Follow these steps to clean up stains and get rid of odors when your dog or cat pees or poops on floors or furniture in your house. You don’t need to get rid of your pets to get rid of stains and odors. Add a one-pound box of baking soda to your regular detergent and wash as usual, air-drying if possible. If you can still see or smell the soiling, wash again with an enzymatic cleaner — these break down pet-waste odors. If your pet soils the sheets or blankets on a bed, cover the bed with a vinyl, flannel-backed tablecloth while you retrain them. It’s machine washable, inexpensive and unattractive to your pet. Soak up as much of the urine as possible: Place a thick layer of paper towels on the wet spot, and cover that with a thick layer of newspaper. If possible, put newspaper under the soiled area as well. Stand on this padding for about a minute, and repeat until the area is barely damp. Rinse the «accident zone» thoroughly with clean, cool water, blotting dry. Consider renting a carpet cleaner from your local hardware or grocery store. Use a high-quality pet odor neutralizer once the area is clean.