Finally… a soft and beautiful kid and pet friendly rug that’s easy to care for and oh-so-soft under foot. This is a spectacular rug that mimics the look of sisal or jute without the mess or stress!

Learn about this gorgeous, easy care rug that might just change your life!

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I’m writing about this gorgeous rug with a background story that brings up a little embarrassment and a lot of sadness. Early in our marriage, we adopted Dusty, a Shih-tzu Terrier mix I found on Petfinder (which I highly recommend) and drove across the state to meet.

On our way, Chris said the famous words “just because we took that day off and are driving there, we don’t have to adopt him.”  

As Chris was grabbing the crate we bought in anticipation, I wandered into the shelter where dogs ran free.

A kid friendly living room with a brown chair and a wooden cabinet.

There he was, licking a dog’s wound who had been bit before being brought to the shelter. Knowing we wanted to have children in a few years and seeing his sweet heart, I melted.

By the time Chris walked in, there was no question. Dusty was coming home with us.

We learned that Dusty had not been to just one home, but to three before we became his forever family. That’s what we were – he immediately became a huge part of our lives.

A living room with a white table and chairs, featuring a pet-friendly rug.

Pet Friendly Rug

Chris would take Dusty on long runs, hikes through the woods and even off leash through creeks where we were pretty sure we saw actual smiles on his face. 

He was my companion and kept my feet warm at night for many years, he was a playmate for the girls and Ani’s go-to when she was sad.

Through the years, his hips tired out and he spent much of his day sleeping. The girls and I would let him in and out no less than 20 times a day so he could greet the mailman for his bone, bark at construction workers passing by or chase the occasional squirrel.

But still, he had accidents in the home. A hidden spot in our family room had become a place where Dusty had frequent accidents.

While I love the aesthetic of a sisal rug, it’s not easy to clean, in fact, nearly impossible. The spots and the odor were embarrassing, so it was time to make a change.

Thankfully, my search brought me to two different styles of natural looking rugs, both built for outdoor use but incredibly gorgeous to be incorporated indoors, too. You can read about our Custom Sisal Rug in the living room, here.

I’ve written a lot about rugs, including the best easy to clean indoor/outdoor Stair Runner on Basement Steps, Indoor Outdoor Rugs, and Turkish Rugs. Get my best Tips for Purchasing a Rug with this comprehensive guide, too!

A living room with a white couch, wicker baskets, and a pet-friendly rug.

Why You’ll Love this Pet and Kid Friendly Rug

  • So easy to clean – just hose it down
  • Soft underfoot
  • Texture of jute
  • Natural braided look
  • Very luxurious

It’s the prettiest weave, looks and feels luxe, is soft and thick yet durable. In fact, it’s been durable enough to withstand spills, heavy foot traffic, pets and children. It’s the ultimate kid friendly rug, too!

A white couch in a living room with a kid and pet friendly rug.

I found this incredibly soft pet friendly indoor outdoor rug that looks like a chunky jute rug, without the worry (or dust)! It feels really soft on foot making it a great place to play and looks even more beautiful in person.

It is stain resistant and easy to clean, unlike jute rugs. You don’t even have to use a spot cleaner. No chemicals needed.

The combo of polyester and polypropolene is best cleaned with water, and if needed, a mild detergent. We love using dish soap! In fact, when doing so, there is no stain or odor. No professional cleaning required!

What kind of rug is best for pets?

Indoor Outdoor rugs are always best for pets! When you can simply take your rug outside and hose it down for cleaning, it makes a world of difference for maintenance.

What kind of rug is easiest to clean?

Polypropylene is my favorite because it’s an easy to clean synthetic material. Because this rug is blended with polyester, it remains oh-so-soft to the touch!

A white coffee table in a pet-friendly living room.

The best news? We’ve already put this area rug to the test and it was incredibly easy to clean (and yes, I cried about the stain before seeing that it truly would come clean).

While I’m working diligently to avoid any accidents, it’s nice to know that I can easily clean them, eliminate odor and take this rug outside to hose down if needed.

More Pet Friendly Rug Details

  • Handmade of Polyester and Polypropylene
  • Indoor/Outdoor use
  • Reversible
  • A rug pad is recommended
  • Wide range of sizes, from 2×3 to 10×14
  • Made in India

Whether you have a pet or just want a soft rug that looks like jute and is easy to clean, this rug is the perfect fit! I love the subtle neutral color and lush texture it adds to the room.

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This jute-look rug has held up beautifully for us over the years! Shop it in three colors and a variety of sizes. (Ours is beige.)

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  1. Animals love smooth and soft material as well as kids too.And this rug seems to to be so comfortable and soft.The color is good but its hard to maintain as it looks like off white and Floor material of white color is so difficult to maintain.

  2. Awww you made me remember and miss our Buttercup who lived to be 16 years old and had the same issue when she got older. We loved her and just cleaned up the messes without making her feel bad about it. We could tell that she knew better and was embarrassed about the accidents. Love that rug! I don’t need one right now but I sure wish I did!

    1. Aw, she was so lucky to have a great dog mom! I can’t imagine how they feel. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this post, Julie! We have two aging dogs we adore. One is 17 and the other is 16. We like you guys are diligent about taking them out but accidents definitely happen. I just bought 2 outdoor rugs because I knew they would be easy to clean. I really missed the softness of an indoor rug though. I can’t wait to check this rug out now. Hugs to you and Dusty, CoCo

    1. I’ve never had an outdoor rug this soft before! It’s the best of both worlds. Your pups are lucky to have such a loving home!

  4. I’m going to look up the rug but I see your couch and love it. Could I ask where it’s from?


  5. I’m going to look up your rug but I also noticed your couch and love the style. Can I ask where it is from?