Thursday, April 13, 2017

4 Tips to Keep Muddy Paw Prints Off Your Carpet

This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain and Odor Remover. Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. 

As the rain starts to pick up around where I live, I begin to notice more mud being tracked in the house and on the carpet. While all the humans that live here bring some mud into the house on their shoes, Shiner seems to be the best at bringing mud in on her paws.

To combat muddy paw prints on the carpet, I try to keep a couple of different items handy. This week has been crazy rainy and we had a river flowing through our yard. I took Shiner out for a short walk when things died down a bit and my shoes were soaking wet and muddy. Shiner picked up a bit of mud on her feet too.

If you're tired of dealing with muddy paw prints on the carpet this Spring, here are a few tips to follow that might help.

1. Keep an Empty Foot Soak Tub Near Your Door

I like to keep a small plastic container near the doorstep and water hose. If we return from a walk and the dog has muddy paws, I can simply fill it up and have her place her paws in it for a quick cleanup. Since my back door step leads to the laundry room, I usually have a dry towel handy afterwards. 

2. Carry Dog Wipes 

If you're out and about with your dog, it's a good idea to carry dog wipes with you. Whether it be in your purse, backpack, or waist pack. They are great to have for all kinds of accidents and are especially nice for cleaning mud off of dog paws!

3. Wear Rubber Boots

Just as humans wear rubber rain boots when it's muddy outside, dogs can too. Shiner has a pair of rubber dog boots and when I can remember, I have her wear them outside when it's really muddy. They are easy to remove before we enter the house and I can easily rinse them off in water so they are clean for next time. 

4. Use Spot Shot Pet to Clean Muddy Paw Prints Off Your Carpet

Sometimes, accidents happen and muddy paw prints make their way in the home and onto the carpet. This is why I always keep Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain and Odor Eliminator on hand. Spot Shot Pet powers out the toughest pet stains and permanently removes even the worst stains and odors and prevents them from returning. Plus, it's non-toxic and safe for pets, kids, and the environment when used as directed.

The process for using Spot Shot Pet to clean stains from your carpet is quick and easy. I only have to wait about 5 minutes for the solution to do its job, unlike many other carpet stain removers that I've used in the past that take much longer. 

You can claim a $1 OFF coupon for Spot Shot Pet and other Spot Shot products HERE. Don't forget to join the Stain Fighting Community on Facebook for more tips and tricks to keeping your home clean!

How do you keep muddy paw prints off your carpet? Tell us in the comments! 


  1. Claire always keeps a wipe at hand on rainy days to clean our paws. Purrs

  2. great tips :o) we always try to be fast enough to wipe his paws befor we enter the house, but mostly Phenny wins :o)
    Happy Good Friday :o)

  3. Oh my gosh! Shiner looks adorbs in her boots! We were thinking of the water tray by the back door. Both Zue and Titan like to kick after potty and get dirt caked paws.

    Thanks for sharing, Ann!

    Bren @ Pibbles and Me

  4. Fortunately we don't go outside so no muddy paws for us. But the mom has to deal with the dad-guy and his muddy boots!

  5. These are all excellent tips! I have used a dog towel to wipe my dogs' paws but never thought about a bucket of water to dip their paws outside the door - that's gonna be my new Summer tip! Spot Shot sounds great for carpet & rugs. Thanks for sharing.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  6. For as long as I live I will always have dogs/doodles therefore I will never ever have carpet again!

  7. Thanks for the tips! From where I'm from, it rains 3/4 of the year. I tried boots, but my dog seem very uncomfortable, and she ends up chewing it off. My dog spend half a day outside, and when it's time to go inside, her muddy paws must be cleaned. It's very hard, but my wife and I eventually got used to soaking it in water, and drying it with a towel. Will try a foot bath but I'm afraid it'll be hard to train a dog to use a footh bath..

  8. Thank you for sharing great tips. Getting mud out of carpet all comes down to two things: patience, and a secret weapon – laundry detergent. :)

    1. I have used laundry detergent quite often in the past!


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