Best vacuums for pet hair

Best Vacuums For Pet Hair 2020

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Are you proud pet owners? Do your pets shed hair or often malt? Does it often look as though your furniture has never been touched by a vacuum, or that you have vacuumed, but feel you need to vacuum again? Have you tried and tested so called pet hair vacuums to no avail? If you have answered YES to any of these questions then today my friends, we will be sharing with you our best vacuums for pet hair!

We understand how important you’re pets are to you. This is why we’ve carried out extensive research to discover the best vacuums available to successfully remove pet hair and even odours from your carpet and upholstery.

We have researched vacuums based on quality, performance, durability, and affordability. Specifically, we have analyzed suction power including airflow through the hose to the floorhead, and performance regarding all types of debris and pet hair pick up from carpet, upholstery and hardwood floors.

We have also rated these vacuums on all the special features (including tools and accessories) that are exclusively designed for pet hair cleaning.


The Bissel Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 vacuum cleaner is a great choice for pet owners on a budget. It comes with a small but powerful Pet Turbo Eraser brush designed to pick up pet and human hair, lint, fibers, crumbs, dust and other stubborn dirt. You will need to regularly remove tangled hair and debris from this tool so its suction performance is not compromised.

The Bissel Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 is equipped with cyclonic cleaning, meaning, it provides excellent suction power when cleaning upholstery, stairs, furniture and even inside your vehicle where pet hair also lives.

This vacuum uses a multi-layered filtration system that prevents minute pet hair from escaping into the air through the exhaust port whilst vacuuming. This vacuum also comes with two specially designed nozzles. The Rubber nozzle (for pet hair), and the hard nozzle for dry debris/dirt on hard surfaces. Both are effective for cleaning cat litter and dog food.

Overall, the Bissel Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 ensures your house is thoroughly cleaned pet hair-free with minimal hassle.

Compatible Accessories: Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner, Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, Bissel multi-purpose portable carpet, and upholstery cleaner.

Key Specifications:

Capacity: 1.5L
Hose length: 2.8m
Wattage: 1020
Cord length: 9.1m
Weight: 8.2kg
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Filtration: Multi-layer filtration system.
Other Special Features: Multi-layer with HEPA filtration, contoured nozzles, powerful cyclonic motor and lightweight.




 The Shark Navigator Pet Plus NV251 vacuum offers powerful suction that is capable of picking up deeply embedded debris and stubborn pet hair from carpet and upholstery. It has a 3XL dust cup capacity which is great if you have a large home, or multiple pets shedding hair. It also means less emptying!

This vacuum is equipped with an excellent air filtration system which is especially great for allergy sufferers. For example, it includes anti-allergen complete seal technology and a HEPA filter to collect and contain dirt and pet dander. It also comes with swivel steering technology so you can collect pet hair easily from those hard-to-reach places like under your furniture!

Overall, the Shark Navigator Pet Plus NV251 is a convenient choice for pet hair and allergies, which often go hand in hand.

Compatible Accessories: Shark Mini Motorized Brushes, True Pet Motorized Brushes, Shark SV780 Cordless Pet Perfect II Hand Vac.

Key Specifications:

Capacity: 7.5L
Hose length: 3.6m
Wattage: 1200
Cord length: 7.62m
Weight: 7.2kg
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Filtration: HEPA Filtration
Other Special features: extendable hose for those hard-to-reach places, lightweight, and easy storage.




The Dyson V7 Animal motor and direct drive cleaner floorhead with stiff nylon bristles is powerful enough to lift and collect embedded dirt and pet dander from carpet and upholstery.

In max mode, the Dyson V7 Animal can clean any type of dirt and pet hair with a single sweep.

Overall, this vacuum is compact and lightweight which is convenient if you find yourself vacuuming often. This vacuum is said to have 75% more brush power than any other cordless Dyson vacuum.

Compatible Accessories: Dyson Flat Out Floor Tool, Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Air Purifier, Dyson Articulating Hard Floor Tool, Dyson Groom Tool, Dyson Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, Combination Tool, Crevice Tool.

Key Specifications:

Capacity: 0.53L
Cord length: Cordless
Hose length: 1.25m
Wattage: 100
Weight: 5.27kg
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Filtration: HEPA Filtration
Other Special features: Twin power mode, torque drive cleaner, 2-tier radial cyclones, mini motorized tool.

Best Vacuums for pet hair




We’ve talked about the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog before, and we’ll talk about it again. This vacuum never fails to impress us on what it has to offer. This unit comes with an Electro + Electro brush, a dusting brush, upholstery and crevice tool, and a specially designed turbo brush to remove pet hair from furniture.

The vacuums powerful motor allows you to lift and collect embedded dirt and pet hair. It’s 5-level height adjustment also allows you to conveniently collect dirt and pet hair from all those hard-to-reach places including under your furniture. Additionally, the parquet twister offers 180-degree rotation to reach tight crevices and spaces that dirt and pet dander often settles.

This vacuum also comes with an Active Air Clean filter equipped with charcoal to neutralize pet odours.

Read our Miele Complete C3 Review for more information on this excellent pet hair vacuum.

Compatible Accessories: Tangle-free Turbine tool, Groom tool, Carbon Fiber Soft Dusting Brush, Reach Under tool, Mattress tool.

best vacuums for pet hair 2020Key Specifications:

Capacity: 4.5L
Cord length: 7m
Hose length: 3m
Wattage: 1200
Weight: 8.79kg
Bagged or Bagless: Bagged
Filtration: HEPA Filtration, AirClean Active Filter with charcoal.
Other Special features: 6-speed setting with foot-operated controls, on-board accessory storage, easy maneuverability, durability.

best vacuums for pet hair




In our humble opinion, the Dyson Ball Animal 2 offers the strongest suction of any vacuum on the market today.

