Talking to my SIL last night. She's looking at new carpet and taking suggestions and ideas from all.
I sent her this picture. Did I mention they have a black labby? We put this on the stairs and then had runners made of it as Tar could not handle hardwood floors. Really don't have to id them but that is Abby, petite but mighty, on the left and Tar, big and doofus-y, the right.