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5 Reasons to Invest in Scoop Soldiers

With wide-open territory availability, low start-up costs and a robust support infrastructure, Scoop Soldiers is well-positioned to dominate a growing franchise segment.

By Luca Piacentini1851 Franchise Managing Editor
SPONSOREDUpdated 4:16PM 07/01/22

Scoop Soldiers, the pet waste removal franchise which aims to help pet owners and their four-legged friends by taking on the dirty work of pet ownership, is on the cusp of major growth. Savvy investors continue to recognize the well-positioned opportunity to capitalize on growing demand for residential and commercial waste removal services. With a proven business model, low-cost investment and wide-open territory availability, Scoop Soldiers has become a premier player in the growing “pooper scooper” services segment. 

“The demand for services in pet waste removal has increased dramatically,” said Josh Cahill, CEO of Scoop Soldiers. “And we are well-positioned in the franchise world because our biggest priority is making our franchisees happy, helping them make money and providing them with support.”

Here are the top five reasons to invest in a Scoop Soldiers franchise. 

Booming Pet Care Industry

While many other segments struggled, the $9.7 billion pet services industry saw significant business growth during the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more homeowners adopted animals and needed help taking care of them. 

“As many workers return to offices and readjust to pre-pandemic schedules, the demand for Scoop Soldiers’ pet waste removal services is reaching an all-time high,” said Cahill. “People want their time back and don’t want to worry about menial tasks like poop scooping. Our services allow them to spend time with their family and friends.”

Scoop Soldiers, which has been franchising for two years and in business for 11 years, provides franchisees with a tried-and-true way to tap into this increased demand with a steady cash flow and year-round recurring service.

Wide Open Territory Availability

Cahill says that the pet waste removal industry has a lot of open territory for expansion, and Scoop Soldiers is no exception. This year, the Scoop Soldiers team aims to add 15 to 20 franchise locations in strategic markets across the country, including Texas, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Ohio.

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs who want to run a successful business and also have the freedom to live their lives,” said Cahill. “The most rewarding thing is being able to put our franchisees into a place where they have a healthy work-life balance. My goal for the company is, of course, to reach our revenue and unit goals, but it all comes down to providing a great opportunity for success for our franchisees. Our biggest priority is making our franchisees happy, helping them make money and supporting them.”

With in-depth front-end support, franchisees can operate in multiple territories more easily, which sets the brand apart from the competition.

Low Initial Investment and Quick Start-Up Process

Scoop Soldiers was created to provide entrepreneurs with low operating costs, comprehensive support services and a simplified business model. 

One of the primary benefits of owning a Scoop Soldiers franchise, for example, is that owners don’t need any retail space — it’s a home-based business that can be run from home, a coffee shop, or even from a vacation rental anywhere in the world. That is part of the reason why the brand’s initial investment range of $61,300 to $111,300 is significantly lower than many competitors.

“With no lease or rent to worry about, owners keep costs down,” said Cahill. “Even better, you work when it works for you, and plan your schedule to fit your life, your family, your other interests, so you can create a work-life balance that actually works.”

The proven process also means Scoop Soldiers franchisees can get up and running in less than two months. With lower staffing requirements and simple equipment, owners can hire and manage scoopers at a pace that fits their goals.

“One thing our model does perfectly is it allows new franchisees to go out and do the work themselves or hire someone else to do it,” said Scott Oaks, vice president of franchise development for the brand. “It’s entirely up to them. They just have to work it into their initial investment costs. That allows franchisees to be as hands-on or hands-off as they want. Ultimately, most of our franchisees work less than 40 hours a week.”

Partnership with Valor Service Dogs

The Scoop Soldiers team has always set out to support the veteran community, and those philanthropic efforts support the Valor Service Dogs program. Valor Service Dogs is a local non-profit organization that helps wounded veterans and first responders rebuild their independence. Scoop Soldiers teams up with the organization to sponsor dogs for 20-24 months of training and boarding to prepare them for their forever home with a deserving veteran. From there, the brand continues to support that veteran with pet waste removal services for life.

“We’re proud and honored to support the veteran community,” said Cahill. “As we continue to enter new markets, we want to partner with franchisees eager to support their community and make a difference. The partnership with Valor Service Dogs was started because of our shared love of dogs, and we will do anything we can to push that further.”

Support and Leadership

Scoop Soldiers franchisees can be confident they have the backing of a corporate team with 10-plus years of experience running a successful home-based business. Cahill says that the brand offers franchisees in-depth support in every aspect of the business. 

“Scoop Soldiers offers daily billing and invoicing so that franchisees can focus on communicating with clients, building a management team and finding employees who can provide customers with high-quality pet waste removal services,” said Cahill. “Additionally, we provide franchisees with the front-end customer service of handling new client inquiries and customer service issues. That eliminates one or two people that franchisees would need to hire to perform these functions. We also handle marketing for the franchisees — both paid and organic. We’re doing all the website management. We take care of all of it so they can focus on managing their team members and ensuring the field work is going well.”

Today, Scoop Soldiers has 14 franchise territories and 12 corporate-owned locations open and operating. This significant corporate-owned footprint allows the team to continually innovate and perfect the business model for franchisees. Looking ahead, the brand aims to add even more markets to the growing list of communities it calls home.

“We are always looking for new ways to improve our business model and expand our brand,” said Cahill. “Now, the time has never been better to join the Scoop Soldiers system, and we are  very excited about the future. We are ready for the next phase of growth.”

The total cost to invest in Scoop Soldiers ranges from $43,800 to $104,050 per territory. To learn more about franchising with Scoop Soldiers, visit