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1  Looking for a Scooping Service / Looking for a Scooping Service / Re: Service for Ft. Wayne on: August 30, 2010, 11:45:35 PM
Thanks Bobby!   Smiley
2  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: Disinfectant question.....and very confused! on: March 25, 2010, 09:13:14 PM
Here's what we know about disinfection:

   * Despite the introduction of new cleaners with all sorts of claims, parvovirus remains virtually impossible to completely remove from an environment. The goal of decontamination is to reduce the number of viral particles to an acceptable level.
    * The best and most effective disinfectant against viruses (including parvoviruses) is BLEACH. One part bleach is mixed with 30 parts water and is applied to bowls, floors, surfaces, toys, bedding, and anything contaminated that is colorfast or for which color changes are not important.

Bleach completely kills parvovirus

Found the above on this site:

Still nothing about soaking tools or for how long.
3  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: Disinfectant question.....and very confused! on: March 25, 2010, 09:08:44 PM
How can I disinfect an area contaminated by a dog infected with Parvovirus?
There are many Parvovirus disinfectants on the market, but regular old bleach is still 100% effective against Parvovirus. The dilution for bleach is one part bleach to 30 parts water. Caution is advised for dyed or colored fabrics or objects. This should go without saying, but to be complete, DO NOT use a bleach preparation on the animal at any time!!! The commercial Parvovirus disinfectants have the advantage of better smelling preparations. Check the label for color fast warnings. See your vet or pet store for the various disinfectants available.

Found the above on this site:

Still looking for time guide ....
4  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: New startup on: March 23, 2010, 10:45:15 PM
I tell all my new customers:  After the initial cleaning has been completed I will collect the initial cleaning fee and the prorated amount for the remainder of the month (how many service days are left in the month).  After that billing goes out on this date and is due by this date.  

My customers all prepay for the next months service.  I have never had a problem with it.  This is YOUR business you decide what's right for you.
5  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: Disinfectant question.....and very confused! on: March 23, 2010, 10:35:08 PM
After speaking with a lot of vets in my area I decided to go with a mixture of bleach and water.  Bleach does kill parvo and if you read the side of the bottle it states this.  Yes there is the problem of 'bleaching' your clothes.  The only thing I've found to deter some of the 'bleaching' is not using just bleach water to spray my tools.  What I mean is this, I purchased a 15 gallon power sprayer that I fill with JUST WATER.  I use the power sprayer first to spray my tools and the soles of my shoes.  After I've used the power sprayer to get all the gunk cleared off I then use a 2 gallon hand pump sprayer that's filled with the bleach and water mixture to liberally spray my tools and the soles of my shoes.  With using just water first I can spray everything with enough force to clean it, then I liberally spray (but without the force to over spray and spray my clothes) the bleach and water mixture on everything.  Hope this helps.
6  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: Intro and a couple questions on: March 23, 2010, 10:28:02 PM
Just finished reading past that post, I'm glad to see you bought the book from Matt.  I also started with very limited funds and the first thing I purchased was Matt's book.  I still have it and after almost three years look through it from time to time.  Anyway, good luck with your scooping biz Sandy!  I was born and raised in Michigan but after 17 years in Indiana I can't imagine scooping all winter in Michigan.  LOL!  It's bad enough here.
7  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: Intro and a couple questions on: March 23, 2010, 10:22:39 PM
hey ssd, send me your addess, i'll give you my book, no sense trying to find it for cheap, take mine.  send it back when your done.  K9 waste service.

That's very bold of you, especially right on Matt's board.  Everyone here is using this board for free, the least you could do is buy the book directly from Matt.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Cool Things Happening on: March 21, 2010, 01:11:24 AM

Was just checking out your site and your subscription plans, how is that working for you?  Have you had many people go with the different plans?  Curious as always.  I remember reading about you preparing to do this but this is the first I've actually checked it out.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Cool Things Happening on: March 21, 2010, 01:06:55 AM
Things are starting to turn around here too.  I took on a paper route at night during the winter, still have my part time bus driving job and scooping.  2010 is looking much better, yay!
10  Starting Up / Starting Up / Re: To take poop or not to take poop...that is the question... on: April 30, 2009, 10:27:34 PM
I haul the waste away and I've had customers tell me that's why they've hired me ... no more poop smell in their garbage can (even though we all know garbage stinks anyway).
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Website help PLEASE!!!! on: April 22, 2009, 12:51:41 PM
Hi Poopy Scoops!

I use Homestead to host my site and have used their templates in the past to design my site too.  My current site I built piece by piece using Homestead and Adobe Photoshop.  Actually I did everything from the background up accept for the buttons on the navigation menu which were premade by Homestead.  I've found Homestead very easy to use and understand.  I like you had a friend help me in the beginning and my page always turned out a little different than I had in mind.  The real problem came when it was time to change things and I had no idea what to do.  Ugh! 

Here are a couple of pages that I used to help me build my site:

As far as Publisher goes I have never used it so I have no advice or words of wisdom on using it.  Good luck though!   Smiley
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: this sucks on: April 11, 2009, 05:03:03 PM
Wow Scott!  Get some rest and I hope you feel better soon.
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Canine Companions for Independence on: April 03, 2009, 02:48:00 PM
Hi Dug! 

As Grady said, welcome to the poop mines ... now watch where you step!   Grin
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Messing about with sheep. on: March 31, 2009, 02:40:19 PM
That was awesome.    Smiley
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I'm back! on: March 10, 2009, 05:42:37 PM
Good to see you back.   Smiley  Unfortunately not all of the familiar faces are on here as much anymore as a few new/bad apples have changed the dynamics around here.
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