How to Get Rid of Pesky Pet Stains from the Outdoors

Posted on Mar 24 2016 - 8:45pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Spot Shot, and I received product and/or monetary payment for this promotion. All opinions in this article, however, are honest and my own.

Looking for a way to get rid of annoying pet stains? See how we get rid of outdoor pet stains with Spot Shot here!

Like me, many of you are well on your way to getting your house clean for spring. Along with having an organized house, I plan on having a garden outside this year to help us have more options when it comes to fresh vegetables and herbs. Of course, the warmer weather is making outdoor time more feasible, but it is also bringing quite a bit of rain. While I adore the rain, the only thing I don’t like is what also comes with that rain – muddy paws. After the girls come in from a rainy day, I have lovely muddy paw prints all over our front door carpet or worse, my living room carpet if we somehow missed mess on their paws. Luckily, we have the perfect method for getting up just about any outdoor pet stain!

Step 1: Clean Up What You Can

One of the biggest mistakes people make when cleaning up an outdoor mess, especially one involving feces, urine, or mud, is forgetting to get up as much of the offending substance as possible. If there are solid pieces of mud or the carpet is drenched in urine, try wiping away or soaking up as much of the stain as possible. This will not only allow the cleaner to work faster, but make sure it does little or no damage to your carpet or the floor underneath.

Step 2: Use Spot Shot Pet

When it comes to getting nasty pet stains up, we are big fans of Spot Shot. Not only can it get up nasty outdoor pet stains, but just about anything you can imagine. It is awesome at getting up:

  • Urine
  • Feces
  • Vomit
  • Mud/Dirt
  • Oil
  • Blood
  • Food

To use this product, just make sure you wipe up as much of the stain as possible, then spray on the cleaner; just make sure not to saturate your carpet. Don’t worry, it isn’t necessary, a little goes a long way, even when it comes to nasty pet stains.

Step 3: Dry

After the Spot Shot has been sitting on the stain for about 5 minutes, gently blot up any excess cleaner. This will not only help it dry faster, but get rid of any dirt and grime that came up from the cleaning. Best of all, you can enjoy a nice clean carpet without any nasty odor from your mess or the cleaner itself.

Spot Shot Companion Cube

Would you like to pick up this awesome carpet cleaner for your own house? You can currently purchase Spot Shot Pet in one of two sizes – a  14 oz Aerosol can or 22 oz Pet Trigger Bottle. As well, both Spot Shot and Spot Shot Pet have the Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute and are SCS certified biodegradable, making them the perfect option for pet friendly households like ours. Best of all, it is very easy to find since you can find Spot Shot and Spot Shot pet at your local Wal-Mart store. If you would like to learn more about this cleaner, make sure to visit the Spot Shot website and don’t forget to score yourself a $1 off coupon too!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

63 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sophia,M.,McConnery March 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I have a cat.He throws up hair!I use a solution of water,peroxide,and fabric softener for the carpets!It works very well.Also add a bit of baking soda!

  2. KATE SARSFIELD March 25, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I don’t think this brand is available in Ireland but I try to be chemical-free anyway! Good old baking soda and lemon juice work wonders!

  3. marthalynn March 25, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Outdoor stains are so hard to remove! Pet stains, in general, are such a problem. I’ll try this out. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Erin M March 25, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

    My sweet dog feels the need to mark anything new that comes into the house. Particularly furniture or large packages, you can’t leave a cardboard box for a second.

  5. solozzo March 25, 2016 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I used water and vinegar, is good for cleaning and disinfecting, but I have in mind for the next time your ideas, thank you!

  6. Natalie March 25, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

    My dog tracks in so much crud from outside! I could use spot shot!

  7. Barbara March 25, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, I have so many kitty upchuck stains! It seems like all the products in the stores are for puppy messes, I would love something that would work on bile without ruining my carpet. I’ve got to try this.

  8. Sue M. March 25, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I haven’t heard of Spot Shot before, but it sounds like a great product, I really like that it is safe for pets and doesn’t use chemicals that can be harmful to them!

