How to Remove Dog Poop from Carpet

Accidents happen, and more often than not, the dog will probably make their mistake on your carpet. Even during housetraining, your puppy can mistake your carpet for grass, and may use it as thus. Now that an accident has occurred, what can you do to make sure to know how to remove dog poop from carpet so that it doesn’t stain? What if it has already stained? Here are some great tips for you to follow for getting rid of dog poop on your carpet.

How to Remove Dog Poop from Carpet

Removing Dog Poop from your Carpet

Dog poop is incredibly gross, and needs to be disposed of quickly. A dog’s fecal matter can potentially contain hundreds of bacterium that are very dangerous to humans, so prompt removal is important for the health of your family.

If your furry best friend has decided to use your carpet as a poop spot, then do what you would do if you were taking him on a walk. Some people will use plastic bags in order to pick up the poop. In this case, all you have to do is grab a grocery bag, put your hand in it like a glove, snatch the poop, turn the bag inside out, tie it up, and you’re done.

If you use a pooper scooper, it may be a bit more difficult. Pooper scoopers are meant to be used on grass, dirt, or concrete, not on a carpet. So make sure that you’re very careful if you try to use a pooper scooper to get the poop off of your carpet. If your model of pooper scooper has a rake, don’t even try to use it; the rake will just push it into the carpet and make matters a lot worse. If it’s a shovel or spade system, it will be easier to use on your carpet. Just scoop it up and dispose of it as you normally would.

No matter which method you decide to use, just make sure not to push the poop further into the carpet. The more poop that you eliminate from the scene, the less likely it is to stain and the easier it will be for you to get rid of the potential stain. 

Removing Dog Poop Stains from your Carpet

The process that you should take to remove dog poop stains from your carpet is incredibly thorough. So make sure that you’re ready for all of the time and elbow grease that you’re going to put into it.

What You Will Need

  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paint scraper (optional)
  • Stain Remover or warm water/liquid detergent mixture
  • Old toothbrush or other brush
  • Paper towels or standard towels
  • Half vinegar/half water solution
  • Baking Soda
  1. If there is any hardened poop on the carpet, you’ll need a paint scraper. Use the scraper to scrape away at any excess poop before you start working at the stain.
  2. Spray the floor with some sort of stain remover, allowing it to soak for the period of time mentioned on the bottle. If you do not have this, then mix up some warm water and liquid detergent and scrub it into the floor with an old toothbrush or some other type of brush that you may have on hand.
  3. Dry the area, and keep repeating this process until you can no longer see any staining. Now, your mileage will differ depending on the depth of the stain. It could take 20 minutes; it could take a couple of hours.
  4. After the stain appears to be gone, you want to make sure that you prevent the area from having any strong odors. Make a solution of half vinegar and half water, blotting the area with the liquid. Then sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and allow it to dry overnight. In the morning, you should wake up to no stain. If any stain is left, repeat the above process again.