56% in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted. Money lavished on pets has READ MORE>>


Westchester Magazine: November 2009 Yes, Virginia, there are folks who will come and pick up your dog’s poop. Just ask George Sichler, owner of DoodyCalls in Mount Kisco. So what’s the formal name for a professional pooper-scooper? Pet waste-removal technician. And what exactly does a pet waste-removal technician do? A trained technician picks up dog READ MORE>>


The Folsom Telegraph: Oct 13 2010 When doody calls, the Gormans answer. Lois and Mike Gorman, of El Dorado Hills, recently started their own business as owners of DoodyCalls. “We help people with busy schedules take care of the single-most unpleasant and time consuming aspect of pet ownership,” Mike Gorman said. “We’re the number one READ MORE>>

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Entrepreneur Magazine: SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 When President Obama declared a National Day of Service on September 11th, the folks from DoodyCalls had already gotten a head start. Franchisees, employees and even the president of the pet waste removal franchise spent September 10th giving the National Mall a much-needed makeover by doing what they do best–scooping READ MORE>>


The Washington Post: September 17, 2009 They swoop in when marriage counselors have failed, when all negotiations have broken down and Congress can’t step in to help. They are the nation’s poop scoopers. Just last week we watched these valiant men and women fan out across the Mall, executing their flawless flick-and-scoop technique to banish the READ MORE>>


MyCentralJersey: Aug. 11, 2010 Laid off information-technology executive Mark Midtgaard wants to be No. 1 in No. 2. He has launched a franchise business where, for a fee, he will clean up after your pets. “It’s definitely a low-tech business,” said Edison-raised Midtgaard. “But it’s a service that will never be dictated by technology and, READ MORE>>


The Post and Courier: Jul 9 2009 I received an e-mail from a reader who owns the local franchise of DoodyCalls. (Who knew there was a business out there that will come by and pick up your pet’s waste? But more on that later.) He suggested that I discuss the topic of pet waste from READ MORE>>


The New York Times: June 5, 2009 In rough economic times, Lashelle and Mark Davis have cut back on treats like date nights, their outings to New York City from their Westchester County home for dinner and a show. But Mrs. Davis has made it clear that there is one luxury she will not give up: READ MORE>>