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I’m a proud pet owner of an amazing dog that I literally can’t stop loving. She’s adorable. Just one problem that’s really putting a damper on my sanity and the cleanliness of my house is the constant shedding. Tons of fur…everywhere. The couches especially take a beating since she’s always either looking out the window on one or hanging out with us on the other. Ultimately, couch covers are the best thing I could imagine to save your couch from dirt, hair, or claws.

Which Sofa Cover is Best for Your Pet?

Well, every pet is different. You might have a calm, relaxed cat or a puppy that likes to jump on everything and play everywhere they can. Each living room and each pet needs a different type of couch cover.

Check out the guide and find the right one for you.

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1. Easy-Going Sofa Slipcover

PERFECT FOR: The Easy-Going Sofa Slipcover is perfect for the average cat/dog/puppy that might have some dirty paws and perfect for a shedding dog. It’s almost full coverage and water resistant, so it should be able to handle most anything.

BIGGEST WIN: The Easy-Going Sofa Slipcover is water resistant and doesn’t attract fur!! Not sure about you, but those are HUGE wins in our house.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: While it looks good, it won’t blend in with your couch. If you’re looking for a sofa cover you will barely notice, this probably isn’t the one. The Easy-Going Sofa Slipcover is definitely functional over pure fashion.

  • Size: 3 sizes of 66, 78, and 88in. length + the armrests. They also make chair, loveseat, and recliner sizes! There are also Loveseat, Chair, and Recliner sizes.
  • Water Resistant? Yes!
  • Machine Washable? Yes!
  • Is it Secure? 8/10 – This slipcover is held in place with elastic straps and draped over the sides. It also has foam pipes that tuck into the cushions to keep it tight and in place.
  • Reversible? Yes!
  • Colors? There are 24 color combos to choose from.
  • Full Coverage? The Easy-Going Sofa Cover covers about 90% of the couch. The front of the arm rests and part of the back rest are exposed.
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2. PureFit Sofa Slipcover

PERFECT FOR: The PureFit Water Resistant Sofa Slipcover is perfect for everyday use for the pet that likes to play outside and especially any shedding pet.

BIGGEST WIN:  The PureFit Water Resistant Sofa Slipcover doesn’t attract fur, it’s water resistant, and machine washable.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: It’s not waterproof.  It will repel water for a while, but if you spill something you’ll want to clean that up ASAP.

  • Size – 70 and 78in. length
  • Water Resistant? Yes
  • Machine Washable? Yes
  • Ease of Removability? 9/10 This slip cover is very easy to remove.  It’s held in place with elastic straps and draped over the sides.
  • Reversible? Yes
  • Colors: There are 21 color combos to choose from.
  • Full Coverage? The PureFit Sofa Cover covers about 90% of the couch.  The front of the arm rests and part of the back rest are exposed.

There are also Loveseat, Chair, and Recliner sizes.

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3. Sunnytex Couch Cover / Mattress Protector

PERFECT FOR: The Sunnytex Couch Cover/Mattress Protector is perfect for the calm pet that just wants to hang out on the couch for a while.  It’s not secured at all, so a rambunctious pet will push it all around (then it won’t work).

BIGGEST WIN: There are 7 sizes!  You’ll be able to find the perfect one that fits your couch, recliner, chair, loveseat, bed, whatever!  

ONE THING TO REMEMBER:  This is just a blanket.  It’s not going to be secured to anything, so it can get pushed around very easily.

  • Size – There are 7 size options from 30” x 70” to 82” x 102”
  • Water Resistant? Yes, actually waterproof!
  • Machine Washable? Yes
  • Is it secure? 2/10 This cover just drapes over the couch seats.  It doesn’t’ secure anywhere.
  • Reversible? Yes
  • Colors? There are 10 colors combos to choose from
  • Full Coverage? The Sunnytex cover just lays on the seats of the sofa, so the arm rests and back aren’t covered at all.  Best for a calm, lazy animal that won’t push it around or pull it off.
  • Pet Fur Resistant? Yes!
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4. Easy-Going 1 Piece Fitted Sofa Slipcover

PERFECT FOR: That couch that your cat/dog has already torn up and you’re trying to transform it to look brand new OR that new white couch you just bought and really don’t want it turning a shade of brown from dirt.  

BIGGEST WIN: Machine washable so if they get it a little dirty you can just throw it in the wash and save that couch.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: This is a Polyester and Spandex blend so it will attract FUR!  If your pup is a shedder, you probably don’t want to go with this one.

  • Size – There are 3 size options (Large, XL, and XXL) and fit couches with a seat width of 66-92in.  They also make chair and loveseat slipcovers!
  • Water Resistant? No.
  • Machine Washable? Yes
  • Is it secure? 10/10 This cover is fitted so it will take more than a few play sessions to pull this off.
  • Reversible? No
  • Colors? There are 37 colors to choose from.
  • Full Coverage? Yes!  This is a full coverage fitted couch cover so there shouldn’t be any exposed spots.
  • Pet Fur Resistant? No
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5. Modern Velvet Plush 4 Piece Sofa Cover

PERFECT FOR: That pet that loves to lounge around and won’t be scratching or harsh playing too often.

BIGGEST WIN:  This cover is awesome because it even wraps around the cushions.  You might not even know you have a sofa cover with this one.  It’s also velvet so it’ll be soft and comfortable for everyone.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: These aren’t water resistant, so just make sure their paws are clean before jumping up.  They’re also going to show fur so if you have a shedder, I’d at least get a color that matches. 

  • Size – Large: Fits sofas from 72in to 96in  Extra Large: 96in to 116in.
  • Water Resistant? No
  • Machine Washable? Yes
  • Is it secure? 10/10 This cover is fully fitted, even to the cushions!
  • Reversible? No
  • Colors? There are 12 colors to choose from.
  • Full Coverage? Yes!  This is seriously full coverage everywhere.
  • Pet Fur Resistant? No
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6. PetAmi Waterproof Pet Blanket

PERFECT FOR: You can either throw this on the couch for the well trained dog that will know to stay on the blanket, or a chair so a puppy can play there.

BIGGEST WIN: Reversible with a waterproof side and a plush side!  It’s also going to look fantastic and really blend in with the living room.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER:  This is just a blanket.  It’s not securing to the couch at all and will leave a lot of open space for them to get on.

  • Size – 4 Sizes! From 50 x 40 inches to 90 x 90 inches
  • Water Resistant? Yes, actually waterproof!
  • Machine Washable? Yes
  • Is it secure? 2/10 Just a blanket made to lay wherever you need it.
  • Reversible? Yes.  There’s a waterproof side and a fluffy side.  You can change based on your pets needs!
  • Colors? There are 16 colors combos to choose from.
  • Full Coverage? You’re only getting coverage wherever you throw the blanket.
  • Pet Fur Resistant? Yes!
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Choose a Sofa Cover That Works for You (and Your Pet)

You’ve got a handful of options here. Make sure to choose a couch cover that works for you and your cat, dog, lizard, or chipmunk. Don’t skimp on coverage and durability of you’ve got a big time shedder on your hands. And don’t get a durable cover that doesn’t fit perfectly on your couch.

Do some research and make a solid choice.

Here’s to a clean couch!

Brad Ledford

Brad Ledford

Brad is a realtor with a keen eye for great design and livable spaces. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and doggo.

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