Doggie Dooley for composting dog poop

March 26th, 2008


I’m categorizing Doggie Dooley under “Green Products,” but I’ll let you decide.

Since my only pet Choco is a cat, I don’t have to contend with piles of dog poop in my yard. He’s nice and always goes in his litter box. I don’t have to poop hunt.

The Doggie Dooley from Gaiam is an underground steel bucket with a foot pedal for opening the lid. You put the hunted-down and scooped-up poop inside. A natural enzyme and bacteria formula that you add breaks the poop down into an odorless liquid that is supposed to be harmless to lawns. I guess that means it’s harmless to people too.

The product costs $76. A one-year enzyme replacement supply costs $18.

Gaiam lists the Doggie Dooley with their composting products. And they promote it as saving plastic bags. You just scoop the poop and place it in the Doggie Dooley.

What do you think? Would you use this product?

Photo from Gaiam.

9 Responses to “Doggie Dooley for composting dog poop”

  1. badhuman on March 27, 2008 2:21 am

    It seems a little odd… but maybe just because it’s new. I do think it is a bit spendy and since we live in an apartment it’s not feasible for us. We do scoop our poop and put in biodegradable bags at least.

  2. Sonya on March 28, 2008 4:51 am

    If I had a dog, I would totally want to compost the poop (heck, I’m almost tempted to get one for the neighbors who NEVER clean up after their dogs, rrr, but that’s another story).

    However, I probably wouldn’t buy the product, just because I’m a DIY girl and you can make yer own dog waste composter for a lot cheaper.

    As it is, though, I just have cats, and their poo is tougher to deal with, environmentally speaking. We tried Swheat Scoop litter, which is flushable, but one of the cats ATE the litter instead (unused litter, but still, kitty doesn’t need that much carbs).

  3. Peggy on March 28, 2008 4:56 am


    I have been using Feline Pine for years. I like it except for when the pellets are almost used up. Then the dust gets tracked more. I tried Yesterday’s News and it smelled horrible after a few pees.

    You can use a special litter box with Feline Pine so that the dust goes to the bottom. I like my Booda Dome though. Well, he likes his Booda Dome.

    Make your own dog composter! Great idea.

  4. Kisha on April 8, 2008 4:52 am

    This sounds interesting to me. Don’t know if I would buy it, seems a little pricey but still a good idea.

  5. chocmoon on April 8, 2008 8:12 pm

    Hi Kisha. Thanks for visiting. I agree. It is pricey. I was intrigued by it though.

  6. rjlight on April 9, 2008 9:19 pm

    I don’t have a dog, but it is great that the poop can be reused. Does it fertilize the lawn or just not hurt it?

  7. Peggy on April 9, 2008 10:05 pm

    rjlight, that’s a good question. I e-mailed customer service to find out. I’ll let you know what I hear. It might take a day or two.

  8. Peggy on April 17, 2008 6:12 pm

    Rjlight, I have an answer for you from Gaiam customer service:

    The Doggie Dooley does not necessarily fertilize the lawn because a typical dog’s diet is not usually comparable to other animals that provide fertilizer. These other animals (horses, cows, etc.) have
    mostly vegetarian based diets.

  9. duprat on April 30, 2018 8:58 am

    votre system est t’il valable en France et ce materiel est pour combien de dogs pour un elevage

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