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Direct Carpet San Marcos
800 Los Vallecitos Suite A
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 471-9090
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465-1 College Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92057
(760) 295-9988

Birdie's Pet Corner

Welcome to Birdie’s Pet Corner!

I’m Birdie and my mom and dad own this store. They asked me to join the Direct Carpet team to help humans choose the best flooring for your family; fur or otherwise! You’ll find helpful tips on flooring choices, cleaning tips, pictures of me and my fur friends and other useful tools! And don’t forget to send in pictures of your pets enjoying your new flooring to have a chance to win a $50 Petco gift certificate monthly!

I’m here to help, so let’s get started!

New Products: Introducing Stainmaster Pet Protect! Major Brands like Tuftex, Dixie Home, Camelot/Royalty and Phenix provide a wide array of styles and colors!

Look for my face all over my Mom and Dad's store to direct you to pet friendly flooring options! If you have any questions, you can email me at

Shaw Life Happens

Life Happens

This waterproof carpet is made to handle it.

Pets, There's a lot to keep up with. So we made our newest carpet collection to fit your lifestyle.

"The patented LifeGuard waterproof backing provides an unprecedented additional level of protection."

Waterproof Technology
Stain Resistant

Resists Pet Stains

STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet has built-in stain resistance that won’t wash off.  It is made from SuperiaSD™ fiber, a solution dyed nylon 6,6 polymer engineered with inherent stain resistance and built-in color that resists fading. So when accidents happen, you can use hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners without fear.

Reduce Pet Odors

Sometimes accidents happen, and time may pass before they’re discovered. But when you purchase the STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet & cushion system, you’re armed with a breathable moisture barrier on the STAINMASTER® carpet cushion that helps prevent spills from penetrating the padding and subfloor, allowing for more thorough cleaning which reduces lingering odors. To realize this benefit, you must purchase STAINMASTER® carpet cushion.

Releases Pet Hair

STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet uses proprietary technologies and chemistries applied to the carpet that reduce the force of attraction between pet hair and the carpet, allowing the hair to be more easily removed with normal vacuuming. And anyone with a German shepherd can tell you that’s a breakthrough.
Browse STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet

Buy Pet Protect Carpet for your home and get your own Birdie!

Other Pet Friendly Options

Tile – Tile is a great choice if you have pets! Durable, easy to clean and comes in a lot of different style and color choices!
Click here to see our tile catalog

Laminate – Easy to care for and durable, laminate gives you the look of wood in a pet-friendly way!

A great alternative to wood for families with large dogs
Resists minor accidents and pet stains
Click here to see our laminate catalog

Carpet – The style and color of carpet you choose is key for you and your pets! For cats, avoid large loop carpets where claws can get caught. If you like patterns choose a low-profile cut/loop style with smaller, tighter loop patterns so that paws can walk over easily. Plush is always a good option and there are many levels of this style to choose. Solution Dyed products and Pet Protect brand carpets are a great choice for clean ability and, of course, color choice is important.

Moisture Barrier Carpet Pad – You may want to consider adding this extra level of protection if Fido or Fifi has the occasional accident! The barrier stops the moisture from absorbing down into the pad and sub floor, allowing for better cleaning and reducing lingering odors.

Ask Birdie

Commonly asked questions

Q: I have a large dog, can I have wood flooring?
Wood is beautiful but is susceptible to scratching and grooves from dog claws over time. I recommend laminate or another durable surface like tile which can give the look of wood and perform better over time.
Q: I have a cat, what’s the best carpet choice for me?
Whatever you do, don’t choose loop! Our little claws get caught in the loops and will pull the tufts and you’ll require a good pair of scissors! Plush styles and low profile, high/low patterned carpet with little, tight loops are best. I might still claw the carpet for fun, but it won’t cause damage!
Q: My dog won’t go up our wood stairs? What can I do?
Sometimes, animals have trouble with the new floors. They make unfamiliar sounds under our paws, feel differently, and we may have trouble getting traction. The whole thing can be foreign to us! You can always opt for a carpet runner and now there are pet friendly carpet stair pads available in many styles and colors that easily attach to your stairs without damaging them and are washable. Call my mom for more information!
Q: What kind of Area Rugs are best for animals?
Avoid any loop carpet or rugs made from sisal or jute. Your cat will think it’s a large, flat cat scratcher!  Wool will be tough to clean and can be expensive, so I recommend choosing an easy care fiber such as polyester or something similar that cleans up easy from accidents. There are many styles and colors to choose from and my mom can make custom sizes from any carpet.

Birdie Photos

Birdie’s Pet Friends

Send us a picture of your pet on your new flooring and be entered to win a $50 Petco Gift Card!