When my husband and I talked about getting married, we covered the basics of priorities and life choices. Two careers? Yes. Kids? Yes. Plural and eventually. Dogs? Yes. Cats? Yes, mainly because I already had a cat (one that thought it was a dog). Since pets were the more immediate negotiating point, we reviewed the 'rules'.
Dogs on the furniture? Of course!
We were both raised in homes where dogs shared couches and sometimes beds (depending on the sleeping habit of the dog). Which