Dog Barf & Carpet Stain Remover

China Cabinet Makeover
I Can't Be Trusted at the Big Sale

Be forewarned that this post includes some gross subject matter. If you have a weak stomach, you might want to stop reading.

Charlie - the offender.

Charlie – the offender.

I woke up this morning to dog barf.

In three places.

Dog barf is disgusting, and normally my husband will handle it for me, but this morning, he was already out the door. Wonderful.

Let me explain that we have 3000 feet of tile or wood floors in this house –  and two area rugs. Guess where Charlie threw up? Yep, on both carpets. Not only did he throw up directly on the carpets, but he seemed to aim for the white parts of my black and white rug. Oh, and it was reddish. I haven’t found what he got into yet, but whatever it was, it was red – and, no, it was not blood for all of you who might think it could be. This was definitely something fake pink/red.


Oreck No Return Spot Remover

Red? Really?

I was going to use what I normally use – a solution of Dawn dish soap, vinegar and water – but then I remembered that I had received a bottle of Oreck No Return Spot Remover at the Haven Conference last year, so I decided to try it. I crossed my fingers and prayed that it would remove the stains…

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

According to the label, it will remove all kinds of pet stains. The spots will just self-destruct with their secret enzyme formula! Doesn’t it sound like something a spy would use on his carpet stains? Well, these stains were going to put it to the test.

Following the directions, I wiped up as much as I could of the barf, careful not to rub it into the fibers. This is what it looked like at that point.

Stain - Before

Stain – Before

Then I shook up the can, and sprayed it directly onto the spot. It smelled pleasant, no chemically at all.

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

First Application – looks like whipped cream!

And I let it sit. As it dissolved, I waited for the stain to have disappeared before my eyes, but that wasn’t the case. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with it being red on white carpet. I did use a paper towel to blot the stain, and might have rubbed a little too. (not recommended, by the way, but I’m a rebel)

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

Still pretty pink, but lighter.

Then I went through the process two more times. And I’ll be darned, but it worked!!

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

After 3 applications – it’s gone!

I am so impressed by how well it worked on all the spots.

Oreck No Return Spot Remover

It’s gone!

I went over some of the older spots that are on the rug, and had the same outcome  – they are GONE! Yay!

Now, I’m off to figure out what he ate that was red.

Thanks for stopping by!



Disclosure: Even though Oreck gave me this can of Spot Remover to try, they don’t know I am even writing about this today, and I’m not receiving any compensation for this post. I don’t, and won’t ever, recommend anything I don’t honestly find to be fabulous.



China Cabinet Makeover
I Can't Be Trusted at the Big Sale
Image Map


  1. says

    This is unbelieveably timely! Today, I just began removing years old stains of some kind of pet fluid, as we are getting ready to put our house up for sale. We thought we were going to replace the carpeting, this spring, but the realtor suggested we just clean it and offer a carpet allowance. ANYway…I want to just say our dog threw up wild pink stuff one time, and it turned out to be blood, mixed with stomach contents…sometimes when they vomit more than one time, it breaks a little blood vessel in their stomach. If it happens again, you probably should let the vet know. Our dog was put on some kind of medication, but I don’t remember what right now. Just a capsule for her to swallow after vomiting, I believe. Best wishes with and carpets. That is an awesome demonstration!! THANKS so much.

    • A Pinterest Addict says

      Thanks for letting me know about the wild pink stuff being blood! I would have just gone on thinking it was something he ate, but what you said made sense. If it happens again (please God, don’t let it!) I will take him to the vet.

Show me some love - make a comment :)