Giveaways and Reviews

Life With Doggo

Dog. Doggo. Doodle. Doods. Our labradoodle Cali turns 4 years old later this month and it’s hard to believe we ever had a household without this dog around. She came to us as a 8 week old puppy and life changed after that! I often tell the story about my manic freak-out that first few weeks when she pooped on my throw rug in the living room. It was a frigid, sleeting, fall day and there was me, rolling up the carpet and literally tossing it over our deck railing onto the ground below for my husband to take to the dump later. I. Was. Done.

Thankfully, Cali pulled through those bumpy few months and didn’t get posted for doggie adoption. We’ve learned to roll with the punches, or poop as the case may be, and just deal with what she brings our way. It’s because, of course, the good far outweighs the bad when having a dog as part of our family.

We’ve learned that knowing what she can and can not eat is important (bacon is a big, bad, no) and that, just like us, dogs get sick for no reason at all and it’s important to ensure they’re well taken care of, as well as your flooring. How convenient (I say sarcastically) that I had a brand new Hoover Power Scrub Elite to review, when last weekend Cali put it to the test. My husband and I were at the Regina Farmer’s Market when we got a call from our middle child telling us the dog had thrown up on the carpet upstairs. My oldest cleaned up the throw up, but the remnants remained in the carpet until we got home.

The master bedroom and hallway is what needed the cleaning, and so – we began while Cali acted as supervisor. The Hoover Power Scrubber Elite’s large tank ensures fewer trips to the sink for refills while you clean, and the auto-mixing feature ensures proper mixing of cleaning solutions.

Easy controls make cleaning a snap. Use the solution mixture to wash your carpet, and then switch to water rinse to ensure no residue is left behind. Then, the Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet carpet cleaner directs hot air toward your carpet as it cleans, so it dries quicker.

We loved how our carpet looked after the cleaning was done. Even high-traffic areas that had previously been flattened down looked next-to-new again and continued to after which we both commented on.

The handheld tools for smaller areas or spot-cleaning are also really helpful as well! The product comes with an accessory bag for handy storage as well.

It’s also worth noting that this product isn’t just for carpet. The Hoover Power Scrub Elite can wash and scrub sealed wood, vinyl, tile and grout from all angles. Also important to note considering the type of messes you’d clean up with this, the brushes are treated with antimicrobial materials to help prevent odor and bacteria forming.

You can learn more about the Hoover Power Scrub Elite (MSRP $189.99) at and look for it in store at places like Best Buy and Canadian Tire!




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