Its a chenille yarn, so I do know that there is no wool in it. And as far as I know, I do not have any pet allergies. Its pretty mind boggling and I tried contacting the seller to find out where she gets this stuff and who manufactures it and (no surprise) she won't give me the information.
Thanks for the advice, I will try washing and drying a small swatch and hopefully everything will work out!! (I wont be able to do this today or tomorrow as my hubby will be home soon and I had to hide it all away again... teehee)
sorry for the not-very-close closeup, our digital camera isn't the best and it shows fuzzy if i get any closer.