As any dog owner can attest, picking up pet waste is a fairly unpleasant task. And it’s always a sure bet that the minute I bend down to pick up my puppy’s once-dinner, a neighbor will turn the corner just in time to see my daily indignity. Enter the doggie waste vacuum–or as the manufacturer obscurely named it: Pet Pooch Power System. It’s not the most attractive design, sort of resembling a middle schooler’s MacGuyveresque concoction of tools, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in function. The grey container of the vacuum gets positioned behind the waste and once turned on, the pet waste will be sucked into a waiting biodegradable plastic bag inside the vacuum container. The motor is rechargeable and handles 150 uses in a single charge. There aren’t too many details on the size or weight of the vacuum, so it’s a toss up as to whether it’s more awkward to bend down and pick up droppings or carry around a vacuum for the task. The Pet Pooch Power System is available through Frontgate for $99.50 with replacement bags starting at $19.50 for a pack of 50.