Your Mini Guide to Pet-Friendly Fabrics!

Your Mini Guide to Pet-Friendly Fabrics!

We know the feeling! We’re all afraid of the scratch marks, stains, odour, clingy fur, and rips on the couch. Maintaining a couch's health in a pet household can be a nerve-wracking task! One cannot always be around to prep the couch with an extra blanket. And, it is unfair to put the couch in a restricted zone for your furry baby. After all, they too can have their days lazing about as couch potatoes!

Therefore, to help many pet parents, we have created a guide to choosing pet-friendly fabric for your couch. Choosing the right fabric will not only put an end to your worries about the furniture but also keep your couch away from all the scary things i.e. scratch marks, stains, odour, clingy fur, and rips.

Here are the top five pet-friendly fabrics that can be your couch and your pup’s forever mate:


It is a synthetic and soft fabric having ultra-fine fibre. The material is absorbent and water-repellent. The stains and spills from this material can be cleaned instantly using a damp cloth or soap water. Claw marks and clingy furs can be brushed away easily. The fabric is durable, easy to clean, and available in a range of thicknesses. It is one of the best upholstery options for a pet-friendly sofa. Remember to read the cleaning instructions on the fabric as well as on the products you may use to clean the couch.


If you are in search of a pet fur-resistant fabric then leather is your purr-fect match. You can get rid of the fur simply by brushing it away. You can remove stains by wiping them down with a damp cloth. If you opt for distressed leather, it will have no room for scratch marks because they can blend in very well. Leather can add more comfort to your couch. Your furry one will surely enjoy his or her mini naps on the leather couch.


This fabric can be a great alternative to leather. The fabric is similar to plastic and is made using ethylene and chlorine. It is durable, easy to clean, and available in various color options. It is 100% fur proof, stain proof and doesn’t have any odour. You may opt for a higher-quality vinyl fabric to ensure its color stays intact and does not fade with time.


It is a synthetic fabric which is resistant to stains and scratches. Other synthetic fabrics such as polyester or acrylic can also be a great alternative to Nylon. These fabrics can be cleaned using a carpet cleaner or just with a damp cloth. Dirt, fur, and even human hair can be easily brushed off this fabric. The fabric is durable, easy to clean, and a pocket-friendly option.


It is a plain-woven fabric made from the cotton family that is blended in with linen. The fabric is known to be durable, sturdy, and easy to clean. The blend of cotton and synthetic fibre makes it difficult to rip, water-resistant, and easy to get rid of dirt. Canvas is another pocket-friendly option. So, even if your furry one is able to get his or her claws onto the fabric, don’t worry, replacing it won’t cost you a fortune!

#Bonuspoint: The best outdoor pet-friendly fabric – Sunbrella

Sunbrella is an acrylic synthetic fabric that works great for outdoor furniture and sofas. The fibres are saturated with colors and can stabilize UV rays. They are the best fabric for heavy-duty and can take a lot of scratches. It can be washed and cleaned easily. The fabric is now available in moisture-resistant varieties. So if your puppers all plan to have a party on the couch, you can totally allow it!

These fabrics will never let your couch say ouch! It will help maintain the health of your couch while allowing your furry baby to enjoy the comfort. Go on now and pick the perfect fabric made just for your couch.

Remember to read the cleaning instructions carefully. Avoid using any cleaning products mentioned not to use in the instructions and your fabric will thank you!

Your pet will finally be able to tell you that his or her favorite spot is on the couch! He or she will also thank you for being a thoughtful and doting pet parent. Now we hope we’ve given you reasons to get your own couch or a couch for your pet so you both can lounge about!