One of the unfortunate things about owning a dog is the issue of cleaning up their waste. Urinating is simple, it soaks into the ground with no health concerns or messes. Feces, however, isn’t as easy. It can carry bacteria and parasites that can be dangerous to humans if not properly disposed of. Feces also make an unpleasant mess when stepped on and nobody wants that. That’s why we’re introducing the Doggie Dooley System by HT-Pet, an environmentally safe pet-waste disposal.

This convenient cleaning method is placed in your yard and will easily eliminate waste for you in a safe and natural way! Sounds great, right? Additionally, this system will resolve family health issues, and help the environment. All around the world, people are more concerned about the environment than ever before. With the Doggie Dooley System, you will be making positive changes for our planet and also for your family!

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our top pick: Doggie Dooley Model 3000 – Septic Tank Style

The Doggie Dooley Model 3000 is heavy duty AND environmentally friendly. It’ s suitable for up to 4 dogs and is just like a miniature septic system. The galvanized steel disposal is made with a foot operated pedal so you can keep your hands off the germs! Jump down farther in our article to learn more about our favorite doggie dooley system

Doggie Dooley 3000 Septic Tank Style

What is the doggie dooley system?

What’s better than having a nice clean lawn for you and your pup to play in? With the Doggie Dooley System, waste will be disposed in a nice, neat, and clean way in your own backyard. The environmentally friendly in-ground systems are harmless to pets, lawns and trees. They are also ideal for most yard and soil conditions. The Doggie Dooley Systems were first created in 1968. For over 40 years, they’ve provided people with easier ways to handle their pets waste. It works like a miniature septic tank. It utilizes the natural bacteria and enzyme cultures to reduce dog waste to a ground absorbing liquid.

Furthermore, HT-Pet offers three different Doggie Dooley systems, Model 3500, Model 3800X and their best-selling product, model 3000. These models feature a plastic tank with extension panels and has a foot operated lip opener. Each model offers different abilities such as the number of pets you have and the type of soil in your yard. With these products, you will receive a starter pack of the Waste Terminating Digester. By adding the digester, it will speed up the process. It is a non-toxic, harmless mixture that breaks down waste and controls odor.

how does it work?

The Doggie Dooley System works similar to a home septic tank. Septic systems are designed to convert solid waste into liquid. This liquid waste then passes through the soil to be absorbed into the subsoil. As sunlight, rain, and microbes in the soil naturally occur, it will help to eliminate waste in the environment. The addition of the Waste Terminator Digester will greatly speed up the process in a safe and natural way.

First, select where you want to install the Doggie Dooley. You will want the system to be at least a few feet away from your home and reachable by a garden hose. Second, dig a hole in your yard about 4 feet deep and install the Doggie Dooley into the hole. Make sure to install the system in soil that drains, not in heavy clay. Once installed, all you have to do is drop the dog waste into the system to let it work naturally to break it down. It is recommended to clean up your yard every day or two to avoid overloading the Doggie Dooley.

frequently asked questions

If you’re looking to buy this product, you may have some questions. That’s why we put together this list of common questions asked by pet owners.


Yes, you can. Performing a test will help you decide whether a Doggie Dooley system will be effective in your yard. To do so, dig a hole approximately 1 foot wide and 2 feet deep. Then, pour 5 gallons of water into the hole. Third, check the hole in 24 hours. If there is still standing water, check back in 48 hours. If there is still water after that, the Doggie Dooley system will not be effective in that location. So, test another spot! However, if the water is gone, you can use either the tank or pyramid Doggie Dooley.


For starters, the tank will always have waste in it. The digestive actions happen at the bottom of the pile under water. You should make sure there is always enough water because that’s what activates the Digester Powder. Don’t ever let the tank become completely dry. If your tank seems to be filling up too much, the soil may have clay content that is preventing the draining. If this is the case, the unit needs to be moved to an area with good soil.


