It all started in the year 2000 when Mary Ellen Levy’s family wanted a second dog. Her three children swore they were going to help pick up after him, and, of course, they did not, so she took their allowance away. That’s when she figured, “If I can get money from my kids, I can get money from anybody else”.
After doing an internet search to find out more about the business, she decided to start her own in Monmouth County, New Jersey. She was the first in the area, and has since grown her company to point where she now has five vehicles on the road serving Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties, as well as recent expansion into Staten Island, New York under the name The Doody Retrieve In 2002, Levy joined with other pet waste specialists and formed an organization called Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (APAWS), the mission of which is to increase the level of awareness in the animal waste industry, raise the level of the public’s awareness of our profession, and to create added benefits for its members. APAWS also upholds a strict standard of what is to be expected of its members in the care and treatment of all animals.
She is also very active in animal related charitable events. One of her most successful projects was raising money to purchase bullet and stab proof vests for police service dogs. “They would die to save our lives, the least we can do is to help protect theirs”.
Mary Ellen has been working in the pet care business since 1993 and currently works at Home Veterinary Service in Belford, NJ.
“I love my business,” she says. “I wouldn’t do anything else in the world!”
When Doody Calls offers services in the poop-scooping business with very competitive pricing in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and we are now expanding into Staten Island.
When Doody Calls offers weekly, bi-weekly, one-time and seasonal cleanups.
- Family Owned
- Fully Insured
- Uniformed Staff
- Clearly Marked Vehicles
- Strict Code of Conduct
- Residential and Commercial
- Environmentally Responsible
- Year Round Service