Rochester, New York
146 Halstead St
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 223-3646

4 Pet-Friendly Mudroom Tips March 14, 2019

Rochester, Monroe
4 Pet-Friendly Mudroom Tips, Rochester, New York

The small rooms in the front or back of a home, known as mudrooms, are more than a convenient place to take off shoes and coats—they also provide excellent spaces for pet bowls, leashes, toys, beds, and litter boxes so these items do not take up room in other parts of the house. Whether you have one dog or several felines and canines, use these tips and storage ideas to create a pet-friendly mudroom space.

Top 4 Tips for a Dog & Cat-Friendly Mudroom

1. Install Durable Flooring

Replace your current flooring if necessary with a durable, easy-to-clean option such as cork, bamboo, or rubber. All of these floors stand up to frequent foot traffic and are easy for pets to walk on because they are slip-resistant. Dogs are especially hesitant to walk on slippery flooring, such as linoleum. Additionally, these flooring options resist rather than absorb liquids to keep your mudroom smelling fresh.

2. Get Creative With Hooks & Hanging Baskets

storage ideasUse hooks and hanging baskets to save floor space and keep items such as leashes and toys well organized. Hanging baskets are a particularly attractive storage idea for housing pet food as well as toys and other supplies. Keeping pet food off the ground helps prevent mice and insect infestations.

3. Use Storage Space Wisely

Install or make use of current mudroom storage spaces. Use bigger cabinets lining the floors as dog and cat kennels to save space and give your pets somewhere cozy to curl up. Or, use one of the lower cabinets for a litter box. Cut out part of the door to make a flap for easy feline entries and exits; and place a plastic tray filled with litter for them to use the restroom. 

4. Add a Grass Food Tray

Provide your pets with grass food trays so they can enjoy a touch of nature while they eat. And since cats and dogs both eat grass occasionally to settle their stomachs, trays with wheat grass provide a digestive aid.


Discuss these and other pet-friendly storage ideas with the Get Organized team in Rochester, NY, to create the perfect mudroom. The company has installed over 20,000 closet systems around Monroe County since its 1989 inception and continues to help clients create the storage solutions they need. Call (585) 223-3646 today to schedule a free consultation; or, visit their website for more information. Get additional storage ideas on Facebook.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Get Organized
3 Advantages of Installing a Closet Island, Rochester, New York
When it comes to closet storage, many people think only of shelving and hanging space. However, you can also add an island to offer a unique way to keep everything more
Closet MadMess!, Rochester, New York
Can’t find that new sweater you bought a month ago? You’re going to a fancy party, and your shoes that go with your little, black dress are no where to be found? Does your husband more
Getting Organized in the New Year., Rochester, New York
The beginning of the new year is the best time to organize your closets, pantry or garage. Out with the old and in with the new! Let the professional organizing experts at Get more
4 Tips to Maximize Storage Shelves, Rochester, New York
Storage space is always in demand, whether you’re living in a cramped apartment or a large single family home. While creating more closets may not be feasible, maximizing your more