Really, it doesn’t get much crappier than this. Jason LaMunyon of Salt Lake City, UT picks up dog poop for a living.
Realizing that the pet industry was growing and tired of being on the road working in sales he decided to start his own business, Fido’s Poo Crew.
“It’s extremely busy,” he says. “It’s a lot of work. Let’s put it this way: It’s really picking up.”
LaMunyon picked up his first dookie about a year ago, shortly after adopting a Labrador from a friend. At the time he owned an independent sales agency and estimates he spent about 140 days a year on the road – often with his dog riding shot gun. And at every hotel they stayed, they found the same thing: a stinky brown mess all over the designated pet areas. The poo – and an article from a business magazine that showed how fast the pet industry was growing got LaMunyon thinking.
“So I decided I was going to start my own bus and be home every day,” he says. And thus one crappy job was exchanged for another.
One year later, Smith owns Fido’s Poo Crew, a business specializing in, well, business. Starting at just $8 a session he and his crew will clear any kennel or yard – commercial or residential – left by any dog – be it that of collie, poodle or shih tzu.
It’s nice to hear that a business, even a crappy one, is doing good in this economy. All kidding aside, LaMunyon is not only a good businessman but a good guy. He gives back by helping out some causes, his crews clean the Humane Society’s kennels every week for free and sponsor a kennel during the organization’s adopt-a-thon.
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