We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a one-year old. When the rug came, and my husband saw how white it was, he thought I was crazy. But, I had high hopes and have yet to be let down. We have had this rug for over a month now, and it still looks clean and has held up perfectly. It's soft enough for our son to lay down and relax on, yet hearty enough to handle the claws and paws of 4 pets (we tend to go through rugs quite quickly). Plus, I think it looks great in our home. Great buy!