A PORT Seton man who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty is offering to clean all dog waste from pet owners’ gardens.

Super Pet Scooper was founded in January by Port Seton man Greg Mahony, of Laburnum Avenue, who will be servicing the East Lothian area for its doggy clear-up needs.

“I was looking for a business opportunity in the area,” Greg said.

“Cleaning gardens of dog waste is big in the USA and Canada, and even England, but not around here, so I saw a gap in the market”

Originally from Manchester, Greg and his family fell in love with all East Lothian had to offer, especially when walking his own rescue dog, Rocco. It was then he noticed that dog fouling in the area was becoming an issue.

“Our community wants to live in a nice environment,” he said.

“We promote responsible ownership, enforce fines and put up signs, but sometimes it’s just not enough.

“Many dog owners, like myself, always take doggie bags to clean up the waste, but sadly, many owners do not.”

This was when Greg came up with the idea for Super Pet Scooper.

“I never thought I’d start a business, but I wanted to do something that would help people and I love animals, especially dogs, so it made sense,” he said.

“I don’t mind cleaning up after dogs, it doesn’t bother me! It also gets me out and about on a weekend, as well as a little more income.”

Greg works during the week for the NHS but has high hopes that he can build his company to a full-time role.

“At the moment, I’m only part-time but I’m hoping to expand,” he said.

“I got in touch with East Lothian Council for advice and they were fantastic, helped me get my waste carrier licence and advice on business insurance and things.”

Despite only being in his first month of business, the 31-year-old has a few clients and has been getting good reviews across Facebook.

“I’ve had a positive reaction to the company,” he said. “I know a lot of people think that if you have a dog you should be able to clean up after them yourself, but a lot of people can’t. They can fall ill or just become unable to move around like they used to, so that’s where I can help.”