Best Couches for Dogs and Other Furry Pets

Best Couches for Dogs and Other Furry Pets

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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To most of us, owning a pet is one of life's greatest joys. However, we know this comes with extra work, like ensuring you have pet-friendly furniture. Luckily we don't always have to compromise our comfort and style because we own pets. Having the best couches for dogs will ensure that you and your dog have a comfortable place to rest.

However, choosing a couch you and your pet like is daunting. Therefore, we have provided this exhaustive guide to help you find the best pet-friendly couch that fits your dog's needs.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet Sofa?

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Every dog needs a place to unwind and rest on any day. Unfortunately, dogs tend to develop arthritis, hip dysplasia, or other joint issues as they age. A good sofa will help keep your dog warm and relieve the pain associated with age-related health problems.

A comfy dog sofa will also support the joints of developing puppies, ensuring a good rest. Basically, it's a haven for your dog, and it makes it feel safe. Additionally, most pet couches are usually easy to clean, making life easier if your dog has fleas, mites, or rolls in something nasty.

Pet-friendly couches come in a wide variety of styles and features. Below is a list of the best couches for dogs we tested.

1. Rivet Aiden Mid-Century Modern Tufted Leather Loveseat Sofa

Amazon Brand – Rivet Aiden Mid-Century Modern Leather...
  • This sleek, mid-century inspired leather sofa is designed to...
  • 86.6"W x 36.2"D x 30.3"H; 17.7" seat height; 23.2" seat depth
  • Solid hardwood frame, tapered wood legs, and foam padding with...
  • Back cushions are removable and reversible; bench seat cushion is...
  • Assemble in 15 minutes or less

If you're a pet lover looking for a long-lasting and stylish piece of furniture, then the River Aiden sofa is a perfect option. This couch has a modern design that goes well with almost any interior decor. In addition, I love that the couch is made with premium grain leather, an excellent pet material.

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This leather couch easily wipes clean and is resistant to wear and tear. For sturdiness and durability, the couch is made using a hardwood frame, which prompts its durability. Again this water-resistant and mildew-resistant leather furniture comes with comfy cushion padding and is an ideal option for dogs that tend to drool.

Another thing I love is the couch's removable and reversible back cushions. It is ideal for big or small spaces and can accommodate dogs of any size. Again, the distressed feel provided by this couch is perfect for pet owners because scratches will not appear on the surface.


  • Easy to clean
  • It comes with padded cushions for ultimate comfort
  • It has a one-year warranty
  • Offers superior sitting comfort
  • Great value for your money
  • Mildew-resistant and water resistant
  • A hand-built wood frame that promotes durability


  • Its a bit hard to assemble

2. POLY & BARK Napa Full-Grain Pure-Aniline Italian Leather couch

POLY & BARK Napa Left Sectional Sofa in Full-Grain...
  • Full-grain pure-aniline (cognac tan) or semi-aniline (all other...
  • Cognac tan color features a non pigmented leather accentuating...
  • Each hide is unique and will vary in depth of color. Corner...
  • Feather down topper on seating surfaces. Pirelli webbing seat and...
  • Loose, non-reversible seat and back cushions. Loose bolsters...

If you want a fashionable and pet-friendly option, this sectional couch is perfect for any kind of space. Its rich Italian tanned leather gives your space a luxurious look and seamlessly fits any home design. What I love most is that the high-quality leather material offers long-lasting usage and is pet friendly.

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The sofer comes with high-density foam and seat cushions filled with polyester making them super comfy to sit and lie on. At 40 by 30 inches, it is just the perfect size for you and your pet, whether having a relaxing evening or just napping.

Additionally, this couch features a high-quality corner-blocked wooden frame that ensures that the sofa serves you for a long. It also has solid wood legs in their rich mahogany color, providing a stylistic touch to your interior.


