Life with Dogs / BISSELL Giveaway

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Poop, pee, vomit, muddy paws, spills…these are all things that come with taking care of a dog. Sure there are ways you can prevent messes from occurring more often, but inevitably accidents are going to happen no matter what, it’s just part of having a dog. Sometimes Trey and I joke about how having Jack and Keeper are like having two smelly room mates. Unfortunately, dogs don’t have shoes they can kick off every time they get home from being outside, so that means all the bacteria and germs they picked up on their paws from the dog park, sidewalks, etc get transferred onto our rugs and other parts of our home. Vacuuming helps keep pet hair and dirt in check, but for stains, odors and bad bacteria, we up the ante. This is Jack’s up the ante face…

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The kind folks at BISSELL asked us to try out their ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Carpet Cleaner. It was serendipitous that this machine landed on our doorstep seeing as though just two weeks ago we rented a steam cleaner from the grocery store to clean our living room rug. I don’t know if you’ve seen the big red steam cleaners they rent out at the grocery store or not, but they’re mammoths. Like, ride-in-the-carpool-lane, we’ve-got-a-third-passenger kind of mammoth. So, we heaved it into the car, drove home and lugged it upstairs. It wasn’t easy to use either, which in turn resulted in us drenching the rug, which then had to live outside for a day while it dried out. After all that, the odors we were trying to get out were still there. So we cut our losses, chucked the rug, and bought a “new” one off Craigslist the next day.

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I was excited to try out the BISSELL pet carpet cleaner on our new-to-us rug to clean off whatever residual funk was on it from the previous owner (we bought it from two photographers who used it in a shoot and no longer needed it). When the BISSELL first arrived, Jack and Keep gave it a warm welcome by biting it’s wheels (sigh, herders) just like they do the vacuum. Once the threat had been neutralized, we gave it a go. The first thing I noticed that was different with the BISSELL versus the grocery store clunker was how much easier it was to use, and how lightweight it is. Another good feature was the detachable hose/brushes to use for spot cleaning. The rug dried in about an hour too, which was great considering it took days when we did it with the other cleaner. We’ll definitely be using this again for future messes and routine cleanings.

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Good news, BISSELL is giving away two BISSELL ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet carpet cleaners to 2 lucky people! To enter, check out the product here, then leave a comment below with your email address. Winners will be chosen at random by BISSELL. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by BISSELL, however, the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting brands who support Wildlandia!

  • mingmingly

    Wow looks great! Wonder how well it would work for my crazy husky who sheds twice a year six months at a time :)

  • Sarah Chappell

    My pup loves to roll around in the dirt in our backyard and then roll around on my off-white carpet! Dog/design fail. This pet carpet cleaner would be amazing to fight my dear dog’s dirt.

  • Andrea Nagel

    That’s so funny! Our dog tucks-tail and hides from the vacuum. Not only do we have her messes, but we have a kitty that occasionally leaves us hairballs as presents on our area rug. This would be so handy!

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  • Hannah Vanos

    Love the picture of Keeper biting the carpet cleaner! Your pups are too cute 😍

  • Marie Averitt

    Cute pics of the pup pals! Since I have only one more ‘rug turn’ to go under the sectionals before I have to come face to face with the “Nope, THAT didn’t really come out” nasties of past furballs…this BISSELL would be totally awesome!

  • Lauren Mitchell

    This is awesome! My boyfriend & I take our pup (Patagonia the Australian shepherd) on adventures pretty much every weekend. Sometimes she gets sick in the car from too much beach water. I bet the Bissell would would work great on the seats in our car, our new white couch, & of course our apartment floor carpet! Thanks for the opportunity to enter Wildlandia & Bissell!

  • Collin Bentley

    My white rug is grey from all the muddy paw prints !

  • Ashley Rowe

    Do kids count as pets? Kidding, but I’d be willing to bet our son has done an equal amount of damage to our carpets as our two cats (who love to go outside and get wet muddy paws just like their canine friends).

  • Cynthia Meza

    I need this in my life! Two dogs and living near a main road make for so gross rugs and two babies under 1 1/2… Oh lord!

  • Kellen

    Oh man, we just bought a fixer upper in PDX and this would help make our area rugs AND nasty floors look so much better! Pick us, Bissell, and follow along on our adventure at!

  • bheung

    Love the pictures and could use an excuse to vacuum up all the burrs and leaves Harry’s tracking in. :-)

  • Lisa Brown

    Oh, I need this bad; our carpets need help with a good unit in the most used room, the family room. :) Thanks for the chance to win it! jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • mfenton

    Would love to win this baby!

  • Hanna

    Your dogs are adorable! Bravo to Bissell for making a carpet cleaner that is manageable!
    Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

  • manda

    Love the giveaway. Thanks! mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

  • Amanda

    Omg this would be amazing. My vacuum does not work well enough! Our rug is always covered in pet hair!! Would love this! Email is

  • Livivua Ramsey

    This machine looks like it would be a great cleaner. It looks heavy duty. email: yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

  • Tyneisha

    I would love to win this vacuum! We have many very high traffic areas in our home and this would really help to get that deeper clean! ty.fondren87(atgmaildotcom).

  • Lynne T.

    This would be put to very good use in my house. I have a cat and besides the pet hair, she unfortunately christens my rugs from time to time with vomit and I need a machine like this to really get them cleaned. Brittles526 at gmail

  • Sonya_Morris

    With four kids and two dogs I need the BISSELL ProHeat! We adopted a Redbone Coonhound puppy from the Animal Shelter 4 months ago and I have been spot cleaning when he has accidents but that really doesn’t effectively clean. I had thought about renting a carpet cleaner but wondered if the previous user had a dog causing my dog to catch the scent and try to reclaim his territory! Is that possible? Anyway, I don’t want to chance it!

  • cngrimes22

    With 2 cats, a 70lbs dog and a husband. I am constantly cleaning our carpets by hand. Potty training for our dog has been so much fun! Pet hairs just doesn’t seem to completely come up with my vacuum cleaner. I would love to have nice truly clean carpets!

  • Kimberly M.

    WOW what do I need this for. My three soon to be four grandsons are great at tracking in messes and then there is Miylo my fur baby. He has neighborhood fur friends that love to come visit. Yes, they come to visit him. He’s a sweetheart that’s why. But, he doesn’t know how to wipe his feet and that is a problem when you live where I do. No matter how big the mess, I think I’ll keep him. He’s such a sweet boy even when he takes his food on the carpet to eat and leaves crumbs and messes.

    • Kimberly M.

      Sorry forgot my email. kimmatlack8856 at gmail dot com

  • Tonya Atkinson

    This Bissell cleaner is so cute. I am familiar with Bissell and know there products are Amazing. I have a small carpet cleaner and dog hair is always a problem for it.

  • paula

    OH wow this would be so awesome. I have a family with children and a dog who sheds like crazy! lol Thanks for awesome chance and good luck everyone!!!

  • Toni Masters Davis

    Great product! No dog here, but a very messy cat and family :( Would sure come in handy! Happy holidays everyone!

  • xiaotong duan

    Challenge accepted Bissell. Let’s see if you can handle #jerseythepup where so many others have failed.

  • Branson Merrill

    My favorite cleaning tip is to double sheet the toddler bed. When I am done washing Aiden’s sheets I put a fitted sheet on his mattress like normal, but then I flip the mattress and put a fitted sheet on the OTHER side as well. This way if there is a midnight accident I can just take off the wet sheet and flip the bed! No fumbling around for a sheet! :) mattandbranson @