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Dog smell on furniture .... YUCK!!!

I have a lovely sofa and loveseat that, have unfortunately, become the dog's sleeping place.  I have huskies so they shed ridiculously but that's the least of my worries.  I vacuum the sofas every other day but I can't get rid of the dog smell on the couches.  Febreeze is only temporary.  Suggestions???  I've learned to just not sit on them ... EVER!  But I'm tired of doing that and can't invest in new furniture right now when they look nice, but just smell funky.

Re: Dog smell on furniture .... YUCK!!!

  • Baking soda! Sprinkle some baking soda on them and let it sit for 12 hours or so. Vacuum it up and they should be much fresher. Baking soda is very good at getting rid of smells. We buy a huge bag at Sam's club.
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  • I will try that tonight and report on it.  It's so exhausting.  I learn to live with it because I love my little monsters, but the sofas are their place to go when they're damp, want to lick, sprawl out, etc etc.  I hate having to nudge people away from the furniture or apologize for the smell.  
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    Yes, baking soda works wonders. 

    Also, I don't know where you live & what the climate is like, but letting the furniture air out on a nice day would also probably help some. If you can't take it outside, try opening up all the windows. 
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  • My dog sleeps on the couch as well.  We do have a dog blanket on there now, but we know it still can stink.  I use a half and half solution of white vinegar and water.  The vinegar doesn't smell that great, but once it dries the smell is gone and it takes care of the dog smell too.  I have had no issues with it discoloring anything either and I've used it on many different fabric types.
    fourtsixand2
  • Yes to the vinegar and water spray. Works wonders. Vinegar is my solution to everything.

    The baking powder is also a good way to remove odor as well.


  • Nature's Miracle.  It's a Febreeze like product, but is designed to reduce pet odors.  It works miracles.

    We had a couch that a very sick cat peed all over, like soaked it peed all over.  At the time we couldn't afford a new couch (it was in the basement room, didn't get used often anyway).

    We soaked it, I mean soaked it in Nature's Miracle.  You would never have known that a cat had peed on it and H is super sensitive to those smells. 

    As long as it's just doggy BO you should be able to just regularly spritz it down.  NM has enzymes designed to eliminate pet odor.  You an get it in any Petco or Petsmart.

     

    fourtsixand2
  • This is a recipe I used to get the smell of cat pee off a couch. In a spray bottle, combine water with a few tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Spray on the furniture until damp. Sprinkle baking soda liberally, and using a scrub brush, scrub baking soda into furniture. Let dry. Vacuum up remaining baking soda. Obviously this is a bit labor intensive and really only needed for the occasional deep cleaning, but it works wonders. Otherwise, I agree with plain baking soda.
  • Vodka works well on odors.  Put some in a spray bottle and use like febreeze.  
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  • I had to do the baking soda a couple years ago when we first moved here and were staying with a friend with a dog. Worked perfectly.
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  • My basset hounds sleep on the sofa, too. I freshen the cushion up by spraying Febreze or Resolve Pet stain formula on them and airing them outside on a sunny day. Once a year, I throw the sofa covers into the washing machine, then in the dryer for a half hour and then finish drying outside. They're not washable, but I take my chances and so far it's worked out. 

                       
    ohannabelle
  • Last year we had to accept a smoking/pet friendly room when traveling.  We stayed there three days.  I walked in the door, and quickly walked out again.  It stank!  Went to Walmart and got Febreeze.  We wiped down the walls, folded up the bedspreads and put them in the closet, sprayed the curtains and opened the windows.  Three hours later is was habitable.  Great stuff!
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  • My basset hounds sleep on the sofa, too. I freshen the cushion up by spraying Febreze or Resolve Pet stain formula on them and airing them outside on a sunny day. Once a year, I throw the sofa covers into the washing machine, then in the dryer for a half hour and then finish drying outside. They're not washable, but I take my chances and so far it's worked out. 


    I think your post should absolutely include a basset picture. Just because I love them so, and I can't even look at a Basset without smiling. ;)
    pinkshorts27
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