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There was a labradoodle in Oklahoma and he was an urgent case. Donna was the angel in this case. Here is the story!
We just got word from Donna in Wichita KS - today she drove down to
Sallisaw OK to pick up a doodle from the local shelter. Local rescues
couldn't take him and he had run out of time. The local animal
control officer, who is also a pastor and a policeman, was so nice
and helpful - he's supposed to only give animals 72 hours, but he did
what he could to get "Marlin" out. Donna says he's extremely sweet,
covered in ticks and was very stinky, but they're cleaning him up and
he's going to the vet on Monday. He's young, and on the smaller side.
If anyone knows anyone not too far away from Wichita who might be
interested, let us know. Better photos and continuing story coming ....

Thank you Donna!!
 

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Thanks guys-Marlin is such a little sweetie. Very nice and eager to please. He is starting to gain some confidence and is enjoying his surroundings. Now, any good suggestions to remove odors in dogs? We tried shampoo and baking soda last night which helped but still a little stinky. :lol:
I will post some pics soon. If anyone wants a devoted little companion, Marlin will be it. He seems so overjoyed for just a little bit of love-its heartbreaking.
 

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Donna, I know this will sound a little wierd but some years back a friend's dog got skunked. We went to the local 24 hour convience store since it was late and bought Summer's Eve Douche (sp), it worked. Maybe it would work for Marlin, just a suggestion. Marlin has been touched by an angel, what a wonderful life you have given him. Hopefully someone will contact you soon and take home a very lucky Marlin!
 

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Lisa I about choked on my coffee!! :p

Using a douche on a dog is a new one! I guess I would try a vinegar rinse....I have heard that tomato juice neutralizes the skunk smell, so I guess the acid has a value there; but we know that white vinegar neutralizes the enzymes in puppy urine, so that's probably where I would start. (It might depend on what Marlin's odor is?) Also I'd probably be willing to try gool ol' Dawn Dish detergent to break up the grease, but then you'd need a conditioning cream rinse for his skin, of course.

Good idea throwing baking powder on him, by the way!

Are there any groomers who visit us regularly?
 

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Sorry Maureen didn't mean to make anyone choke :oops: Our friends were told to try it since the tomato thing didn't work for them. You should have seen the person at the counter when we walked up with all the boxes they had! :lol: We were laughing to hard to explain.Imagine the things going through his head.
 

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Donna, I am so impressed with your kindness...you are a wonderful person!

Good luck in getting Marlin in tip-top shape and in finding him a good, loving home. He is such a cutie pie and I can just imagine how starved for attention and love he is.

I read (just yesterday) about a great way to remove skunk odor...wouldn't you know it, I can't find it now! But I do know that the methods mentioned by Maureen are recommended ones...but I would LOVE to see how Lisa's method works! LOL

Lisa, that is just tooooo funny! (But hey, they come with their own little shower! :lol: )

I agree that if you try it you would want to condition Marlin's skin and maybe feed some high quality vitamins to readjust his skin oils. (I'd also call my vet or groomer for advice.)
 

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http://www.ehow.com/how_117301_remove-skunk-odor.html

This website has the vinegar douche method, and a baking soda peroxide and dish soap method. The funny thing is I was at my friends house last night fixing their computer, and their dog had been skunked earlier that week. He still smelled, so I told them about the baking soda peroxide and dish soap.

The smell of the skunk and this dogs constant farting was unbearable! LOL

We are working on finding Marlin a great home!
 

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You guys are hilarious. Should I send my husband to the store for the douche as a cruel joke?! Actually, today he is smelling a little better on his own. Not sure why. Maybe fresh air, clean water and good food and a yard to run and play. Anyway, I do plan on bathing him again soon and will try the ideas. Thanks all, what a great group of people we have found! :D Donna
 
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