This Johnson County doggy daycare is adding another gig: professional poop scoopers

Woof's Play and Stay

Andy Wiltz (left) has launched a poop scooping franchise operation through Pet Butler, a side gig to his doggy daycare business in Merriam, Woof's Play & Stay. Above, Wiltz scoops a Merriam yard with John Harrison, one of his staff members. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Merriam business owner Andy Wiltz recently launched a new side hustle to his doggy daycare business: picking up pets’ poop in northern Johnson County and Olathe.

Wiltz launched a franchise operation for the national Pet Butler brand in July. His new poop scooping business is now housed with Wiltz’s other business, Woof’s Play & Stay, in Merriam.

Pet Butler is a subscription-based pet waste removal service in which customers can have their lawns swept on a weekly or every-other-week basis, as well as one-time pickups.