We love our pets. We don’t love all the pet hair they leave behind (everywhere). Looking to get rid of all that pesky dog and cat hair all over your house and in your car? Read on!
It seems like no matter how hard you try it’s always an uphill battle trying to remove all that pet hair and dander that seems to be just about everywhere. They seem to leave behind their hair in some of the most interesting of places (hello under that back corner of the couch near the wall) and while we think everything they do is the cutest thing ever we could really do without all that hair. Why so much hair!? In order to combat this never-ending problem we’ve rounded up the best vacuums you can buy right now that’ll really do a job on pet hair removal. Some are portable and perfect for your car, some are upright and best for everyday use, while others will be your carpeted stairs new best friend (and yours). We even tossed in one that’s made specifically for hardwood and tile floors. Shop our picks for the best pet vacuums (so far) in 2021.
Best Selling Vacuum for Pet Hair in 2021: The Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Upright Vacuum in Yellow – Buy It Here
This is the vacuum that pet hair truly fears! First off, you really can’t go wrong with Dyson. We rate this vacuum highly for pet hair because it’s really the perfect all-in-one vacuum. If you don’t want to have to buy an additional vacuum simply to try and get up all that pesky dog and cat hair (and God knows what else), this is your best bet. Dyson’s “Radical Root Cyclone” technology sucks up more microscopic dust and particles than any other on the market. It’s kills it on carpet, hardwood, and tile and the easy to release wand allows you to quickly get under couches, beds, and other furniture where it seems like all the pet hair really lives. While it’s a bit on the pricer side, you can’t go wrong with the quality, technology, and the idea to replace every other vacuum you have hidden around your home.
Best Handheld Lightweight Vacuum for Pet Hair: Hoover Air Cordless/Bagless Vacuum – Buy It Here
This handheld vac is one of our favorites for quickly picking up stubborn pet hair on carpeted stairs and inside your car. Thanks to the “Powered Turbo Tool” it comes with it makes pesky cat and dog hair a breeze. It’s also perfect for giving a quick once-over on your upholstered furniture and can even get in all those nooks, crannies, and tight spaces where hair seems to fall right into place. Ugh! This bagless vacuum cleaner is run on a rechargeable Lithium ion battery that lets you know when it’s almost time to recharge again so you’re not stuck with a dead vac (guilty as charged). If you need a quick clean at a decent price, this is the pet hair vacuum for you!
Best Budget Pet Hair Vacuum Cleaner: Bissell ‘Pet Hair Eraser’ Hand Vacuum – Buy It Here
Yeah, so if you don’t want to break the bank on a vacuum cleaner to suck up all your pet hair and dander, but still want one that’ll do the trick, this corded vac from Bissell is probably the option you want to go with. The cord is 16-feet long so you’ll be able to get all around your rooms without too much trouble. Even though it’s lightweight, don’t let that fool you. This vac offers up some powerful suction that works perfect on furniture and those hard-to-clean spots in your car like the armrest, corners of the trunk, that awkward hump in the middle of the floor in your backseat (why is that there?!) and more. And thanks to the multi-layer filtration system you can say goodbye to so many sneezes because it’ll help keep the air clean and free of allergens. For real, you can’t beat the price on this one.
Perfect Vacuum for Pets With Long Hair: Hoover T-Series Wind-Tunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner – Buy It Here
Owner of a dog with long hair? Love the dog, but tired of the hair they leave, literally, all over the place? Same. This 12 amp Hoover Wind Tunnel has 5-position carpet height adjustment and includes an air-powered pet hand tool so you can quickly and easily get rid of pet hair from floors, furniture and other tight spots. There’s basically an attachment for any pet hair problems you’re currently facing. You won’t necessarily need all the attachments every time you vacuum up hair because regular loose hair will be confiscated and sucked up by the regular main vac. The attachments are perfect for when you’re really looking for that deep clean and hard-to-get hair.
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Eureka ‘Easy Clean’ Handheld Vac in Yellow – Buy It Here
One of the top sellers on Amazon for lightweight vacuums perfect for pet hair removal and normal multi-use. Clean out your car, run this over your couches, get that caked-on hair matted down your carpeted stairs, or just use it for normal everyday use. It’s really a perfectly priced option when you want to do a little spot cleaning. It also comes in blue and red too, you know, if yellow isn’t your thing.
Best For Removing Pet Hair from Hardwood or Title Floors: Bissell ‘PowerEdge’ Pet Vac – Buy It Here
This one is really designed specifically for hardwood and tile floors so if you don’t have a home that has rugs everywhere and still want something that can suck up your cat and dog hair, go for this vac. Due to the design of the swivel head you won’t need any attachments as it’ll pick everything up along edges and even in most of those awkwardly tight spaces (hello furniture legs!). While this vac is corded it’s pretty light to carry around (only 7lbs). Dog and cat hair won’t know what hit ’em!