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IndustryDNA Identification of dog waste; Environmental
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008) in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
FounderTom Boyd
Locations across the USA
Number of locations
Area served
United States, Canada, UK, Israel
Key people
Tom Boyd, Meg Retinger, Win Chandler,
ProductsPet Waste Station, Bag Refills, Individual Resident Scoop Bag dispensers,
ServicesDNA World Pet Registry Database, Dog DNA Waste Matching, Proof of Parentage
OwnerTom Boyd

PooPrints is a commercial service that uses DNA profiling of feces to assist with pet waste management.[1][2][3][4][5] DNA is first collected by a cheek swab, and registered online at the DNA World Pet Registry.[6]

According to a 2012 report from Minnesota station WCCO-TV, it is "a first of its kind company".[7]

It is a division of BioPet Laboratories, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.[5][8][9]

It was started in 2008.[5]


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  2. ^ Howard, Zach (July 6, 2011). "Doggie DNA nails owners of pets leaving smelly piles". Reuters. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Rosen, Jill (May 14, 2010). "DNA could solve a doggie whodunit". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Golgowski, Nina (June 27, 2011). "DNA tests provide the poop on bad dog owners". CNN. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Shaw, Bob (May 22, 2012). "Dog DNA service helps apartments catch poop perpetrators". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "PooPrints DNA Pet Waste Management". Bio Pet Vet Lab. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Dog DNA Business Cracks Down On Errant Droppings". WCCO-TV. May 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "About us - BioPet Bet Lab". biopetvetlab.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "PooPrints". pooprints.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  10. ^ Mount, Ian (February 26, 2009). "BioPet's gold mine: Doggy DNA". CNNMoney.
  11. ^ Weiss, Debra Cassens (May 20, 2010). "Lawyer Says Condo's Proposed PooPrints DNA Program Is 'Absolutely Ridiculous'". ABA Journal.
  12. ^ Andrea Canning; Taylor Behrendt; Tracey Marx (June 30, 2011). "Dog DNA Scooping Owners Who Fail to Pick Up After Pets". ABC News.
  13. ^ Jouvenal, Justin (October 25, 2011). "Fairfax neighbors head to court over unscooped dog poop". The Washington Post.
  14. ^ Hernandez, Sunny (June 12, 2012). "PooPrints: Dog poop DNA tests make a mess for owners who stink at picking up after pets". The Post-Standard.
  15. ^ Roney, Marty (June 12, 2012). "Property complexes step into DNA testing of dog poop". Detroit Free Press.
  16. ^ Daley, Jason (February 10, 2012). "A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners". Entrepreneur.