Our dog Sarge was skunked last night by the Notorious Neighborhood Skunk!

Many of our neighbors’ dogs have fallen victim recently.  Sarge was one of the last dogs standing.  I lovingly refer to Sarge as Mr. Handsome.  Now, he is Mr. Smelly!  Our house smells beyond a skunk smell.  It almost smells like burnt rubber.  Appetizing, I know.  It’s just AWFUL!  We called our vet and neighbor this morning and they recommended a paste consisting of liquid dish soap, baking soda and peroxide.  We leave it on Sarge for 5 minutes and rinse.  The problem is he was sprayed right in the face and in his ear!   We will see if it helps.  When my in-law’s dog was skunked, their vet told them the only thing tomato juice was good for was vodka!  If anyone out there knows of a miracle solution, please let me know.

Here he is resting with his toy squirrel and chipmunk after all the commotion.  I guess we’ve helped foster his obsession with rodents!


  • Kristin says:

    That naughty skunk!!!! I feel bad for both Sarge and you guys. What an awful smell! Hopefully that is cleared up before I come home for Thanksgiving! 😉

  • Skeena Quilts says:

    We did use tomatoe juice and three shampoos! The poor thing.

  • Karen says:

    Oh, my! Poor dog and poor you.

  • Patti says:

    Finally YOUR dog was hit. With Hawkeye we used Dawn dishsoap(it breaks up the oil) and cheap mouthwash rinsed over him. Then make a bloody mary with the tomato juice. Actually, I've heard of the peroxide combination, so your doing the right thing.

  • Angie says:

    I'm so sorry that happened to your poor lil doggie.

    I saw over on Sweet P Quilting's blog you said that you would love to have a GO! I'm not sure if you do facebook but Accuquilt gives one away every Friday. I think this Friday they gave away something else though. Usually they give one away each week though. I won one in Oct. I love it!

    Another blog where you can enter to win one is:

    I just saw what you had posted and thought I would mention it to you. Good Luck. (on winning a Go! and getting the skunk smell out).


  • Angie says:

    I am so sorry. I just realized that blog that was doing the giveway ended it on the 11th. I'm so sorry!!! That stinks.

  • Rosalyn Manesse says:

    I love the smell of skunk in the morning!

  • Carol says:

    Oh no…poor Sarge and poor you!

  • Lori says:

    I don't remember what our vet recommended, but I can tell you, I'm feelin' for ya' girlfriend!

  • Nicole says:

    My condolences! Whew, there is no worse smell.

  • Denise in PA says:

    Oh no! Poor Sarge (poor you!). We often smell a skunk around our house, but so far so good (and since we don't have a fence, when Lilly's out, we're out with her). Unfortunately, I know nothing about getting skunk smell out(for now at least). Good luck!

  • Candace says:

    Ohhhh, poor Sarge! I like the idea the vet gave you, and the commenter who said take the tomato juice and make a Bloody Mary!! We drive past them on the roads where we live all the time and just hope the wind is blowing in the other direction! I hope Sarge (and your house) gets some relief soon!

  • Loris says:

    So sorry to hear of your incident! The vet's potion is what we have used and it is fairly effective. They recommend putting vaseline in their eyes and cotton balls in their ears when you are having to pour it on their face. We, of course, had trouble with that part but it didn't seem to hurt our dogs anyway (twice, this has happened). I used my hands to close their eyes as best I could. It can bleach their nose a little. People use peroxide in their mouths in dental rinses and so their is not a big danger with it…just irritating. But the dogs also hate the smell of the skunk. Poor pup!