The PooVault is a hard-sided container to hold used poop bags until you reach a trash can. Hands free and odor free!

My mutt Ace is one of those dogs who shits 3 times on a walk … never when we’re right by a trash can … always in the most inconvenient places.

Then I’m blessed with carrying my dog’s used poop bags until we find the nearest trash bin. Might as well call me the Poop Fairy.

The PooVault solves this problem because you just drop the bag in the “vault,” clasp it shut and continue on your walk. It comes with a belt clip and a carabiner. I find the product the most useful for when I’m running with my dog on the trails and we might not see a trash can for miles.

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PooVault review – Holds poop bags hands free

PooVault review

My thoughts on the PooVault:

The PooVault is a straightforward product and it works really well. It traps in the odor and allows you to carry your dog’s poop bags hands free. It comes with a belt clip and a carabiner clip so you can attach it to your belt, your dog’s leash, your backpack, etc. It’s about 5″ wide at the top and 3.5″ tall.

I’m lucky to live in a dog friendly area near San Diego so we have trash bins for dog bags nearly every half-mile on our urban walks. But this was not always the case when I lived in North Dakota.

Sometimes I’d be out running and I could go 3 or 4 miles before reaching a trash can (often buried in snow). And when you’re wearing gloves or mittens, it’s even more difficult to carry used bags!

Multiple dogs

The PooVault is helpful when you’re walking multiple dogs because it’s hands free. One person can only handle so many leashes and so many used bags! I’ve been seen carrying two used bags in each hand! Ahh!

The PooVault for hiking

I take my weimaraner Remy out on long trail runs on the weekends. We’ve been running 6+ miles and plan to increase our miles each week as we train for an ultramarathon.

PooVault review

It’s very, very temping not to pick up after my dog when we’re out on the trail because we won’t see a trash bin for over an hour. People not picking up after their dogs is a very emotionally charged topic for hikers and backpackers!

See my post: What to know about off-leash hiking with your dog.

The PooVault is a great product that will encourage dog owners to pick up after our dogs because we can carry the “load” hands free.

I don’t like having anything clipped to my dog’s leash, but I clip the PooVault to the outside of my trail pack. It’s also small enough (3.5” by 5”) to fit inside my pack. It truly does trap the odor and seals tight so there is no “leakage.”

The cost of a PooVault

The PooVault is available on its website for $17.99.

Use code ThatMuttCustomer to get 17% off. Click here.

What’s unique about the PooVault?

I’m not aware of any other product like this. It allows you to carry your dog’s used bags hands free while truly trapping the odor.

The PooVault also donates a percentage of its profits to the Idaho Humane Society.

Pros of the PooVault:

  • Traps in the odor
  • Allows you to carry poop bags hands free
  • Less chance of germs (or poop!) getting on your hands!
  • Has a built-in belt clip + comes with a carabiner
  • Great price
  • Easy to clean if needed
  • Helps when you’re walking multiple dogs
  • Great for hiking or trail running
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed

PooVault review

Also, the owner and creator of the PooVault, Jessica, is a fun and down to earth person! I’ve watched her grow this business since she launched her Kickstarter campaign last summer and I’m so glad to see it’s doing well.


  • One size available (5” long, 3.5” tall). Some people may want a smaller or lager size.
  • One color available (black)

Holds used poop bags hands free

PooVault review

I would recommend the PooVault for …

The PooVault is great for anyone who hikes on trails where you won’t see a trash bin for over a mile. I also recommend it for walks around the neighborhood if your area does not have a lot of trash bins or if you walk multiple dogs and struggle with managing multiple leashes and bags.

It’s recommended for dogs 55 pounds and under, but it really depends on the individual dog. Ace is about 70 pounds and it works for one “load.” Two if we’re lucky. It’s probably not going to be large enough for a great dane, but every dog is different.

The PooVault is available on its website HERE. Use code ThatMuttCustomer to get 17% off.

Order a PooVault HERE

Giveaway! Win a PooVault for your dog!

PooVault is giving way a FREE vault to one of our readers! *The winner has been chosen and notified. Congrats to Jan!

To enter, just leave a comment below to let me know why your dog needs the PooVault.

I’ll choose a winner at random on Friday July 7. Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.

Would you benefit from the PooVault?

Let me know your “poop struggle” story in the comments!

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