Last Updated: May 24, 2022

27 best pet-safe cleaning & dishwashing products for your home.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 48 min read

It’s no secret that pet owners love their pets, but it’s unfortunate that many pet owners also don’t know that some of the cleaning products they’re using in their homes can seriously affect their pet’s health. We know that with pets, especially dogs who go outside and trek in mud and dirt, it can be difficult keeping the house clean and spotless; however, cleaning products with certain chemical ingredients like alcohol and bleach can be toxic to dogs and other animals. Switching to naturally derived, chemical-free pet friendly cleaning products can make a huge impact for your home and your pet’s health, as well as your own.


If you don’t know where to start but want to begin using pet friendly cleaning products, check out our list of the best pet-safe cleaning products for your home. We’ve compiled a list of top brands like method, Mrs. Meyer’s, and Grove Co. for some doggone good options.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate

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Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate cuts 2x more grease than other natural brands.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This biodegradable formula is made with 92% plant-based ingredients — no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, synthetic dyes, ammonia, or chlorine bleach — and made with 100% …

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2 Count
$6.95
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2. Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

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Say hello to your new best friend when it comes to bathroom, kitchen, and cookware cleaning. This Bon Ami Powder Cleanser is triclosan-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, chlorine-free, dye-free, and hypoallergenic, so it’s a healthy choice for any household. Plus, it’s made in the US with responsible, recycled-paper packaging and never tested on …

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14 Oz
$1.89
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3. Babyganics Toy & Highchair Cleaner

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With Babyganics Toy & Highchair Cleaner, wiping away yucky messes left behind by little ones is child's play. Made with plant-based and other thoughtful ingredients, this non-irritating, dermatologist-tested cleaner powers through dirt, grime, and gunk with ease. It's great for cleaning highchairs, toys, car seats, strollers, you name it. Simply …

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18 oz
$4.99
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4. 20 Mule Team 20 Mule Team Borax Detergent Booster & Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner

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20 Mule Team Borax Detergent Booster & Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a Jack (and Jill) of all trades. This amazing, natural mineral found in every corner around the globe is a multipurpose cleaner that can be used to tackle just about anything, from tough laundry stains and odors to dirty carpets and water spots on glassware. Check out Grove's huge …

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65 Oz
$8.99
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5. Seventh Generation Liquid Dish Soap

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Seventh Generation Liquid Dish Soap cuts through grease and removes dried-on food from your dishes without doing damage to your hands. This plant-powered biodegradable formula contains plant-derived cleaning agents for effective dishwashing that’s septic-safe. Plus, this dish soap is dye-free, phosphate-free, and triclosan-free.

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19 oz
$2.89
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6. method All Purpose Cleaner

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Being an avid animal lover and someone who worked day in and day out cleaning, we think Cinderella would have even swapped to this method All Purpose Cleaner in her day. This method cleaning spray is biodegradable and uses powergreen technology to target and break down dirt and grime with a streak-free finish. Plus, it’s safe enough to use around …

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28 Oz
$4.29
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7. Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner

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An all-purpose cleaner that really means for all purposes — this Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner can tackle everything from doing laundry to mopping floors. It’s also a great option for households with pets and kids because it’s made with plant-based ingredients, including natural fir needle and spruce essential oils, and it’s dye-free, …

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32 Oz
$14.99
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8. method All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes

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Messes need method. These method All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes can clean up multiple surfaces, including stone, wood, counters, glass, tile, and more, making them a great go-to for household spills and in-between cleans. Plus, they’re made in the U.S. from corn, coconut, and other ingredients. These method wipes use plant-based cleaning …

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70 Wipes
$6.99
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9. Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate

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Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate removes common stains like dirt, red crayon, coffee, and grape juice — so your floors can shine without any streaking or leftover residue.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This tile, laminate, and finished wood floor cleaner’s formula is made with 96% …

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2 Count
$6.99
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10. Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher

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You don’t have to compromise health when it comes to clean carpets. This Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher is non-toxic, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, and doesn’t use dyes, artificial fragrances, allergens, or disruptors. In fact, it’s just as safe as any homemade remedy you’d make, but you don’t have to put in the extra work of making it. This carpet …

