Top 6 Best Sofa for Pets — Buying Guide 2020

The time has come. You’re about to upgrade the quality of your home with a pet couch — crowd-favorites when you have guests over (who laugh and grin as they point it out), and lovable resting hubs for your pets.

This guide is made to tackle multiple needs. Perhaps from this list your needs cover more than one point. You wouldn’t be alone in this situation. Here are the dog owners who’d benefit from dog sofas,

This guide is here to take the guess-work away from which dog (or cat) sofa is right for you. Whether your dog chews on your couch  or scratches your actual couch, getting pets sofas of their own can be one solution to helping things out. Or, if your pet needs a new bed, these are great since the armrest can act as a head support as your pet lies down.

Not only for those functional and crowd-favorite reasons, these pet sofas look great in their own right as nice pieces to go alongside your interior design.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the top 6!

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Overview

Overall, this bed looks like it checks quite a few boxes. On top of that, how do you think this would look in your office or living room area?

Durability

It’s built with a sturdy wood frame, which is then upholstered with leatherette vinyl fabric.

It’s nice that it’s made from vinyl rather than leather actually. Why? Because if this were made of leather it would cost at least $1,000 (or more if it was cow leather), and you’d probably not want your dog, muddy after a run in the park, to rip fine furniture like that.

Comfort

Next, the cushion looks quite comfy. In fact. a reviewer says it’s almost like “memory foam” 2.5 years after buying it. That’s quite the glowing remark.

Washability

Also, it’s easy to unzip the cushion cover. That’s nice — a quick toss in the wash to get the bed set to go for the next week.

Size Versatility

For size versatility, it’s great that you can get this in 3 sizes,

  • Small: for dogs from 2-12 lbs
  • Medium: for dogs from 12 to 30 lbs
  • Large: for dogs from 30-65 lbs

(If your dog is larger than that you’ll probably need a different solution.)

Overall Score
  • Durability: 7.5/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Washability: 8.5/10

Overview

Another Enchanted Home Pet sofa option here. This one’s quite accomodating for larger dogs as well, up to 60 lbs. 

Plus the dark grey color would go well with just about any other interior design in your house.

Durability

This dog sofa also is built with furniture grade specs, a wooden frame (quite sturdy and easily repairable should anything go awry), as well as vibration-absorbing foot pads to keep your dog calm and in an uninterrupted  slumber.

Comfort

Comfort points definitely are higher for this couch when it comes to larger sized breeds. Accomodating up to 60 lbs, this couch will allow larger dogs to sleep in all different fashions (curled, stretched, and leaned / head resting on arm-rest positions).

Washability

This couch is quite straight-forward to wash. All it takes is uncovering the removable upholstery, throwing it in the wash, and waiting for it to dry.

Quite simple for days where your dog gets especially muddied up, after rainy doors or a hike.

Size Versatility

This bed is great for larger dogs, up to 60 lbs as mentioned, although that also means that it might be quite the size for miniature dogs (although maybe you want to spoil your small dog with a huge sofa).

It’s really up to you and what you think your dog’s preferences are.

Overall Score
  • Durability: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Washability: 8/10
  • Size versatility: 7/10

Overview

Reliably, Enchanted Pet comes through with yet another nice option. This one comes in two colors to fit your home interior and your pet’s color, Pebble Brown and Cream.

Durability

This piece features furniture grade construction as well, with 2″ of lift off the floor. 

Comfort

The plush interior of the bed, which differs from the firmer and sturdy exterior, keeps your pet quite comfortable.

Not only that, but the cushiness of the interior provides your pet the option to stuff his or her treats and toys within the cushion.

Washability

Similar to the other beds, this couch has removable upholstery so that you can easily and quickly throw it into the wash after it’s accumulated hair or dirt.

Also, the exterior is quite wipable in case of any dirt or smudges.

Size Versatility

The size of this bed is a bit limiting to smaller sized dogs, with dimensions of,

  • Just over 2 feet wide
  • Just over a foot in depth
  • And the top-end of the cushion being about 7″ off the ground
Overall Score
  • Durability: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9.5/10
  • Washability: 8/10
  • Size versatility: 6/10

Overview

Here’s a popular bed — as you can see by the ornaments and classic style upholstery for the back-rest, it’s got quite a regal touch to it. It almost borders on a throne for your pup!

Durability

This one is also built quite sturdily. For example, the feet pads are vibration absorbing, which helps your dog relax in case many people (such as guests) are walking on your floor. 

Also, the frame of the bed is wood, so you can bet that it’ll last for many years, and let’s say it somehow broke (although that’s doubtful), then repairing the frame would be quite easy.

Comfort

Comfort-wise, this sofa features quite a hefty cushion which reviewers repeatedly say their dog loves. 

In addition to that, the large backrest and arm rests are fantastic leg and headrests in case your weary dog (after long walks or outings) wants to rest his head. All too often, normal beds lack a nice headrest for dogs, so this is a welcome feature.

Washability

Luckily, the material again is a faux-type of leather, making it quite easy to wipe down.

Let’s say your dog licks the couch a lot (it really happens), or pees on the couch (for newborn pups), then cleaning it really shouldn’t be a big deal.

