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    30 Products To Help Keep Your Home Clean If You Have Pets

    We all love our furry friends, but sometimes, they can make a bit of a mess...

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A fur remover broom to gather all their shed hair into one collective pile. TBH, there's probs a lot baked into your carpet that you didn't even know was there...

    pile of fur from carpet

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile. The photo is from out dogs favorite spot on the carpet and we couldn't see ANY hair when I started raking!!!" —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.35.

    2. A Petmate pooper scooper for keeping your yard tidy from your pup's little brown presents all over the grass. I keep one of these in my backyard and it's a miracle-worker.

    Pet owner uses pooper scooper in yard

    Promising review: "I used to buy Dogipot waste bags. That can get expensive when you have three large dogs like I do. I scoop as much poop as I can until the swivel bin is about half full, dump it into a trash bag, and continue until the back yard/front yard is spotless and clean. The rake is fabulous for collecting poop when my dogs choose to go in the rocks we have surrounding the pool or the palm trees. Fabulous product and well worth the money." —Natalie Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $14.28.

    3. A hard floor cleaner to remove tough accident stains without damaging your pristine floors. It safely works to remove new and deep-set stains and odors from sealed wood, linoleum, vinyl, concrete and ceramic tile.

    The hard floor cleaner on a hardwood floor

    Promising review: "Owning two older dogs, and frequently fostering dogs, I have particular life experience cleaning up after dog accidents in the home. Bless their hearts, dogs are still animals, and animals have to potty sometimes outside the confines of generally accepted locations (i.e., outside). One of the most difficult urine messes is when there are hardwood floors they tinkle on. A dog peed in a corner of my living room, which of course has parquet wooden floor tiles, and which of course, I did not notice until a day or two later when the pee had already soaked into the wood parquet tiles, causing swelling and deep odor. Thankfully, I found Nature's Miracle specifically designed for hardwood floors. I was skeptical that it would work as well as the reviews noted, but it truly worked better than any other brand of urine cleaner that I have tried. It managed to effectively clean the stain, and eliminate the odor, even though the mess wasn't discovered right away." —HelloReese

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).

    4. A dog paw cleaner because muddy paws are a no no in the house and this will be much more efficient than chasing them around the house with a towel.

    Promising review: "My dog has an allergy to grass and every night she goes out on the grass to play ball. We usually have to come in and get a beach towel wet to clean off her paws and then throw that in the laundry. This has really made our lives much easier. Simply fill it with water, stick your dogs paw in, move up and down, and the job is done! We use this on my 60-lb. pit bull and there was plenty of room for a larger paw as well as it would be sufficient enough for a smaller dog." —LC

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. Cat litter deodorizer to keep the box smelling fresh. Whether it's a fresh new bed of litter or has seen some things, just sprinkle a bit on the top to diminish those yucky smells.


    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many litter deodorizers in the five years I’ve had my cat but nothing works quite like this! And you don’t need much which is the best part. Glitch enjoys going into a stink-free litter box too. Your cat will thank you." —Savannah

    Get it from Chewy for $11.97 (originally $14.99).

    6. A Bissell Spinwave hardwood floor mop – it's clutch for cleaning up tough stains and potential "oopsies" on your floors. This works wonders on tile, linoleum, wood, and other hard-sealed floors.

    bissell spinwave mop

    Promising review: "Most amazing results!. I have tried almost every product on the market over 40 years but this Bissell is the BEST. Shiny and clean for the first time! We have hardwood, no carpet, with three dogs and seve cats. Quiet and so easy to use. I used wood floor solution on wood and pet solution on bathroom and kitchen tile. Even cleaned grout lines nicely. Would give 10 stars if able!" —C.A. Shaheen

    Get it from Amazon for $102.99.

    7. A bag of leak-proof training pads in case the weather is prohibiting them from "going" outside and you want to protect your kitchen floors in the process.

    The pad

    Promising review: "I've tried a number of puppy pads since I have a small toy dog and am pleased to report that these do a good job of absorbing urine and affordably priced." —Buffy

    Get a pack of 100 of the regular pads from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four sizes and seven different amounts).

    8. Or an indoor/outdoor dog potty that mimics real grass so they'll know to go there and not on the carpet.

    Dog using indoor grass patch

    Promising review: "OMG I love this thing! No smell and my puppy uses it. And it's portable. And did I mention NO SMELL?!" –Lahila Barzola

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95.

