27 Products To Consider If You Have A Messy Roommate…And They’re A Dog

1.If you’ve washed your dog’s bed 20 times and still can’t get rid of the funk in your living room, try a non-toxic, natural soy Pet House candle. These puppies burn for 60 to 70 hours and have a proven odor neutralizer that not only masks but also eliminates unpleasant odors.

Review that is promising: “These are the BEST candles for dog-friendly households. We have five dogs in total, ranging in size from a 6-pound chihuahua to a 95-pound lab. All are rescues, with two of them being seniors. Senior dogs have a tendency to stink more. These candles are spectacular. Even when not lit, they emit the scent of freshly cut flowers. When you light one, the entire upstairs smells like lilacs. It’s incredible. There is no chemical odor, and it smells exactly like fresh flowers. I’m not a big fan of candle labels, but this one comes off easily and leaves no sticky residue. You’re left with a lovely, clean-looking, fresh-smelling, dog-funk-eliminating, long-lasting, and evenly-burning candle.” —Laurel

BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly has nothing but praise for these amazing candles:

“I’ve had a dog roommate (who is quite slobbery) since I first experienced the powerful-but-lovely waft of a Pet House candle. Even after a few years of living alone and without pets, I still burn them on a regular basis. They’re fantastic at quickly masking my downstairs neighbor’s nightly weed odors (to each their own, buddy) as well as virtually any cooking odor on the planet, including onions, Brussels sprouts, garlic, and more. Because my kitchen is right next to my closet, masking strange food odors is critical. These will always be my favorite candles, and there are so many scents to keep things interesting.”

Elizabeth’s complete review of Pet House candles can be found here.

Amazon has it for $21.84. (available in 26 scents).

2.A ChomChom roller that will outperform your standard lint roller. Instead of pulling sheets off until you run out, this collects everything in a tidy little box that you can simply empty.

Positive feedback: “I have a long-haired German Shepherd named ‘German Shedder’ and two cats, so I’m surrounded by animal fur — or so I thought. In my opinion, the ChomChom is by far the greatest technique to get rid of animal fur. This item is godlike; it makes fabric seem so fresh, and it works wonders on my suede couches, giving them that’soft suede’ look. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do and collects all of the hair in an easy-to-clean bin. Works wonders on furniture, upholstery, and car interiors. Because of the rolling back and forth motion, items like clothing and drapes must be held down. It would make a fantastic present for anyone who has a pet.” Victor T. says:

It costs $24.95 on Amazon.

3.A set of Bissell Stomp ‘N Go pads capable of removing any unsightly stains your pet has left on your new Persian carpets. Whether you’re cleaning up drool, mud, or a “accident” (let’s be honest, it was really cold and they didn’t want to go outside), your fingers don’t have to touch the mess – just put on a home show, toss the pad on top of the stain, and stomp.

Positive feedback: “It really does work! When I first picked up the first pad, I almost cried!! White carpet was installed in our condo bedrooms by some brilliant builder. It’s been 15 years, so it’s no longer the original white. We didn’t want to replace it straight away because we knew we were going to buy a puppy. We rescued a puppy who was hardly toilet trained, and she wreaked havoc on the carpet. The stench didn’t last long, but the stain did. We tried a variety of products, but none of them worked to remove the stain. The stains had been there for almost a year. We won’t repair the carpet until after COVID, but I wanted it to look great in the meanwhile. I was doubtful at first, but thank God it worked!! The rectangle where I utilized (and relocated) the initial pad is visible!!!! I still have a ways to go, but these pads are nothing short of miraculous! I just wish they were bigger because it appears and feels like we’re laying tiles on the floor while we’re setting them out. Simply purchase it. You will not be sorry.” —Kimmy

Amazon has a bag of 20 for $24.90.

4.A grooming glove that allows you to lavish your pet with affection while still cleaning away mats and tangles invisibly. Use it on damp or dry fur, as well as your feline companions (it’s fantastic in the bath).

