KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PooPrints®, a DNA-based pet industry product whose introduction raised eyebrows and skepticism, is making a significant contribution to solving the rapidly growing dog waste problem, and fueling unprecedented growth for BioPet Laboratories. Since 2012, apartment, condo and HOA organizations using PooPrints have grown from 350 in 39 states to over 2500 in 50 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom; some report up to a 95 percent reduction in dog waste management issues.
From a swab of the dog's mouth, PooPrints creates a genetic "profile" of each dog living in a multifamily community. Dogs and owners leaving un-scooped poop can be traced through testing of a fecal sample. The service is proving to be a significant deterrent for offenders and a huge benefit for other community members and pet owners.
"As a DNA technology company dedicated to developing solutions for the pet industry, BioPet Laboratories focuses on three critical needs—protecting the environment by the development of dog waste management products, creating expanded public access for dogs and dog owners and promoting responsible dog ownership," said BioPet's President J Retinger. "The dramatic growth in the U.S. dog population—now 89.7 million dogs, up from 68 million in 2000—is creating an increasing demand for our products and services. We are processing over 5000 dog swabs and over1500 un-scooped samples each month. Each dog's profile is registered in BioPets' patented DNA World Pet Registry™. Over 250,000 dogs have been registered to date."
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about PooPrints! We implemented the program when the community was still under construction with about 10 buildings (120 units) filled at the time.
"I tagged two buildings a day Monday-Friday and gave those buildings all day to bring their pet in. If we knew they had a pet and didn't bring it in to get swabbed, we noticed their door and gave them 24 hours and then said they would be in violation of their lease," reported Jennifer M., Property Manager, Albany Glen Apartments, Columbus, Ohio. Not one person complained and all came with their dog to be swabbed! They LOVED the idea of the program!"
"Our portfolio of 55+ apartment communities have been using PooPrints for the past 2 years. Since implementing PooPrints in our communities, the pet waste problem has been completely eliminated. We used to have frequent incidents of finding pet waste on the properties, but since enrolling our residents' pets in the PooPrints DNA database, we can identify and address pet owners who do not comply with our pet policy," said Sandy Pedersen, Regional Vice President of Sares-Regis Group in Irvine, CA."
BioPet's state-of-the-art laboratory and processes conform to all international standards under ISO 17025:2005 for testing laboratories. "Our laboratory and testing processes are totally controlled onsite and put BioPet at the forefront of research, development, and cutting edge analysis," offered Chesleigh Winfree, BioPet's senior scientist.
Following the success of PooPrints, BioPet Laboratories is developing a series of additional products: Dog Travel, Health Monitoring, Genetic Disease Testing, and Proof of Parentage Services, all planned for introduction in early 2018.
ABOUT BIOPET LABORATORIES
BioPet Laboratories is an international biotechnology company specializing in animal genetics. The company's full-service laboratory provides comprehensive DNA analysis, reporting, research and product development. For more information about BioPet Laboratories or its DNA-based pet products, contact us at www.biopetlabs.com or call (865) 546-2862.
BioPet Laboratories' contact:
J Retinger, President
SOURCE BioPet Laboratories