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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

As long as it is only pet fur stink there is really no problem as a shampoo on both the dog & carpet will do the trick. Urine & stuff - nastier stuff obviously. There are new odor-air-changing-molecular-ozone bombs that I would use. Can't think of the name of them but they are like a cup of soup in which you pour water & then a gas starts coming out. You exit the building at that part.  Come back later & voila no-el-stinko. Works for curry so this should be easy.

May 12, 2017 03:06 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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If it's just topical/fur, you can try professional carpet cleaning.  I think they may have some specialty items to help with this. Note: it may only be a temporary fix. 

If it's urine, the only solve is to rip up the carpet and carpet cushion (as it will be in the carpet cushion.  Usually the plywood is okay as it gets stuck in the carpet pad (but occasionally, we needed to replace a piece or two of plyood (which is much better than Kilz).

Also, you may need to eliminate all other upholstery items (e.g. sofas, pillows, window treatments, etc.

May 12, 2017 05:37 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Dogs don't sweat, or did you mean 'Sweaty tenant's dog?" LOLLL

May 12, 2017 04:15 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Can't help but looks like you got some good ideas. Hopefully no pee or that rug has to go, and perhaps treat the sub-floor

May 12, 2017 03:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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If it is just sweat then pet odor eliminator spray will work, as will and ozone machine.

If it has lots of urine then tear up the floor.

May 12, 2017 03:05 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
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Professional cleaned...with a truck mount that actually sucks out the dirt.

Sears and Stanly Steamer seem to be the best.  They may charge extra for spraying it down and removing odor. 

Eve

 

May 12, 2017 04:17 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a professional cleaning company should be able to handle that.... if not, cut the carpet in that corner and replace with tile.....small job.... will look great with a large ceramic pot and plant....

May 12, 2017 03:26 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Better dogs than cats but try to have the carpet professionally cleaned to see what odor might be left. Other than that replace it.

May 12, 2017 03:17 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Professionally clean the carpet. Have the house cleaned with ozone, but that might be more expensive than replacing carpet.

May 13, 2017 05:59 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You can try baking soda, work it into the carpet, let it set a day to absorb odors, then vaccuum. Or try some http://www.amicusgreen.com/store/p119/AFM_Safecoat_Carpet_Shampoo.html

May 13, 2017 04:45 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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it always comes back but professional cleaning is a temp solution

May 12, 2017 10:00 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
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I plan to use OdorX and Febreze in my van this weekend, thankfully I'm potty trained.

May 12, 2017 08:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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We recently had a stinky unit and after repainting, heavy cleaning, changing filters, running HEPA ozone machines and steam cleaning carpets the stink continued. We bought a product called OdorX and left it in the unit for a week to 10 days. Odor was gone.

May 12, 2017 06:56 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

My hubby just cleaned our carpet with a shampoo specifically for pet odors.  That seemed to help!

May 12, 2017 06:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Think Lyn Sims covered the new products available to overcome the odor! Good luck

May 12, 2017 05:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Do you guys have a COIT service there? They do a fabulous job of getting rid of bad odors, regardless of the cause of them, Fred Griffin!

May 12, 2017 04:27 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Get rid of the tenat 

May 12, 2017 04:24 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Bleach bath to kill the germs that cause the smell

May 12, 2017 03:41 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Delete the dog!  Unless you own the property NO PETS.

May 13, 2017 03:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Get your own sweaty dog and you won't mind the smell anymore? OH! Wrong answer?

May 13, 2017 05:53 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I have used a Ozone machine it  works.

May 13, 2017 05:48 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would seek the advice of a professional.

May 13, 2017 05:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Call in the professionals although it may be too late and the flooring may need to be replaced depending on the severity of the issue.  Good luck.  

May 13, 2017 04:33 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Not much will help with the dog still in the house...confining him/her to one area ? While the rest is treated with special pet carpet odor penetration treatment ?

