My Story

Fender the yellow lab under cherry blossomsA few years back, once a week I would take my son to piano lessons in a neighborhood where each house and garage faced the street. There was a house, then fence, house, fence, repeat and no trash cans available anywhere. Eek! 

Walking my dog while carrying the dog poop bag for the whole piano lesson was WAY too much time with his smelly poop bags. Every walk was about finding trash cans left out, which rarely occured, so really it was more about how long would I have to carry the bag.  I love him, but his poop stinks and the lack of receptacles made every walk a bummer. (He doesn't know about this - - don't want to stress him out and ruin his naps or life). Sometimes, I would squeeze the top of the bag, where you hold it, into the top of my car window and let it hang outside until I found a trash. It was disgusting, but better than in the car.   

This recurring experience, along with wondering when is it okay to use another person's garbage, influenced the Poo Vault and the trash sticker that says dog poop is allowed in this trash (receptacle). Some homeowners, like me, would rather have a smelly poop bag in their trash than on the street or in the yard. Do you agree or disagree?

My name is Jess, I live in Boise, Idaho with my husband, son and labrador Fender. Fen (is the handsome dog in this picture) likes eating anything (organic and inorganic), walking (slowly when heading home), trotting, smelling, greeting humans (even people who don't like dogs), meeting dogs (even dogs who don't like him), and being part of our pack. He is my sidekick who constantly thinks I'm awesome (having thumbs for food packaging and opening doors is power my reading friends).

Fender has inspired me to create the Poo Vault and to think about products other dog lovers might enjoy. I love walking with the Poo Vault and not smelling Fen's poop. He weighs about 70 pounds and I can get two of his eliminations into a regular Poo Vault. But, since I am in expert and will not be there to load your Poo Vault, I recommend it be used for dogs up to 55 pounds, just to be on the safe side. While on this subject, want to say my second product will be a larger Poo Vault for all the cool big dogs out there and eventually in various colors. 

My husband Tasche, at SGW Designworks took my ideas and created the Poo Vault and all of the 3D Prototypes.

If you have any comments, questions, thoughts or whatever, I can be reached at jessicastreib at poovault dot com. 

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