To get started, we’ll discuss what makes a sofa or sectional pet-friendly, then go more in-depth on what each of them means. You will want to keep in mind several characteristics as you shop for a pet-friendly sofa.
Scratch-Resistant—Because of pets' claws and nails, one of the first things you’ll want to pay attention to when selecting pet-friendly couch material is that it is scratch resistant. Some materials allow you to erase blemishes completely, but others are not as generous.
Easy to Remove Pet Hair—Although several pets out there don’t shed, chances are that your pet will shed some hair or fur on your furniture. For this reason, you’ll want a fabric with tight weaves (or no weave at all!) that don’t hold onto animal hair and are easy to clean. Additionally, the style of the couch may also affect how easy it is to remove pet hair.
Stain Resistant—Because pets are often dirty, they could transfer their dirt to your sofa. If they are primarily an outdoor pet, their paws could get your sofa dirty and leave stains. Pets’ saliva can also be a contributing factor to getting your sofa dirty. Because of all this, you will want to select a couch that is stain resistant or at least easier to clean.