I bet it didn't/won't do the dog any good either! Anyway,you may be able to yank out the hunk you need from a closet.Measure what you need(preferably in the form of a perfect square or rectangle).If you are working with a med.or high pile,just cut the square with a sharp utility knife.If you have berber or low pile,you need to carefully follow the "grain" or the patch will just unravel.
lay the patch over the bad area and carefully cut out the bad square.Glue the patch after you test for fit.
On the otherhand,you may wish to contact your landlord or whoever does his handy work.As a building superintendent myself, I've gotten a few people out of jams like this if I'm able to borrow rug from an empty apartment or otherwise find a solution.To have a company fix this is probably in the neighborhood of $75-100.00.
[This message has been edited by Matches (edited December 07, 2001).]