I read a review by another customer who said that the fleece was pilling off--not so. THIS bed has no fleece on top. It is only synthetic suede. I had previously purchased the memory foam bed WITH the fleece on top, and the fleece did pill off. Plus, the dog likes to dig before he lays down, so he was actually peeling it off. As a result, I had dark brown fuzzies all over the room. But THIS bed hasn't been damaged by him yet, and I think it will stand up pretty well. He has outgrown the eating-his-bed-and-ripping-it-to-shreds phase, so I imagine we'll have it for a while. It looks great in our home, and the dog loves it. Actually, it's more comfortable than my own bed. As a sidenote, if you can't find a color you like, or you don't want to take the cover off once a week to wash it, a crib sheet will fit the large bed and act as a slipcover.