Any dog lover knows that it is always a challenge when it comes to flooring and dogs. Not everyone who has adopted a rescued dog needs to worry about the puppy stage and housebreaking, as the average age of a shelter dog is nine months to two and a half years. Even so, a new dog often has accidents adjusting to a new schedule and enviornment. Even if you never have a little puppy in your midst, the issue of shedding sometimes influences flooring choices. There is a Siberian Husky in my life that leaves her calling card of white fur wherever she goes, and don’t forget the tumbleweeds my long haired dachshund leaves. I admit more than once that color schemes revolved around my dog just to make things less noticeable. Multicolored rugs seems to do just fine unless you look closed.
You can still enjoy sprucing up your room with nice area rugs that can be rolled up during major playtimes, or are easily vacuumed. In fact, I have really changed my opinion over the years of “buying once and buying good.” I moved the heirloom Persian to the bedroom, where I can close the door. The big dogs don’t sleep in the big bed so are seldom in there, so it is pretty safe. For the main traffic areas, like the living room and hall, I have opted for cheap rugs that I can afford to change every couple years.
Superior Rugs has a particular style, at left, that I think pretty well covers it. At 76-77% off of list price right now, I can afford to get two. It is an intricate pattern that camouflages any accidental fur ball until I am able to notice it and scoop it up. Also, as an added bonus, all of the fur colors of every dog in the house seems to be represented. Not that I don’t keep house well, but when spring approaches, you just can’t possibly keep up with the dogs deciding to leave their summer coats behind. Something like this would at least buy some time in the uphill battle.