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Amazonia posted 7/3/2013 09:15 AM

My bff is buying a condo. Closing got pushed back. Had to be out of her rental. Staying on a blow up mattress in my living room for 10+ days. With her dog.

Dog is well behaved (actually, I love this dog) but has a skin condition. And smells like a dog. Dog had a bath the day they moved in and didn't smell too bad. That was Saturday. Now when I walk into the main room, literally just open the door from my bedroom, it is overwhelming smell of dog.

I know that I'm probably largely smelling the dog herself. She doesn't get on the furniture, but will I still need to clean it when they move out? She sleeps on my shag rug a lot.

My current plans for after they move out (late next week?) is to do baking soda in the rug and a good vacuum, swiffer and mop the floors (bronzed concrete), wash all smaller rugs/throw blankets/bedding, maybe febreeze and vacuum the couch?

Is there anything else I should be prepared to do? Are there special cleaning supplies I need beyond my normal stuff?

For the record, Dog is very well behaved and has not peed in the house (despite her high levels of anxiety when they first moved in and her separation anxiety when bff left Dog and I alone to go take a final the first night) and is kenneled whenever we are not home. She does, however, drool a lot.

jennie160 posted 7/3/2013 09:31 AM

My current plans for after they move out (late next week?) is to do baking soda in the rug and a good vacuum, swiffer and mop the floors (bronzed concrete), wash all smaller rugs/throw blankets/bedding, maybe febreeze and vacuum the couch?

This should probably be enough. Vinegar also works really well at getting rid of pet odor. You could use a vinegar/water mix to mop the floors. You can add a cup of vinegar when you wash the fabrics and spray soft surfaces with the mix as well.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 7/3/2013 09:36 AM

It sounds like you've got it covered. If you feel like it's still present, there is a special Arm & Hammer Pet Odor carpet "sprinkle" stuff that is good for removing pet odors. It should be in the air freshener aisle.

tushnurse posted 7/3/2013 09:57 AM

It sounds like you have it covered. My last Golden had skin issues, and had a bad smell about him, and would smell within a day or two of his baths. Rarely if I felt like I couldn't get the smell out of the air I would spray couches and carpets with a dose of Natures Miracle, supposed to help more with urine smells, but it seemed to knock the funky odor my Harry left behind too.

nowiknow23 posted 7/3/2013 10:25 AM

Some breeds have more prominent dog smells than others, even with regular bathing.

You've got this covered.

Sad in AZ posted 7/3/2013 10:49 AM

The smell will dissipate. You're just not used to it Since I've been pupless for 9 months, it hits me like a ton of bricks, and I've lived with dogs all of my life.

meaniemouse posted 7/4/2013 15:16 PM

BFF or not--it is really nice of you to offer your home to her and her dog. You are a real sweetie.

caregiver9000 posted 7/4/2013 17:01 PM

ditto mmouse.

Right now with all the rain, everyone's dogs smell like ... well... dog.

I went to check on my friend's dogs outside and the odor of wet dog almost knocked me over.

Jrazz posted 7/5/2013 00:32 AM

Just wanted to say that it's really kind and open minded of you to take them in.

Not having a dog yourself (I'm assuming) it has to be a big adjustment. I hope your friend knows what a gift your friendship is.

Amazonia posted 7/5/2013 08:54 AM

I think part of the problem is that my house has no windows, so very limited airflow. I'll probably run the fans and AC for a few days after she moves out to sort of flush the air.

This friend has been there for me a LOT, above and beyond, in the last two and a half years (through the divorce). I'm more than happy to have her around.

Williesmom posted 7/5/2013 09:12 AM

With 4 dogs, febreeze is my best friend.

Mrs Panda posted 7/5/2013 18:29 PM

This is why I have a cat. Odorless love.

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