What’s The Scoop?

What’s The Scoop?

by Steve Gamel

When Zack Crabill began looking for a job so he could start saving up for his first car, the only rule he made for himself was that it couldn’t be a job every 14 or 15-year-old kid in the neighborhood would be willing to do. That pretty much took mowing lawns, washing cars, and babysitting out of the mix. So he scooped up the only remaining option that made the most sense. Introducing Zack’s Doggy Doody, where your dog’s “business” is Zack’s business.

“Most kids would think, ‘That’s so gross.’ But everyone [picks up dog poop],” said Zack, a Bartonville resident. “I just thought what can I do that’s fast and easy and that no one else is doing.”

In just less than a year, Zack’s entrepreneurial spirit has landed him quite the following. He created his first Facebook post and immediately landed three repeat clients. A follow-up post netted him four more. His service is perfect for residents who don’t have time to follow behind their four-legged friends in the yard. Zack offers customizable packages that include once-a-week visits to every other week or the one-off clean up before your next party or get-together with friends. He’ll clean your yard and completely remove your dog’s business from the property rather than throw it in a nearby trash bin.

This isn’t the first time Zack has tried his hand at small-business ownership. He has his brother once started a successful neighborhood ice cream business in Lantana but eventually got away from it. It wasn’t long after that Zack decided to try his hand with a new venture. On the company’s Facebook page, one of his cuter posts mentions that he’s typically on “poop patrol” at his house and to give him a chance to clean up after your pet.

His mother, Crystal, drives him too and from his appointments since he isn’t old enough to drive. “We used to live in Lantana, and that’s where he is working his business right now,” Crystal said. “Eventually he might expand, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He’s a motivated kid who is willing to do whatever he needs to do.” As for Zack, he doesn’t see himself stopping anytime soon. “Maybe I’ll do it for another one or two years – at least until I’m old enough to get another job,” he said.

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