Training your dog or cat to stay off the living room furniture is a never ending process. In our opinion, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Let your pets on the couch!
We’ll show you how to pick the right couch so you can keep it clean while your pets enjoy using it as much as you do. This means picking the right material, the right design and of course, finding one that is washable.
There are also couch covers that can protect the couch you have from both pet hair and any sort of liquid mishaps. We’ll tell you about those, too.
Read on to find out our top recommendations for picking a couch to share with Fido.
First up, we have a couch from Christopher Knight that comes in light grey. While this is no accent piece, it is sure to blend in with most existing decor.
We love it for pet owners because there is only the bottom and the back cushion. This means there is only one crease you will need to vacuum out when cleaning the hair off the couch.
This couch is listed at 51.5 inches wide, making it great for two people and smaller spaces you might not normally consider for a couch. Alternatively, you could make this the “dog couch” and home that he stays off your nicer one!
This couch is bigger, coming in at approximately 75 inches long. It has the same style with a single piece bottom cushion to cut down on cleaning times. ZINUS also makes a smaller loveseat with the same features.
One thing to note is that the cushions do not come off the couch. This means if you use the recommended gentle detergent for cleaning, there will be a wet spot to keep you pets from laying on. With a detachable cushion you could take it off and put it in a room with the door closed while it dried.
The ZINUS comes in a few more colors that could help match to your current living room set up. The colors are mainly muted greys and beige so they should easily blend in with most spaces.
PureFit makes a great solution for people who already own a couch and want to protect it from their pets (or kids). The slipcover is like a giant glove that fits right over all the cushions and even the sofa itself.
The cover is washable and comes in over a dozen different colors. They even have some brighter colors like red and cyan that could really turn your sofa into an eye-catching centerpiece. They are also quite affordable when compared to a totally new couch.
The PureFit Slipcovers come in different sizes that can accommodate anything from a three to four seater couch. They even have a recliner option.
PureFit also makes a sofa cover that is held on with elastic bands. This option might make more sense for you if you want to easily be able to take off the cover when guests are over. It also makes washing it and putting it back on the couch a breeze.
This cover is also reversible and comes in over a dozen different color combinations. PureFit is obviously very focused on providing the perfect choices when it comes to colors. Getting the colors matched just right is more important with this sofa cover because some parts of your sofa will remain exposed.
This waterproof blanket could be just the option you need to keep you couch protected from pet hair and fluids. Waterproof fabrics have a lot of different applications like outdoor furniture, coats, and in this case blankets. Using a blanket for this is nice because it can fold up nicely for when guests are around.
Catalonia made this blanket in two sizes with the bigger one measuring 90 by 80 inches. If this fits your couch it might be the answer you’re looking for. The blanket is more plush than the other covers we mentioned.
YnM Bamboo Duvet Cover for Weighted Blankets
A weighted blanket can do the same job protecting your couch and also provide some anxiety relief for you or your pets. These weighted blanket covers come in a huge array of colors and patters.
Sizes range from 41 by 60 inches all the way up to 80 by 87 inches. They also come in different weights so you have a pretty customizable couch protector when you go with YnM products.
Just be sure to also buy their weighted blanket itself if you go this route!
We provided reviews on both couches and couch covers in this article. We hope you found something you like and that will fit into your specific situation. Happy shopping!