Rug Doctor Saves the Day!

by Carrie with Children with 15 comments

Our house is nothing but carpet and with two wild toddlers, an indoor dog and a cat – things can get pretty messy around here. Last September, I had the opportunity to visit the Rug Doctor headquarters and learn all about their great products.

This past month, we put the Rug Doctor to test in Maggie’s room using the Pet Formula carpet cleaner – it’s heavy duty and did a fantastic job digging down deep and getting rid of the dirt and stains.

Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner

After we let the carpet dry for an hour or two, it was looked like we had all new carpet!  It came out spot-free and smelling new!

The hardest part of the entire carpet cleaning was getting all of Maggie’s toys out of the way – she’s a messy kid.   Using the Rug Doctor was easy – just forward and back motions across the carpet and the cleaner soaked up all the dirt and tough to tackle spots.

Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner Closeup

As a member of the Rug Doctor Roundtable, I am February’s blogger of the month!  Be sure to Hop over to the Rug Doctor Facebook page and check me out there too!

Visit for more information and carpet cleaning tips.  Also be sure and visit the Rug Doctor Facebook page and Rug Doctor on Twitter at @RugDoctor.

Have you ever used a Rug Doctor machine? What did you think?


** I am a member of the Rug Doctor Roundtable team. In exchange for my participation, I received a Rug Doctor machine.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **


  • Kristin Barclay

    We TOTALLY NEED one of these. Our house is carpet too and I have 2 toddlers, 2 dogs and a yard that has more sand than the beach. It seems like our carpet is never clean and drives me insane. And it looks easy to use.

    • Carrie with Children

      This Rug Doctor machine has been a lifesaver for us! It is super easy to use! It’s big, but I have no trouble pushing/pulling it.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    So funny because I was doing this over the weekend too! It works soooooo well!

  • Jackie

    I have a carpet cleaner… but no carpets! LOL! When we added on to our house we ripped up all the carpet and went through and replaced it all with wood flooring!

  • Emily @FamilyNLifeLV

    We plan on renting one in March! We really need to do all our rooms!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Awesome, Emily! I hope you all have a great experience with it!

  • Hanan (@LilacCityMomma)

    Having a dog, I totally understand! We’ve had to use their Pet formula before, and it worked great!

    • Carrie with Children

      The pet formula is a lifesaver! So glad it works well for you too!

  • FiddleDeeAshley

    Our new house has all hardwoods, but we loved using RugDoctor in our old house. It really can work miracles!

    • Carrie with Children

      So glad to hear you’ve also had success with the Rug Doctor! It’s a lifesaver at our house!

  • Melissa

    The Rug Doctor works magic! Looks like it did an amazing job!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! It made all the stains disappear at our house! Yay!

  • Willie McLaren

    Hmmm…Glad it worked but the best part of the pictures is seeing my son work! It happens so seldom.