The family dog is the only member of the household everyone loves, which is why it is lavished with Milk-Bones, coddled affectionately, and sent as a proxy to PTA meetings. Pander to your pet with today's Groupon: for $42, you get eight weeks of dog-waste-removal services from Scooper Trooper (a $109 value, including the $25 initial setup fee). This Groupon is only valid for Anchorage and Eagle River residents.
Scooper Trooper's weekly service clears lawns of refuse planted by Anchorage and Eagle River pooches. Enlist a skilled scoop jockey to abscond waste from al fresco areas surrounding a home or apartment and to reveal its carefully mowed portrait of Mike Ditka. Service stints commence with an initial 45-minute setup and cleaning, whereas shorter follow-up visits do not require homeowners to be present. Additional charges may apply for multi-dog households or those with particularly expansive yards.
Scooper Trooper's crew turns dog waste into solid gold—as well as other forms of legal tender. Noticing that "everyone owns a dog up here," the company launched in 2003 and quickly found success. Though competitors have tried to follow, Scooper Trooper remains a fixture in Anchorage's dog-waste-removal scene by dispatching crews year round to clean the yards of suburban homes, apartments, and condos, as well as the grounds of businesses, parks, and kennels.