POOPRINTS operates as an exclusive distributorship.

The company’s distributors sign contracts with apartment buildings, homeowners associations, nature centres, small towns or any group hoping to keep parks and sidewalks clear of pet waste.

The PooPrints owner collects DNA swabs from all the pooches in the neighbourhood, and BioPet adds them to a database.

The next time an unexpected present is found, a small sample is sent to BioPet, where it is compared to the database, the culprit is revealed and the owner is assessed a fine.