FHA Condo Approval Specialist: That’s Your Dog’s Poo - I Have the DNA to Prove It

That’s Your Dog’s Poo - I Have the DNA to Prove It

That’s Your Dog’s Poo - I Have the DNA to Prove It

Over the weekend, we exhibited at the CAI New Jersey Conference and Expo.  There was a fantastic turnout and we met a lot of people.  The most interesting vendor that we met was Debbie Huff representing a company called Poo Prints.

A common issue in condominium communities is the amount of pet waste that is not picked up.  Poo Prints has devised a method for keeping unit owners with dogs “honest” in picking up their pet’s waste.

It does so by swabbing the dogs in the community to compile a database of their DNA.  Then, whenever waste is not picked up, a sample is taken and the DNA is tracked to the dog who left it and the unit owner is fined for not picking it up.

Debbie said that just swabbing the dogs results in roughly a 75% decrease in the amount of unretrieved waste. 

If your community has a problem with dog poo, contact Debbie (debbie@pooprints.com) or visit the Poo Prints website.

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Comment balloon 20 commentsReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team • November 11 2014 10:34AM

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oh no, not the HOA mess again,.. Ive seen this story a few times..who has that much time on their hands to really want to be detective to left behind poop !

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 3 years ago

This sounds like a solution to a problem long plaguing pet-less homeowners. Gee, what do you do for a living? OH! I match dog DNA from their poo. What a new angle on making a living. Hilarious!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 3 years ago

High tech pup poo control.

Works for me.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 3 years ago

This is awesome. My association needs this to scare those lazy people into keeping the grounds clean!  

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) over 3 years ago

Eric - now I have heard everything.  I thought DNA test was long and expensive.  I guess not

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

Eric if the technology exists someone will find a use for it, but I would never have thought of this.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Good morning Eric. Wow, that's amazing, but there must be a need and this gal figured out how to fill it. Hope the show results continue to pay off.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Hi Michele - if you have ever lived in a condominium, you can certainly understand the need for a service like this.  It's terrible to walk through a common area and step in a land mine.

I loved it too, Norm!

Works for me too, Lenn.

Hi Suzanne Otto - Debbie is in your area.  You should talk to your board about her.

I thought so too, Grant.  It was a new one for me!

Hi George - necessity is the mother of invention, right?

I thought it was very cool as well, Joe.  Thank you

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 3 years ago

Hi Eric.  That is so wild.  Do you know the cost?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

Good morning Eric,

OMH..where there is technology developed there will be a use for it! This is indeed wild!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 3 years ago

Hi Conrad Allen - I didn't inquire about the cost.  I would assume that it is on a sliding scale based on the number of dogs in the community

I thought so too, Dorie

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 3 years ago

Thanks.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

Hi Eric: Wow. We do have dog poop around the parks which should have been a pleasure to walk around without worrying about dragging dog poop in my car.

Irresponsible dog owners.:( At least I know now who to call--the dog poop buster.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 3 years ago

They don't have to really get it tested, just the threat should be enough if the fine includes the cost of testing

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

Eric, I understand how the swabbing works. How does an HOA get homeowner’s to agree to allow their doggie bottoms to be swabbed?  They would have to change their CC&R’s / Declarations requiring pets to be bottom swabbed.  And what about all those cats!!!

This really needs to be in the Crap-Tacular Group. I would surely feature it!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

Hi All....what a lot of interesting comments.  I really enjoyed speaking with Eric this weekend at the NJ Condo  trade show and I would like to try and answer a few of the questions posted here. 

PooPrints is a simple DNA cheek swab, the whole process to register a dog is around 5-7 minute.  And Ed is correct, most communities tell me once they register/swab a dog, their pet waste problem drops 75% +

Kathleen...we would be happy to have information in your Crap-Tacular Group, please email me with more details.  I'll get you in touch with our national folks.

The cost of the DNA kits is based on a tiered pricing structure based on volume.  Please email me for further details.

Yes Norm...it has been alot of fun!  Interesting what you can do with new technology.

Posted by Debbie Huff, PooPrints of Philadelphia LLC-DNA Pet Waste Mgmt over 3 years ago

Conrad Allen see Debbie's comment above.

Maria Gilda Racelis I once heard a comedian say that men look at falling in love the same as stepping in dog poo: it's an inconvenience but at least no one was killed.

Ed Silva I guess you nailed that one.  Look at Debbie's comment above.

Kathleen Daniels I'll do that now.  I was unaware of the group.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 3 years ago

Debbie Huff Thank you for answering their questions!

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 3 years ago

Eric, this is so interesting...thank you for sharing it!  I have never heard of it.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Imagine that job....DNA poop swabber... Never heard of this before. In my area associations put out bags and signs.

Posted by Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv, 28+ years serving Investors/Banks/Buyers/sellers (Surf City Realty 714-968-6767) over 3 years ago

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