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$4,294
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 6 2014 5:00 PM UTC +00:00
$4,294
pledged of $18,000pledged of $18,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 6 2014 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Inspiration

My daughter, Anna, wanted a puppy for many years, but I resisted because I didn't like the mess that dogs make in my backyard and in the neighbor's yard when we take a dog for a walk.  She pleaded and promised that she'd take full responsibility for ALL messes (ah huh, not a chance) so I gave in, and now we have had our beautiful Golden Retriever for over 4 years.  I love our dog, Prescott, but my only regret is that I didn't have my lawyer draft a legally binding contract with my daughter regarding the poo retrieval process.

Anna is absolutely disgusted with using a plastic bag for poo retrieval, and my 10 year old son always refused to participate.  My solution was to develop a dog poo retrieval tool that was simple, but more importantly, FUN to use!... Hhmmm.... I had to start thinking like a child again..... Kids love to play with play-doh, right?!....  As a child, how would I creatively lift play-doh off the ground without using my hands?!...  Ta-da!... The Poo Puck (patent pending) was developed!... And today, I still use blue play-doh for my product demonstrations.

With The Poo Puck, you simply place the 6 inch diameter Puck on top of the poo and STEP on it!  The waste is lodged up into the honeycomb and adheres like a sponge;  The honeycomb is then easily dislodged into the garbage bin using the ejection holes on the Puck.  At 27 cubic inches of capacity (1 inch thick), The Poo Puck provides a comfortable margin of capacity for dogs up to 100 lbs.  

Look for our Cute Little Box on Pet Store Shelves!
Look for our Cute Little Box on Pet Store Shelves!

 Bags Stink

Two other issues that most of us hate about dog poo disposal include:

  • The smell that it brings into your garage
  • Plastic bags preserve the poo in a landfill for several thousand years

To solve the plastic bag issue, The Poo Puck uses all paper, in lieu of disposable plastic!  Even further, the box that the refill cartridges are shipped in is reused as a collection box for the poo filled cartridges.  All disposable parts biodegrade within a couple months, and we all know that paper leaves no residual damage to the earth.

The Poo Bin Collection and Drying Bin

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To solve the garage smell issue, we offer a collection and drying bin which can be discreetly hidden in your landscape.  The Poo Bin (patent pending) is where your collection box for used poo puck cartridges is stored until garbage day.  The poo cartridges dry out in The Poo Bin as air is allowed to circulate and the smell goes away.  The old plastic bag method holds moisture in and therefore, maintains the smell.

Face Puck, the New Social Media for When You're Feeling Non-Sociable

Are you upset or challenged by previous communications with an Ex-spouse, a boss, or a friend?...  Maybe a rival sports team has put you on edge?...  When all other communication has failed, try Face Puck!

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Email us a digital photo of someone (or something) that's got you down, and we'll print the photo on a pad of 50 post-it notes to be shipped with The Poo Puck.  You can then post the photo on the back of the lid each time you take your dog for a walk.  Pressing the used poo cartridge into the photo can be rewarding!  For more detail and email address visit http://www.poo-puck.com/face-puck.html

Posting a Photo with Face Puck
Posting a Photo with Face Puck

The Perfect Solution

If you are reluctant to get a dog because of the mess it leaves in your yard, it may be time to reconsider.  If you're a current dog owner, please give The Poo Puck a try, you won't be disappointed.  If you liked playing with play-doh as a child and love your dog, you will also love The Poo Puck and The Poo Bin!  

Honeycomb Refills

Honeycomb cartridge refills with or without lids can be purchased at our website.  Lids are needed when walking your dog, but may not be necessary when picking up in your backyard within several yards of your garbage bin.  Refills will be available in pet stores very soon.  Please also see our website for pricing on refill cartridges and lids www.poo-puck.com/ordering-refills.html

Plans for Funding

The funding from Kickstarter will be used to purchase a production grade mold for manufacturing the injection molded plastic Puck and The Poo Bin in bulk quantities.  The Poo Puck orders placed on Kickstarter will be filled almost immediately using a prototype mold.  Prototype molding tools produce production grade plastic finishes, but have higher costs to maintain.

Any additional funding, should the Kickstarter pledges skyrocket, will be used to set up a distribution facility in the Midwest for more efficient distribution of the product and to develop a lighting accessory ring for The Poo Puck for night time poo retrieval.

Rewards at a Glance

 Commemorative T-shirt

Risks and challenges

With all my years of project development experience, I know that each project has its own unique set of obstacles. With The Poo Puck, one challenge is related to the shipping costs of the disposable refills. As the manufacturer, we are committed to keeping the cartridge refills affordable so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of The Poo Puck, not just the rich and famous (after all, the rich and famous already have a groundskeeper to pick up their dog's poo). Our mark-up on cartridge refills is minimal, and the pricing should come down as the production volumes increase.

We will have cartridge refills available for direct purchase on our website and will offer a discounted subscription to customers that desire an auto ship program. We are also committed to getting cartridge refills on pet store shelves so that they are readily available. Please see our website for current pricing on refills.

We have already reduced our shipping costs from our suppliers by selecting suppliers that are close to our packaging and distribution site in the Kansas City area. Our supplier for the honeycomb refills has manufacturing facilities throughout the country. By shipping direct from these facilities, we will be able to also reduce transportation costs in most areas of the country.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    This pledge will prevent 4 plastic poo bags from hibernating in a landfill for several thousand years.

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    This pledge will prevent 20 plastic poo bags from hibernating in a landfill for several thousand years. Includes the option to have your name listed on our website as a Contributor.

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    Be one of the very first to enjoy dog poo retrieval with The Poo Puck before it's on the store shelves!
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    Poo Puck,
    5 honeycomb refills & 3 lids,
    Free shipping.

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    Face Puck. Be one of the very first to post a photo on Face Puck! This pledge includes: Poo Puck, 5 honeycomb refills & 5 lids, 1 Face Puck pad, and Free shipping. Face Puck - "The new social media for when you are feeling non-sociable!"

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    Includes: Poo Puck, 42 honeycomb refills & 21 lids, and FREE shipping.

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    Includes: Poo Puck, 5 honeycomb refills & 3 lids, the Poo Bin collection bin, and Free shipping.

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    Face Puck. Includes: Poo Puck, 5 honeycomb refills & 5 lids, the Poo Bin collection bin, 1 Face Puck post-it pad, and Free shipping.

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    Includes: Poo Puck, 5 honeycomb refills & 5 lids, the Poo Bin collection bin, 1 Face Puck post-it pad, a commemorative T-shirt, and FREE shipping.

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    Includes: Poo Puck, 56 honeycomb refills & 56 lids, the Poo Bin collection bin, and FREE shipping.

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    Includes: Poo Puck, 5 honeycomb refills & 5 lids, the Poo Bin collection bin, 1 Face Puck post-it pad, 3 commemorative T-shirts, and Free shipping.

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    Everything in the $75 package and an anodized aluminum Commemorative Puck in your color of choice. The Commemorative Puck is milled from a block of aluminum and can be used as a show piece and as a poo retrieval tool!

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    Everything in the $75 package and a 24 Karat Gold plated Commemorative Puck! The Gold Puck can be used as a show piece and as a poo retrieval tool!

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    Everything in the $75 package, a 24 Karat
    Gold plated Commemorative Puck, and my beautiful daughter, Anna, who recently auditioned for American Idol will serenade you on FaceTime with the song of your choice while you are posting a photo on Face Puck.

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Funding period

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