Business Picks Up After Pups

ST. MARYS — For those pet owners whose least favorite chore is cleaning up their dogs’ messes outside, there is a new area business whose business is just that. Matt and Tiffany Jones of St. Marys started “Doggie Doolittles” in March 2013. The couple cleans the dog poop from people’s yards and kennels.

“It’s not the most glamorous job but it’s, so far, been pretty interesting,” Tiffany Jones said.

“My husband and I, we both work part-time and we do a lot of volunteer work, so we’re always trying to find jobs that can help…support us,” she said. “It was actually an idea my husband had about a year ago and I didn’t really take him very seriously.”

Six months ago she reconsidered the idea, and found that in bigger cities the pooper scooper business is big.

“So, I thought, you know, there’s nothing like that in St. Marys or Celina, so we thought we’d give it a try,” she said.

The best part, Tiffany Jones said, is meeting a wide variety of people and their dogs and learning why people choose the names they do for their pets.

“My husband and I have always loved people and animals, so it’s just kind of a fun thing.”

An added benefit to being in this business that the couple had not known before, Tiffany noted, is that removing animal waste from people’s yards does a small part to help better the quality of Grand Lake St. Marys.

People can call to set up a time for the Jones’ to meet with them, get acquainted with their dog, and get a cleaning schedule set.

“After that they don’t have to be home if they don’t want to be…We can go and clean their yard for them and it’s clean by the time they get home,” Tiffany said.

They are willing to come once, every week, or every other week depending on peoples’ needs, and clean up yards and kennels of any size.

“I think it’s actually something that will go pretty good,” she said. “Right now people just don’t realize that there are these kind of services in our area.”

For pricing information visit or call 419-210-5187 for more information or to set up an appointment to meet with the Jones’.