Although, do keep in mind one reviewer notes that the material underneath the cushion is a fabric, so not as quick of a clean, but still just some extra scrubbing if any mud gets down there.

Size Versatility

It’s important to note that this bed is for dogs up to 30lbs. It’s just under 3 ft. wide, and 2.5 ft. long (including the backrest and armrests) so do be mindful if you have a larger dog.

Overall Score
  • Durability: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Washability: 7/10
  • Size versatility: 7/10

Overview

This one’s quite a nice choice as well. The very subdued upholstery stitch pattern, calming dusk color, and minimalist design make it quite a favorite among buyers.

Durability

A strong frame on this bed as well makes it quite durable for years to come. Several reviewers note how this Paws & Purrs brand outdoes Enchanted Pet in terms of durability over time.

Comfort

The style of this bed’s cushion is certainly a bit more sturdy than some of the memory-foam like cushions of the other selections, although based on the glowing reviews it seems like pets (both cats and dogs) seem to love it.

Washability

This is another great one for the fact that it’s quite simple to just take off the removable upholstery and throw it in the wash, with much ease.

Although, just know that hair can get caught in the weave, so it would be worth wiping the sofa every now and then if you don’t put the covers in the wash.

Size Versatility

This is another bed where the size is more fitting for smaller and mid-sized dogs, as opposed to large breeds. If you do own a large breed, the Skylar Sofa Dog Bed could be another fine option.

Overall Score
  • Durability: 9/10
  • Comfort: 8.5/10
  • Washability: 8.5/10
  • Size versatility: 7/10

Overview

Similar to choice #1, this selection is a Keet sofa. Now, clicking into it, you may see that it’s a children’s sofa, but as one reviewer comments, “all my animals love it and fight over it cat or dog!” 

So it certainly functions great as a pet sofa, and it also has the added touch of looking quite a bit like a classic human couch — for your couch potato dog!

Durability

Very sturdy build for this sofa — a full wooden frame, with high density foam surrounding it for a nice cushion feel. 

Comfort

The comfort of this couch is quite high, and it’s unique from other selections listed here since the material is microsuede. That leads to a gentle touch, and a material that doesn’t get too hot with body heat.

Washability

One slight drawback with this couch is that its microsuede upholstery is not as easily removable, so it’s recommended that you give it a quick wipedown once per week.

Size Versatility

The size of this couch should accomodate smaller and mid-sized dogs nicely, although do take note of the measurements.

It’s about 2.5 ft. in length, 2 ft. tall, and about 1.5 fit. in depth.

Overall Score
  • Durability: 7.5/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Washability: 6.5/10
  • Size versatility: 7/10

What is the best Pet Sofa of them all?

Keet and Enchanted Pet appear to be among the most popular, well-trusted brands for pet beds, although as you can see from Paws & Purrs, there are excellent beds from other makers.

Our top choice is the Keet Fluffly Deluxe Pet Bed, since you can buy it in three different sizes, the material is easily washable, the build is durable, and the cushion is memory-foam like.

Why choose a Pet Sofa vs. a normal Pet Bed?

First off (and as a real owner of a pet sofa) I will say that guests will absolutely love to point out your pet sofa, especially when your dog is napping on it. Almost always, it elicits a chuckle and grin from all who walk by.

Next, the armrests of pet couches actually are fantastic head supports for dogs. Too often, we get dogs normal mats as “beds” and their head has to droop down to ground level. Over time, this can cause their neck to strain similar to how it would cause ours to strain. My dog loved her sofa since she could reliably prop her head up on the armrest during long naps.

Finally, especially for the owners out there who have dogs that pee on the couch, chew furniture, or licks the couch non-stop, giving your dog his or her own sofa can lessen that, since they feel empowered with their own furniture. (If you think that sounds crazy, just think of how your dog loves to claim things as his or hers! Your dog may love having a sofa to own.)

How to get a Pet Sofa?

Lots of different reliable sites sell sofas; we’ve listed some fan-favorites above on Amazon. Many of these sites offer great warranties in case you have any 2nd thoughts, and also already have proven customer reviews to inform your decision.

Also, as a project, it could be great to make your own pet sofa, with a wooden frame and nice vinyl upholstery.

Do Cats like the same Pet Sofas as Dogs?

Yes, as you’ll read in many of the reviews for the selections listed above, cats appear to love the sofas too. In fact, many reviewers who are cat & dog owners note how their cats and dogs will all try to claim the same sofa.

FAQ’S

Are pet sofas easily washable?

For the most part, yes all pet couches are quite washable, particularly to fight against your dog peeing on the couch, licking the couch, or chewing on the sofa.

Usually the upholstered covers are easily removed to wash
in a washing machine.

Are pet sofas expensive?

Actually, relative to other furniture, they are usually rather reasonable.

Most of the selections above are faux-leather or another affordable, cheap sofa material (as opposed to pricy cow leather).

Conclusion

Hopefully this guide helps to inform you on which pet sofa is the best to buy. At the very least, we hope it guides you towards the features to look out for (like washability, material-type, and so on) to make an extremely informed decision for your next furniture showpiece!

Overall, to all pet owners out there it’s just quite enjoyable to brainstorm the next way that we can treat our pets.

Thank you very much for reading this review.

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