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    21 Things That'll Keep Your House From Smelling Like Your Pet

    Make your home smell as angelic as your pets.

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    1. An air filter tower you'll swear by, like many pet owners before you.

    One 22-inch, three-speed tower is best used for medium-sized rooms.

    Promising review: "These little towers are incredibly powerful at filtering the air in my house! I bought six of them to put in two large rooms where I board dogs. After the towers were running for about six hours, I noticed I was feeling really good, and was breathing so much easier. I was amazed at how good I felt. I know the dogs I take care of are definitely getting better air, if I'm noticing that much of a difference in my own breathing. I did a lot of research on the different kinds of air purifiers, and this one was most definitely one of the best, and the most reasonably priced." –Patricia A. Radigan

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99.

    2. And a lil' babe air filter to plug into your outlets near ~the stink zone~.

    One filter is good for small/problem areas, such as a bathroom or near a litter box.

    Promising review: "We live in a 250 square foot motorhome with a dog (Frito feet and farts), and a cat (canned food and litter). It's fine when the windows are open, but my delicate nose and prissy sensibilities just can't stand it once the AC is on. Tired of my complaining, my husband found this. It arrived yesterday. I plugged it in in a central location, and within five smell. Dog came inside, farted next to me while I was lying on the sofa β€” within less than a minute, no smell. Fishy cat food β€” no smell *at all*. Litterbox (we use Feline Pine, which is terrific, but when she poops)? What litterbox? Honestly, it's like I opened all the windows and scrubbed the place from ceiling to floor. I am so happy. So is my husband. And the dog can now fart in peace." –Leigh Fellner

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. A pup-approved candle so good at destroying all pet smells, it might be the only thing you need to buy off this list.

    Promising review: "As the owner of a basset hound quartet, a pekingese, a Yorkshire terrier, a toy poodle, a ragdoll cat trio, and a black cat extraordinaire, I can say I love the candle I received. I bought the 'Holidays Fur All' candle because I like holiday scents, and it was a few dollars cheaper. The aroma permeates the house when burning. I can even pick up the scent when it's not burning, from the open jar. The scent is not overwhelming, or nauseating like some that claim to be for pet odors. I'll be trying another scent now that I know I'm getting value!" –Diamondlil

    Read our full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    4. A natural odor eliminator that'll keep dog towel and litter box stench from permeating everything else in your closet. Who says woofers can't get in on the charcoal craze?

    One purifying bag is good for a closet, bathroom, pet area, or car.

    Promising review: "The smell of dirty, wet dog, bacteria-infested closet is not something you get used to, even after a few years. I stumbled upon this on Amazon, and it had great ratings but I didn't expect much, because nothing else worked. But wow, this little bag makes a world of difference! After hanging this in my closet, I went into my closet the next day with NO smell. NO SMELL!" –lakersmomma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A gentle oatmeal shampoo for easing the stench of messy pups, and any ensuing bath-time terror.

    Promising review: "This is honestly the best dog shampoo I have ever used! I have a German shepherd and, needless to say, she gets stinky in just a few days. I have tried a lot of the expensive shampoos and nothing lasted – not even the groomer shampoos. But this one does. Instead of having to endure her short-hair stinkiness after two days, this shampoo lasts two weeks! And it keeps her shedding and itching to an absolute minimum, all while keeping her nice and shiny. This shampoo does everything." –Amy

    Get a 20 ounce bottle from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. And odor-reducing quick wipes, because sometimes a bath is just too much.

    Promising review: "These wipes worked very well on our older female cat. She has gained a lot of weight and has arthritis. She can not clean herself as well as when she was younger, and more agile. She tolerated the wipes, and her coat was cleaner and shinier after using them." –Wendy in Ohio

    Get a ten-pack from Amazon for $4.75.

    7. A three-pack of groomer-approved microfiber towels so you can dry off wet doggos, and wet dog smell.

    Promising review: "On the day these came, the dogs went outside and it then began to dump rain. They came in looking like drowned rats. One towel dried them both, dry to the touch dry, in no time flat. Our dogs are eight and six pounds – toy American Eskimos, which are a double-coated breed. Needless to say, they are all hair. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good drying towel for your dog. The towels dry quickly after use, just by hanging on the back of a dinning chair." –Kent & Myree

    Get them from Amazon for $26.48.

