There is a new technology that is being used by some apartment communities fed up with lazy pet owners, who do not pick up after their pets. PooPrints, established in 2008, is one company that is offering this new dog DNA matching service.
PooPrints is an effective waste management program, matching un-scooped waste to the canine offender through DNA. Properties report up to a 95% reduction in waste. Each resident dog is registered in BioPet Laboratories patented DNA World Pet Registry by a simple cheek swab.
When un-scooped waste is found, a small sample is collected and submitted to our lab for analysis and comparison to the dogs in the database. Results are emailed to property management in two weeks. A match is only reported when the canine and waste samples match on every available point with no discrepancies.