A Scoop of History
Poop Van Scoop was started in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1996 by dog lovers, for dog lovers. At that time, as the owner of two large black Labs, Bill recognized the need, plain and simple, for a poop scoop service to assist folks who may not have the time or ability to clean up after their beloved pets. The business started small, and some area residents and long-time clients will remember the “little pink trucks” and the old cartoon dog logo. Well, the “Scoop Crew” has gotten a cool new look, along with our new Pup logo. In fact, we are rededicating ourselves to bringing you a whole new Poop Van Scoop.
We remain a family owned and run business, which means we are committed to providing professional, personalized service to our clients and their pets. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing our new website and getting familiar with both the old and new features of Poop Van Scoop. We think you’ll be pleased with what you find, and hope that you'll watch us grow! If you have any questions, please call or drop us an email. We look forward to meeting you and your dogs!
Bill & Vicki
This is the story of how we came to be owned by three English Bull Terriers. Bill had bullies on the brain ever since the original version of “The Incredible Journey” (yes, the 1963 movie) when we were kids. After losing Jack, his big black Lab and since Pita, his lady Lab, was aging, he started thinking Bull Terriers more and more. After two years of studying the breed, in spring of 2007 he chose Roxy from the wonderful breeder, Tim Wilson of Ronin Bull Terriers in Missouri (see Tim’s page on our Links) and made a solo trip to bring her home. She was the smallest of her litter, but even at 8 weeks she was full of fire and life. Our friends presented her with a “puppy shower”, which was the best party ever.
By the time Roxy was a year, Pita had gone to follow Jack. Roxy, whose enthusiasm knew no bounds, needed a playmate. Bill went back to browsing the breeders, and we searched the shelters. Finally we decided that we would look for a rescue Bull Terrier. Bill searched again, and on Petfinder.com he found Hector at Peanut’s Place in Yoder, Colorado (also in our Links), where Renee Dzamko does amazing things with Bully breeds. We packed up Roxy and headed out to the prairie east of Colorado Springs. She and Hector fell in love at first site, so we brought him home for Mother’s Day 2008 and they became quite the pair.
When Bill made the trip to pick up puppy Roxy at Tim’s, he fell in love with Rose, Roxy’s dam. He said that if Tim ever decided to retire her, he would love to have her. Sure enough, in late 2009 Tim retired Rose from breeding and wanted her to have a good pet home, so in January, after the holidays, we made the trip to Missouri again with Roxy and Hector to bring Rose home. She is truly the sweetest girl ever and is happy with her new family.
So that’s how we came to be a Bully family. These dogs have “the heart of a gladiator and the brain of a clown”. They are outgoing but not aggressive, busy and affectionate, and love meeting and greeting. Look for them around town, or on one of our little trips around western Colorado. You never know where you might see us! And while two Bullies drew a lot of attention, three Bullies are a sensation! Remember, “You’re nobody ‘til some Bully loves you!”
Why do we do it? Well…
Our mission at Poop Van Scoop is to provide pet waste removal services as a convenience to our clients in a professional and personalized manner, because proper sanitation is necessary for pet and family health. We believe strongly that owning and loving pets makes human lives healthier and happier, and that responsible pet ownership is of the highest priority. We are committed to giving back to the community by helping support local and national humane and animal rescue organizations, and to the promotion of animal welfare through our work.