How to remove set-in dog poop stains from a carpet

Updated July 20, 2017

Having a dog or a puppy that is not trained where to go to the bathroom can leave a big messy stain on your carpet, especially when your dog has soft stools or diarrhoea. One method of cleaning is with OXI-Clean laundry stain remover, white vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar and baking soda are natural cleaners and can help eliminate stains and odours.

Put on the rubber gloves. Fill the bucket with water. Spray OXI-clean laundry stain remover on the stain. Let it sit for 2 minutes.

Scrub the stain with a cloth or scrubbing brush. Rinse the cloth or brush in the bucket of water, consistently. Scrub the stain out as much as you can. Press a paper towel down into the carpet until most of the moisture is gone.

Mix 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar and 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water. Pour over the stain until saturated. Scrub with a cloth or a brush until the stain is gone. Press a paper towel down into the carpet until you get most of the moisture out. Let the carpet dry completely.

Pour the baking soda onto the area of the stain. Scrub the baking soda into the carpet with a dry scrubber. Let it stand for two hours. Vacuum the area thoroughly.


For tougher stains, combine the vinegar and baking soda into a paste to scrub with.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Rubber gloves
  • OXI-Clean laundry stain remover
  • Cloth
  • Paper towels
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Vacuum
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About the Author

Cheyenne Gardner has been writing since 2003 and has worked at the writing center for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. She writes articles for various websites, specializing in the arts and pet care. Gardner is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Eastern Washington.