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16 oz
$10.99
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11. Babyganics Babyganics All Purpose Surface Wipes

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Kids' messes happen faster than you can say, "sandbox." Good thing Babyganics makes products like these Babyganics All Purpose Surface Wipes that can help you get the job done. These surface wipes are made without parabens, sulfates, triclosan, ammonia, bleach, and phthalates. Plus, they’re also fragrance-free so you can wipe down highchairs, toys, …

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75 ct
$8.49
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12. Grove Co. Tree-Free Compostable Kitchen Wipes - 100% Bamboo

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100% tree-free unscented wipes made from sustainable bamboo fibers that can be composted after use. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

  • 100% COMPOSTABLE WIPES
    Made of FSC-certified bamboo fibers, our tree-free compostable kitchen wipes are both strong and absorbent and can be composted after use to …
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40 Unscented Wipes
$4.99
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13. Grove Co. Glass Cleaner Concentrate

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This Grove Co. Glass Cleaner Concentrate cleans glass surfaces without leaving streaks behind.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This Grove glass cleaner’s biodegradable formula is made with 95% plant-based ingredients —which means no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, synthetic dyes, ammonia, or …

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2 Count
$6.99
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14. Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner

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Whether tackling grimy buildup on your kitchen counters or soap scum in your bathroom, make Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner your go-to cleaner for household surfaces. Utilizing the natural power of plant-derived and plant-based cleaning agents, this all-purpose cleaner boasts a streak-free shine on countertops, baseboards, windows, and more …

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23 Oz.
$5.59
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15. Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub

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Meliora's Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub is a great way to add a little kick to your people- and planet-friendly home cleaning. This mixture of baking soda and All-Purpose Home Cleaner Soap works great on the tub, tiles, and stovetops around your home. 100% biodegradable and septic-safe.

Available in Peppermint Tea-Tree or Unscented!

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12 oz
$8.99
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16. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner

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Put a little pep in your step while you’re cleaning up with this Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner. This Mrs Meyer's multi surface cleaner comes in more than 15 garden-inspired aromatherapeutic scents to choose from, so you can make cleaning up fun. It’s kitchen-counter worthy but can also be used in bathrooms and other rooms with often-touched …

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16 Oz
$4.29
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17. Aunt Fannie's Hardwood Floor Cleaner

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Every day you hit the ground running — make sure the floor you hit is clean with Aunt Fannie's Hardwood Floor Cleaner. This no-wax formula leaves hardwood floors gleaming (no rinsing required) and will infuse your space with a bright lemon scent courtesy of 100% essential oils. A total score for your floor, it's non-toxic, vegan, earth-friendly, …

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32 oz
$10.99
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18. method Squirt & Mop Hard Floor Cleaner

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Cleaning linoleum and laminate floors no longer has to be so hard — meet method Squirt & Mop Hard Floor Cleaner. Perfect for people on the go and anyone looking to save time, this floor cleaner features an ergonomically designed nozzle that helps you spray and clean your floors with less effort and no puddling, with no built-up residue left behind. …

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25 Oz
$5.99
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19. Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap

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Whether you’re a day-of dish washer or a stack-‘em-up-and-let-them-sit kind of cleaner, it makes no difference with this Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap. This Mrs Meyers dish soap is made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients such as soap bark extract, which is known to be a natural degreaser. It removes grease, dirt, and residue, all while …

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16 Oz
$4.29
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20. Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner

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Aunt Fannie's is breaking new ground in the healthy home cleaning circle. They believe housekeeping is a daily act of personal wellness, and that’s why they’ve created this Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner. It’s non-toxic, vegan, and healthy for kids and pets who are the ones that are on the floors most often. It also uses the natural power …

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32 Oz
$10.99
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21. method Dish Soap

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Change things up in your kitchen with this method Dish Soap in its new bottle’s curvy silhouette. Choose from method scents you know and love such as basil, grapefruit, and lemongrass to make dishwashing a calm and cool experience. This liquid dish soap is biodegradable, phthalate-free, paraben-free, triclosan-free, and hypoallergenic, making it a …

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18 oz
$4.99
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22. Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar

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You spend a good percentage of your time inside, so why not spend time embracing your inner housecleaner with plant-based products like this Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar. This cleaning vinegar is paraben-, sulfate-, and triclosan-free, and it’s vegan and Leaping Bunny–certified. It naturally breaks down dirt and other unwanted filth by using the …

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16.9 Oz
$6.99
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23. Caldrea Countertop Spray

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Transform a room into an experience with this Caldrea Countertop Spray in scents that take you away. Choose from more than eight scents that offer a unique fragrance while you clean up. This cleaning spray is phthalate-, paraben-, triclosan-, glycol solvent–, chlorine-, and formaldehyde-free, plus it contains no artificial colors. It uses vegetable …

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16 Oz
$12
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24. Grove Co. Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover

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Our powerful plant-based stain remover for carpet and upholstery works so well it makes white couches feasible in any household. Not only does this foam stain remover lift tough stains from most fabrics, it removes them completely, preventing stains from resurfacing later. So kick your feet up. Make spaghetti. Pour another glass of wine. There’s no …
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1 x 20 Oz Stain Remover - Lavender & Thyme
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25. Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar Wipes

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Aunt Fannie’s boasts healthier housecleaning products with plant-based ingredients and essential oils, and these Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar Wipes are no exception. Choose from refreshing scents such as bright lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, and mandarin to find your own cleaning vibe. These vinegar wipes are easy to use —and it's even easier to …

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35 Count
$6.99
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26. method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner

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Sanitize and clean your bathroom in one easy step with this method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner. This bathroom cleaner both eliminates dirt and kills up to 99.9% of germs* in your powder room, plus any accompanying odors. And it’s made in the USA, packaged in bottles made from 65% recycled plastic, Leaping Bunny–certified, and made without …

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28 Oz
$3.79
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27. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, Multi-Surface

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Defend your home against disease-carrying germs and unwanted odors by stocking up on these Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, Multi-Surface. From the kitchen to your bedrooms, tackle your entire home with these lemongrass citrus wipes proven to clean 99.99% of household germs, so you can breathe easy knowing your home is a healthy one. Plus, …

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70 Count
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FAQs

Are method cleaning products safe for dogs?

Yes, the brand method actually makes some of the best pet friendly cleaning products out there, and one of the best pet friendly cleaning products for floors is this method Hard Floor Cleaner. The main reason method products are so pet-friendly is that they’re all made without harsh chemicals that can cause harm to your pups (and you and others, too). Its products are also eco-friendly and never ever tested on animals — a perfect choice for those of us who’ve got a love for canines and all living creatures.


Some other pet friendly cleaning products from method worth checking out include the following:



Shop all method cleaning products safe for dogs on Grove Collaborative now.


What cleaning products are not safe for dogs?

Many cleaning products that are not safe for dogs are easy to recognize right away — and that’s because, believe it or not, most disinfecting cleaners aren’t good to use around dogs. Those types of cleaners are packed with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, and other harsh chemicals that can do damage to your pooch — and to you! Instead, choose cleaning products safe for dogs that are naturally derived and don’t contain those harsh chemicals. Brands like method, Mrs. Meyer’s, and Grove Co. are great picks for pet friendly cleaning products for floors and home.


If you’re looking for pet products in general for your pups and kitties, check out our list of the 30 best natural pet products for cats and dogs.


Are Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products safe for pets?

Actually, yes, Mrs. Meyer's offers pet safe cleaning products just like method does. They’re made with plant-based ingredients and essential oils that are safe to use around pets of all kinds. Another cool thing about Mrs. Meyer’s pet friendly cleaning products is that they’re made with garden-inspired scents so you can indulge in a cleaning routine that’s pleasing to your nose, too. For more information on all the brand’s scents, visit our Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day scents page to explore which scents you might want to try for your pet friendly cleaning products for floors and more.


Also, keep in mind when you’re looking for the best pet friendly cleaning products, there are some things you should stay away from when you’re buying your cleaners. Many cleaners include harsh chemicals that are a no-go when using them around pets. Here are some things to stay away from:


  • Chlorine
  • Phthalates
  • Ammonia
  • Formaldehyde

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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