Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 7, 2021
If you are a happy pet owner, you will probably agree that cleaning pet hair is quite a tricky job that not every standard vacuum can manage. That's why we kindly offer you to look through our review of the vacuums designed specifically for removing pet hair from your furniture and floors. They will help you clean your home with much less effort. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Cleaning
Tank Capacity
Power Source
Power
Brush
Convenience
Warranty
 
PROS

The Dust-Away ™ Hard Floor Attachment is stiff enough to collect crumbs and large debris while being delicate enough to clean all dust from floors such as expensive wood without the risk of damage to the surface.

CONS

Power button not very sensitive.

OUR VERDICT

The Shark NV752 is a powerful vertical vacuum cleaner, which will not leave a single bit of pet hair or dust in your home. It retains more than 99.9% of suspended particles inside, which is important in homes where those with allergies and young children live.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

48-oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (30-feet cord length)

Power

9.5 Amps

Brush

Dust-Away™ Hard Floor Attachment, True Pet Mini Motorized Brush, PetMulti-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool

Convenience

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology™, Lift-Away™ Technology, Fingertip controls, LED-light

Warranty

7 years

PROS

The Triple Action Brush Roll has bristles of varying length and hardness to effectively lift and collect even very fine hair - an important point for owners of short-haired animals. EasyEmpty™ Technology makes emptying the dustcup quick and hygienic.

CONS

Motorized brush is not suitable for high pile carpets.

OUR VERDICT

The relatively small size, light weight, and excellent maneuverability make this model the best for Edge-To-Edge Cleaning. And the extension wand and 6-feet hose will provide the opportunity not only to vacuum the floors, but also to clean the walls and furniture of pet hair.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

~50-oz dustcup with EasyEmpty™ System

Power Source

Corded (27-feet cord length)

Power

8 Amps

Brush

Triple-Action Motorized brush, Pet TurboEraser™ Tool, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool

Convenience

Multi-Cyclonic Suction System, Scatter-Free Technology, extension wand, 6-feet hose

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The 3XL Dust Cup boasts an amazing capacity of as much as 89.7 oz (2.8 Qts): you can operate the vacuum cleaner to clean large rooms without having to stop to empty the container. The 12 foot hose allows you to easily reach difficult places.

CONS

Attachments use friction, not locking mechanism.

OUR VERDICT

Many people refuse to buy powerful upright vacuums due to the massive construction and poor handling, but this model is an exception: thanks to the ergonomic Swivel Steering, you can easily move the device around the house without getting tired.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

~89.6-oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (25-feet cord length)

Power

9.5 Amps

Brush

Motorized brush (12" cleaning width), 12-ft hose, Duster Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool

Convenience

Zero-M® self-cleaning brushroll, Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, Swivel Steering

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The power cord has an amazing length of as much as 27 feet, so you can easily connect the vacuum cleaner to the nearest outlet. Moreover, thanks to the Automatic Rewind System, the cord can be quickly unwound by pressing a special button (important during storage).

CONS

The hose might fall out of place.

OUR VERDICT

The Bissel CleanView 2254 is a great choice for homes with pets. It boasts good suction, special pet attachments (including Pet Hair Corner Tool), excellent air filtration, and a versatile main cleaner head. Overall, it's a well-balanced model to be used as the main vacuum for cleaning most kinds of floors.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

33.8-oz dustcup with EasyEmpty™ System

Power Source

Corded (27-feet cord length)

Power

8 Amps

Brush

Triple-Action Motorized brush, Pet TurboEraser™ Tool, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Pet Hair Corner Tool

Convenience

Multi-Cyclonic Suction System, Scatter-Free Technology, extension wand, 6-feet hose

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The Turbo Tool with rubberized blades on a roller is able to scrape stubborn pet hair from stairs: it picks up lots of pet hair with no clumps of hair left behind. The Carbon HEPA filtration System not only absorbs even small particles of debris, but also eliminates unpleasant odors.

CONS

The unit is quite heavy.

OUR VERDICT

The Hoover Wind Tunnel 3 Max is a top performer with pet hair. Its extremely powerful 12-Amp motor tackles any dirt and debris in every corner of your house. A good fit for busy households with kids and pets. The 15" cleaning path allows you to spend minimal time on cleaning.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

~40 oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (30-feet cord length)

Power

12 Amps

Brush

Motorized brush (15" cleaning width), Pivoting Dusting Tool, Pet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool

Convenience

Wind tunnel 3 technology, Multi-Cyclonic system, Convenient bottom-release dirt cup, telescopic extension wand, ~6-feet hose

Warranty

5 years (3 years for motor)

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Shark NV752

Amazingly Versatile

One of the most important aspects of an upright vacuum cleaner is its versatility. Vacuums are made primarily for carpeted floors, but it is more than just carpeted floors that need to be cleaned. Other areas, such as furniture, curtains, hardwood floors, and other parts of a home can all benefit greatly from having a vacuum cleaner that is able to clean them. A vacuum with such versatility is simply a great addition to any home.

The Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum is one such vacuum that offers a high degree of versatility. Thanks to its many attachments and modes, this vacuum is able to clean areas that many other vacuums can only dream of.

One aspect of this vacuum that contributes to its high degree of versatility is its Powered Lift-Away feature. This allows the main canister of the vacuum to be removed from the upright body of the vacuum, and can be easily carried with you. Thanks to this you have the ability to easily clean areas that are harder to reach for a regular vacuum, such as stairs, underneath furniture, and upholstery. The included Under Appliance Wand also allows for cleaning underneath low-sitting appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

Review of Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum

Powerful and Easy to Use

The high versatility of this vacuum is aided greatly by many of the additional features that are included. For instance, the Dynamic Swivel Steering allows for flexibility of the cleaning head of the main body, making it easy for you to turn the vacuum around corners or furniture. The fingertip controls allow for easy operation of the vacuum, giving you everything you need within easy reach of your fingers. Powerful LED lights are also included on the front of both the main body head and the Lift Away, allowing for easy cleaning in dark areas. There are even lights on the handle, giving you the ability to use the vacuum even in the dark.

The performance of this vacuum is also nothing to sneer at. The powerful 9.5 A motor gives plenty of power to both the brush and the suction capability, allowing for pet hair and dirt to be easily lifted from any surface. It is even well performing on hard floors, ensuring that all dirt and hair is suctioned into the vacuum instead of being scattered about. This is aided greatly by the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology along with the HEPA filter, which ensures that all dirt and dust are swept into the vacuum, and preventing stray dust from being scattered into the air.

With the powerful combination of these features along with its versatility, this vacuum should give anyone a powerful tool for cleaning their home.

Shark NV752 Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum in the use

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Last updated price $289.99
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ASIN B00X7R1FZ2

 

Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet (2252)

Clean Up All Hair

There are quite a few vacuums on the market now that claim to be well suited for cleaning up pet hair. However, anyone who has owned a pet for any length of time knows how truly difficult it can be for any vacuum to do it. In fact, many of these vacuums that claim to be able to vacuum up pet hair will often struggle with it, especially hair that has become deeply embedded into a carpet. In such cases, it is difficult to find any solution that works particularly well with cleaning deeply embedded pet hair, along with other things such as dirt or grime that is the inevitable problem when pets are in the house, especially those that spend time outside.

The Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet Upright Vacuum is another product that claims to be quite effective at cleaning up pet hair, and in this case, the claims are quite correct. The Triple Action Brush Roll of this pet hair vacuum has bristles of varying length and hardness to effectively lift and collect even very fine hair.

This is an important point for owners of short-haired animals who know full well how their precious pets can leave hair in the hardest to clean places. Once you have finished cleaning the pet hair, the EasyEmpty™ Technology makes emptying the dustcup quick and hygienic.

Review of Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet (2252) Upright Vacuum

Compact and Lightweight

The full effectiveness of this vacuum's ability to clean up every last bit of pet hair is enough of a selling point for it, but it also has a lot more to offer. The relatively small size, light weight, and excellent maneuverability make this model the best for Edge-To-Edge Cleaning, allowing you to clean up every nook and crevice. Along with this, the extension wand and 6-feet hose will provide the opportunity not only to vacuum the floors, but also to clean the walls and furniture of pet hair, making this a truly versatile device.

The overall dimensions of this device are also quite modest, allowing for easy storage in any kind of storage closet without worry of it taking up too much room. All told, this highly effective pet hair vacuum with its plethora of options and accessories will prove itself to be the ultimate tool in cleaning up your home after your pets.

Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet (2252) Upright Vacuum in the use

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Last updated price $99.99
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ASIN B07F6N3RT6

 

Shark ZU62

Perfect for Large Homes

Those who have large homes are probably well aware of the shortcoming of most vacuum cleaners when it comes to using them throughout the house. Many vacuum cleaners, especially modern ones, tend to come with small capacity dust cups or lint bags that hold very little dirt and debris in them, often necessitating them to be emptied more than once throughout the course of cleaning. This problem is doubly so for those with pets, as the amount of pet hair and dirt that they leave behind is often tremendous, the full capacity of which is often not realized until it's time to clean the home. With all of the different vacuums that are geared towards cleaning up after pets, it's surprising that more of them don't offer larger capacity dust cups that are up to the job.