    8. An enzyme cleaner ready to handle every gross disaster in your home.

    Works on carpet, hardwood, furniture, leather, rugs, pet beds, crates, and car upholstery.

    Promising review: "Ok, I am about to get real here. Let's be honest, this product is for pee, vomit, and poop, and it works like magic. I have a grandpa dog who was starting to have bladder control issues due to hip surgery (he's better now!). During that time, this stuff was a miracle worker. But, one day, dear Aunt Flo surprised me a week early, and I thought my white mattress would be ruined. I decided to try this out. IT WORKED. Yes. I know that is not what this product is advertised for, but golly. If it can kick Aunt Flo to the curb, it can do anything. I am telling all of my girlfriends about this stuff." –Miranda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    9. And a deluxe carpet cleaner wet vac powerful enough for the biggest mess.

    Promising review: "We have a dog and two cats, and this cleaner doesn't have any problem getting the pet hair and/or pet 'mistakes' out of the carpet. Appreciate that it doesn't leak like most of them do. It's fairly easy to change out the dirty water reservoir. Also, it leaves the carpet unexpectedly dry after being used, and it dries quickly as a result. Only use the recommended Hoover concentrated cleaning solution! Lots of plastic, but that contributes to its lighter weight than the competition's." –buffalobill45

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    10. A precious water fountain to eradicate dirty pet water from your life.

    Promising review: "We had an issue where our cat preferred to drink out of the toilet bowl. She started tracking muddy litter-filled footprints all over the place, and on the toilet bowl, and seat. Gross, dirty, and embarrassing. We saw this and the price was appealing. We've seen other products go for double the cost, and have poor or no ratings. We looked up the filter cost and it wasn't stupendous, so we decided to give it a try. The dreaded toilet drinking has stopped completely!" –Randygk78

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    11. An 81-count of Gain laundry pods so you can let your pets stay on your lap without their smell staying on your clothes.

    Be sure to store these away from pets and kids so they aren't mistaken for candy.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first when purchasing these that the scent would really last, and let me say I was blown away! I have a dog and I washed her blankets and towels with one of the Flings, and you wouldn't know it was a stinky dog blanket/towels after it was washed. The scent is amazing and lasts long! I don't have to use any additional scent booster, like I had to before, which makes me so happy. I will only be purchasing Gain Flings from now on!" –AlohaRobyn

    Get them from Amazon for $19.97.

    12. A good ol' three-pack of Febreze that's not here to play games.

    Promising review: "This product is another win for Febreze! Excellent, clean scent and a well-designed bottle help this product freshen up the home, eliminating pet scents and more. The trigger is fantastic for dispersing an even and continuous spray throughout the area, and the fresh smell lasts for hours, neutralizing odors. Will definitely be keeping this product on repeat-order status." –SeanS

    Get it from Amazon for $11.22+ (available in three scents).

    13. An organic, all-purpose cleaner safe to use around your furry friends.

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    This is a cleaner concentrate, aka each 16 oz. bottle = 48 gallons when diluted with water.

    Promising review: "I am a big fan of Basic H. We use it for all cleaning – floors, countertops. We add just a bit, maybe a teaspoon to a 32 oz. spray bottle. It is an excellent product, and safe for our dogs." –Linda Smith

    Read our full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.49.

    14. A large litter mat designed to catch ~stray~ litter, or smelly cat food.

    Mat is 36"x24".

    Promising review: "The pile is designed to grab and trap litter from little paws leaving the litter box. It is easy to vacuum, or just do like I do, and take it outdoors for a good shake now and then. Some mats are squishy and my cats won't walk on them, but this one has a nice rough texture they seem to like. Since putting this under the litter box, I have noticed a great deal less scattered litter on the floor around it, so I know it's working. I'm thinking of ordering another one to put under the feed and water bowls, to catch stray food, too." –Deborah

    Get it from Amazon for $17.79.

