How to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly
Ahhh, dogs - can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em! They are so lovable but yet so smelly, fuzzy and wild! Whether you have pets of your own, or you have frequent guests that bring along their furry friend, here are a few things to make your home a little more pet friendly. Applying just a few of these tips will help to preserve the integrity of your home, so you can spend more time loving on your pets instead of feeling disrupted by them!
Have Pet Stain & Odor Remover on Hand
Accidents happen. Regardless of how old, how big or how small, and it’s better to be prepared for when it does happen. There are a ton of different brands that claim to have the ultimate odor and stain remover but the brand that we’ve found works best it Nature’s Miracle Urine Destroyer. Lightly soak the affected area as soon as you can with this and press a dry towel over top until it’s dry. This will lift the stain and odor for good!
Food & Water Bowls
Keeping a thick rubber mat under food and water bowls can prevent too much of a mess and also saves your floors from any water damage. Even if you think
Invest in Pet-Friendly Rugs
Regardless if you have a puppy or a fully grown dog, accidents happen! There is nothing worse than buying a new rug that matches perfectly with your homes current aesthetic, only to have an accident happen. Ruggable is a great option! Not only are they super stylish but they’re SO easy! You can throw the entire rug in the washing machine to rid it of any accidents, and easily set it back out once it’s dry. Why this didn’t invent this sooner, I have no idea!
Proper Vacuum Cleaner
If you have pets, whether they shed a ton or a little, it’s worth the investment on a vacuum cleaner that has pet-specific attachments. Pet hair accumulates quickly and having an easy tool that’s made specifically for pet hair makes it so much easier to clean any furniture, steps, etc.
Whether it’s raining, snowing, or sunny outside, dogs seem to always have dirty paws. In order to keep dirt and other items dogs can bring in from outside, out of my house, I keep a couple rags on-hand at the back door. I quickly wipe their paws once they’ve come back inside. A microfiber rag works best because they’re soft for your pup and dry quickly!
Depending on the size of dogs, they can easily scratch up hardwood floors. Especially on a day when they’re feeling particularly playful and running around! Ruggable also has hallway runners, or you can buy a relatively inexpensive one at Homegoods. Don’t forget to add the rug pad underneath, as there’s nothing worse than a slippery rug that doesn’t stay in place!