Good Questions: Choosing a Pet-Friendly Rug?
ATDC reader Jacki needs help choosing a pet-friendly rug: “After loving the Jackson Stripe rug since Crate and Barrel introduced it awhile ago, I finally bought one for my living room. Trouble is, I have a sweet, cute cat and this rug is a fur collecting machine. It’s such a bummer, but I think I’m going to have to return it because it looks awful about 30 minutes after a vacuuming. It also started shedding right away, which really bothers me. I’m accepting a sad reality that I might have to go with something a little more simple, maybe a thinner, neutral color rug without so much soft fluffy rug-iness. Can anyone recommend a rug (5X8) in the $300 – $400 range that won’t be such a hassle to keep up? Something kitty can lie on without me cringing and pulling out the vacuum? Or do you cat owners just go without rugs? Thanks! Jacki”
Jacki, Oh no- we love the look of your rug, and Smokey looks so happy sitting on it! New rugs will always shed a little — especially wool rugs in your price range. Also it must be said that it would be completely inappropriate to return a used rug because it collects cat hair.
We’re opening this question up to readers with pets for advice on choosing the perfect rug for you and Smokey…