Novato, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/01/2014 -- Cleaning up dog waste is not a favorite activity of pet owners and other animal lovers. It's messy, mandatory and unpleasant. The upcoming DogDo Catcher helps people keep their hands, streets, neighborhoods, lawns and parks clean. This tool takes picking up the waste out of the equation, because a catcher bag of eco-friendly construction is used to catch the waste product before it hits the ground. The compostable bags are attached to a hoop, which has an extended handle enabling the owner to stay a decent distance away while the pet does his or her necessary business.
This innovation works with a stop, drop and catch protocol that helps pet owners stay on the right side of the law. Disposing the bags is also a breeze. The owner lifts, drops and goes when they get to a trash can. No humiliation, no disgusting hands in a bag, no broken bags – no headaches.
Dog waste takes up almost as much landfill space as disposable diapers and are a major source of storm water bacterial pollution in urban areas. A 75 pound pooch will generate more than 500 pounds of waste on a yearly basis, per the Flush Doggy Poop Calculator. Typical waste bags take up to 10 years to 1000 years to decompose.
Each DogDo Catcher comes with a 30 day supply of compostable bags, for a total of 60 bags. The handle and hoop are constructed of USA made ABS plastic, which is strong, rigid and has a rubbery toughness. There is nothing stronger in the plastics field, and that's why plastic clarinets, golf club heads, protective headgear, luggage, appliances, some toys and other consumer goods are constructed of this plastic.
The manufacturer selected for this product is in the US, and is a dog owner. They also believe in the product.
The success of this campaign will help bring the product from prototype to mass production.
In support of its Crowdfunding campaign, the DogDo team is committed to:
- Finalizing mold preparations
- Finalizing package design
- Finalizing the fulfillment chain process
- Going to production with the finished product
- Making the DogDo Catcher available on the open marketplace
- Providing all promised perks to reward supporters of the campaign
The Indiegogo campaign’s initial goal of $65,000 is currently active and runs through August 15, 2014 at 11:59 Pacific Time. Full details about the Indiegogo campaign including sponsorship and involvement levels can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-dogdo-catcher-the-hands-off-sanitary-tool-for-collecting-pet-waste.