The most effective way to get rid of the skunk smell whether it be on the side of your house or your family dog, is a simple solution that is a quart of hydrogen peroxide, a splash of dish soap and a quarter cup of baking soda. Rub this solution on whatever has been sprayed and leave it soaking for a few minutes, and then you can rinse and try it again until the smell is gone. Professional exterminators and decontaminators use a neutroleum-alpha epoleon for heavy duty jobs. You can find these products on the internet. From http://www.wildlifeanimalcontrol.com/skunks.html
Step 1. Pen ALL your cats/dogs for the night.
Step 2. Grind a couple of aspirin into a powder. Shoot for around 600mg (or more depending on how evil you are).
Step 3. Bore a small hole in the end of an egg.
Step 4. Pour contents of ground aspirin into the small hole.
Step 5. Set egg out where skunk has been seen. That critter won’t be seen again and if he was living close- you’ll be able to find him in a couple of days.
End of story…….Note: This is LETHAL for free range pets/oppossums/critters that eat eggs so if going this way……remember SSS (in this case Set, Snicker, Shutup)…..As best I can recall, it’s just one of those compounds that doesn’t cause much of a problem with us but is toxic in moderate doses to animals (i,e; Chocolate). I could be mistaken and it works by thinning the blood like warfarin…..slept to many times but I know it’s been around for ages.