Leather and fake leather is easy to clean, especially because pet hair doesn't stick to it. A quick wipe down on the leather will remove any hair or particles. Claws and scratches are the complaints that come with leather, though. However, if the leather is already distressed, it can mask any scratch marks that might be caused by your pets, too.
Although leather sofas or sectionals can be great for dog owners, cat owners are cautioned as cats are often attracted to scratching leather couches. (Provide them with a nice pet bed and a solid scratching post or other toys nearby instead!)
Microfiber and Synthetic Fabrics
Like leather, microfiber sofas are easy to clean and are quite durable—and ideal for cat owners since cats don't seem to like to scratch at this synthetic material. Microsuede, also synthetic, is a beautiful fabric that's also pet friendly as it mimics suede but doesn't stain and is easy to clean.
Essential Sofa Cleaning Tools for Pets
Lint rollers will be your second best friend to help remove your pet's hair from your sofa. Likewise, applying a stain repellent to your sofa may also prevent pesky pet nuisances and accidents.
If needed, and if it's safe for your furniture, a fabric deodorizing spray may also come in handy to remove any pet odors from the material. Another way to further pet-proof your furniture is to get a pet-proof furniture cover made from canvas.
When it comes to your pets, regular bathing and keeping their nails filed down will help prevent malodorous or damaged sofas and sectionals. If you have a dog, brush its fur often (preferably outside) to remove any strands that may be ready to fall before they fall on your couch.