How to Remove Dog Poop From Shoe

How to remove dog poop from the shoe? This is something that most people have at one point or another. Whether it be on the sidewalk, in your yard, or even inside your home. Luckily we’re here to help you out with some easy steps on how to remove dog poop from a shoe! In this article, we will discuss how to remove dog poop from shoe in detail. The first thing you want to do is make sure that you have the proper tools. This includes a shoehorn, a putty knife, and a paper towel.

How to Remove Dog Poop From Shoe

Materials Needed

  • Water  (cold water works best)
  • Clean Towel or Rag  
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels  or a Dry Cloth
  • Gloves (optional)   

Directions: How to Remove Dog Poop From Shoe 

Step One: Remove the Dog Poop From the Shoe

If you want to open a container that has a tight lid, you can use your fingers or a tool to help you. You can also use gloves if you want to keep your hands clean. Place the lid on top of the container and push down as hard as you can. This will help to keep the moisture out of your container. If you have a tight fitting plastic lid, you can leave it cracked open just a bit to allow some air in, but you still want to keep the lid on top of the bowl or jar.

Step Two: Clean the Outside of the Shoe

Use cold water mixed with dish soap and scrub all over the surface, including on top of laces if they are visible. Rinse off any soapy residue until it is completely gone from both sides of the shoes. Let them air dry on a clean, flat surface such as a towel or shoe rack. Don’t put them in the dryer or leave them to drip dry on the floor. Wash your shoes by hand if they are not machine washable. Fill a bucket or sink with cold water and add a small amount of dish soap to it. Scrub all over the surface of the shoes, including the laces if they are visible.

Step Three: Clean the Inside of the Shoe

Wipe all over, just like Step Two. You can also use soap and water to clean the insides too for an even more thorough job. This is especially helpful if there are little bits that you missed on the outside of your shoes. Dry your shoes with a soft towel, using gentle patting motions.

Step Four: Throw Out Any Soiled Items in the Garbage

Keep your gloves, rags, and towels separate from your other clothes if they’ve come into contact with dog poop. If they’re washable, it’s best to put them through at least two cycles of laundry before using again. Although there may still be some traces left behind, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Step Five: Allow Shoes to Air-dry Overnight

If you get dog poop on your shoes, you should leave them in front of an open window or put a fan on low to dry them out. It will take at least six hours for them to dry completely.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tricks and tips that can help with removing pet waste.

Tip-1: The sooner you clean the poop, the less it will stick to your shoe and more easily be removed.

Tip-2: Wet the tip of a rag with cold water and put it on top of the dog poo. Let stand for about ten seconds or so, then grab both ends of towel/rag together and pull up and out to remove the dog poop.

Tip-3: Use dish soap to help break down the stool so that it will be easier to clean off your shoe.

Tip-4: To dry your shoes, use paper towels or cloth (such as an old t-shirt) because they can absorb water better than a towel.

Other Cheap Methods You Can Use

  • Use a rubber band to twist the end of your shoelaces and tie them together so that they cannot slip off.
  • Duct tape can be used around shoes, if you have enough on hand, to keep dog poop from sticking.
  • Spray the soles of your shoes with a water repellent.
  • Apply a nonstick spray to your shoes.
  • Ziploc bags are also useful for protecting your shoe soles when walking through areas with possible messes like parks or wooded trails.

Remove Dog Poop Smell From Shoe: 3 Easy Steps

  • First, scrape off as much of the poop from your shoe. You can use a stick or other object to help scrape it off and make it easier.
  • Next, rinse your shoe with water so that all of the dog feces is removed from its surface. Make sure you get behind any seams and crevices where some of the mess may have stuck while cleaning up after your pet’s “accident.”
  • Finally, clean away any remaining smell by spraying an odor eliminator spray on each side of the shoe (sides are important because smells tend not to travel through leather). Let dry for at least 12 hours before wearing again!
Remove Dog Poop Smell From Shoe

Guides: Keeping Shoes Clean With A Dog In The House

It’s tough living in an urban area where there is not much space to walk dogs. But it doesn’t mean you should stop taking walks altogether! Here’s how you can protect yourself against those yucky surprises.

  • Invest in a good pair of shoes that will last.
  • Prevent your dog from urinating on your feet by stepping over his/her tail or walking to the other side of them if they are blocking your walkways.
  • Spray the soles of your shoes with a water repellent.
  • Apply a nonstick spray to your shoes.
  • Carry an emergency kit with disposable shoe covers and Ziploc bags for emergencies.
Keeping Shoes Clean

Frequently Asked Question

How To Clean Dog Poop With Vinegar?

Vinegar cut through the organic compounds in dog feces to remove them. It can also disinfect surfaces, kill bacteria and fungus, and deodorize. To clean poop off shoes with vinegar, use a cotton cloth or sponge dipped in white distilled vinegar mixed half-and-half.

Then soak the affected area in a bowl of vinegar and water. This will loosen up the poop, making it easier to remove with soap and water or scrubbing. But be sure not to use too much as this can damage outer surfaces.

Be sure not to rub too hard, which could damage upper regions of the footwear’s surface because these are typically made of softer materials than their bottom portions – like suede/leather uppers vs. rubber soles.

What Should You Use If Your Dog Pooped in the House?

Get a plastic bag and do not touch the poop; scoop it up with the bag. After you’ve picked up as much of it as possible without touching, put on rubber gloves or use paper towels to clean your hands thoroughly.

If there is more than one pile of dog feces, take care when separating them because they might have some stray pieces that can get mixed in if you’re not careful – especially when dealing with small piles where only one piece has been left behind.

Place each pile into its own plastic grocery bag before putting all bags outside for pickup by waste management services. When handling these tasks, make sure to wash your hands afterward!

Get a Plastic Bag and Do Not Touch the Poop


We all know that dogs poop on the sidewalk or in our house from time to time but what do you do if your dog poops on your shoe? This article will help you on how to remove dog poop from shoe!

You can remove the mess with some simple steps. First Clean up as much of it as possible by scraping off any excess feces using something like an old credit card.

Then use warm water and dish soap to clean out the rest. Lastly, run shoes through the washing machine cycle one more time then dry them in sunlight for best results. Let us know if this helped!

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Jennifer Branett
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