    15. And a 40-pound bag of cat litter so good, you'll be compelled to add your own positive review to the 10,000+.

    Promising review: My cat Sasha has been using this litter exclusively for about a year and a half now, and I have no plans to ever use another litter. I use this in combination with my Litter Genie in the half bathroom, which is right at my front door, and you wouldn't even know there was a litter box when you walked in. It's so clean that I don't even remove it when I have guests using that bathroom. It's also unscented, which is great and I'm sure is much better for a cat who is constantly cleaning her toes. The grains are very large, so I only need to use one mat outside the box and the litter never gets tracked out of the bathroom." –Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.68.

    16. A leak-proof crate that'll keep your woofer comfortable and off the couch while you de-stink the house.

    Promising review: "It can be difficult to accurately judge how much room your dog will have in a crate. It's roomier than you might think. We bought the 42" size for our 100 lbs. adult German shepherd. She can stand fully upright inside it with comfort, and she can turn around. She can lie down and stretch her front legs straight out. She does not have room to exercise, but exercise is not the point of a crate. She is safe, secure, and comfortable inside it. It is well-made, easy to set up and fold, with a roomy door for clean-up and care. It's about half the cost of a similar crate at a retailer. I don't think you'll find a better deal." –Dot Matrix

    Get it from Amazon for $17.57+ (available in multiple sizes and styles).

    17. And a memory foam bed with a cover you can remove and wash. Just look at these puppers living their best, smell-free life.

    Promising review: "My question after owning 104 dog beds: Can I wash the cover over and over and over, and will the interior retain its density? Yes! Dog loves it because it's cushy and comfy. I love it because my house doesn't smell like dog. I chose the medium size so beagle can stretch out and watch her favorite TV shows, and she was so pleased with it, she asked that I order another for her crate. The medium is a snug fit for the crate, but works great." –The Original Shelly

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in seven sizes and four colors).

    18. A puppy potty trainer to trick your little angel into thinking they are peeing on real grass. Fewer potty misses = less terrible smell.

    Promising review: "We bought two, one medium size and one small size for our pomeranian puppy. He literally got used to potty on the medium one on the day it delivered, but NEVER used the small one. Our puppy is always so picky when it comes to the grass quality, but he loves this product. But it does have some grass come off easily, so make sure you slightly shake before you give to your baby. So far, so good." –David

    Get it from Amazon for $14.30+ (available in 16"x20" and 20"x25").

    19. A furminator brush you'll love for seriously (but gently) de-fluffing your fluffer. Goodbye, smelly dander.

    Promising review: "This thing is ridiculous. You may think you've brushed the hair off your dog, but oh no my friend, you haven't. Let's get one thing clear, your dog has too much hair, and the FURminator was sent by aliens in the future to help you fix that. Let's get started! First, go put on something you don't plan on wearing for the rest of your life. You're about to be wearing your very own authentic dog-hair suit. A lint roller will help. Next, go outside. Don't you dare FURminate in your home, unless you're the first person to brush their dog because you want MORE hair in your house. When you're done, you'll have little fur tumbleweeds bouncing around while you stare in disbelief at your dog, which will still have fur, somehow, despite the hairpocalype unleashed by this innocuous little brush." –Seth A. Ratner

    Read our full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.15+ (available in multiple sizes).

    20. An essential oil diffuser that'll run up to 10 hours of continuous output. Now you can invite people into your home like so: "Welcome to the spa where I live with 12 dogs." *Note: some essential oils may be toxic to pets.

    *Some essential oils, such as tea tree oil and citrus oils, may be toxic to pets. Check with your vet first before using an oil diffuser near your pets.

    This diffuser has four time setting modes. It is best used in a bedroom/medium sized room.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I have two dogs so I'm constantly buying scented plug-ins, room deodorizers, etc., but this works 1000 times better. It looks pretty, and the colors are fun (although you can turn the lighted colors completely off if you wish). It has a timer, and will shut itself off if the water gets too low. Super easy to use and clean. I've had it a week, and already two people who visited my home bought one for themselves. Just bought a second one for my upstairs." –New Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. And a bag of 18 dental treats for anyone who's been a very good girl, with very bad breath.

    Promising review: "Giving your dog a greenie once a day is a great way to keep his/her teeth clean between brushing. My dog absolutely loves them (as most do). These are what she gets for her 'lunch' in the middle of the day, between her two traditional meals." –The Haynals

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in eight sizes).

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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