Updated November 06, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Carpet Cleaners For Pets

video play icon
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Pets provide a lot of love to their human owners, but they also leave behind messes that can be a real pain to eliminate. Whether it's a traditional upright unit or a model using a wet/dry operation, our menagerie of powerful carpet cleaners is capable of vacuuming, brushing, and removing all those pesky spots and contaminants from the toughest locations on both rugs and hard floors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best carpet cleaner for pets on Amazon.

10. Hoover T-Series

9. Dirt Devil Razor

8. Bissell SpotBot

7. Rug Doctor Portable

6. Bissell Cleanview

5. Shark Rotator TruePet

4. Hoover Power Scrub Elite

3. Dyson Ball Animal 2

2. Bissell ProHeat Revolution

1. Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3

Editor's Notes

October 31, 2018: Added Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3, Portable, and Bissel SpotBot for their preset cleaning cycles, dedicated motor brushes, and ease of transport. Also included the Dyson Ball Animal 2 due to its ability to automatically raise or lower its base plate depending on the carpeting. Also added Bissell ProHeat Revolution for its foot-activated pretreater and wet/dry operation. Kept considering versatility in terms of application and maneuverability of the tools.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on November 06, 2018 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For our full ranking methodology, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.