    9. A bottle of pet stain and odor remover — perfect for upholstery, clothes, and bedding that may have been subjected to an array of stains and gross odors. This mist is truly the heavy-weight champion of resolving even the most dreaded of accidents — vomit (yuck).

    pet stain and odor remover spray

    Promising review: "Works amazingly! I bought a house that was 'as is' and one of the bedrooms sub floor was destroyed by pet stains. see the pics. I used two gallons of this stuff, rolled it on with a paint roller and let sit with windows open for 24 hours twice and the horrendous smell was GONE! I couldn't believe it. It even seemed to lighten up the stains. I was so relieved because I thought I was going to have to pull up those floors and have them replaced and I simply just did not have that in my budget." —Aquasue1

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49 (available in scented and unscented).

    10. A dog toys basket to keep all of their playtime faves in one organized spot. Anyone else step on a rogue bone and see their life flash before their eyes? Get this basket, you'll thank yourself later.

    dog toys basket

    Promising review: "I like the decoration style and simplicity this dog toy basket provides. I find it durable and spacious enough for several toys and bones. My dog likes the drag it into the living room and dump the whole thing out. She likes that she can easily move it around. I like that I can have it be in an easily accessible place that doesn’t distract from the rest of the room. I would purchase again." —Eileen Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four colors).

    11. A food storage tower for keeping their food fresh and organized whenever they need a refill! This will also prevent any unwanted critters getting into the kibble.

    Promising review: "Still using it after three years, it’s holding up well and very useful. Doesn’t take up too much room. It fits the space we have. Good value for the price. We have a large dog (and a cat) It stores about 1 large bag of dog food: a 28-lb. bag if we use both drawers. The scoop it comes with sucks but doesn’t matter. we just use a cup. The drawers are not 100% airtight but the holes are small. It’s so easy to access the drawers. My 3-year-old kid is a pro at using them and enjoys feeding the pets." —K

    Get it from Amazon for $74.24.

    12. A wall-mounted organizer that can hold their leashes, treats, travel water dish, harness, and more. Taking them for a walk outside is a breeze with this quick organization station.


    Promising review: "It's the perfect fit for my dog's stuff. Sturdy and well built, small enough not to take up unnecessary space, large enough to hold everything I need to take my dog out." —KrissytheFoxx

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    13. An essentials cleaning kit that comes with three holy grail products to help you effectively remove urine. These products are plant and mineral-based, eco-friendly, nontoxic, and vegan!

    essentials kit
    Skout's Honor

    The Skout's Honor Essentials kit includes a stain and odor remover, a urine destroyer, toy and a laundry booster. 

    Skout's Honor is a small-business based in California.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness!! I swear this stuff is magic. My in-laws' pup pooped on our carpet and we used the things in this kit...holy cow! Odor, stains, everything!! Gone!!! All of us were amazed!! It left the carpet cleaner than it was before and the room actually smelled good. I can't imagine trying anything else ever again!! I'll be a Skout's Honor user for life!!!" —Elizabeth H.

    Get it from Skout's Honor for $43.97.

    14. A package of paw wipes so you can gently wipe off their paws after doing their business outside. No one wants those yucky germs tracked all through the house...


    Promising review: "These are perfect for my pit bull. She loves to get her paws dirty and are the perfect size for that. The smell isn’t overpowering either, it’s very pleasant. I would definitely recommend them over baby wipes or other dog wipes I’ve tried!" —Hannah

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in unscented, and two other scents).

    15. A reversible sofa cover that's also water resistant so you can protect your furniture from pet fur, dandruff, germs, and those that like to chew on the cushions...

    dog lays on couch covered by protector

    Promising review: "So first off, super shocked at how soft it is! I thought it was gonna be kinda rough or like a weird material. So love that! Second, fits my couch perfect. Third, the little stretchy straps were great! I thought it would have the adjustable ones but I’ve been looking a lot so I probably just assumed it was like others I had seen but no, its stretchy straps so super easy! The beige side pretty closely fits the color of my couch too so that’ll be nice! My dogs say thanks too! Since they won’t have to sneak on the couch anymore lol. They were shedding so bad and tearing up the cushions."—Mary t.

    Get the 78" from Amazon for $24.92+ (available in three sizes and 23 colors).

