Sooke resident Lesa Cro started up a new pet waste removal business. Cro goes to yards in the region, removes all of the waste and then composts it, so that it doesn’t go into landfills. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Sooke resident Lesa Cro started up a new pet waste removal business. Cro goes to yards in the region, removes all of the waste and then composts it, so that it doesn’t go into landfills. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

New pet poop-scooping business picks up in Sooke

Poop No More service taking the ‘dirty work’ out of lawn cleaning

A new business in Sooke is banishing pet poo from local yards.

Poop No More started up about a month ago, and is owned and operated solely by resident Lena Cro, an animal enthusiast.

“I wanted to do something that connects me, in some way or another, to dogs. I am a huge dog lover,” said Cro. “And I thought pet waste removal is something that’s needed.”

Cro goes to yards in the region, removes all of the waste and then composts it, so that it doesn’t go into little bags or into landfills.

“I just started and have had a few people sign up for the service. I’ve also had a lot of people reach out and ask questions, so I am really happy about that,” said Cro.

She aims to get people signed up for the service on a weekly basis, and charges are based on mileage and the size of a yard. If people within the same neighbourhood sign up, the charge may be discounted.

“Hopefully things will take off,” said Cro. “It has been great so far. I love being outside, and I love the proximity to animals. Sometimes I see the dogs poking their nose out of the house looking at me. I also love the parents of dogs.”

READ ALSO: St. John Ambulance providing ‘pawsitive’ support with virtual therapy dog event

Cro aspires to see her business grow, and eventually be able to hire someone to help her. She also has a vision of offering the same kind of service for parks in the Capital Regional District.

“I noticed a lot of dog – deposits, shall we say – and bags that people fill and leave behind in parks and on trails. So I have spent my own time at places like Whiffin Spit every couple of weeks cleaning up the pet waste,” said Cro. “I talked to the CRD about collaborating and going into parks to do the same thing, but unfortunately was told it wouldn’t fit in the budget. That’s alright though, I still don’t mind volunteering.”

For now, Cro will stick to personalized yard tidying, and says she is available to work any day of the week.

“It’s so funny, though it may be an ‘ick’ for others, I find a satisfaction in the work,” said Cro. “And a sense of relief once the yard is clean.”

For more information, visit the Poop No More Facebook page, or call 250-661-1761.

READ ALSO: Colwood Fire Rescue refreshes public on burning bylaws

Do you have a story tip? Email:

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A Nexii roof panel is lifted during construction of a Starbucks in Abbotsford. Alexzi Building Solutions will be building a manufacturing plant in Langford or North Cowichan to produce the sustainable construction panels. (Photo courtesy of Alexzi Building Solutions)
Langford eyed for facility to make green building alternative to concrete

Langford, North Cowichan possible sites for plant to create sustainable construction panels

Local MP Elizabeth May says the public has a right to know the identity of the company that plans to operate the massive warehouse proposed for Sidney on airport lands but residents who want to stop the project would probably have to go through the courts. (Black Press Media File)
MP Elizabeth May says public has right to know identity of Sidney warehouse operator

Residents wanting to stop the project would probably have to go through the courts, said May

Bukwila by Art Thompson, set at the steps of Lansdowne campus’ Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre, has been welcoming students to campus since 1997. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
World-renowned artist’s legacy lives on at Camosun College

Art Thompson made untold contributions toward Indigenous education, art and advocacy

Did you know, according to the CRD, every person produces an average of 185–200 litres of wastewater per day? Here’s where most of it gets treated, at the new wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (CRD image)
View Royal signs on to wastewater funding plan

Capital Regional District requesting to borrow up to $34.3 million to upgrade infrastructure

(The Canadian Press)
Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

‘Canada is at the table to help find a solution’

A map showing where the most number of cases were recorded from April 23 to 29. This map, revealing a breakdown of infections by neighborhood, was pulled from a data package leaked to the Vancouver Sun last week (and independently verified).
36 Abbotsford schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures in the last 2 weeks, shattering record

Clearbrook Elementary recorded an ‘exposure’ on all 11 school days

Island Health has confirmed COVID-19 exposures at Ecole des Deux Mondes in Campbell River on May 4 and 5, and at Mill Bay Nature School in Mill Bay on April 28, 29, 30 and May 3. (Metro Creative photo)
Two new COVID-19 school exposures confirmed by Island Health

Health authority contacting anyone exposed at Ecole des Deux Mondes, Mill Bay Nature School

Canada’s chief public health officer is reminding Canadians even those who are fully vaccinated are not immune from transmitting the COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s top doctor warns full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

Post-inoculation, Theresa Tam says the risk of asymptomatic infection and transmission is far lower but not obsolete

The dash cam footage, taken May 7 at 8:18 a.m. belonged to the driver of a southbound vehicle that recently travelled out of the tunnel. (Reddit/Screen grab)
VIDEO: Dash cam captures dramatic rollover crash on Highway 99

Only one person sustained injuries from the collision, says B.C. Ambulance Services

Chevy stranded on a ledge above a rocky canyon at Mimi Falls near Logan Lake, April 28, 2021. (Photo credit: Margot Wikjord)
Police officer and fire chief team up in risky rescue of stranded dog near Logan Lake

Chevy, a rescue dog, needed rescuing again after getting stuck on a ledge above rocky canyon

Police were on the scene of a fatal shooting in Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)
B.C. government to give more than $8 million for programs to curb gang violence

221 not-for-profit projects led by local governments and school districts among others will receive a one-time grant

Gord Judson steers his log truck down a forest service road, using two-way radio and call signals to mark his position for oncoming traffic. (B.C. Forest Safety Council)
Planning some B.C. wilderness fishing? Don’t catch a log truck

Remote recreation areas bracing for heavy pandemic pressure

Most Read