Aldi is set to release a line of luxury pet furnishings. Picture: Supplied/Aldi
Aldi is set to release a line of luxury pet furnishings. Picture: Supplied/Aldi

Aldi selling miniature sofas for pets

Aussie pet owners will soon have a reason to visit their nearest Aldi store with news the supermarket is releasing a line of luxury pet furniture.

The budget retailer has revealed it is offering a selection of couches and pet beds to customers as part of its Special Buys, available Saturday, March 21.

Excited shoppers will be able to get their hands on a stunning range which includes a miniature sofa, available in plush velvet, for pets up to 15kg for $59.99.

There's also a special sofa size - likely to get the tick of approval from those in love with Scandi style - available for the larger pet, for weights up to 45kg, for $99.99.

Cat lovers have also been included, with Aldi releasing a cute cubby for your feline friend, which also doubles as a scratching post, for $49.99.

This stylish pet bed, designed for a larger animal, is priced at $99.99. Picture: Supplied/Aldi
This stylish pet bed, designed for a larger animal, is priced at $99.99. Picture: Supplied/Aldi

Other items to feature as part of the upcoming pet-focused Special Buys includes a memory foam pet mat, priced at $19.99 and a pet bowl mat, $7.99.

A selection of chew toys are on offer for $3.99 each and there is even a specially designed microfibre throw blanket, 'pawfect' for cold nights, available for $9.99.

News of Aldi's new pet range has spread like wildfire on social media, with one Facebook post gathering 856 comments from keen Aussie pet owners.

One person, clearly delighted by the announcement, wrote: "How cute! Proper bed for the puppies."

This cat cubby, which doubles as a scratching post, is $49.99. Picture: Supplied/Aldi
This cat cubby, which doubles as a scratching post, is $49.99. Picture: Supplied/Aldi

 

A selection of chew toys are available for $3.99 each. Picture: Supplied/Aldi
A selection of chew toys are available for $3.99 each. Picture: Supplied/Aldi

Another wrote: "Toúla would feel more like human with one of these."

While a third, tagging in a friend, said: "I feel like your cat is so boujie and needs this."

According to data from the RSPCA, gathered in 2019, Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world.

Its figures show approximately 61 per cent of households in Australia own pets, with dogs being the most common at 40 per cent and cats coming in next at 27 per cent.

Figures from the RSPCA show 60 per cent of pet owners have adopted ‘pet parenting’ behaviours. (Shown, Aldi’s small pet sofa, $49.99.) Picture: Supplied/Aldi
Figures from the RSPCA show 60 per cent of pet owners have adopted ‘pet parenting’ behaviours. (Shown, Aldi’s small pet sofa, $49.99.) Picture: Supplied/Aldi

Additional data from the animal charity showed 64 per cent of pet owners are female, and 70 per cent are aged between 18-24 years old.

Figures also showed over 60 per cent of dog and cat owners considered their pet as a member of the family.

"Many pet owners have also adopted 'pet parenting' behaviours that resemble parent-child relationships - around two-thirds of pet owners speak to their pets as though they understand what they are saying, and almost half of pet owners let their pets sleep in their bed with them."


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