DNA Technology Allows Neighbors To Test Dog Doo

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(Memphis) It’s hard not to love a new pet, but the Smith family’s new puppy George may get a little more expensive.

“I have vet bills to pay. I'm a single mom. How am I going to afford to have George's poo poo DNA tested?” Elizabeth Smith asked .

It's called Poo Prints. You stick a Q-tip in your dog’s mouth, capturing DNA. You then mail it to the lab, and you're done.

When a neighbor finds Fido leaving a little gift, they send a sample in.

The lab matches the DNA in the sample to your pet, and you would then be slapped with the cost of the test plus a fine.

“It's neat we can do it, but just because it is possible doesn't mean it needs to happen,” said resident Aaron Boatright.

People at one East Memphis condo community are considering Poo Prints to help find who is behind those number twos.

“There are times and spots where yes, we notice a problem,” said Julie Fletcher.

Board members said residents actually came up with the idea and presented it to them. They say cost will likely keep it away, but say pet waste has become an issue.

The board hasn’t formally considered whether to adopt the plan just yet.


  • Brian

    If people would simply be respectful of their neighbors, this wouldn’t even have to be discussed… but no; there’s always got to be a degenerate or two who can’t be bothered to manage his or her affairs.

  • langor1

    If you don’t have an HOA this won’t happen to you, yet another good reason not to live where there is an HOA. Next thing you know they’ll consider having all residents DNA on file.

  • canadianwhiskeygirl

    Boy, Wayne Carter, U and WREG couldnt resist injecting this humor could U? Still LOL.at this

  • sickofmemphis

    How about people just dont be d-bags and pick up after their dogs? Oh wait, this is Memphis. There’s no such thing as personal responsibility in these city limits.

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