This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skout’s Honor. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am not a dog person. I never have been. It’s like God just forgot to give me that little piece of my heart that thinks dogs are cute and cuddly no matter what they smell like or how much hair they shed. It’s just not in me.
However, it is very much in the Circus and Grunt Labor. Therefore, I am a dog person only when it comes to our dogs. When Grunt and I got together he had two dogs, Zie and Zoe. Zie was a Boston Terrier and Zoe, a Boxer. I must have been really infatuated with that man because I actually let Zie sleep in the bed with us. Unfortunately, little Zie died a couple of years ago. I had never cried over a dog before until her. I think that was one of the hardest things our family has ever went through. Zoe is still driving me crazy on occasion, although I find myself petting her much more than I had ever intended to. The Circus loves on her often, occasionally dresses her up in tutus and Zoe, bless her heart, just goes with it.
Before this house, Zoe had never slept in our bedroom before and her dog bed had always been on a hard surface like wood floors or tile. Her usual spot in the new place is in our bedroom – which has carpet and is more prone to be taken over with stains and dog smells. A little while after we moved in, I walked through the sitting area in our master bedroom where her bed is and got an overwhelming scent of dog.
The smell of dog is not one I have much patience with.
I tried spraying some air freshener in the area and we even got her a new bed, but the smell still came back more often than I cared for.
After trial and error though, I have finally figured out the winning combination for getting rid of those dog smells and also for removing pet stains.
First, you need a good vacuum cleaner.
Our previous vacuum cleaner was, I think close to a decade old, if not already. It used to be great, but was losing its suction and just not pulling up as much stuff as it once had. Around Black Friday, I found a vacuum cleaner with good reviews on sale and treated myself to it. I can’t even begin to tell you the joy I have derived from that vacuum cleaner. I truly had no idea that Zoe shed as much as she did, until I used the new vacuum cleaner around the house and specifically where she hangs out most of the time. Vacuuming her area has made a huge difference in knocking that dog smell out.
The second part of the winning combination is an odor eliminator from Skout’s Honor.
Skout’s Honor Odor Eliminator is all-natural and knocks those smells right out. You can even use it in other places like stinky kitchen garbage cans.
Skout’s Honor also has a Stain and Odor Remover that will pull up any urine stains and get rid of the smell.
I used to use my steam cleaner for this and it worked, but it is so much easier to just grab the Skout’s Honor, spray it on the stain, wait five minutes and blot it up instead of dragging out the steam cleaner, filling it with water and using it.
Now, I come from a land where old ladies driving Cadillacs load their cars down with ammonia come spring cleaning time. I tend to lean toward powerful cleaners with chemicals, but I will be the first to say that this stain and odor remover, which is all natural is the most powerful stain remover I’ve ever used. This is the before and after of a stain that was in our bedroom: All you do is spray it on, you do want to saturate the area though, wait five minutes and blot it up. If the stain is really set in, you might want to scrub it with a cloth a little. I usually run over the spot with a vacuum cleaner as well after using the spray, but that’s not necessary.
These stains were on the rug in our jungle room downstairs: I have no idea where they came from, they just showed up one day and everyone claimed innocence. I had literally tried everything on them and couldn’t get them to budge. Skout’s Honor can also be used on stains besides pet ones, so I gave it a whirl and am so glad I did.
We sprayed them with the Skout’s Honor Stain and Odor Remover, let it sit, scrubbed them with a cloth and they came up. There were some spots that I did have to do twice since they were set in.
The best thing about this stuff in my opinion is that I can let my kid do it. 😉
Seriously, y’all. She wants to help with cleaning all the time, but I’m always scared to let her clean with those harsh chemicals. Since this stuff is all natural though, she can have at it. Also, it’s a roundabout way of me getting out cleaning. There. I said it. This stuff is easy to use, safe to use and super powerful. On top of all that, Skout’s Honor donates a day’s worth of food to a shelter animal with every product sold. That’s pretty cool, even if you aren’t too big of a dog person like me.
Find out where to buy Skout’s Honor here.