This $14 Paw Cleaner Keeps Dogs From Tracking Dirt Inside the House

Dirty paws, get ready to meet your match.
Dirty paws, get ready to meet your match. / ChristopherBernard, E+ Collection, Getty Images
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When it comes to our pets, we are all looking for the best tips, tricks, and tools to keep them from wreaking havoc. This means preventing the mud and dirt that covers their paws after a trip outside from caking our nice rugs, furniture, and clothes inside.

Instead of wiping those dusty paws off with a towel after every walk, you can make life easier by opting for the Dexas MudBuster portable dog paw cleaner. Available in three sizes (plus two lidded options), it starts at about $14 on Amazon and has become a hit on social media, especially on TikTok, where #MudBuster has earned about 4.8 million views from users of the app.

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner used by woman with dog.
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner / Dexas / Amazon

All you have to do is fill the inside chamber with water, stick your dog’s paw in, and gently twist the Mudbuster around. The interior silicone bristles will help scrub off any debris your dog has accumulated from outside.

This gadget is available in eight colors and the different sizes range from 4.3 inches tall to 8.85 inches tall, so that it can work with any size dog paws. You can easily throw this into your backpack when on a hike or keep it by your backdoor for everyday use. When you want to clean the gadget, just pop the tumbler in the dishwasher.

The MudBuster also has more than 56,000 reviews on Amazon, where it holds a 4.4-star rating. “I can’t believe I’ve got on without one of these all these years! It’s amazing! A few swishes and out comes a completely clean paw (even between the toes and under the nails),” one user wrote. Another happy customer referred to it as the “best invention ever,” and further detailed how: “With each use, you can see how muddy the water [is], in addition to the leaves and grass our furry baby brought in with him. We usually need to swap the dirty water out after two paws, depending on how much he kicked after doing his business.”

You can get the Dexas MudBuster portable dog paw cleaner on Amazon today, starting at $14.

A version of this story was originally published in 2021 and has been updated for 2023.