Positive feedback: “Excellent dog grooming tool! Our elderly rescue dog despises traditional dog brushing, but her thick coat requires regular care – this dog grooming glove is the perfect solution. Put on the glove, pet the dog, and all of the loose hair falls out, leaving her coat feeling smoother and softer without making her scared or agitated about being brushed. I really suggest it, and I’ll be getting some as gifts for some other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Amazon has it for $7.99+. (available in three colors).

5.A stainless steel cleanser and polish that will remove doggy nose prints, grease, and streaks from your appliances’ exteriors. They’ve put forth a lot of effort, so the very least you can do is keep them looking nice.

Positive feedback: “I have nothing but praise for this device. I moved into my house with a stainless refrigerator that had water stains, discolouration, and various film on it as part of the transaction. After two applications, this cleaner had totally removed all of the stains and discolouration. My wife was overjoyed, and I felt obligated to write this review if she approved of the goods. Now is the time to get it for all your stainless steel equipment.” Snow, G.

It costs $16.10 on Amazon.

6.A portable paw washer, since you’ll be darned if your dog leaves muddy footprints all over your just Swiffered house!

The clever device is available in a variety of sizes to fit dogs as little as a miniature dachshund to as large as a golden retriever.

Positive feedback: “In New York City, I have four dogs. Because the streets are so filthy, I have to wash their feet after every walk. Cleaning their paws with a spray bottle and cloth would take me around 10 to 15 minutes. It now takes around five minutes. Also, the towel does not become filthy. The dirt becomes trapped in the cup. Furthermore, the dogs appear to enjoy it. The silicone bristles must be quite comfortable. An enthusiastic thumbs up!” —Sandra

It costs $14.99+ on Amazon (available in three sizes and six colors).

The clever device is available in a variety of sizes to fit dogs as little as a miniature dachshund to as large as a golden retriever.

7.A Bissell two-in-one robotic vacuum and wet mop that eliminates tracked-in dirt, muddy pawprints, and other waste. Instead, turn it on and relax on the couch while it works.

A lithium ion battery powers the robotic vacuum/mop, which can last up to 130 minutes. It works well on wood, tile, linoleum, and other sealed hard surfaces.

Positive feedback: “This is fantastic; it works perfectly! The numerous attachments are quite simple to use and figure out. We have a puppy that is constantly strewing grass and soil from her indoor toilet all over the rug, and we’re also conducting some home renovation projects, so there’s sawdust on the floor as well, which this vacuum effortlessly takes up. I like how easy it is to switch between wet and dry attachments, and how long the battery lasts even on full power. I run practically every day and believe it is well worth the money. My dog was first terrified of it, but she has since become accustomed to it. It looks fantastic on both our hardwood floors and our rug.” Julia V. says:

It costs $399.99+ on Amazon (available in seven configurations).

8.A bag of deodorizing doggie wipes if your baby stinks and you don’t have time to rinse him off every day.

Positive feedback: “So, at the risk of sounding like the half-crazed dog mom that I am, anything Riley enjoys, I enjoy as well. We’ve used different dog wipes in the past, but they just don’t compare to this brand, as my pal Elton John likes to sing. Yes, I recommend these since they are soft on my furry friend’s skin and have a light aroma. Riley enjoys the smell of wet trash, so persuading him to let me clean him down after park visits can be difficult. Thankfully, this single-canine parent is up to the task.” —April

Amazon has them for $6.24+. (available in packs of 25, 100, 900, 1,200, and in two scents).

9.A touchless vacuum into which you can sweep garbage. There will be no more singing and dancing with your dustpan while sweeping up every last strand of dog fur.

Positive feedback: “This is fantastic!!!! It sucks up all the hair from my three long-haired dogs. Because of a review that said it clogged up quickly, I almost didn’t get it. That is not correct. It compacts the hair while maintaining suction. I clean it virtually every day and empty it once a week!” Sanders, Christy

It costs $114 on Amazon (available in six colors).

