Last Updated: December 7, 2021

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

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 42 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.* Plastic-free and 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 …

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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 USA with responsible, recycled-paper packaging and never tested on …

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14 Oz
$1.69
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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-derived ingredients, this non-irritating, non-allergenic, 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 shake …

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18 oz
$3.99
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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
$7.99
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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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Show our planet some love — swap out your toxic and chemical-smelling surface spray for this natural yet potent method all-purpose cleaner. It’s safe enough to use around your family and furry friends but tough enough to handle everyday messes around the house. Using powergreen technology to target and break down dirt and grime, this formula is …

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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
$13.99
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8. method All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes

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Method’s All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes are — wait for it — biodegradable! These 100-percent Tencel fiber wipes are made from corn, coconut, and other recyclable solvents, so you can feel good about using them. They come from nature and will eventually dissolve back into it, leaving your home and our planet healthier. Method all purpose …

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

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A tile, laminate, and finished wood floor cleaner concentrate proven to easily remove common stains from floors. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.
  • NO STAINS OR STREAKS LEFT BEHIND
    Our floor cleaning concentrate removes common stains like dirt, red crayon, coffee, and grape juice — so your …
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2 Count
$6.95
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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
$9.99
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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 baby-safe surface wipes are paraben-free, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, ammonia-free, bleach-free, phthalate-free, and hypoallergenic. Plus, they’re also fragrance-free …

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75 ct
$7.99
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12. Seedling by Grove Seedling by Grove Tree-Free Compostable Kitchen Wipes - 100% Bamboo

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Tree-free compostable* kitchen cleaning wipes, made from strong, absorbent bamboo fibers. With every purchase you help replant American forestland.

  • 100% COMPOSTABLE, FRAGRANCE FREE CLEANING WIPES MADE FROM BAMBOO NOT TREES
    Our bamboo cleaning wipes are durable and efficient, removing grime, grease, and dirt from any surface sustainably. …

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40 count
$4.95
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13. Grove Co. Glass Cleaner Concentrate

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A glass cleaner concentrate that cleans glass surfaces without leaving streaks behind.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

  • CLEANS GLASS SURFACES WITHOUT A TRACE
    Our glass cleaning concentrate is proven to clean windows, mirrors or glass surfaces without leaving streaks, smears, or leftover film …
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2 Count
$6.95
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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.
$4.99
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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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This Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner is kitchen-counter worthy, but can also be used in bathrooms and other rooms with often-touched surfaces waiting to be cleaned. Animal lovers will be happy to know it’s also vegan, 100-percent cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients in the USA and …

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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
$9.99
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18. method Hard Floor Cleaner

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Cleaning laminate floors no longer has to be so hard — meet method 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 with no built-up residue left behind afterward. Did we mention there’s also no …

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

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Mrs. Meyer's is loved for making hard-working products in garden-inspired scents, and this Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap is no exception. It’s biodegradable, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients such as soap bark extract, which is known to be a natural degreaser. It’s made with no artificial colors, and …

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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
$8.99
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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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Clean your counters from top to bottom with this Caldrea Countertop Spray. This countertop cleaner is phthalate-, paraben-, triclosan-, glycol solvent–, chlorine-, and formaldehyde-free, plus it contains no artificial colors. It uses vegetable protein and other plant-derived ingredients to tackle dirt, grime, and odors, too. It’s a healthy choice …

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16 Oz
$11
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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 Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

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Disinfect your bathroom with this method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner, and kill 99.9% of germs in your powder room. This bathroom cleaner is biodegradable, triclosan-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. Plus it’s made in the USA with responsible packaging, Leaping Bunny–certified, and a healthy choice to use around children and pets. Tackle …

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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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