Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for pet owners

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Rug Doctor. I received product to facilitate a review and thank me for participating. All opinions are my own.

As a pet owner and parent I’m still amazed by how quickly and often unexpected messes occur in my house. I shouldn’t be. We have multiple pets and a child in our home; messes happen a lot. We have a carpet cleaner that I use monthly but a spot cleaner for pet owners has always been on my wish list. Cleaning small spills and messes with a spot cleaner makes more sense than pulling out my large carpet cleaner and spending over an hour on something a spot cleaner for pet owners could have done in minutes. Owning the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner has made keeping the carpet clean so much easier!


Currently we have a Siberian Husky, two cats, a madagaskar hissing cockroach, and four hermit crabs. My daughter takes great care of all our pets and truly treats them each as special additions to our family. They are definitely the cutest mess makers I’ve ever seen. I won’t go into the gross details but having pets means our carpet constantly needs cleaned. Accidents while we are away from home, cats with hairballs, and hidden treats saved for later are just a few reasons I spend time deep cleaning our carpets regularly. 


Our cat Delilah, our cat Toby, my daughter, and our dog Sophie

We used the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner the day it arrived. The evening before we had been out late and came home to an accident on our bedroom carpet. We cleaned it with a rag and carpet cleaner with plans to use the big carpet cleaner the next day. Luckily for me I didn’t have to go through the hour long process of using our large carpet cleaner for just one spot because the Rug Doctor arrived in the morning. I opened the box and quickly added water and the cleaning solution to the fill tank.


Minutes later our bedroom carpet was clean. 

My daughter was anxious to help and I happily agreed. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is light weight and very easy to use.

The spot cleaner definitely did its job! I clean our carpets regularly but living in dusty Arizona and having a house full of pets, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner removed quite a bit of dirt from the small area of carpet.


I’ve used the Rug Doctor daily and am sure it will continue getting used in our home. The portable spot cleaner can also be used on furniture and in vehicles.

My favorite features of the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for pet owners:

  • The carrying handle makes it easy to transport the light weight spot cleaner.
  • Setting up the cleaner for use takes literally just minutes.
  • With the option for a rotating brush, you can use the cleaner for deep cleaning or simply turn off the brush for light spills.
  • Excellent suction doesn’t leave your carpet feeling wet after use. 
  • The long extension cord makes it easy to use the cleaner anywhere.

The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is an essential for pet owners.

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