Dog Smell in couch

Recently, after many years of having dogs, we became dogless. Our last dog, a Springer Spaniel, was a very smelly dog. We always noticed the smell. Now that she's gone (for several months), she's still with us, if you know what I mean. We extraction cleaned the carpet and couch where she spent most of her last 6 months. The carpet seems ok, however, the couch still smells. I guess the smell is deep within. I know time will do it, as a few years ago, we bought a used sleeper/couch (no this one) which came from a smoking household. It reeked for months, however, after weeks of airing out the room where it is, it is now ok. The dog smell actually seems worse. Anyone have any ideas of how to remove the smell.
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Art, If he's anything like our Springer he's constantly drooling onto and licking things off the floor. I would try shampooing the carpet and see how that does. It makes a world of difference for us (for about a week).
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Yes, Roxie was a smelly dog. She had allergies and constantly licked and chewed her feet, which smelled real bad. However, the couch never smelled like it does now that she is gone. I do like the idea someone gave, to cover it with baking soda, wait and them vacuum. As we are going out of town for a few days, that might be a real good thing to try, cover it with plastic and vacuum when we come home.
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I had the same problem, and when I moved from one apartment to another, I took the opportunity and let the couch stay outside for a day, after spraying liberally with Febreze. It was a bright, sunny, breezy day and this helped a *little*. The smell still lingered a bit though... I ended up buying a slipcover for other reasons, and was surprised when THAT is what finally squelched the smell. I wouldn't think that would be possible, since the slipcover is just fabric after all, but oddly enough, it worked and with the slipcover on I could no longer smell old Yoshi.
Over time, the dog smell has dissipated, but the slipcover kept us from having to smell it in the interim.. so if your couch could use a facelift, or you just want to change the color scheme in your room for a while, try a slipcover. The one we have is a faux suede fabric.
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Sorry missed that you had already cleaned the rug...
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Use the carpet shampooer on the sofa. I've done that kind of thing before, with an extractor. Use some "odor ban" from the hardware store, or a pet store.
The seat cushions probably unzip, and you can launder the outside sleeves.
Did you go ask at your local pet store? I'm sure this kind of thing is a common concern.
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Clueless reply. I'll leave the original poster's relevant text. Read what I left, and post again if you think that shampooing the carpet will help.
If you have a fox stealing chickens, do you shoot your dog? If your house is on fire, do you open the door to your car and dump a fire extinguisher into the car?
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If a fox were stealing my chickens, I'll shoot that damn dog for letting the fox get near my chickens in the first place. If my house were on fire I'll grab a seat and watch the mother burn baby burn. That's why there's homeowner insurance, I just hope the car is in the garage too and that get's lit up as well, the insurance payoff will be more than the trade in value. Why the hell would I want to bother with a fire extinguisher unless it's for the kinky shit baby...
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Reupholster the sofa, and this time, use scotchguard if you're going to have another one of those nasty creatures. If this is all too drastic, make a big salt shaker type of thing by punching holes in a coffee can lid. Fill the can with baking soda and douse the sofa till it's all white. Put the cushions in big lawn & leaf bags with the powder. Wait a couple of days, then vacuum off the powder. If this doesn't work, go back to beginning of paragraph.

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Don't be a tightwad throw the damn sofa out and rip out that stinkin' carpet. Shell out for new ones you cheapskate!!
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Yeah - what she said. :-) And, paint a target on the side of the next dog. That's what they were created for.
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You ask a civil question and this is what you get. THANKS ALOT! Bye alt.home.repair I've had it with you.
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Hey! Don't you think it's funny when people undertake something which has a small, known set of possible results, and then seem surprised when they get one of those results? You got a dog, and now you have a smelly couch. It was virtually guaranteed that this would happen.
Stop complaining and go try the baking soda. It works.

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wrote:

Ohhhh Yeccchhhhhh........
The reason you are dogless is because you have a rotting dead dog inside or under your couch !!!! Remove it :)
Serious Solution: Get yourself a pet pig. You'll never smell dog or cig smoke again..... Guaranteed !
PS. I bought an almost new, used mattress at an estate sale. When I got it home it was too big for my bed. My neighbor bought it. When he came to get it, I had our pony out on the front lawn (gas savings lawn mower). I offerred to help him carry the mattress to his truck, but being a young man who wants to show off his strength, he insisted he do it himself. I broke into laughter when he drug it thru the pile of fresh pony poop...... That's when he said "maybe I could use a little help". YEP !!!! I agreed, but the help needed is more psychological in nature....
I recently asked him if it's comfortable, he said yes, except for the horse odor..... Well, OK, I suppose I'll have to explain how to use a sponge and some bleach water too..... The idea is to remove the brown spots.....
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Wow, never heard of this one before. Not sure how it got there, but try bathing - and use lots of soap.
OH, sorry, thought it said "Dog smell in crotch". My bad.
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Sorry about your dog loss. We had a Springer too.
For animal smells, Febreeze just covers up the smell but it works for quite a while.
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This household where you got the sleeper/couch, was it a large fire and you got the couch from the ruins which were still smoking or was it a slowly smouldering household?
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