The most pet-friendly sofas

Looking to accommodate your four-legged, furry friend? Look no further than our selection of pet-friendly sofas that are as stylish as they are practical. We’ll dive into factors worth considering when you’re catering for your dog, cat or even your house rabbit! 

What to consider when choosing a pet-friendly sofa? 

When it comes to choosing your brand new sofa, there are several factors to consider. Below we've created a handy checklist for you to tick off when comparing different sofa specs. 

1. Colour

As many pets, particularly dogs, can moult it may be wise to opt for a lighter coloured sofa or even a comparable colour to your pet’s fur, so whenever they shred it’s less visible. All of our ranges are available in a palette of colours, from light neutrals through to deep browns.

A beige or cream sofa may be your best option if your pup is a similar shade. You can easily shop all of our fabric sofas by colour in our dropdown menu – for ease, our beige sofas are here for you. If your furry friend doesn’t moult, looking for a darker coloured sofa such as a chocolate brown or dark grey may be a better option as any mucky paws will be easily hidden.

2. Fabric

Certain fabrics are more pet-friendly than others because of their properties, such as easy-clean. So when you’re choosing your upholstery it’s worth bearing these in mind, so you can make your sofa work for you and your furry friends. Some of the most pet-proof fabrics include leather, woven fabrics and synthetic materials such as nylon. 

3. Protection

With little paws running around and jumping onto your sofa, investing in our Premium Sofa Guard will be worth investing in. Essentially it’s a complete package; consisting of an environmentally friendly, water-based spray that works to protect your sofa from bacteria and its harmful effects. What’s more, it covers you for everyday accidents like stains and rips which you’re more prone to with pets – giving you total peace of mind. Available on the majority of our stylish sofa ranges, it’s simple to add Sofa Guard to your basket when you’ve found your dream sofa.

Not only does it give you an extra level of protection, but it also automatically extends your warranty making for a worthwhile investment. If you’re interested in finding out more about our Premium Sofa Guard protection, check out our full guide.

Whether you opt for a fabric or leather sofa, we offer handy care kits that’ll help you keep your sofas looking their best. 

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What fabrics are most pet-friendly? 

We know how much your pets love to jump up and join you on the sofa, and we don’t want them to miss out as they too deserve to enjoy the comfort they have to offer.

Typically, the best materials to gravitate towards are those that are: more scratch-resistant, easy maintenance, stain-resistant, easy wipe and anti-allergenic. Ideally, your pet-friendly sofa will tick all of these boxes. 


It may surprise you that leather sofas are perfect for pet-friendly households for a handful of reasons. Firstly, they’re low maintenance and easy to wipe, so any spills or muddy paw prints can easily be removed – keeping your sofa looking pristine for longer. Also, pet hairs and odours won’t become trapped in the fibres of leather as it doesn't have a weave.

The best part about leather is that it gets better with age, so any wear and tear will essentially be breaking your sofa in and making it even comfier and characterful! 

Another top tip for minimising any paw prints getting onto your sofa is to leave a towel by the back door, so after they’ve had a run-around you can quickly give them a wipe before they jump up to join you.

Fabric coverings 

If you’re thinking of investing in a fabric sofa, you’ll want to make sure you look out for a few key features to ensure it’s pet-friendly. One thing is for certain, they’ll love to join you on your fabric sofa at the start and end of the day.  

A variety of synthetic, man-made materials such as polyester and nylon are great for hiding pet hairs, and also for disguising any snags or pulls, making them perfect candidates for dog-friendly sofas. Plus, they can withstand more wear and tear than natural materials (except leather of course!)

Your pets can lounge at their leisure, as synthetic materials are more resistant than traditional fabrics against pet claws you won’t have to worry too much about snagging. Whilst these materials are hardy, keeping your pet’s claws trimmed will be the most effective way of ensuring minimal tearing.

Looking for sofas with removable covers is another top tip as you can always pop them in the wash when they start to look a little tired and are in need of a freshen up. 


Our top pet-friendly chairs and sofas

If you’ve got a furry, four-legged friend you’re looking to cater for we’ve got a whole host of pet-approved sofas for you to choose from. Plus, with our selection of top picks to help you narrow down your search, you won’t be chasing your tail!

1. Theo 2 Seater Sofa Standard Back

Our Theo range is an ideal choice when it comes to looking for dog-friendly sofas. Available in four versatile shades, you’re sure to find a colour that suits you and your pup. This spacious 2 seater sofa offers your fury friend a comfy place to curl up whilst you put your feet up on a coordinating footstool.

Special features: 

  • Available in four stylish colourways 
  • A wide choice to suit busy households
  • Choose between mahogany and oak-effect feet
  • 20-year frame guarantee
£ 579.0

Only £ 579

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From £ 11.85 a month over 4 years 0% APR

2: Spark Love Chair

Our Spark Love Chair will certainly get a paw of approval for its ample cushioning and support thanks to its set-back fibre-filled seat. There’s plenty of room for your pet to stretch out on – though be warned, it may be difficult to get them off!  

Special features: 

  • Plain or studded fabric available
  • 20-year frame guarantee 
  • Exclusively manufactured for ScS 

£ 379.99

Only £ 379 .99

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From £ 7.71 a month over 4 years 0% APR

3: Sisi Italia Raphael 3 Seater Sofa

Our Raphael 3 Seater Leather Sofa would make a great addition to your living room. As mentioned, leather sofas are low maintenance and easily wipeable, so investing in this range would make perfect sense. Plus, we understand that comfort is key for the whole family and we can guarantee your pet will love this sofa just as much as you do! 

Special features: 

  • A range of leather colour options to choose from
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors help cushions maintain their shape for longer
  • Beautiful dark wood feet
  • 20-year frame guarantee 
£ 1199.99

Only £ 1,199 .99

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From £ 24.79 a month over 4 years 0% APR

4: La-Z-Boy Pittsburgh 2 Seater Static Sofa

Specially manufactured from high-quality fabrics, our La-Z Boy beige chenille sofa will add both comfort and style to your home.

Special features: 

  • Compact and curved to suit all room shapes and sizes
  • Neutral colourway to suit your existing interior scheme
  • Comfy foam seat interiors as standard
  • 20-year frame guarantee 

From £ 23.73 a month over 4 years 0% APR

5. Theo Patterned Accent Swivel Chair

As recommended, opt for a sofa or chair colour that matches your pet’s fur to camouflage any hair or stains they may bring with them.

Alternatively, going for a patterned fabric is equally as effective in keeping any unwanted marks or loose pet hairs hidden.

Choosing one that has a dominant colour similar to your pet’s coat will do the job nicely. Practical and stylish – so you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Special features: 

  • Available with plain or patterned fabric
  • Stylish chrome swivel base
  • 20-year frame guarantee 
£ 1099.0

Only £ 1,099

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From £ 22.69 a month over 4 years 0% APR

With our selection of pet-friendly sofas for your furry friends, you’re sure to find the paw-fect match that works for the whole family. Just remember to look out for those easy to clean and claw-friendly fabrics when you’re on the hunt for your dream sofa. 

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Published: 26th January 2022