I have a Large area rug that I need cleaned. A woman that had a HOUSE TRAINED dog gave it to me. I want to clean it as the dog walked and layed down on this rug as well. The dog never urinated on this rug which is good. It just smells like dog so I want to get it cleaned. I don't think a rug doctor will do the trick. Does anyone out there know where I can take it to be cleaned. Again this a LARGE. thanks. Or if you have used a rug doctor or s specific cleaner to remove (not cover up) the odor please let me know what works for you.
Many commercial rug shampooers will do the trick. Since you say there are no urine stains or smells, the dog smell should be gone by the time the rug dries, after you shampoo it. Try a rental machine yourself first. I've rented them before, but can't remember specific brands. Shampoo it thoroughly with the machine, then let it dry, preferably out of doors. Try laying it out on a picnic table, or even on the grass to dry. Drying it outdoors will help dry faster and help remove any lingering odors. If this doesn't work, call a professional rug cleaner, or throw the thing away.
Aug 23, 2017
Karen's answer would be best, just put it in the yard and soak the crap out of it.. but if you don't have a yard, the bathtub will do. Put it in, put some detergent in, (and maybe the salt to help keep the dye from going anywhere) swish it around a lot and maybe let it soak, then drain and refill the tub until you feel it's rinsed.
Aug 23, 2017