10.If you have a sneaking hunch that someone peed in the house but aren’t sure where, use an LED black light (along with protective sunglasses). If you’re seeking for a means to catch scorpions (???) this is the place to be. It also works for that, according to the reviews!

Positive feedback: “Every pet owner fears that their little Fifi or Fido will find a secret location (or two or three) to do their business when no one is looking or when it is pouring and they don’t want to wade out into the muck. Even the most vigilant owner cannot remain completely vigilant 24 hours a day. It’s easy to find a puddle in the house, but what about the ones you didn’t notice were wet? This black light is ideal for the job. It’s made of sturdy anodized aluminum, and the 100 LEDs provide a broad beam of intense black light (obviously best seen in a darker environment). I discovered the spots and had a dog under closer investigation. If you don’t want to become a germaphobe, don’t go into any hotel with this light. It’s EVERYWHERE, OMG. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Excellent lighting.” —Karen & Chuck

It costs $19.99 on Amazon.

11.A foldable, machine-washable area rug for when your dog knocks your dish of queso off the coffee table. No hard feelings, okay? It was an honest mistake, they clearly feel horrible, and the rug can be restored.

You might wonder how one goes about washing an entire rug. Ruggable’s offerings are divided into two categories: ornamental rug covers and grippy rug pads. Simply separate the two parts and place the top layer in the washer when you’re ready to wash your rug. It’s as simple as it gets!

I’ve had one of these for a few months and it’s been a true trooper, especially considering I have two cats and a clumsy boyfriend. It’s been through cat puke, ketchup packets stomped on, and a lot of hair, both human and feline. I know it’s a big investment, but it’s very easy to clean and I think it’ll last a lot longer than my previous area rug, which had two flaws: it was beige and it was shag.

Positive feedback: “I was convinced it was too good to be true, but it wasn’t!! My four-week-old rug was covered in explosive diarrhea from my dog. I was heartbroken, but I realized this was a test for us. After cleaning up the massive mess, it was off to the washer. My usual size washer fit the 8×10-foot rug!! It came out of the dryer looking precisely like the day I bought it. Unbelievable!! My living area looks (and smells) lovely again now that I’ve replaced the pad. Ruggable, thank you!!” Jamie M. says:

Ruggable has it for $89+. (available in six sizes and three colors).

12.And, just to be safe, an eco-friendly eucalyptus and lemon carpet and upholstery deodorizer to mask the fact that they puked on your carpet instead of the hardwood floor, where cleanup would be much easier.

Positive feedback: “Great for removing dog scents from fabrics! We strewn it across the couch cushions and stuffed them into garbage bags. We shook the bags and set them aside for about an hour. We sucked out the air with the hose of our vacuum (as if vacuum sealing). For several weeks, the cushions plumped up and smelled wonderful. Our allergic daughter sat on the sofa with no problems. We also used it as a deodorizer on the carpets. A small amount of fine powder goes a long way. We’ll be adding this to our Amazon shopping list!” —Pam

It costs $15.99+ on Amazon (available in three sizes).

13. If that’s not your style, try a lavender-scented carpet freshener that will eliminate odors throughout your house. It can be used to clean rugs, upholstery, and mattresses, or it can be dissolved in warm water and used to wipe down countertops. In any case, you’ll get a large breath of fresh scent afterwards.

Ash and Indigo Boutique is an Etsy shop situated in Oregon that sells soy crystal candles, handcrafted soaps, smudge kits, and other products.

Lavender buds, lavender essential oil, and sodium bicarbonate are the main ingredients.

Positive feedback: “I have two dogs, one of whom has terrible breath. She licks the carpet, which makes it difficult for me to keep our carpets clean. This incredible powder does the trick. It arrived swiftly and smells fantastic! When I run out, I’ll place another order. Thank you for a fantastic product!” —Nemerovski, Donna

For $6.50, you can get a 6-ounce bag from Ash and Indigo Boutique on Etsy.

