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How to Clean Dog Poop From Leather Sofas

Updated February 21, 2017

Fido left a present on your leather sofa, unfortunately, one you could do without. When dog poop ends up on your furniture, tackle the problem as soon as possible to keep the stain from spreading to other areas on the sofa. Since leather does not handle wet washing well, use leather-safe cleaning products to remove the poop stain without damaging the sofa.

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  1. Tear off two sheets of paper towels. Gently scoop as much of the dog poop from the leather sofa without spreading it. Dispose of the paper towels in an outside dustbin.

  2. Mix 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp cream of tartar in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the stain, covering it completely. Leave the mixture on the stain for 10 minutes, then add another layer of the cleaning solution.

  3. Wet a sponge and squeeze out excess water. Blot the cleaning solution from the leather sofa. Continue blotting and rinsing the sponge until the paste is lifted.

  4. Wipe toothpaste -- paste, not gel -- onto the sofa if the poop stain remains. Wait five minutes, then remove the toothpaste with a damp sponge.

  5. Dry the previously stained area with a clean cloth. Spray a leather conditioner over the area and allow it to soak into the leather for two minutes. Wipe excess conditioner from the sofa with a clean cloth.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Lemon juice
  • Cream of tartar
  • Sponge
  • Non-gel toothpaste
  • Cloths
  • Leather conditioner

About the Author

Constance Barker, located in the hills of southern Ohio, is the owner and writer of several financial, credit report and travel websites. She started writing in 1999 for private clients and began creating website content in 2004. She gained expertise in home improvement after she and her husband built their home themselves.

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