  • Very affordable for a real leather sectional of this size
  • Easy to clean or wipe off pet hair
  • Easy to assemble
  • Great value for money
  • Color and design that goes with most interior designs
  • Ideal option for pet owners


  • Stains easily

3. Mr. Kate Winston Sofa Sectional, Velvet couch

Mr. Kate Winston Sofa Sectional, Blue Velvet
  • Modern sectional sofa with reversible L-shaped reversible chaise...
  • Couch with pocket coil seating for added comfort while you lounge...
  • Solid wood legs to provide your furniture with long-lasting...
  • Ships in one box. Quick and easy assembly required. Vegan and...
  • Product dimensions: 81.5”L x 59.5”W x 35.5”H. Weight limit:...

Mr. Kate Winstone is a durable, stain-repellent, and stylish couch that is perfect for your dog. This couch is moderately sturdy and pretty easy to assemble; I only needed a second pair of hands to put it in place.

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What I love most about this sectional couch is that it comes in four colors, blue, gray, light gray, and green, which are all ideal for pets. In addition, it's super soft, and the cushions are comfortable for you and your fur buddy.

These modular sectional sofas come with a reversible L-shaped chaise that allows you to place it on either side, depending on the arrangement of your space. It also has sleek wooden legs and a sturdy wooden frame that promotes durability. What's more, the sofa is vegan and super easy to clean. You can vacuum it or spot clean it with a damp cloth.


  • It available in multiple colors and finishes
  • It comes with a 1-year limited warranty
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Very well constructed
  • Super easy to clean


  • Expensive

4. Enchanted Home Pet Skylar Dark Grey Sofa for Dog

Enchanted Home Pet Skylar Dark Grey Sofa for Dog, 42" L...
  • Elevated on 2" legs for draft free sleeping.
  • Perfect for pets who like to lean or stretch when they sleep.
  • Storage pocket for toys and bones.
  • Removable/washable cushion cover.
  • Fits pets up to 60 lbs.

Another amazing pet-friendly sofa I recommend for dog owners is the Enchanted Home Pet Skylar. It has an ultra-plush cushion and two bolster pillows for lounging, making it super comfortable for your pets.

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What I love most about this couch is that it has a sleep comfort counter that lets both big and small dogs feel secure and protected. Again, it is a perfect sofa for pets that like to curl up or lean while they sleep.

Amazingly this sofa is made with durable material that is easy to clean. However, your pet's claws will scuff, scrape and scratch this material over time. The other advantage is that it also has a storage pocket that you can use to store your pet's toys or bones.


  • It has a removable or washable cushion cover
  • Ideal for all pets
  • Easy to clean
  • Made with durable materials
  • Super comfy
  • It fits dogs up to 60 lbs
  • It's an attractive piece for any living space


  • Its cushion does not have memory foam

5. MGH 3PCS Microfiber L-Shape Sectional Sofa Couch

MGH 3PCS Sectional Sofa, Microfiber L-Shape Sectional...
  • ✔[Modern Modular Sectional]: upholstered contemporary sofa...
  • ✔[Strong & Sturdy]: Long lasting foam cushioning built in the...
  • ✔[Convertible Design]: This set includes a left corner seat,...
  • ✔[Comfortable Cushions]: Our sofa is soft with comfy high...
  • ✔[Two cupholder]: 2 convenient cup holder design on seat back...

MGH 3PCS Microfiber L-Shape Sectional couch is another durable and pet-friendly sofa you can purchase. What fascinates me most about this sofa is the many features that make it worth its price. The couch is designed with soft fabrics that can be arranged differently to fit small and large living spaces.

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The microfiber L-shaped sofa also features a long-lasting foam cushioning that offers ultimate comfort and support for you and your fur friend. In addition, it is constructed with a high-quality hardwood frame and has sturdy black legs that enhance its durability.

Additionally, I love the fact comes with a convertible chaise lounge, cup holders, an ottoman with storage, and a modular design that allows you to organize your space to your liking. Furthermore, the microfiber fabric used to make this couch is great for dogs because it does not trap many bacteria.


  • Ideal for dog and cat owners
  • A large or small dog will be comfortable on the sofa
  • Made with dog-friendly material
  • The seat cushions are made with high resilience foam making them durable
  • Easy to assemble


  • Expensive

What Materials Are Best for Pet-Friendly Couches

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1. Leather or Pleather

Leather is a perfect material for people with pets since fur or hair will not stick to it. Using the best vacuums for pets, you can easily clean or vacuum them. This material is pet-friendly and incredibly durable.