14.A treat-dispensing licky mat that you can put on the side of your tub — after slathering it in peanut butter, of course — to get your dog to take a good (read: splash-free) bath.

Positive feedback: “This is incredible! My dog used to fight us every time we gave her a bath, but now she doesn’t seem to mind! I was able to wash, dry, and leave the room while she licked away in the tub! To make it more challenging, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes. Totally worthwhile!” —HLT

It costs $10.95 on Amazon.

15.Also included is a curved shower attachment that sprays water in a narrow, contoured spray so you can get under your dog’s thick coat and thoroughly wash away the geese poop they had so much fun rolling around in when you let them out earlier.

Positive feedback: “I wish I had bought it sooner. This removes every last drop of shampoo out of my double-coated dog’s coat. He’ll allow me spray the top of his head with the adjustable flow, something he won’t let me do with the dog shower attachment at our apartment dog bathing station. I can go totally beneath his tummy with the hose because it’s long enough. This wand is also used to clean the shower walls. I’ve tried various brands and designs, but this is by far the greatest dog shower attachment I’ve ever bought. It’s simple to put together and looks great in the bathroom.” —Heather

It costs $33+ on Amazon (available in two styles that offer different GPM).

16.A natural itch treatment shampoo bar for pets with sensitive skin, hot areas, or seasonal allergies. Olive, coconut, castor, and lavender oils, as well as apple cider vinegar, soothe inflamed skin in this pet-friendly blend.

Simple Sage Dog Treats is a Norcross, Georgia-based small business that makes all-natural paw balms and soaps for dogs with allergies or skin issues.

Positive feedback: “Excellent stuff! Very useful! AMAZING! My dog is no longer itchy, and it’s actually relaxing to her. She usually sleeps or lays down for hours after her wash. It’s fantastic.” French, T.

Simply Sage Dog Treats on Etsy has it for $7.64 (regularly $8.99).

17.A fur-eliminating broom capable of squeegeeing enough fur from your carpet to transform it into one of Martha Stewart’s Chow Chows if magically animated.

Positive feedback: “This device simply works. Last year, we bought an adult golden retriever and were informed he didn’t shed. Then, in the spring, he began to shed profusely. We were sick of hair all over the place, and I figured out that running my shoe across the carpet balled up the hair. On a whim, I came upon this product and felt it had to be better than my shoe! It was difficult to order at first. The bristles yanked the hair up, but then caught and spread the tufts. The best results came from employing short, rapid strokes with the rake flipped upside down. The backside functions more like a squeegee, pulling hair up in long rollers and keeping it in one huge clump.” Nick V. —

Amazon has it for $12.35 plus shipping (available in six configurations).

18.A set of reusable microfiber mop pads (yep, they’re Swiffer compatible) so you can ditch the single-use ones, which are 1) expensive and 2) bad for the environment.

They can be used wet or dry and on basically every type of flooring and even drywall if you’re so inclined. Since they can be thrown in the wash, one microfiber pad can replace up 100 single-use pads. 

Promising review: “Just used these for the first time with my Swiffer WetJet and I gotta say I am impressed! Went on easily and cleaned the floors easily! I always hated the one-time use pads and never felt like they got my floor clean. This review is NOT sponsored, I bought these with my own money because I’m sick of single-use products. Seriously, buy these now!!!” —AKGross

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.94. 

19.A stain remover for pets that will cover the fact that Sparky isn’t the beautiful angel you portray on Instagram. But don’t worry, buddy; we’re all human.

Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned and operated small business that creates everything you and your pet need to live a healthy and enjoyable life. They have everything you need, from snacks to toys.

