A device similar to a dustpan or miniature shovel, used to pick up dog droppings during a dogwalk. A long attached handle relieves the operator from having to bend over. Usually a spring-activated flap (controlled by a squeezegrip at the top of the handle) is manually opened and closed on the leading edge of the blade during the catch, preventing the poop from rolling out. Use of the pooper scooper is considered good etiquette, and with a bit of practice resembles a golf putt or croquet strike.
I'm totally into using the pooper scooper when walking Smokey. It's like he never took a dump!