So how do you get rid of the smells of pets around the house? We're happy to say it's pretty simple. Start off by taking apart all of the furniture; pillows, blankets and etc, and vacuum everything thoroughly. Items that can be washed, remove and place in the machine. Make sure when vacuuming to get right down into crevices and corners to get all the 'hair bunnies'. On the carpets, beds and furniture, sprinkle baking soda liberally, using a cleaning brush to spread it into the fabric. Let it sit overnight to absorb the odors, then vaccum all the baking soda up.