Review that is promising: “I’m not sure how I managed without it before. There are other “pet stain/odor removal” products available, but this is by far the finest. I was hesitant to pay $20 for it when similar items were $5–$10, but I have no such reservations anymore. I foster dogs, some of whom are puppies, some of whom are older, and some of whom are not housebroken, and my house is carpeted save for the kitchen, which means I have a lot of accidents. If there’s a lot of urine, I spray enough to saturate it, then let it soak for 10 minutes before wiping it up with a hand towel. If it’s in a high-traffic area, I’ll place a larger towel on top of it until it’s totally dry. Every stain has been removed, and the stink has also been eliminated! This is a product that I will continue to purchase. Everyone who has a dog should see it!” —Shelley

For $18.97+ (available in two sizes), order it from Rocco & Roxie on Amazon.

20.If you have a carpet cleaning machine, you can use a miracle-working, deodorizing shampoo that will make your flooring look like it was just laid yesterday.

This solution is compatible with vacuum cleaners from Bissell, Hoover, McCulloch, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express.

Sunny & Honey is a family-run small business that creates cleaning products that are both safe for pets and effective at removing pet stains.

Positive feedback: “Stop wasting money and BUY THIS RIGHT NOW!!!! We have four dogs and a carpet that is off-white. The puppy had only been with the pack for around six weeks and had not yet been housebroken. Because it was my son’s obligation to do so, there were numerous mishaps. I’ve always had dogs and have owned a steam cleaner for a long time. However, nothing I’ve ever bought has ever completely removed the odor. I was looking for answers online and came across Carpet Miracle. I had nothing to lose because the evaluations were excellent. My home smelt just like the dog shelter where I volunteer. This fully eliminated the odor. The stain wouldn’t come out in a few small locations, but it’s off-white and 9 years old, and it’s been the potty pad for many dogs (I foster also). I buried my nose in the carpet, where I knew it was filthy but there was no odor. This product has exceeded my expectations. Sunny and Honey, thank you.” Cindy Lou says

Sunny & Honey has it on Amazon for $18.97+. (available in two sizes).

21.A scratchy little tool for removing fur/lint/ground-in crumbs off vehicle seats, carpets, clothing, comforters, and more!

Positive feedback: “With three cats and three dogs, plus my almost-hip-length hair, I have a LOT of hair. My residence is a hair salon. My automobile is a hair receptacle. My feline trees… I have no idea how frequently I vacuum them. I’ve tried a variety of products to get rid of the hair with little or no success. Then I discovered this, and everything changed. I was hesitant to try another another highly rated item, but I decided to do so in the car first. I had over a handful of hair in a neat small pile in less than five swipes over my floor mat. With a few more swipes, you wouldn’t know someone with hair had ever been in my car. I have leather on the outside and cloth in the centre of my seats. Despite being careful not to harm the leather with the glass, I was able to remove the hair from the fabric without causing any damage. It got out all of my hair, including yorkie and German Shepard hair, as well as hair I didn’t identify. This is effective! Then I went to the cat trees. OMG! In all my years of vacuuming, I have never collected so much hair. I had more hair than I had ever seen in one area after less than five minutes of swiping the surfaces. If you’re still reading, put down the book and go buy it right now. It will drastically alter your life.” —Rosie H. says

It costs $10.99+ on Amazon (available in packs of one or two).

22.Microfiber mop with two-chamber wringer bucket for laminate, hardwood, and tile floors. One side washes your mop pad (a built-in scraper also removes dirt), while the other squeezes it dry – no wringing required.

It also includes three microfiber mop pads, so you’ll never be left without one when one is being washed.

Positive feedback: “For a long time, I was seeking for a set like this, but nothing seemed to fit. I’m very delighted I found this one; it’s of excellent quality and cleans up beautifully. The bucket design is fantastic, and it’s also practical for storage because it takes up little room. The washing and drying portions are fantastic; they do an excellent job.” —Vironika

It costs $42.99 on Amazon.

23.A ten-pack of ultra-absorbent Swedish dishcloths that can be used in place of many rolls of two-ply paper towels. Simply chuck the towel in the wash after wiping up the man-made (sorry, dog-made) pond next to their water bowl, and it’ll be ready to use again.

