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Pet Friendly Couch Material For You And Your Furry Friends

Saskia Rose Perron-Jansen

November 02, 2023

Our pets are not just animals, but part of the family. We love them and want to ensure they have a comfortable and safe space, while maintaining a neat and clean living environment for ourselves. Seems like Utopia, but having it all is easier than you think!

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By choosing the best couch material and right pet friendly couch material, you and your four legged friends can share cuddles and love in the same space without compromising on comfort or the longevity of your furniture. In this article, we’ll explore the best pet friendly couch materials available and provide valuable insights to make an informed decision that benefits both you and your family companion keeping in mind 7 Essential Tips for Living Room Design you Must Know

What To Keep In Mind When Buying A Couch When You Have Pets

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When buying a couch for you and your household with pets, there are a few factors to keep in mind:

Fabric Choice

Choose a pet friendly upholstery fabric that is easy to clean, stain resistant, and can withstand wear and tear from your furry friend. A synthetic material like 100% high-quality, stain-resistant polyester is the perfect furniture upholstery is a great option.

Scratch Resistance

Cats love to knead to mark their territory, which could wreak havoc on the wrong sofa upholstery. Consider sofa upholstery with materials that are scratch resistant, like tightly woven fabrics that do not attract pet hair.

Couch Color

Go for colors that will camouflage pet-related imperfections. Neutral tones like Light Grey or Cream Beige Bouclé will be more forgiving with animal hair, claw marks or muddy paws.


Pet friendly furniture should be well made and have a sturdy construction, like a solid wood structure and steel springs, zippers and connectors. Our pets get excited when their favorite human returns home. A good quality couch will help the pet proof furniture withstand their playful activities.

Avoid Delicate Details

Simpler is better! Avoid couches with tassels, other delicate fabrics, trimmings or fringes that could tempt pets to chew or play with them. This is an invitation that they will not be able to resist.

Easy To Clean

Keep in mind how much effort it could take to clean your pet friendly sofa. stain resistant polyester, removable cushion covers and machine washable cushion covers can be easy to clean fabric and a lifesaver when dealing with pet messes.

Pet-Friendly Layout

Consider the layout of the couch, the size of the room and how it best accommodates you and your pets. A couch with a modular design gives full flexibility to endlessly adapt your space to your every want and need. An 8-seater sectional will give you and your pets more than enough room and comfort.

Training And Boundaries

The best pet friendly furniture cannot replace the importance of good training and setting boundaries. Potty training and teaching them not to scratch or chew the furniture will extend the lifetime of your favorite couch and save you cleaning time. Should there be a hole or tear, replaceable covers allow you to simply switch up the color & style for endless pet friendly couches in one.

Regular Grooming

Clean and groom your fur babies regularly to minimize stray pet hair and pet dander. This will help preserve the freshness and cleanliness of your couch.

By considering the above, you can find a couch that not only suits your style and comfort needs, but also caters to the joys and challenges of sharing your living room and your home with furry friends.

How And Why Do Pets Damage Couches

Our animal companions are as unique as we are, each with their own personalities, traits and behaviors. Some of the activities in their daily lives can lead to unintended damages to couches.

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Below are some some common reasons behind their behavior and ways they might cause damage: 


Cats have a natural instinct to knead and scratch to mark their territory and maintain their claws. Cat's claws can lead to scratch marks and visible damage to velvet sofa, should your sofa not have a durable fabric.


Isn't teething just the worst! Dogs, especially puppies, will chew on anything that might give their itchy gums some relief. They might consider the couch to be just the thing to sort this out or fight the boredom. Chewing can cause damage to even the best couch by damaging the material, legs, cushions, leather couches, etc. To better understand why, we need to understand our K9 friends, by considering common dog behavior problems.


Pet fur is an ongoing reality. Pets rely on their fur to protect their bodies and regulate their heat. Due to this they shed regularly, especially those with thick, fluffy fur. Pet fur will accumulate and become embedded in the fabric of the couch, making the couch look dirty and potentially cause hygiene issues.

Urine And Accidents

Whether you are potty training your new puppy or have a cat with litter box anxiety, accidents happen. This leads to unpleasant smells and stains.


Dog owners know, sometimes dogs dig at the seat cushion or fabric. This can be out of anxiety seeking comfort or just excitement.


Energetic dogs may jump, run and play on couches. The constant excessive pressure on the couch cushions and frame could damage the couch sooner than you think.

Here Are Some Preventative Measures To Eliminate Or Minimize Couch Damage Caused By Pets:

Give your furry friend a place to be themselves. Designated pet friendly spaces, such as pet beds, scratching posts or a yard to run around will redirect their behavior away from the couch.

Choose durable upholstery fabrics that are stain resistant, scratch resistant and easy to clean. This will aid your upholstery fabrics in handling the wear and tear.

Set boundaries, train and discourage destructive behavior. Positive reinforcement goes a long way to reinforce appropriate behavior.