The Shark ZU62 Pet Pro Upright Vacuum is one such model that doesn't have this problem. The 3XL Dust Cup boasts an amazing capacity of as much as 89.7 oz (2.8 Qts): you can operate the vacuum cleaner to clean large rooms without having to stop to empty the container. In addition, the 12 foot hose allows you to easily reach difficult places, so pet hair will no longer escape you by hiding in corners or underneath or behind furniture. You can easily vacuum every square inch of the house with this tool.

Review of Shark ZU62 Pet Pro Upright Vacuum

Ergonomic and User Friendly

Many people refuse to buy powerful upright vacuums due to the massive construction and poor handling that is far too often typical of these types of vacuums, but this model is an exception. Thanks to the ergonomic Swivel Steering, you can easily move the device around the house without getting tired. In fact, this vacuum is an absolute breeze to maneuver around in comparison to most other upright models, so those who often find vacuuming to be an unpleasant chore will be pleasantly surprised at how easy this process is with this vacuum.

Plenty of other features are packed into this upright vacuum as well. For instance, the Zero-M self-cleaning brush roll constantly cleans hair from the vacuum's rollers while in use, preventing the hair from tangling and interfering with the operation of the device. Also, the anti-allergen complete seal technology along with the HEPA filter prevents allergens from getting kicked up into the air, sealing them away inside of the vacuum instead of scattering them around the room.

At the end of the day, anyone who has a large house with pets will find this upright vacuum from Shark to be the most suitable tool for keeping a healthy and clean home for everyone.

Shark ZU62 Pet Pro Upright Vacuum in the use

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Last updated price $0.00
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ASIN B07NFRP2RK

 

Bissell 2254

Pet Hair Be Gone!

Many vacuums that are advertised as being ideal for cleaning pet hair tend to not be quite so effective at that task. Pet hair, after all, can be quite stubborn to clean out of any carpet. However, there is one model that is certainly up to the task. The Bissel CleanView 2252 is a great choice for homes with pets. It boasts good suction power, special pet attachments, excellent air filtration, and a versatile main cleaner head. Overall, it's a well-balanced model to be used as the main vacuum for cleaning most kinds of floors, and is effective enough to be used in any home, not just those with pets.

First things first, the suction power of this vacuum is quite good, thanks to the multi-cyclonic suction system. In combination with the triple action brush roll, this vacuum is able to pick up just about anything from any carpet, including pet hair that is thoroughly entangled in the carpet strands. The scatter free technology also ensures that all dust and hair that is loosened from the floor ends up in the dustcup and doesn't get scattered around the area, like what tends to happen with some other vacuums. Those who have allergies or are easily bothered by dust will certainly appreciate this vacuum's efficiency and effectiveness in this area.
Review of Bissell 2254 Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

Clear Dust Collector

Speaking of the dustcup, this model offers a clear view of the contents of it, which lets you easily keep an eye on how full it is. This will be especially appreciated as the 33.8-oz capacity of this model is the smallest of all the products we review here, so it will need to be changed frequently. Thankfully, this can be easily done in just seconds, and all without the worry of the contents being scattered about.

One of the best features of this vacuum is its long 27-foot cord, which gives you plenty of room for maneuvering around freely without getting yourself tangled up with it. Furthermore, the long cord length lets you vacuum a larger area without having to change power outlets. Whenever you do need to move the vacuum to another room, the auto-roll system will automatically wind up the cord for you, helping to save a lot of time.

Not to be outdone are the other features of this vacuum, including the swivel steering for easy maneuvering, the multiple attachments for cleaning corners and removing pet hair from hard to reach areas, and the replaceable filters for helping to keep the air clean during vacuuming. All told, this excellent vacuum cleaner from Bissell is a great bargain for those who need a model that is effective for cleaning up after pets.
Bissell 2254 Bagless Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Last updated price $149.99
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ASIN B07F6MXJ9X

 

Hoover WindTunnel 3 (UH72625)

Maximum Performance

Hoover is one of the most trusted brands in America, which has been designing powerful and easy-to-use vacuums for more than 110 years by now. Hoover offers a comprehensive line of special-purpose vacuums, full-size uprights, canisters, deep cleaners, and hard-floor cleaners. The model under review, the WindTunnel 3 Max, is currently the best model in its bagless upright vacuum lineup.

It's a sub-$200 vacuum that brings good results for the price. Created with the latest Wind tunnel 3 technology, it's extremely powerful to take on everyday messes as well as stubborn debris from carpets and hard floors. The powerful automatic suction effectively captures embedded dirt, dust, and pet hair.