You may even use the cellulose and cotton towels to scrape down particularly stuck-on stains because they are soft when wet and slightly abrasive when dry.

Positive feedback: “Fantastic product! Buy it right now! I purchased the product as a trial run to see how we could ‘go green’ in our home and was pleasantly delighted! These are brutal on dishes and counters, but they’re also extremely easy to wring out and reuse! The most difficult aspect is breaking the habit of reaching for throwaway paper towels, but they have become a new staple for us, and I’m sure we’ll buy more as we learn to use them instead of disposables! Simply put them into the washing machine when they’ve had their fill and keep moving! This thing is fantastic!” Nichole Talarczyk (@nicholetalarczyk)

Amazon has a set of ten for $16.95+. (Eight colors available)

24.An enzyme-based stain spray that can remove even the most stubborn stains, from grass and mud to wine and cosmetics. You’ve obviously never owned a dog if you’re thinking “how would a dog get into my makeup and stain something?”

Puracy is a small, family-run company dedicated to developing natural and organic products that are both effective and safe for children and pets. Apart from food stains, this spray is effective against wine, coffee, cosmetics, and period blood.

Positive feedback: “Puracy is the most effective stain remover I’ve ever encountered! Stains from grass? GONE. Blood has vanished. Poop on white clothes from a baby? It’s not going to work! Puracy got stains out of 6-year-old baby clothes that had been stored!!! It’s that fantastic! Grease? Gone. This stuff is truly incredible! Purchase it right now!” —GrantedByTiffany

It’s $26.49 on Amazon, or $3.39+ on Puracy (previously $4.99+; available in four sizes).

25.A stylish air purifier that doesn’t just collect pollutants in your house; it DESTROYS them at the molecular level.

The Air Mini+ employs a unique PECO filter that, when activated by light, captures and then eliminates big particles before spreading cleansed air. This little guy is ready to go if you’re worried about VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, or allergens.

Positive feedback: “So far, we’re quite pleased with this purifier! It is more crucial than ever to breathe clean air. Since we started using the Molekule Air Mini+ in our living room, where we spend the majority of our time together as a family, I’m much more confidence in the air quality in our home. I like how it destroys the pollutants rather of merely trapping them. It was quite simple to put up, runs quietly, and looks lovely in our home. I’m really pleased with this purifier; it’s a must-have for allergy sufferers and pet owners alike!” —Stephanie

It costs $499 on Amazon.

26.A Little Green carpet cleaner that can clean up any kind of dirt. However, reviewers warn that once you start, you won’t be able to stop.

Positive feedback: “This is one of my top five Amazon purchases of all time. I own two Australian shepherds and supplement my income by dog sitting on Rover. As you can guess, the steady influx of puppies does a lot of damage to my couch. I had been using a spot treatment to scrape the spots off as they appeared, but I was left with discolored and ruined pillows. I also didn’t think the scrubbing was actually cleaning the couch. Vomited on, puked on, walked on with muddy paws, and licked until damp, these pillows have seen it all (I know; disgusting). Well, the Bissell Little Green astounds me! I’m confident that the modest price will be well worth it for the use I’ll get out of it as a dog sitter. I had intended to use it as a spot cleanser (which I will), but after seeing the dirty water come off of the cushion’s ‘clean’ areas? I’m thinking of scrubbing the entire couch!” —Ivy

It costs $108+ on Amazon (available in three configurations).

27.And a large lint roller on a stick if your house is covered in tumbleweeds of airborne dog fur, dust, and whatever else your AC unit blows in no matter how often you sweep/Swiffer/vacuum.

Positive feedback: “These are fantastic for removing pet hair from beds, furniture, pet beds, dog kennels, area rugs, autos, and pretty much anything else! My black lab sleeps in my bed, which has a white quilt comforter, which makes it incredibly easy to make the bed in the morning by simply rolling across. The sheets are easy to rip and roll without unraveling.” Ashley D. says:

It costs $20.80 on Amazon.

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