Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 1, 2019
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
BEST 2019
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

4 adjustable height settings help you choose the one to suit your body as well as remove dirt from hard-to-reach places. The 28-feet power cord with 10.5-feet attachment reach rids you of the necessity to change sockets often.

CONS

The power of the cord rewind mechanism is rather weak.

OUR VERDICT

The Kenmore 81614 will become a great choice for pet owners and allergy sufferers. The combination of high-efficient HEPA filters and Pet Power Matebrush allow this vac to remove almost 100% of allergens from your home.

detailed parameters
Type

Canister

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

67.63 oz dustcup

Power Source

Corded (28-feet cord length)

Power

12 Amps

Brush

Pet PowerMate, Dusting Brush, Bare Floor Tool, Crevice Tool

Convenience

2-motor system, Power Flow technology, adjustable working height, telescopic tube, flexible hose, cord rewind

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to the tangle-free brush roll, the vac requires almost no maintenance. No more hair wrap. And the patented cyclonic spooling system ensures a hand-free emptying.

CONS

The vac is rather loud. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bissell 1650A pet Hair Eraser is a definite leader on the market. It can remove even the most stubborn hair owing to multiple specialized pet tools. This revolutionary vacuum can really make cleaning up after Pets a breeze.

detailed parameters
Type

Upright

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

50-oz dustcup with EasyEmpty™ System

Power Source

Corded (30-ft cord length)

Power

8.5 Amps

Brush

Motorized brush (12" cleaning path), Pet TurboEraser™ Tool, Crevice tool with LED light, Upholstery tool

Convenience

SuctionChannel Technology™, SmartSeal™ Allergen System, Cyclonic Spooling System™, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator, 8-ft hose

Warranty

5 years

PROS

This vacuum comes with 6 modes of operation, which are easily switched using the ergonomic Rotary Dial. The ~ 118 oz. (3.5 liters) AirClean™ dust bag boasts the presence of a special indicator that tells you to replace the bag.

CONS

A little rough to move back and forth.

OUR VERDICT

If you are looking for a powerful vacuum cleaner which is powerful enough to vacuum up large clumps of pet hair - choose this model: the productive 10-Amp vortex motor will easily cope with cleaning any floor surfaces and high carpets.

detailed parameters
Type

Canister

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

~118 oz dust bag

Power Source

Corded (~23-feet cord length)

Power

10 Amps

Brush

AllTeQ floorhead, small dusting brush, upholstery tool

Convenience

6-setting Rotary Dial for adjusting suction power, AirClean Sealed System (dustbag, motor protection filter and AirClean exhaust filter), adjustable working height, telescopic tube, flexible hose, cord rewind

Warranty

1 year

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

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. This gives you 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

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Kenmore 81614

Winning Combination

If you aren't ready to compromise when it comes to convenience of use, performance, ergonomics, and efficiency, then you should consider a vacuum cleaner like the Kenmore 81614. With a 12-Amp motor, this vacuum cleaner is able to handle just about any dirt with ease. However, powerful motor isn't the only thing that makes it so performing. To expand its functionality, the manufacturer provided the tool with a good bunch of accessories so that you could use it not only for vacuuming floors but also for cleaning carpets, hard-to-reach spots like under furniture, and removing pet hair. Thus, the package includes a crevice tool, Pet PowerMate brush, dusting brush, and a bare floor tool. What we like in particular is that all accessories can be kept on board of the vac so you can have quick access to them when you need.

Like we've mentioned earlier, the Kenmore model has some great usability features. It is equipped with a telescopic tube that can be set in one of four height positions to provide convenient use for an operator and adjusted in length to reach all tight spots. Also, it has a very long cord of 28 feet allowing you to move it freely around a big room using only one socket.

As for shortcomings, the Kenmore 81614 is a bit on a heavy side with the weight of 22.6 pounds. That said, we don't consider this a deal breaker given you won't need to carry it in your hands and will be able to simply wheel it from one room to another. It has a pair of sturdy, large wheels and a convenient carry handle for hassle-free transportation.

