Carly Kulzer has been with Dotdash Meredith since 2018 and is currently an Entertainment Ecommerce Writer for People. As an owner of two dogs and two cats, she started primarily writing pets content for People in 2021. She has reviewed more than 50 products, conducted interviews with professionals in the field, and has done extensive research to gather accurate information.
Carly has written more than 40 pets articles for People. Her shoppable content has also been featured in InStyle, Real Simple, Food and Wine, Shape, Travel and Leisure, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, Cooking Light, Martha Stewart Living, My Recipes, and Parents. Long White Gloves
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I think we can all agree that there's nothing glamorous about cleaning up after your pet, and as an owner of two large rescue dogs, I've often wished for a less disgusting way to pick up waste while I'm on walks. Luckily, the TikTok algorithm led me to a popular video that introduced me to a portable pooper scooper that's already been added to my Amazon cart.
The DogBuddy Portable Poop Scooper is a compact, handheld gadget that makes cleaning up poop as bearable as possible — and it's 40 percent off right now. According to the TikTok video by @teresalauracaruso, the most efficient way to use the scoop is to place a waste bag over the entire thing so you can pick up the poop and simply remove the bag before tossing it in the trash. Plus, it doubles as a bag dispenser that can hook onto a harness or leash to ensure you always have it on hand.
No more dealing with ripped bags resulting in messy hands! Thank goodness.
Buy It! DogBuddy Portable Poop Scooper, $14.99 (orig. $24.99); amazon.com
Not only is the pooper scooper marked down to just $15, it's also backed by more than 4,000 shoppers who gave it a perfect rating. One five-star reviewer who described it as "well engineered" added that using it is "a whole lot better than touching [poop] through a bag with my hand." Another shopper raved about how easy it is to use and said it "relieves the grossness" of picking up waste.
TikTok has helped me discover several products I didn't know I needed, and the DogBuddy Portable Poop Scooper just might be my favorite one yet. Plus, I have a feeling it'll be a huge hit at the dog park with my fellow pet parents.
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