Our Guide to The Wide World of Pet-Friendly Vacuums

Our Guide to The Wide World of Pet-Friendly Vacuums 


Look under there, and you’ll find pet hair. We love our furry friends, and they share their love with us (and mark their territory) by ensuring their hair gets in every hard-to-reach corner and embedded in every rug. Constantly picking up pet hair is enough to cause you to pull out your own hair, particularly if you or your family suffer from pet hair allergies. 


Of course, it’s not primarily the dog hair and cat hair causing the allergies, but pet dander. Dander is microscopic flecks of skin shed by animals that can remain suspended in the air and stuck to every surface of your home, so getting to the root of any allergy problems is difficult without the right cleaning tools. That’s why we love the versatility and cleaning power of pet carpet vacuum cleaners.


These models are specially designed with high suction power and pet-cleaning accessories, along with top-of-the-line filtration to trap all those pesky pet allergens! 


What Makes a Good Vacuum Cleaner For Pet Hair?


We’re a big fan of canister vacuums and stick vacuums when it comes to cleaning pet hair and dander. They are extremely versatile, allowing you to use the various attachments to easily get at pet hair in hard to reach places (not to mention cobwebs on your ceiling) and tackle all sorts of different surfaces. 


To ensure you’re able to really dig the pet hair out of your carpets and rugs, we recommend you look for units with a motorized brush roll attachment - but make sure you don’t use it on your hardwood flooring!


Allergy sufferers are also going to want to make sure their vacuum for pet hair has either micro-allergen or HEPA grade filtration to trap the dander. These filters can trap over 99% of the particles in your home, including all those nasty allergens.


Lastly, you’ll want to eliminate those pesky pet odors. Some premium vacuum models have built-in charcoal filters (or charcoal / HEPA combination filters) that trap the smells coming into your vacuum so you’re not blasting them back out with your vacuum’s exhaust. Of course, if your vacuum doesn’t support a charcoal filter and smell is a concern, you can use a product such as Good Home Scents Vacuum Cleaner Fragrance to sprinkle inside your bagged vacuum and add a fresh fragrance to your home as you vacuum!


Our Top Animal Fur Vacuum Cleaners


Kenmore Elite (DS6028) Cordless, Bagless, Stick Vacuum Cleaner


The Kenmore Elite DS6028 Vacuum Cleaner is a bagless stick vacuum and includes a motorized Pet PowerMate tool to really dig deep into carpeting to lift pet hair effortlessly. It also includes a washable HEPA filter to help trap pet dander!


This cordless vacuum gives you a 20 minute run time, and the canister is easy to empty and clean. This model provides you excellent suction power, a low cleaning profile, a head light, and ability to turn into a handheld. Clean your stairs, upholstery, and car with a spinning brush roll for deep clean on carpeting, and accessories like a crevice tool and a dust brush. 


Dyson V11 Animal Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner


This Dyson is a bagless, cordless vacuum that is lightweight and designed with pet owners in mind. The powerful V11 motor delivers *extra* suction power, and features Dyson's new and improved battery, offering a much longer run time of 60 Minutes (with use without motorized accessories).


This pet model comes with an additional motorized head specifically designed for cleaning pet hair off upholstered surfaces. We love this attachment for couches, stairs, and even your car. All attachments can be used with the machine in the stick vacuum configuration or in the handheld vacuum configuration. Paired with fade-free power, and the ability to control your battery life, this machine is ideal for a deep-down clean - or just an everyday quick pick-up.


This unit also filters out 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns and larger, making it an ideal model for those with pet allergies.

SEBO Airbelt E3 Premium Canister Vacuum Cleaner 91640AM


The SEBO Airbelt E3 Premium Onyx Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a pet hair buster that gets deep into your all pile carpeting and can also safely clean pet hair off of your hardwood flooring. Its lightweight body style is paired with two flooring attachments: SEBO's commercial quality ET-1 electric carpeting power head with manual height adjustment, and SEBO's hard flooring attachment. SEBO's S-Class Filtration keeps your homes air safe from pet dander. 


As part of the SEBO Onyx Collection, this machine comes with SEBO's Value Pack. In addition to the standard attachments, this machine comes with a 9-foot hose extension, a tool adaptor, an upgraded parquet hard flooring attachment, a 24" flexible crevice tool, and a handheld upholstery attachment. 

Miele Cat and Dog Complete C3 Canister Vacuum


The Miele Cat & Dog Complete C3 Canister Vacuum is the premiere pet hair and dander blaster in our store. It boasts an AA 50 Charcoal Filter, which removes air pollutants as well as undesirable odors from your home environment.


This vacuum is ideal for mixed flooring homes and easily tackles both all pile carpeting and all hard flooring. This model comes with two flooring attachments: An electric powerhead for all pile carpeting, and a hard flooring attachment for all hard flooring. This model also comes with Miele's best selling upholstery tool.


The Cat and Dog cleaning attachments, your dusting brush, crevice nozzle, and upholstery tool are all stored inside the body of your canister. Your tools are never lost and always within reach. 

Looking For More Pet Hair Cleaning Vacuums and Products?


Be sure to take a look at our entire line of pet hair cleaning vacuums and accessories on our online vacuum shop! We have a vacuum for every need and every furry friend in your family.