Hey, all. I hope this finds you & your loved ones well. With a crazy semester finally over and much needing to get my teen sons' idleness leveraged by chores, plans, motion, etc., we launched a huge Spring Cleaning campaign. So we vacuumed the 8 x 4 ft. rug that's in our front room, over oak flooring. Just a cheapie Persian from Walmart or Target (I can't remember), but in good shape and I'd rather not spend $ on a rug when furloughs/pay cuts may be coming. Took it outside for a nice beat-fest (my boys enjoyed that). Then we laid it on the minivan so it had full sun and stable drainage angle, and washed it. Mostly just warm water + a little unscented dish soap + LOTS of rinsing. Squeegeed aplenty with a 2x4. Lawd, the dirt that came out of it, even after the beating. It had no particular pet stain or spill or smell problem before this. Just really dirty, as it's right by our front door, and we're an active family, from the younger son digging in the dirt around the house for worms, GI Joe battle scenes, etc., to the older one trudging in a red dust cloud from baseball, etc. Got one dog, no cats. The problem is this: Even after being in the sun for two full dry days, and being spread out on our enclosed porch with big fans going on it at night, it SMELLS like a wet dog. Feels and seems dry, and looks very clean. Its vibrant colors are back, etc. But...that smell! Like burlap got sick on itself. I don't mind wet dogs smelling like what they are, but I don't want a carpet to smell like that. Your suggestions? A neighbor recommended the pet-stink-killer Nature's Miracle, but they changed their formula to a scented one. And I cannot stand scented ANYthing. So...baking soda? Weird problem, that it didn't smell before, but sure does now. Might the washing have activated mold that all the dust we pounded and washed out had been engulfing, or something? Thanks for your advice. Stay safe!