Also, the vacuum is packed with Multi-Cyclonic System (13 powerful cyclones) for a no-loss suction on different surfaces, including high-pile carpets. The unit can easily adapt to either carpets or hard floors. On the side of the cleaner, you'll find a dial allowing you to adjust the height of the Brushroll. The said dial gives you a wide range of flooring options, from bare floors to high-pile rugs.
Review of Hoover WindTunnel 3 (UH72625) Max Performance Pet Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Made With Pets In Mind

Featuring a 40-foot cord, the vacuum provides a generous lead enabling you to clean a large room or even two smaller rooms without switching the plugs. You can also select whether you want to use the whole unit to clean floors or just use the tools with the hose for detailing. If you select the tools, the hose and its nozzle will easily unlock from the body at the touch of a button. The extension hose is 12 feet long, which is a bit more when compared to similar models.

Speaking about extra attachments, the vacuum is fitted with a pivoting dusting tool, Pet Turbo tool, telescoping extension wand, and crevice tool. The pivoting dusting tool is, perhaps, better suited for delicate upholstery and furniture surfaces, while the turbo tool with rubberized blades is able to scrape stubborn pet hair from stairs. It really picks up lots of pet hair with no clumps of hair left behind.

Another thing that makes this vacuum so attractive for pet owners is the advanced HEPA filtration system. It traps allergens and most pet smells with its odor-absorbing filters. To round things up, we can call the Hoover Wind Tunnel 3 Max a top performer with pet hair. It's extremely powerful and customizable to tackle any dirt and debris in every corner of your house. A solid fit for busy households with kids and pets.
Hoover WindTunnel 3 (UH72625) Max Performance Pet Upright Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Last updated price $139.00
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ASIN B07MFM81RX

 

What Is a Vacuum for Pet Hair?

Did you know that pet hair is the most common trigger of indoor allergies? And if you often experience a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and some other symptoms, you might probably suffer from allergy to pet fur. So, if you need the best vacuum to clean up after your lovely pets, you're at the right place. Good vacuums for pet hair are usually much more powerful and maneuverable than regular vacs. Boasting super-strong suction, these vacuums can easily clean your house from pet hair, dander, fur and other sources of dust, dirt, and allergens. They are usually equipped with additional nozzles for pet hair removal and filters that lock in the finest particles. Like usual vacuums, they come in different shapes and sizes. In this review, we compare some of the best canister vacuums, upright vacuums, and handheld vacuums for dog hair. And no matter whether you want to get rid of retriever hair or toy terrier hair, you'll find a suitable option here. So, keep on reading and take your pick to manage that extra hair in your house.

To make caring for the hair of your furry friend a bit easier, we recommend pet owners to consider the best dog shampoos and hair trimmers. And to make the walks with your pet mess-free, you might be interested in waste bags and pooper scoopers.

What Features to Compare

Not all vacuum cleaners are the same, which is something that all who have used various vacuum cleaners before can attest to. This is especially true of vacuum cleaners that are geared towards cleaning up pet hair, as these vacuums often contain features and capabilities that you just won't find on other models. If you are looking for your first vacuum for pet hair and you're not sure exactly what to look for, the following characteristics and features should give you a good idea of their capabilities, letting you choose the best vacuum for pet hair for your home.

Type and Cleaning

The type and cleaning methods of any pet vacuum will be important to consider, but when looking through the models here, you'll find that all of them share these same characteristics. All of the models that we review here are upright vacuums with dry cleaning methods, so there won't be any variance in those that you see in this review.

Tank Capacity

Outside of that, many of the other characteristics can vary greatly. One such is the tank capacity, which shows the total capacity of the dust cup included with each vacuum. Those who have larger homes and often find their regular vacuum cleaners needing to be emptied constantly will probably want to find a model with a large tank capacity to help avoid this inconvenience.

Power and Power Source

The power and power source of a vacuum are both very important considerations. The power source indicates where the vacuum draws its power from, and the power of a vacuum shows how strong it is. Most of the models in this review are pretty close to each other in both of these characteristics, but it is always good to be aware of them regardless.

Brush

The brush of any vacuum cleaner is one of the most important characteristics to consider, as this shows how the vacuum is able to loosen and pry hair and debris from a carpet. All of the models here have brushes that are geared towards removing pet hair, and many will also include various attachments for cleaning hard to reach areas.

Conveniences

Where most of the vacuums reviewed here will differ the most are in the various conveniences that are included with each model. Many of these conveniences will have to do with the way the vacuum operates, such as providing better maneuverability for the vacuum, or even in its various methods of cleaning. Most of the vacuums also include some kind of filter that helps prevent allergens from being kicked up into the air, a common problem with regular vacuum cleaners when used in a home with pets. Whichever conveniences you want your vacuum to have, it is always best to check to make sure they are included in the model you choose.

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Publish Date: 2018-02-22 12:25:42