How to get rid of dog urine smells and stains out of carpets

This home remedy for cleaning dog urine from carpets is very  easy and inexpensive and it really works! Below is a Method which removes dog urine smell and stain from carpets and rugs even if the urine has Has been sitting for years.


Step 1

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If the area is still wet or fresh you should first attempt to absorb the dog urine. Leaving it there to dry will only encourage bacterial And odor growth which causes the Awful smell.

The best method to to remove the dog urine is to use a wet/dry vacuum. If you don’t own one an alternative method is to place several layers of paper towel over the wet urine to soak up as much of the dog urine as you can. You may have to repeat this several times until no more dog urine can be soaked up.

Sometimes dog urine accidents have already dried because you did not notice them before. You can find dried urine spots on your carpet with the aid of a black light. The dog urine stain will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held black lights are quite inexpensive usually costing between $15 – $25.

Of course, you can always save the expense of a black light. Find the urine spots by using your nose. Just get down on your carpet and sniff and find the Awful urine odors that way.

Step 2

white_vinegar-urine-odorMix a solution of fifty percent white vinegar and fifty percent water. Use a spray bottle to apply the vinegar solution to the carpet. Work the solution into the carpet with a soft brush (or your fingers) to ensure it penetrates the carpet fibers below.

Then blot the area using the paper towel method above to absorb the vinegar mixture. The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine.

If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use it to remove excess moisture.


When the area has dried or almost dried sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the soiled area.Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of Dish Soap detergent. Plain liquid dishwashing detergent is required. 

( example, Dawn, Palmolive, Fairy etc. Do not use Detergent that you put in your dishwasher)

Step 4
Pour the
3% hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing detergent mixture over the baking soda. Alternatively you can use a spray bottle for the hydrogen peroxide/dish washing detergent solution.

Then work the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mixture well into the carpet with your fingers (put on some rubber gloves) or use a brush.

Allow the area to dry completely. Once the area is thoroughly dry, vacuum up the baking soda. A fan or heater can assist drying. The baking soda absorbs the odor and urine. (Use a hard bristled brush to loosen up the baking soda if necessary.) 

That’s all there is to it. Your carpet will smell fresh and free from urine odor.