We live on a gravel road, so Gina's paws are often muddy. We keep a large, flowered basket by the front door with her leash, a few towels, natural wipes, and more--everything we need to try to keep the house clean. When it comes to the sofa, I have found that a quilt works best. I can wash it weekly (or more often, if needed).
We had changed our 1990s farm scene to a watercolor blue, green, beige stripe. [Did you do this during COVID, too? Have the urge to redecorate?] Ever since then, with our Tiffany lamp reproduction (another garage sale find), the pieced quilt/early-American look didn't work for me. I searched online for something to take its place.
Over past 10 or more years we have tried different kinds of covers/quilts. Some were pieced quilts and more expensive ($80) and some were cheap (around $25). Some had stitching to keep the batting in place and some were like coverlets without stitching. Believe it or not the cheaper ones with stitching worked best. They lay down, they don't get torn, and they are thinner/easier to wash. The thicker ones with no stitching tended to get worn and torn. A beige or darker background is better than white, which gets dirty fast. We found this one at Dollar General for $20. What a find!
What do you do to keep your house clean with a dog?