Deterrent sprays or pet proof furniture covers on the couch will discourage chewing, scratching and damaging the couch.

You and your pet can have a harmonious environment if you understand each other's needs, behaviors and boundaries.

Which Couch Is Right For Me And My Furry Friend?

Now that we have a good understanding of what to consider for our furry companions as pet owners, let's dive into the details of which couch is right for me.

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Living Space

It is important to consider the space we have. Too small, and it could be uncomfortable and steal cuddle time from you and your furry buddy. Too big and it could take up just too much living space.

Luckily, we can have a solution that is perfect for everyone, with the benefit of changing as your needs do.

If you are struggling to envision how to make a small living room look bigger, consider the Transformer Couch collection. They are fully modular, sectional sofas that can be rearranged into endless configurations to suit any space. Each component is modular to create infinite possibilities for shape & size. You can add on and remove as you see fit. New puppy? No problem! Add a Transformation couch seat. Your Great Dane is growing a little bigger than expected and needs more legroom? Add an Transformation Couch Ottoman.

Material And Comfort

Choosing the right pet friendly and durable fabrics is vital. While other fabrics might be right in other applications, we need something that is exceptionally durable, comfortable, and has a high stain resistance. A fabric that ticks all the boxes (and then some!) is 100% high quality, stain resistant polyester. These synthetic materials are incredibly durable and don't compromise on comfort and style. With its tight weave, pet hair does not get embedded in the fabric and is easy to brush off with a lint brush. The Transformer Couch padding is made of a blend of high density foam and polyester fiber for the ultimate comfort.

Color Choices

A beautiful Ivory White Boucle couch could be perfect for your White Persian cat or French Poodle. We groom, wash and brush our animals, but they shed fur and run around outside. This is where a more earthy color like a Light Grey or Cream Beige Boucle comes in. These colors are very forgiving when it comes to pet hair everywhere, pet dander or muddy paws. The color chosen should also compliment the other furniture in the room. The right choice of color can add beauty to a room while camouflaging pet blemishes and be sensible and easy to clean. Changing the color of your couch is also a breeze. Simply switch up the color with Replaceable Covers.


The base structure is the foundation of a couch. Pet couches usually take a lot of punishment. Our pets roll, jump, run, dig, chew and sleep on their couches. We need something that can roll with the punches, keep looking fresh and new and maintain its cozy feel. A good, sturdy couch should maintain its rigidity and comfort for years. Transformation Couch makes their structures out of solid wood. Springs, zippers and connectors are made of steel. This means no squeaks, no wobbly feel and a high comfort level throughout its lifetime.


As we and our pets grow and evolve, so should our furniture. Modular couches offer amazing flexibility, making it the ideal choice for ever changing modern living spaces. The unique design of the Transformer Couch allows you to customize and arrange to suit your needs, preferences and the requirements of your pets as it changes. These couches give you the freedom to create different seating layouts, from spacious Single Seaters to Seater Sofa Bed with Ottoman configurations, depending on your needs. This flexibility and versatility ensures that the modular couches remain a timeless, practical furniture investment.


A great pet friendly sofa will serve you and your family companion well for years. A sturdy and strong construction is the basis, but what if we want to change our pet sofa to a different color? The Transformer Couch line allows us to switch up the color and style by simply changing the replaceable cover. This gives us a brand new couch that effortlessly blends into your home décor at an affordable price and minimal effort. These replaceable covers are also machine washable. By investing in a couch with machine washable covers, not only do you extend the life of your couch, but also maintain a cozy, clean space where you and your beloved pet can relax together. 

The perfect couch is waiting for you!


Hassle-Free Couch Cleaning And Maintenance

A dark colored couch

We have the couch, our pets and family members are loving the comfort, style and look. How do we clean and maintain our couch?

Fur And Pet Dander

A good habit to incorporate into your daily routine is to take care of the pet hair and dander that accumulates on your pet couch. This can be as easy as using a lint roll or a fine brush to remove hair off your seat cushions. fabrics with a tight weave will also accumulate less hair.


From time to time our pets will leave a muddy paw print or have a little accident on the couch. The oil from their skin could also create stains over time. Most stains can be removed with mild soap and a brush. Stain resistant fabric, like 100% high quality polyester, is durable and easy to keep clean.

Machine Washable Covers

This is an indispensable addition to every pet owner's home. The sofa covers provide a barrier between the sofa cushion and messes like fir, drool and the occasional accident. Normally a quick wipe down with a damp cloth should do the trick, but for a deep clean simply unzip, turn inside out and machine wash.

Now that we know a little more about our pets' behavior, needs, comfort and what to consider when selecting a couch that suits you and your pet and gives you the uncompromising style and comfort you both deserve. We can have it all! Luxurious comfort that is a breeze to clean and maintain, while giving us flexibility to change as we desire.