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For those of you who have your pups in the house. What type of furniture have you all found to be the easiest to keep? Not in any hurry, just thinking a little ahead. Thanks for any help.
 

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Quality leather!!! the only way to go....
 

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None perfect, but going with leather if you got as many as I do. And, will toss in laminate floors too.
 

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Renee you don't have to get rid of them , just put them in a barn where GOOD cats belong.....;-):p
 

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We're actually leaning towards the leather, but I was concerned about scratch marks. Kitty has been declawed. He's good. Thanks all.
 

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The dog scratches don't show, I have some voracious diggers...... you use Murphy's oil soap to clean
 

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Any particular leather type?

Btw:Our "Mr.Kitty" would be scared to death in a barn. He's a FooFoo cat-lol
 

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Just because your cats are de clawed they will still mess up leather.

It will take longer, but they will put holes in it unless they are back feet de clawed as well. Im not even sure if you can do that.
 

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Just because your cats are de clawed they will still mess up leather.

It will take longer, but they will put holes in it unless they are back feet de clawed as well. Im not even sure if you can do that.
Our leather couch is 16 yrs old, no holes from the cats, just some pilling from where they clawed it or where the claws in when running and jumping on it.
 

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"Mr. Kitty" is afraid of Ellie. She thinks that he is one of her toys!!! So he stays in the bedroom 95% of the time.
 

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"Mr. Kitty" is afraid of Ellie. She thinks that he is one of her toys!!! So he stays in the bedroom 95% of the time.
I thought the same thing about one of my pets until i purchased two trail camera's.

The first day i had them i left them on int the house. Those cats go everywhere when the lights go out.
 

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Any particular leather type?

Btw:Our "Mr.Kitty" would be scared to death in a barn. He's a FooFoo cat-lol
I don't know what kind of leather is on ours. The seat cushions are covered in rather thick but soft leather. The leather on the back cushions is thinner and crinkly, it doesn't seem as durable. The cat damage occurred on the arms and on the back...maybe the leather is thinner there.

Our couch is way past its prime, but all in all I think it was a good choice for us.
 

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I'd suggest a darker color leather. I have a light color ... and the scratches get soiled & show up on the light color. Dark green, navy, black would not show the scratches as badly. The leather color on mine goes all the way through the leather, but once it's scratched it's impossible to get the soil out of the scratches.

Otherwise, the leather will last and look decent longer than any cloth ever. I've heard that the microsuede isn't too bad, but can't imagine that it can hold up like leather.

When I bought my leather, a quality cloth couch cost about the same amount. No brainer.
 

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Our dogs are perfectly happy with the sofa, the love seat and one of the recliners. I am usually in the other one. They ocasionally use the dog bed that stays next to my recliner. As long as they (and Cleo) are happy, I'm happy, Bill
 

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Leather. The kind you want is called "aniline dyed", meaning it's dyed all the way through, rather than just the surface. That way, scratches don't show up. If you aren't sure if what you're looking at in the store is the right leather (and often the sales people aren't sure), ask to see a leather swatch. Check the back and edges...if it's colored all the way through, you're good to go. Most good leather furniture is aniline dyed, but best to check.
 
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