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.
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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...
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
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.
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
YEP !!!! I agreed, but the help needed is more psychological in
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
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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