This Old Dog: A Case For Adopting An Older Pet


Older dogs make excellent pets. Photo via @kojotomoto on Flickr.Puppies are cute. There's no denying that. But, if you're looking to ad a new four-pawed family member, have you considered adopting an older dog? Often these dogs don't require the turmoil of house-breaking that an owner endures with a puppy.

These experienced pooches can bring a lot of love into a home and in many cases, a lot fewer headaches than their younger counterparts. You might find that dog waste in that corner of your yard where it belongs, rather than on your carpet, (and of course you know the Denver's best pet pick up service who can handle that). But there are other reasons to get a senior dog, other than making life easier for you and your dog poop specialist.

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Pet Scoop Photo Contest Winners


Congratulations to Cooper (and his mom Patricia H.) who are the winners of our "Falling For Your Pet" Photo Contest. They took first place with 71 votes and will receive a backyard photo package from Richard Raul Photography.

There were 16 contestants in all and ALL the pictures were dynamite. Everyone who submitted a picture will receive a $25 Pet Scoop Gift Certificate.

Thank you to all who participated and look for future fun contests on this blog and on our Facebook page and Twitter page.

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My Pet Scoop Story

 “You’re Gonna Do What?” That was the initial reaction my parents had when I first told them that I was going to start a Professional Dog Waste Removal Service (now better known as a Pooper Scooper Service).

The year was 1994. I had just graduated from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado with a Civil Engineering Degree. I had recently enrolled in the MBA program at University of Colorado - Denver. A few months prior, I had worked part-time for a Poop Scooping Service for about one month as a waste tech before getting a full-time construction job.

After working 12 hour days for several months, the construction project was complete. I was exhausted and made the crazy decision that I wanted to work for myself

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Pet Scoop Photo Contest Rules



Pet Scoop Service's Falling For Your Pet Photo Contest begins October 25, 2011 and ends November 25, 2011, at 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter:
Adults 18 years old or older living in the United States. Pet Scoop Services reserves the right to determine winners’ eligibility.
What to enter:
The winning photo will be decided on by participant vote on the Pet Scoop Facebook page. The photo should capture a pet enjoying the autumn season.*
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. Digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos will not be accepted.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Pet Scoop Services upon request.*
Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers (except online) are not eligible. *Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
How to enter: 

Please submit photographs online through the Pet Scoop Service's Facebook page: We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than one (1) photograph per contestant. We do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 3,048k (3Mb).*
By entering the contest, entrants grant Pet Scoop Services a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Pet Scoop Service purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Pet Scoop Services will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Entry deadline:
All entries must be received through the Pet Scoop Facebook page by 5pm Mountain Time on November 25, 2011.
Judging will be conducted by voting on the Pet Scoop Service's Facebook page between November 25th at 5 pm MST and December 1 at 5 pm MST. Only fans of the Pet Scoop Service Facebook page are allowed to vote and can vote up to one time per day. The winner will be announced on December 2 on the Pet Scoop Services Facebook page, Twitter account, website, and email newsletter. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Pet Scoop Services reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of Pet Scoop Services will be final.
Grand Prize:
Denver Area Residents only: Photo session with*professional pet photographer BackyarDOGraphy ( including a backyard custom photo shoot and the full photo package ($250 value)*
If the winner is not in the greater Denver metropolitan area, they will receive a $50 coupon for PetSmart.
Winners may receive additional noncash prizes.
All participants will receive a $25 gift certificate to Pet Scoop Services for use for services or in the online Pet Scoop store (in development).*

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