However, you must remember that leather couches are not exactly pet-proof, seeing that they can be scratched with sharp claws. Therefore if you are considering purchasing the best leather couches for dogs, go for a couch that uses mid to low-grade leather.

2. Microfiber

Microfiber fabrics are used in most pet-friendly couches. Unlike the leather material that rips or scratches easily, this synthetic microfiber stays intact for a long. The other advantage is that you can quickly remove accumulated hair using a lint brush or wipe it with your hands.

3. Denim

While denim is fairly rare among couch upholstery, it is one of the most durable fabrics you could choose for your furniture. This fabric is stain-resistant and super easy to clean, making it a good choice for you and your pets. Again, this tight weave fabric makes it easy to vacuum off any stray pet hair.

4. Canvas

Canvas is another durable fabric made from cotton that is pet friendly and comfortable. This durable cotton material does not wear or tear easily. The amazing bit is that most couches made with this material allow you to remove the slipcover and toss it in a washing machine in case it gets stains. The best bit is that canvas is incredibly resilient against claws, drool, and even urine

5. Velvet

Although velvet is a luxurious material, it is surprisingly perfect for pets. Because of the smooth texture of velvet material, dog hair will not be trapped on your sofa. Again the material makes the pet feel comfortable. The short fibers on the velvet couches prevent odors and liquids from seeping, which is an added advantage.

Generally, when choosing the best material for your dog's couch, you should avoid slippery fabrics like silk and any loosely woven ones, tweed, or chenille. These materials tend to trap pet hair and easily snag because of your dog's claws or teeth.

Factors to Consider While Buying the Best Pet-Friendly Couches

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1. Scratch-Resistant

The materials' scratch resistance is the first and most important factor you must consider while shopping for the best pet-friendly couch. Even though most of the pet-friendly upholstery these days is made from scratch and stain-resistant fabrics, you will find some that are not as durable. So, ensure you choose the materials wisely.

2. Easy-to-Clean

When picking a couch for your dog, you must ensure that it can be cleaned easily. Generally, removable cushion covers will be easier to clean, and some are reversible, allowing you to flip them in case they are stained or scratched. However, if the couch you choose doesn't have removable cushions, you can pick a material that is easy to wipe, such as leather.

3. Stain Resistant

If your dog is mainly an outdoor pet, it will, in most cases, transfer the dirt to your sofa. Even so, your dog's saliva can also stain your sofa. So to deal with that, purchasing a couch that is stain resistant will help.

4. Colors and Textures

The other major consideration while purchasing the best pet-friendly couches is their color and texture. Since your dogs' hair is most likely to transfer to your couch when they lie on them, finding a couch that conceals the pet shedding will be an added advantage.

You can go for a sofa material color that matches that of your dog's hair. Choosing textured or twill weaves fabric materials will also help hide hair or stains better than fabrics with smooth, simple weaves like linen.

5. Structure

Even though you are choosing a pet's couch, choosing a sofa with a good structure is also necessary. You want to ensure that the frame is made from durable and reliable materials like wood.

Again you will need to consider the structural design. Many sofa designs are also suitable for you and your pets, including recliners, loveseats, and sectional couches.

6. Comfort

When shopping for a dog sofa, comfort is also important. You need to pick a sofa that will offer comfort to you and your dog. Purchase a sofa with enough padding or cushioning for the sitters.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Best Pet-Friendly Furniture

1. Is it OK to let your dog sit on the couch?

Letting your dog on the couch is not likely to cause any issues. However, a well-behaved dog may turn into a disobedient or territorial dog. To avoid this, ensure that your pet is well trained.

2. Are performance fabrics ideal for dog sofas?

Most performance fabrics are made from synthetic yarns such as acrylic, polyester, and olefin. The yarns of these materials are treated with a high-performance solution before being woven into a fabric. This makes performance fabrics perfect for making the best couches for pets. In addition, the fabric can resist wear and tear, making it even better for pets' outdoor furniture.

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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