    16. A pet gate to keep your furry friends out of restricted territory. If they're being well-behaved, there's a little latch door for easy entry.

    Cat in front of pet gate

    Promising review: "We just rescued a kitty but already have a dog at home. They are getting to know each other slowly but the dog is very curious and tends to play "follow the leader" with the cat wherever she goes. We bought this gate so that when the cat wants some time to herself she can go into the spare room and the dog can't follow. It works VERY well. It's a nice height." —SC128

    Get it from Amazon for $52.19.

    17. A colorful scratcher board so you can stop your feline from scratching up your prized furniture pieces.

    cat sitting on scratch board

    Promising review: “My cat is obsessed with these scratching pads. This is the third time I’ve reordered because it’s her favorite thing to lounge on and it has saved my couch from being destroyed by her claws! Would recommend it to anyone!” —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four sizes and five prints).

    18. An outdoor shower grooming tool in case they had wayyyy too much fun playing in muddy puddles and you're not about to ruin your own personal bath tub to give them a rinse. Just attach it to any water bottle so you can shower them off without any need to ruin your house in the process.

    A reviewer bathing their muddy dog with the clear outdoor shower grooming tool

    Promising review: "We have three Aussies who find mud in drought. Works great on any bottle we tried it with. Also terrific for muddy or overheated children!" —J. W. Ramsden

    Get it from Amazon for $13.21.

    19. A bottle of Poop-Off bird poop remover since you'll certainly want to ensure their cage is always in tip top shape.

    bird poop remover

    This is great for cleaning carpets, cages, walls, bird feeders, and anything else that may be hanging out in their cage. 

    Get it from PetSmart for $10.99 (originally $20.49). 

    20. A set of poop bags that are completely leak-proof. You'll wanna keep these handy on all the walks with your pooch pal.

    leak proof poop bag

    Promising review: "If you have a big dog, these bags are great! Earth friendly, smell good, not too thin and can hold a lot. They are also very affordable! I have a German Shepherd Mix and a beagle and these are now my 'go to' bag." —BeboNMayMom

    Get a scented pack of 120 bags from Chewy for $6.99 (also available in other amounts and unscented). 

    21. A waterless dry shampoo if your feline spends tons of time outdoors and are starting to actually smell a lot like the outdoors...

    a multi-colored persian cat with a clean coat

    Promising review: "This product is great at helping me keep my long-haired Persian's hair smelling and feeling clean without actually having to bathe her multiple times a month. She is a rather messy eater and gets her chest dirty and this waterless foam cleans the mess right up." —Crystal M.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    22. A ChomChom pet hair roller so you can confidently allow your pet some snuggle time on the couch, because it'll clean up all their leftover hair effortlessly. It uses a reusable brush that can grab all the hair that has stuck to the furniture so you can have peace of mind while you get some pet spooning in.,

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    23. A set of ceramic food bowls and a matching stand because we all have that pet who loves to play with their food and spill it all over the floor. This stand features an anti-slip grip so it'll stay sturdily in place. The elevation also makes it easier for them to reach their food bowls with comfort.

    Vanilla Bean / Etsy

    Vanilla Bean is a small business based in California that sells functional and beautiful home goods.

    Promising review: "These are excellent! They're clean (keeping the floor and wall relatively clean as well) and beautiful. Great product!" —Vaughn Egge

    Get it from Vanilla Bean on Etsy for $78 (available in two colors).

    24. A UV black light flashlight if you are into seriously deep cleaning your home and are ready to see all the "uh-oh's" your pet may have left around the house. Once you find those suckers you an spot treat them accordingly.

    Promising review: "OMG this is disgusting!!! I hope this isn't all just cat pee that shows up cause there is a lot! I bought this because I thought my cat was peeing in one room and couldn't find the exact spot so I bought this. Found the spot and more. Would recommend." —Momof3boys

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. A Litter Robot so you can forgo changing the litterbox just a wee bit longer. This litter box makes it easy for you to simply throw away the collected bag of waste and just pop in a new liner.

    Litter Robot

    My co-worker Jenae says she so happy to have this litter box,

    "When my mom first told me about this $500 automatic litter box she'd read about somewhere, my eyes just about popped out of my head thinking about spending that much on a thing that my cats poop in. But after thinking about it some more, I realized it's actually a pretty reasonable investment since I plan on owning cats forever but shamefully hate cleaning out their litter boxes as often as they really should be.

