Meet Charlie, my new dog-niece.

She’s a Labradoodle puppy who’s amazingly cute, with a wonderful temperament.

Charlie is already housebroken, but she’s had a few accidents when overexcited. Toxic chemicals are definitely not a cleaning option, so my sister takes the natural route.

Enzyme products “do a superb job destroying stains and odors,” according to Mary Findley and Linda Formichelli, authors of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning. They write:

Enzymes eat away at bacteria and solid waste matter. They are unmatched in their ability to destroy urine, feces, vomit, odors and stains.

Findley and Formichelli recommend three products:

  1. Kleen-Free Naturally (organic), which also helps control pests
  2. PetGuest 100% Enzyme Concentrate Stain & Odor Remover (nonpolluting, environmentally friendly, biodegradable)
  3. Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover (natural) 

I’ll provide Charlie updates as she continues to settle in!