Around ClevelandTips For Homeowners June 20, 2020

Home Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

Keeping Your Home Clean With Your Furry Friends

We all cherish our precious pets— I mean what’s not to love? The cute facial expressions, affectionate hellos, constant companionship, and sleepy snuggle sessions.

While there’s SO much to love about our fur babies, there is an extra demand of keeping your house clean and tidy.

Handle your pet’s mess like a boss with a few simple tricks:

•Change the air filters in your home on schedule. This reduces pet dander and dust.
•Try taking your pet to the groomer or brushing their coat regularly to help control shedding.
•Put towels near the entryways you use when letting/taking your pup out to wipe their paws after they go outside.
•Consider purchasing a Roomba/Roomba alternative. This has been a lifesaver in our household and there are so many affordable alternatives that work great!
•Give your bud a bath/shower regularly (but not too many as you don’t want to strip essential oils or give them dry skin). This will help keep both your dog and home smelling fresh!
•Make sure you have a few lint rollers around. These are perfect for getting dog and cat hair off pillows, clothes, etc.
•Regularly clean your pet’s collars, dog beds, and toys. These items may be a bit easier to overlook but it’s important to wash these items to keep them clean as well as keeping them from smelling.

For some more tips on keeping your home clean with pets, visit this article:

Considering Adopting a Dog?

Have you been considering making a four-legged friend an addition to the family? If you’re looking to adopt a dog in the Cleveland area, we recommend Oshie’s Tail Wagon Rescue & Transport.

Oshie’s TaiI Wagon Rescue & Transport is an amazing 100% volunteer, foster-based nonprofit rescue that saves dogs that have been abandoned or neglected and are about to be destroyed in kill-shelters. The rescue does not focus on specific breeds and saves dogs of all ages, sizes, predicaments, etc. They believe they have more of an impact on the homeless pet situation by establishing relationships and providing services for shelter & other rescues.

The rescue has great reviews from many people from all over the country and has received the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency in both 2018 and 2019.

Ruby’s Story

We adopted our sweet Ruby from Oshie’s and are so glad we did. Ruby had been attacked by multiple dogs and left at a kill-shelter with serious injuries in a laundry basket. She had to have a few surgeries (including over a dozen vet visits) and stitches in four areas.

We adopted her weeks after her attack with her wounds still healing. We weren’t sure what to expect from her after she had been through all of that. Would she be feisty? Timid? Standoffish?…not that we’d blame her, it would be understandable. She was quite the opposite, though. She was happy, vibrant, loving, sweet, and incredibly trusting especially considering what had happened to her.

Ruby celebrated her 1-year Gotcha Day just a few weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier and more grateful to have adopted her. She’s been such a blessing to us. She wakes up everyday, just happy to be alive and her optimism is contagious. Ruby is so thankful to be here and we’re thankful to Oshie’s Tail Wagon & Rescue for allowing us to adopt our sweet pup.

If you have any questions about this organization or our experience with it, please don’t hesitate to reach out and please consider adopting and not shopping. With over 1.4 million adoptable dogs being killed every year in kill shelters, there are plenty of dogs whose lives need saving.


For more information on this rescue, please visit the organization’s Facebook page:

Here is a link to the organization’s Instagram: