Sue Millingen, Owner & Dog Lover
Poop-Patrol Canada has been picking up dog poop in South-Central Ontario for over 20 years, and turning poop into power, while keeping your yard poop free and clean.
What’s a fun fact about you that people don’t know?
On top of being an animal lover, I’m a holistic health practitioner. I’m an iridologist, which means I can read eyes and see diseases. I’m also a certified Reiki practitioner, which I studied at Seneca College. I really value overall health and wellbeing, of people and animals, and this is a guiding value for me in my personal and professional life.
What’s the smartest thing you’ve done in your business?
Getting the right team. Your business is nothing without the right people. I’m very glad that I took the time needed to find those people and build a strong team with them. A solid team with the right people can make all the difference in the success of your business and make it a better experience for everybody involved.
If you could give your younger self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
Take more time to have fun and take care of yourself! I’m close to retirement now and I’ve just worked my whole life. Nobody is patting you on the back for that, so it’s important to make your own time for fun! I wish I had these priorities straight when I was younger, because I realize now that there’s more to life than working – even if you love what you do.
What do you wish every Client knew about doing business with you?
Contrary to popular belief, we don’t answer the phone at midnight! Of course, we try to be as responsive as we can, but we’re not a 24/7 service. And we don’t think of ourselves as just a service either. We really do care about the dogs and customers – we bring our own philosophy and vision to the work. I’m a huge dog lover, which is why I needed Poop Patrol – nobody chooses to pick up poop without absolutely loving the dogs! Our Patrollers become friends with the dogs, and we truly value those relationships.