The Digester Powder and Tablets are made with wheat bran, grain, and sodium bicarbonate. The enzyme and bacteria in these are not harmful to humans or pets. If your pup swallows the powder or tablets, rinse their mouth and face as quickly as possible. If redness or irritation occurs, seek medical attention.


If you installed the pyramid model, you need to add 5 gallons of water 2-3 times a week. Next, add one measured tablespoon of the Digester powder or 1 Digester tablet per dog each week. Waste should be added to the unit on a daily basis. If you have a tank model, you should add 1 gallon of water daily and 1 tablespoon of Digester powder or 1 Digester tablet per dog each week. Add stools on a daily basis.

5 facts about the pet waste systems

If you’re thinking about getting a Pet Waste System, you may be wanting to know more about them. That’s where we come in! We’ve done some research and put together some facts to help you decide if these units are the right fit for you.

  1. If you have clay soil, drainage will not work and may prevent the system from working. Doing a test to see how your soil drain is recommended before installing the unit. Refer to the FAQ section to see directions on how to test your soil.
  2. Digesters depend on temperature. The higher the temperature (over 40 degrees), the better it will work. You may only be able to use the digesters in warmer season
  3. If your dog eats premium food, you might want to use an enzyme specifically made for highly digestible food.
  4. Chlorinated water reduced the effectiveness of the enzyme digesters. So, a way to remove chlorine is to put at least 5 gallons of water in a bucket and leave it in direct sunlight for 48 hours.
  5. Make sure you have enough waste digester appropriate for the number of dogs you have. That way you will not overload the system before it has time to break down.

Doggie Dooley Model 3000 – Septic Tank Style

The Doggie Dooley 3000 in-ground pet waste disposal system is environmentally friendly and safe. This model is great for 2 large dogs or 4 small dogs. It has an enclosed galvanized tank with a built-in overflow system. The tank also has a foot-operated lid opener for easy access.  It requires a narrow, deep hole about 14-15 inches in diameter and 4 feet deep. This product includes Digester. You will need to add 1 quart of water per day and 1 tablespoon of digester powder per dog each week.

Key Features:

  • Safe for pets, lawns, and shrubs
  • Helps to control odors and keep lawns clean
  • Easy to install and maintain

Doggie Dooley Model 3500 – Leach Bed Style

Next, is the Doggie Dooley 3500. This model utilizes the enzymes and bacteria action and reduces dog waste to a ground-absorbing liquid. This system is slightly larger than the other units and is pyramid-shaped. It has a durable plastic material that is stronger and easier to install. Also, you won’t have to worry about it getting rusted or corroding. It has a unique open-bottom system that doesn’t require a separate overflow device.

Additionally, the Doggie Dooley 3500 provides a safe disposal of pet waste and control odors. It includes a convenient foot-operated lid. You can use this system for 1 large dog or 2 small dogs. It’s also made in the USA and is environmentally safe. For this unit, you will need to add 5 gallons of water and 1 tablespoon of digester powder per dog each week.

Key Features:

  • Acts like a miniature septic tank for your dog’s waste
  • Easy to install system that utilizes enzyme and bacteria action to reduce pets waste to an absorbing liquid.

Doggie Dooley Model 3800X – Leach Bed Style

Last but not least, the Doggie Dooley 3800X is HT-Pet’s newest and largest capacity system. It’s made to work like a septic tank for 2 large dogs or 4 small dogs. It has extension panels and a foot-operated lid. It’s made in the USA and measures to 16” L x 16” W x 18” H. This model comes with a starter pack of digester to help reduce waste faster and naturally. The 3800 model is larger and reviews from pet owners have revealed that those with larger systems are happier than those with the smaller ones.

This unit requires a hole 20 inches by 2 feet deep. You should add 5 gallons of water and 1 tablespoon of digester powder per dog each week. This unit also requires a square hole and is great for all soil conditions except heavy clay.

Key Features:

  • Disposes pet waste safely and controls odor
  • Neat, clean and convenient
  • Harmless to pets, lawns, and shrubs
  • Comes with non-toxic, harmless digester