  9. clojo9372 March 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I have three dogs. My oldest dog is over 12 and she has become incontinent. She also has vomiting fits once in a while. I think Spot Shot is something I really REALLY need!

  10. Lynda Del March 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Great advice on getting Rid of Pesky Pet Stains from the Outdoors!

  11. Christine Hall Womack March 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    I use Spot Shot quite a bit and find that it really works for me.

  12. krystel March 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    never heard of this but im getting a new dog soon and i need to get this

  13. Kim Thorne March 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I’m glad there is something to get rid of pet stains I have 2cats and one small dog And the rugs are a target

  14. Dotty J Boucher March 25, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I don’t think I have used spot shot before, I guess I am usually making my own stuff to try to get stains out, Will have to give this a try and love the picture you shared with your dog looking outside, its raining and he stuck inside lol

  15. Amy Green March 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    This would have really helped my family and I out when we lived in Atlanta. That Georgia red clay was the absolute worst! Back then we had both a dog and a rabbit so we were definitely up on full-time pet care!

  16. Amber Terry March 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    This is really helpful…I have a cat and he isn’t TOO messy, but occasionally things happen so it’s good to know how well products like this work!

  17. Sarah L March 26, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I don’t have pets anymore and I try to use chemical free products.

  18. sachin patel March 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    thx. really helpfull.saves much time.

  19. Rachel Dean March 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I like Spot Shot. It does work. I need to get some!

  20. Alexis Tavares March 26, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    My dogs always leave a mess in my room so this is great.

  21. Teni SinLa March 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Although i have no dog in home, but i really love to cleaning…… thanks for nice post…. its useful!

  22. Elizabeth H. March 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I need this in my house. I have a dog and stains can be an issue.

  23. desiree March 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    my dogs bring in all kind of thing in the house so far they not broght the mole or golpher yer

  24. michele soyer March 27, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I use a mixture of baking soda with white vinegar.. If all else fails I use epsom salts too

  25. Ann March 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I really love that this product is non-toxic, and safe for kids and pets. It can be tough finding products (especially for cleaning!) that aren’t potentially dangerous. …Also, I HAVE to mention that I love the adorably pieced-together photo of the two dogs, two cats, and two products. 🙂

  26. mysweetiepiepie March 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Good information, fortunately we don’t have much of a problem with this but the neighbors have 2 HUGE dogs and would probably find this to be helpful.

  27. Jerry Marquardt March 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I loved your tips and advice getting rid of those outdoor stains. Every little bit of help is so appreciated.

  28. Michelle Elizondo March 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Im always looking for good cleaning products.

  29. Sandra Watts March 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Good tips. Dogs are always tracking messes around.

  30. Susan Smith March 29, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    I haven’t heard of Spot Shot before, but it sounds like a great product, I have 3 dogs and they leave stains everywhere.

  31. elaine March 30, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to try this. The dog leaves stains when he runs through mud, and the cat throws up. Stains are so hard to remove!

  32. Cynthia C March 30, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    My cat stays indoors so I don’t have anything tracked in (except by humans!). This would work with her hairball messes, though.

  33. Gord March 30, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

    We use Spot Shot all the time. One of our cats is a walking fur factory and that means fur balls are found almost everyday. The other cat tends to eat too fast and vomits on the floor…only on the carpet however. We are grateful for these products.

  34. Michelle Elizondo March 30, 2016 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Im looking for high end products. I want them to work. Good for this.

  35. Natalie March 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I love that you can use this without having to soak the carpet or scrub! I have a dog that gets into messes and I would find this very useful!

  36. Jerri Davis March 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    This is exactly what I have been doing today.. Lots of accidents around my house to clean up. Thank you, Jerri Davis

  37. Christina G. March 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I’ve never tried the pet version of Spot Shot. I’ll have to pick some up. Thanks for sharing!

  38. Terri Tyler March 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    This is some helpful advice. I have used Spot Shot before for my dog. I works great at getting up the unfortunate accidents.