May 13, 2017 03:10 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There is a product that uses live bacteria to eat on any kind of dropings of dog and cat and once gone it dies with no trace. 

Has worked very good for me

May 12, 2017 07:54 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm impressed with Lyn Sims answer!!

May 12, 2017 07:05 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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baking soda and possibly lemon juice. As for subfloor wood too late. Replace the subfloor...

May 12, 2017 06:36 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have received some answers to consider.

May 12, 2017 05:59 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Would carpet shampooing help, or if not, a professional carpet/tile cleaning company, that knows a dog has been an issue in a certain area?  At least it's not dog urine . . .  oy!  People can smell that 'a mile away' as they say, Fred Griffin.  So if the obvious doesn't work, maybe carpet replacement is in order.  Now is the 'front corner of the house' in the living room, or an entry way?  That would certainly determine if carpet replacement would be in a room or just an open area.  I wonder if the oder has gotten down into the plywood . . .

May 12, 2017 05:51 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A professional carpet cleaner should do the trick. if not, may have to replace

May 12, 2017 05:16 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I don't have any helpful tips as I am not a dog owner. Looks like Lyn Sims may have a great answer.

May 12, 2017 04:49 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Have they had a professional cleaner come in? If that doesn't work try googling it, might be idea's on there to help.

May 12, 2017 04:33 PM
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Now WHO was the landlord that allowed dogs in the rental? Carpet has to go. Bleach and repaint. Redo the floors with something other than carpet. Make the long term investment and not the short term bandaid. No more dogs, unless they buy the place.

Jun 10, 2017 07:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Many local carpet cleaners offer specials on pet related damages. But I personally do not believe in removing urine odor without removing the carpet staff. 

May 14, 2017 01:19 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

How about deep cleaning the carpet?

May 13, 2017 04:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A deep carpet cleaning would be in order.  Usually fixes most smells.

May 13, 2017 02:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Glad I stopped by and read Lyn Sims comment.  

May 13, 2017 08:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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In addition to all the cleaning efforts, air out the place well.

May 13, 2017 08:39 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Dogs don't sweat. 

They do drool and slobber.

What creates the sweaty  odor is the paraffin from the dogs coat of hairs. 

However if the odor is due to various forms of other body excretions,  going cheap will cost more.

You say it  smells like sweat NOT like crap. 
That's is good, clean and paint and of course, remove dog or have dog groomed monthly.

May 13, 2017 08:09 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have a pending listing that they cleaned the carpets and did some ozone thing. Worked pretty well. -Kasey

May 13, 2017 07:42 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Likely as suggested a good carpet cleaning company. A black light (used when dark) helps to identify pee stains. And there's also an ionizer machine out there that you can rent and it takes the smell out of the air.

May 13, 2017 06:59 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I sold a house like this last year - it took 2 full cleanings by professionals and there was still an odor.

I also just got rid of a tenant with this problem this month...

You have to get rid of the carpet IMO Fred Griffin 

That's the only way the odor will be completely gone

May 13, 2017 06:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Fred Griffin Looks like Lyn Sims has your answer.

May 13, 2017 06:16 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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call the carpet cleaner professional

May 13, 2017 06:06 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 Thanks, everyone.  Great answers, great suggestions.

Just a reminder:  Keep an eye on your Tenants!   The Tenant paid the rent on time, so the owner never went to check on the place.   Tenant's boyfriend and his dog had moved in without permission, violating the lease.  

May 13, 2017 06:02 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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 I'd trust Debbie Gartner .

May 13, 2017 05:34 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS nailed this one!

May 13, 2017 04:19 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Fred Griffin - you got some great answers....

May 12, 2017 11:00 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Fred,

I think that Lyn Sims gave you the perfect answer.  A

May 12, 2017 07:58 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Lot's of great ideal

 

May 12, 2017 06:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Good luck.

May 12, 2017 03:35 PM