Bella and Chief did it last night. They got skunked. Just as I'm getting ready to start the grill for dinner, this noxious odor somes throught the windows. Skunk!
Chief is rolling in the yard trying to save his nose. Bella is barking incessantly. The skunk is backed up against the deck, unable to get under it, unable to get away. I couldn't get Bella without getting sprayed myself.
So I got Chief in with a treat and washed his face. As Bella was then roiling in agony in the yard, still barking mind you, the skunk slunk off into the bushes. So I got Bella over to another part of the yard and washed her. She then went inside.
Both then received round two of washing. They need a third this morning but most of the smell is gone.
You must act quickly and get the smell and skunk oil OFF of them BEFORE they come inside. Else, in their attempt to rid themselves of the smell, they'll rub the oils all over your furniture and carpet. It can take a week or more then before the smell is gone.
You can spray with odor remover frequently to help cut down that time, but it's best to prevent your dog from bringing the smell inside the house.
Wash them with a solution that's equal parts of Dawn dishwashing detergent (or any degreasing liquid dish soap), hydrogen pyroxide, and baking soda. Wash the dog, primarily the face as that always takes the brunt of the spray, then rinse. You may need to repeat a few times. But even after the first time the smell is nearly gone. I've used this solution several times to great results.
Forget about the tomato juice idea. The idea is that the acid in the juice cuts the smell. I've just found that then your dog will smell like a skunky tomato. Use the solution above. Works like a charm.