The self-adjusting floorhead and brush roll work together to provide deep cleaning across all floor surfaces. The design of the Dyson ball guarantees maneuverability, and its cyclonic technology ensures embedded dirt and dander is not left behind on carpets, rugs and upholstery.

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 comes with 3 tools designed specifically to collect pet hair in almost every corner of your home. Specifically, the tangle-free turbine tool to extract pet hair from upholstery and other fabric surfaces. As well as the stair, instant release high-reach wand and combination tools for flexible cleaning with stairs and other hard to reach places.

With its extra-long cord length, you can cover a large radius of vacuuming in one go.

Of course, the HEPA filter captures almost 99.97% of allergens including pet hair and pet dander which is excellent if you suffer from asthma and allergies.

This vacuum was truly made with the pet owner in mind and simply does not compare with any other vacuum on the market in our opinion.

Compatible Accessories: Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, Mattress Tool, Multi-Angle Brush, Articulating Hard Floor Tool, Carbon Fiber Soft Dusting Brush, Reach Under Tool, Combination Tool.

BEST VACUUMS FOR PET HAIR 2020Key Specifications:

Capacity: 2.08L
Cord Length: 10.7m
Hose Length: 15.2m
Wattage: 306 Air Watts
Weight: 7.86 kg
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Filtration: washable lifetime filter and sealed filtration.
Other Special Features: a self-adjusting nozzle to easily move from carpets to hard floors.




Best Pet Hair Vacuum Attachments

Let’s have a brief look at the must-have accessories when choosing a pet hair vacuum. Some manufacturers include all these accessories with your purchase; and some make them available as an option so that depending on the needs, you can always choose the right accessories for your vacuum.

Turbo Eraser:

Do you have a thick pile carpet and upholstery where pet hair can be wedged deep inside? Well, you will need an accessory that offers you more suction power to remove the stubborn pet hair. The Turbo Eraser is a powerful tool that adds extra suction to your vacuum cleaner.

Crevice Tool with LED Light:

It can be invaluable when your crevice tool comes with LED lights, especially when searching for hidden pet hair under furniture.

Telescopic Extension Wand:

Does your pet love to climb and explore leaving pet hair and dirt in all those hard-to-reach places? Well, the extension wand is the most valuable accessory for these scenarios.

Grooming Kits or Tools:

These allow you to use your pet hair vacuum to brush and suck the loose hair right off of your pet.

Best Pet Hair Grooming Tools

Whilst we’re on the topic of pet hair, why not groom your pet BEFORE their hair sheds all throughout your home!

This is particularly useful if your pets are nervous around vacuums

Dyson’s Self-Cleaning Grooming Tool

This tool is designed to suck up dog hair before it has a chance to hit the floor. The grooming tool can be easily attached to the vacuum cleaner’s hose. The tool features stainless steel slicker bristles which gently loosens and collects hair and dead skin.




Knot Comb

The ultimate and most important shedding tool is the comb. Irrespective of your pet’s coat type, it effectively removes dirt, untangles knots and mats, and collects loose pet hair. The comb also stimulates hair follicles, and massages your pet as your comb

best vacuums for pet hair 2020





Cordless Clippers

Does your dog need a haircut? If so, a pet hair cordless clipper is an excellent tool to have on hand. These clippers are most commonly used to trim or shorten your pet’s hair which is necessary during summer. The ends of these clippers are design to prevent injury to your pet.

best vacuums for pet hair 2020





Nail Trimmer and Grinder

Do you have a furry family member who needs tender loving paw care? A nail clipper is something very important to get the care they need. We recommended only using sharp, high-quality clippers. Another point to note, only clip once per nail and then wait a week to clip again if needed.

best vacuum for pet hair 2020





Grooming Gloves

These hands-on grooming gloves are suitable for cats

and dogs.  They gently remove shedding hair and fur from animals. The nodules on the gloves massage out dirt, hair, and dander as you glide over your pet’s body and coat. They also come in handy during bath time.

best vacuums for pet hair 2020





Pet-friendly Shampoo and Conditioner

best vacuums for pet hair 2020Did you know that a dog’s skin is a lot thinner and more sensitive than human skin? So, choosing a safe and non-toxic shampoo and conditioner for your pet is important if you pet suffers from sensitivity, or mats and knots.

best vacuums for pet hair 2020






Dog Dental Kit

Dog toothbrushes contain soft rubber bristles on an angled toothbrush head for an easy reach. Some kits also come with a finger brush for more targeted cleaning. Lastly, most kits include toothpaste made to taste like meats or peanuts to make the flavour and experience more appealing for your dog!

best vacuums for pet hair 2020





Dog Cleaning Toy Toothbrush

If your dog doesn’t like their teeth being brushed, a great alternative for dental hygiene is the toothbrush cleaning toy. This toy is designed to be chewed by your dog. As your dog chews the toy, it also cleans and massages their teeth and gums too. You can even lace the toy with toothpaste for added cleaning.





Mat Splitter for Dogs & Cats

Mat splitters help to keep your pets coat tangle-free. They safely cut through mats which can’t be removed through combing.






Pet Hair In The Home

There you have it, our best kept secrets on all things pet hair, pet hair removal from your home, and pet hair grooming.

We know there is a lot more information to be shared on everything pet hair, however, we’ve narrowed our focus to pet hair removal from your home, in particular the best vacuums for pet hair.

If this has helped you in any way, our job is done! If you have anything further to add we would be super delighted to hear it.

Happy vacuuming X

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