Picking Up Doggy Doo Across Lehigh Valley

It's a dirty job so why not outsource? Doodie Calls specializes in picking up pet waste so owners don't have to. It's a great gift idea for the busy pet owner in your life!


A Lehigh County-based business -- Doodie Calls -- helps manage pet waste across the Lehigh Valley.

Denise Cassidy-Dietsch wanted to work with animals and saw a need that wasn't being filled in our area so Doodie Calls was born.

Cassidy-Dietsch helps pet owners who are unable, busy or unmotivated to clean up after their pets and maintain a clean and healthy atmosphere.


Q – Name of and Type of Business?

A – Doodie Calls, LLC; Pet Waste Cleanup Service


Q - Number of years in business?

A - Serving the entire Lehigh Valley and Southern Carbon County since May 2012.


Q - Address, phone number, website?

A- P.O. Box 33, Walnutport 18088; 610-533-8082; www.doodiecalls.us; denise@doodiecalls.us


Q – Number of employees?

A – Only me.


Q – What is your specialty?

A – I clean up pet waste for busy people, those who are not physically able, those recovering from major surgery and those who love their pet, but not the dirty cleanup task.  I also clean litter boxes for expectant mothers and people who are on vacation.  I welcome both residential and commercial customers.  No job is too big or too small.


Q – What or who is your biggest competitor and how do you provide better services/products?

A –   I am not aware of another company in the Lehigh Valley area that not only cleans up dog waste, but also cat litter boxes.  I feel this sets Doodie Calls apart from other pet-waste cleanup companies.  I also welcome requests for waste cleanup for other types of pets. 


Q – What is your mission statement or philosophy behind running your business?

A -   Doodie Calls caters its services to clients’ needs.  Be it once a week, twice a week or onetime cleanups, we are happy to design a cleanup plan specific to your request. We care about our community, which is why we offer discounts to seniors, veterans and those who have adopted shelter or rescue pets.


Q – Can you share a story about your business? A triumph or obstacle you’ve overcome, perhaps?

A -   A client recently asked me for help.  She realized that her dog was not in the best of situations, and asked me to help find her dog a loving home.  Through my network of friends, clients and rescue contacts, we found her a wonderful home that same weekend.  I lost a client, but was able to help a dog in need.


Q – Is there a history regarding your business you’d like to share?

A - My professional background is in the engineering and technical field.  My previous company closed and the business was sent out of the country. I thought it was the right time to start a business dealing with animals. I have always wanted to work with animals, and decided that pet-waste cleanup can be outsourced. From that idea, Doodie Calls was born. 


Q – What are your plans for the future?

A -   My plans are to continue to clean up the Lehigh Valley, one back yard at a time.


Q - Do you have more than one location?

A - I have one location, but my business is completely mobile.  I travel to my customers.


Q – Is this a family owned/operated business?

A -  Yes.


Q – Is this a chain or franchise?

A -  No.


Q - Have you won any awards or had special recognition?

A - No, I have not.


Q - Did you receive any type of special funding to start up your business?

A - No, I did not.


Q - Is there anything else you’d like to share about your business? History etc….

A - I have found that for many reasons, be it ailing health, physical disability, or a host of other reasons, there are people who are just not able to keep up with their pet-waste cleanup.  I want to help these people keep their pets and keep their yard or litter box clean.  It’s healthier for the family and for the pets.  It’s also perfectly fine for a person to be too busy to clean up or if they just don’t want to do it.  I can help those people too.  Doodie Calls offers gift certificates, in any amount, which are great gifts for the pet lovers in your family or neighborhood.

** Common Myth about dog waste:  It is not lawn fertilizer - it actually burns the lawn.  

Fae Danner December 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM
If I could have counted on a daily service like this, I would not have let my physical limitations stand in the way of having gotten another dog. It would have to be at least every other day, if not daily, though. It's a great idea. It might take time to build and others to help but it has great potential. Good luck!
Hugh Gallagher December 12, 2012 at 09:40 PM
If you're saying it's not a franchise, you might check a bit further. I spoke to the people that founded Doody Calls approx 10 yrs ago. They are from Virginia
Eric Harding December 12, 2012 at 09:47 PM
As this company is named Doodie Calls, you can see that they aren't affiliated with Doody Calls. Therefor not a franchise of the VA based business. If this person named their business Doody instead of Doodie they may face some sort of legal issues.
Denise December 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Thanks Eric! I'll look frward to hearing from you! ~Denise
Parkland Parent April 02, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Lazy homeowners with pets.


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