Review of Kenmore 81614 Bagged Canister Vac with Pet PowerMate

Bagged Canister Vacuum for Pet Owners

The Kenmore 81614 is an ideal choice for pet owners. Along with the standard set of attachments, it includes a special Pet PowerMate brush to pick up pet hair from furniture, carpets and other spots. It's very efficient and, if used on high settings, can handle even very stubborn hair. Another thing pet owners should appreciate about the Kenmore 81614 is that it uses HEPA filtration system which is renowned for its efficiency when it comes to cleaning the air from allergens and tiny dust particles and dander. For this reason, this vac is also perfect for those sensitive to allergens. 

Kenmore 81614 Bagged Canister Vac with Pet PowerMate in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Bissell 1650A

The Leader in Pet Hair Handling

The Bissell 1650A pet hair vacuum cleaner is a stellar option for pet hair removal. It’s an upright vacuum cleaner for multisurface cleaning with an innovative tangle-free brush roll that prevents hair wrap and is very easy-to-use. While many vacs use suction on one side of their brush rolls only, this one ensures edge-to-edge suction to maximize the pickup of pet hair, dust, and other debris. The suction is more than enough for handling pet hair easily. And for removing stubborn and embedded hair from carpets or delicate surfaces, the vacuum comes with a Pet TurboEraser Tool and a special 2-in-1 Pet Brush (rubber fingers and soft dusting brush). Also, the package includes the LED-Lit Crevice Tool that helps you spot hidden dirt quickly. Like a pet hair rake, it's rubberized and has a strong suction power to remove pet hair from all those nooks and crannies. All attachments can be easily disconnected from the body with the push of a single button to make pet cleanups a breeze. For a hands-free emptying, the vac boasts patented Cyclonic Pet Hair Spooling system that captures and separates hair from dirt spooling it together.


Review of Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Great for Allergies

Thanks to the SmartSeal Allergen System, the vacuum traps and hold allergens inside, so the dust won’t escape back into the air. Moreover, the unit features a built-in Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator filter that removes all nasty odors while you vacuum. An excellent vacuum that will help you effectively remove pet hair as well as annoying smells.

Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Upright Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction

Everything You Expect a High-Quality Vac to Possess

The Miele Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a great choice for those seeking performance, user-friendly design, and usability in one appliance. Miele has been producing vacuum cleaners for more than a century already and there’s no doubt their appliances boast great motor power, come with all tools necessary for effective clean-up, and are convenient to use. However, we’d like to focus on the features that distinguish this vac from many others. Here they are:

  • The Compact C1 Pure Suction vacuum from Miele has a thermal protection option. Thanks to this very feature, the motor of the appliance is cooled automatically to prevent it from overheating and ensure its reliable service life. It's very likely that thermal protection is what makes all Miele vacuum cleaners so durable, and this particular is not an exception. With a 7-year warranty on motor and body housings, you can be sure it will last you a lifetime.
  • In the kit, along with the vacuum cleaner, you'll find a standard set of attachments that includes a crevice tool, upholstery tool, and a dust brush. Furthermore, it has a special Vario clip which can be attached to the hose to keep all attachments in one place.
  • Like all sophisticated appliances, the Miele Canister Vacuum Cleaner cleaner features convenient and user-friendly controls. There are 6 suction power levels that can be adjusted with a rotary dial and two large control buttons that turn the vac on and rewind the cord. In addition, it's possible to adjust the length of the bristles on the AllTeQ floorhead with a foot switch so you can quickly switch between cleaning modes depending on what type of surface you're cleaning.
Review of Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum

Keep an Eye on Filters

Filters and filter bags are the core of proper vacuum operation and effective cleaning so it's very important to maintain them properly. Keep an eye on the FilterBag Change indicator; it will turn red when the bag inside the vac is full. Do not reuse filter bags as they are not intended for multiple uses. Even if you empty the bag, its pores will remain clogged and are likely to worsen the vacuum’s performance. Aside from filter bags, you should check out the filters. As for this model, both the motor protection filter and the exhaust filter should be replaced every time when you start to use a new pack of filter bags, however, in some other models exhaust filters may last longer than that. Replacing the bags and filters is easy and if you have any issues, you can refer to the user's guide that comes included in the box.

Miele Compact C1 Pure Suction Canister Vacuum in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet (2252)

Clean Up All Hair

There are quite a few vacuums on the market now that all 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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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 usual 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.

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