    I've been using the Litter Robot myself for three months now, and I'm pretty sure both me and my two cats are way happier for it. After a cat is done using it, the Litter Robot waits a set amount of time until the cat's presence is no longer detected, then begins to rotate, collecting the waste into a bag at the bottom while retaining the clean litter in the barrel. I usually don't detect a smell from it afterward, though once the bag starts to get really full, you might get a subtle reminder that you need to take it out. I only have to take out that bag about once a week, and a flashing light will let you know when it's full.

    Initially, the cats were a little spooked by the sound of the Litter Robot during a cycle, and for the first few weeks, they would just sit and stare at it, as if it would get up and run at them if they took their eyes off it. At this point, though, they've completely adjusted and accepted it as their way of life, making my life a heck of a lot easier while ensuring they always have a clean bed of litter. It's a pricey purchase, to be sure, but if cleaning out the litter box daily or even every other day is hard for you and you'd rather not think about it much at all, I say the Litter Robot is worth it. One thing to note: It's quite large, so make sure you have a dedicated space for it." —Jenae Sitzes

    Get it from Litter Robot for $549 (available in white or gray).

    Looking for a cheaper option? Here's another self-cleaning cat litter box from Amazon that reviewers like — it's smaller and utilizes disposable trays instead.

    26. Or a top-entry litter box that will not only keep their "business" contained, but will also groom their paws with its grooved lid design. If they like to dig in the litter box, you can feel like it's not going to fly all over the floor with the lid.


    Reviewers say it works for both small and bigger cats alike! One reviewer's tip: Make sure the side without the grooved lid is facing a wall so that cats can't jump out that way (the grooved side is what prevents litter tracking).

    Promising review: "I love this litter box for far more than the purpose I bought it for. It has an elegant design and looks so much nicer in my house than a normal ugly litter box. The box is deep enough and the cover is high enough that urine cannot possibly leak out. The cover to this litter box works so much better at getting the litter off my cat’s paws than a rug or mat, and my floors are so much cleaner because of that. I absolutely love this litter box." —Richard

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in three colors).

    27. A treat-dispensing licky mat so you can give them a bath without them being a squirmy worm and covering you and your bathroom floor with water.,

    Promising review: "My 30-pound Aussie puppy loves to play rough and get muddy. Bathing her in the bathtub is impossible. Showering with her was better, but not fun for either of us, before the Aquapaw mat. Boo loves peanut butter, so we smeared some on the mat, then stuck it to the wall of the shower door. She was focused on the peanut butter and I was able to bathe her fairly quickly. It was, by far, the easiest time we had bathing her. The mat stuck perfectly to the shower door. The nubs have a nice depth and hold a lot of smear (maybe too much). There was almost nothing left to clean on the mat, but it cleaned easily. I highly recommend this product!" —zoso babe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    28. An alcohol-free, deodorizing doggie paw-fume if you can't quite give them a bath right now but need them to smell a bit better than they currently do.

    A bottle that reads "Paw-Fume, conditioning doggie cologne" from Pardo Naturals
    Pardo Naturals

    It's available in two different scents, orange guava and lavender lemongrass. 

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned business known for their natural body, hair, and home products made with chemical-free ingredients. If you're looking for more natural pet products, be sure to check out the Doggie Shampoo Bar, Deodorizing Carpet Powder, and Moisturizing Paw and Nose Lotion Bar.

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $16.99.

    29. A FURemover brush to keep their shedding hair from appearing all over your furniture. We know it's kinda inevitable for their fur to end up on your furniture so this will help there be just a littleeeeeee less.


    Promising review: "This is the best dog brush I’ve ever purchased. It amazing at grabbing hair and easy to clean. Also does wonders in car seats and furniture." —69hopeless

    Get it from Chewy for $7.39 (originally $9.51).

    30. An aquarium scrubber so you can keep the tank clean from algae and gook that latch on to the glass.

    aquarium scrubber

    Promising review: "I used to use just a paper towel, and always noticed my water looked hazy. Bought this brush and oh what a difference. Seems the haze was not my water but the inside of my tank. Now it's crystal clear when I look into my tank." —kbk8591

    Get large size from PetSmart for $8.99 (also available in a smaller size). 

    We only have heart eyes for these mess-avoiding products.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.