The 10 Best Vacuums For Pet Hair

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in March of 2018. While the companionship of a four-legged family member definitely makes life worth living, finding its fur all over the house isn't something any pet owners relish. Our list of vacuums offer the power and maneuverability needed to suck up all that hair from your carpets, floors, and furniture, reducing the number of airborne allergens while keeping your home looking neat and tidy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Dyson V11 Torque Drive

2. iRobot Roomba 675

3. Bissell Clean View

Editor's Notes

April 22, 2020:

Although my pets technically have hair and not fur, that doesn't mean our house is free from messes, shedding, or funky odors. For example, our pets always go outside in the backyard to do their business, so even when we're careful to dry their feet and remove as much mud and dirt as we can from their paws when they come inside, it's inevitable that some degree of mess will end up on the carpets. Therefore, we need the benefit of a good vacuum cleaner to lift that debris. While we have separate topics for hard floors and carpets, this category includes versatile models that deliver effective performance on both types of surfaces.

Depending on the size of your property and the types of flooring its rooms contain, our selection of vacuums can be used to suit almost any household. The Dyson V11 Torque Drive, for example, can be used as both an upright and handheld vacuum and it is designed for deep cleaning. It can also be mounted to the wall for easy storage. If you plan to be away from home for extended periods of time and aren't sure whether you'll be able to vacuum yourself, the IRobot Roomba 675 is a handy option to use in a pinch. Its mobile app can be used to schedule cleanings, while the internal dirt sensors can guide it to areas needing the most attention. We've also added the Bissell Clean View for its swivel steering, retractable power cord, and adjustable height settings, making it a good choice for whole-home vacuuming. Additionally, every purchase of this model benefits a homeless pet. Also recently added is the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog. Although this is one of our more expensive choices, its adjustable speed, quiet operation, and extended warranty still make it a worthy contender.

We've also included the powerful Hoover Wind Tunnel 3, thanks to its cyclonic cleaning action and odor-trapping HEPA filtration. If you have a breed that sheds a lot around the house, the built-in dust compactor in the Black and Decker PowerSeries Pro will definitely come in handy, minimizing the need to constantly empty its canister when picking up large volumes of debris.

Both the Shark Apex and Eureka PowerSpeed Pro are equipped with integrated LED headlights, which can help you spot hidden areas where dust and dirt are hiding, especially along floor edges and in other tight spaces.

Finally, we've added the Tineco A11 Hero EX for its 450-watt digital motor, continuous and trigger power modes, and two batteries for extended runtime.

Special Honors

Stanley Steemer Based in Dublin, Ohio, Stanley Steemer is a professional, family-owned floor cleaning service with over 70 years in the trade. If you find that traditional vacuum solutions aren't quite getting the job done in your home, Stanley Steemer is a useful alternative. The company's carpet cleaning service uses a proprietary hot water extraction process to safely remove dirt, spots and odors from rugs without leaving behind any residue. The company also provides dedicated services for cleaning upholstery, tile and grout, and natural stone.

4. Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog

5. Shark Apex

6. Tineco A11 Hero EX

7. Black and Decker PowerSeries Pro

8. Hoover Wind Tunnel 3

9. Eureka PowerSpeed Pro

10. Shark Rocket Pet Pro

Jeff Newburgh
Last updated 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.

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