  39. Tammy Iler March 30, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    My dogs come in from a day playing and track in so much dust and tracks. I would love to try a spot shot!

  40. Cathy Truman March 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    This will come in handy for my puppy who is having a
    hard time getting house broke. He just keeps playing and
    going to the bathroom at the same time. My carpet needs

  41. RT March 31, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

    This stuff ROCKS! 2 dogs and 2 cats – it’s a must have in our home.

  42. Terri Irvin March 31, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    We have three dogs (one old) and two adult cats and one kitten. I am constantly cleaning up accidents from one of them. The worst offender is our old pug who we call “Mr. Puddles” and his nickname fits him perfectly (sigh). We do use Spot shot in our home because it works really well!

  43. Jeffrey April 1, 2016 at 1:19 am - Reply

    This product looks quite good. Sure could have used it a few years ago when I was doggy sitting my sister’s pets.

  44. Deb P April 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I wish I had this product years ago when I had many pets. I love animals and I want the house to smell nice also.

  45. Margot C April 3, 2016 at 4:05 am - Reply

    We need this. I have two inside/outside cats and a senior dog who sometimes just can’t get where he needs to be to … well, poor darling.

  46. amy guillaume linderman April 4, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    i’ve heard of this brand but haven’t tried it! sounds great! lots of accidents in the house by our pets

  47. Sarah L April 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Love the montage of your pets. At first I thought you caught all of them at the same time.

  48. Sandy Weinstein April 5, 2016 at 1:03 am - Reply

    i have used spot shot many times,. it works very well on carpets to get almost anything out. my stains are usually urine and feces. my oldest dog has some oops and they other 2 have some oops when i am gone for a long time. i have hardwood floors and wish they would make one for hardwood floors too.

  49. Dotty J Boucher April 5, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

    This product would sure come in hand over here, between my cats and the dogs a sit for and my family dogs that are always visiting loll, Its a furry family vacation over here and that means lots of stains and spill. This product sounds like something I need and definitely can use to help get rid of the stains in the carpet.

  50. sandra April 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    our biggest pet messes are vomit and urine. luckily, urine is not as big a problem now that our cat is on anti-anxiety medication.

  51. Kay Garrett April 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I love that it cleans up so many types of messes. The fact that it’s biodegradable is a big plus in my opinion too.

  52. Kay Garrett April 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I love that it cleans up so many types of messes. The fact that it’s biodegradable is a big plus in my books too.

  53. Theresa Sigourney April 10, 2016 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I love Spot Shot! I have never found a product that works better! I always buy Spot Shot

  54. Tammera Widell April 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I have a spray bottle of soap and water that I use to clean up with. I need a better way. Thanks 🙂

  55. Susan Smith April 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I haven’t heard of Spot Shot before, but with three dogs we always have stains that need to be cleaned.

  56. ERIKA PANFILE April 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Our backyard is so muddy in the springtime. Of course, our dog comes charging in without waiting to get his feet wiped. I appreciate the tips.

  57. Scott W April 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great product to help with pet mishaps .

  58. Treen Goodwin April 14, 2016 at 9:58 am - Reply

    wow i have never used this before , but it sounds amazing , pet stains are the worst to get out , thanks for sharing , i will def be looking into it 🙂

  59. Kim Davis April 14, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I live on a ranch. I have 4 dogs and a brand new carpet. This would be perfect for all them little paw prints.

  60. Shari A April 14, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    I actually love Spot Shot! It has helped me get out urine & vomit from my senior dog Freckles’ mishaps!

  61. Lauryn R April 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Great tips! One thing that I learned was that pouring water over the stain first allows for the substance to go to the top, allowing for more cleaning up. This definitely makes the cleaner work way better! 🙂

  62. Emily Endrizzi April 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    We have two pups. One of them has occasional accidents in the house. The other never does except when he is sick and urgency is a problem. We have used this product in the past and it works very well for us.

  63. Michelle Elizondo May 16, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Interesting advice.

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