Made in Our Hometown: Doodie Pack

 Victor, N.Y. –  “I was very, very squeamish about the name when I first started,” Doodie Pack President Kristin Elliott admitted. Yes, the name is Doodie Pack as in dog poop. Hey people, it’s a fact of life. Kristin’s dogs have a doodie spot in the yard at her family’s Victor home, but she wondered – what do you do with a full poop bag when you’re on the canal for example and you can’t find a trash can? “After you’ve picked it up, what do you do with it? And then you feel kind of dirty and I wanted hand sanitizer,” she says as she wrinkles her nose. Putting the poop bag into the Doodie Pack is just one use for the product. You can add keys, a cell phone, a small container of water. She says dogs like having a job – it’s good for their mental health. “Dogs were domesticated to do work, they really were,” she says. “To have them dressed up is really cute but they mentally need a stimulus, so to put all that gear into them, they know they are working.” As for their physical health, Kristin was worried about piling on too much weight. “I thought how much is too much so I consulted with some veterinarians across the country.” That included Dr. Marty Becker, a veterinarian consultant with “Good Morning America”. (Kristin’s answer to the weight question is 20% of the dog’s body weight as long as they don’t have any back issues.)

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