If you’ve ever bought a cost-effective (i.e., cheap) dust buster from your corner drug store, you’ve probably learned the valuable lesson that not all vacuums are created equally. When you’ve got pets that shed like there’s no tomorrow, a great vacuum is the difference between a livable home and an allergy cave. Here’s our list of the eight best vacuums for pet hair on Amazon right now.
The Best Vacuums on Amazon for People Who Have Pets
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Eureka Mighty Mite 3670g
This smooth operator is the number-one new release in canister vacuums on Amazon and the second best-seller among Home & Kitchen canister vacuums. It’s also listed as the top pick by Amazon’s experts…so yeah. It’s good. This powerful Eureka has got extensive maneuverability (hello, long hose!), making it ideal for cleaning cars, too, which is nice if frequent trips to the vet and the dog park leave your vehicle more than a little furry. The hose extension is also helpful for vacuuming pet hair off curtains and hard-to-reach places.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum
Sure, it’s small, but it is fierce. The name says it all, really. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is Amazon’s top choice for pet hair vacuums, due to its Cyclonic Cleaning System and portability. It’s tiny (take it anywhere), and it’s got two specialty nozzles (one designed for small fibers like hair and one designed for big chunks like food). This is the perfect vacuum to whip out right before company comes over and you realize your sofa has a thin layer of Mitzy over it.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Handheld Vacuum
If you like the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, you’re going to love the lithium ion version. This is a bit more powerful, with less cord (actually, no cord) and an additional tool manufactured specifically for dredging up pet hair from even the deepest crevice. Lithium ion batteries last longer than traditional ones, which means less charging time (yay!) and more cleaning time (yay?). The motorized brush tool is great for carpet, while the upholstery tool is gentler on nice furniture. Also, Bissell donates a portion of its pet care product sales to the Bissell Pet Foundation, an organization that helps place animals in loving homes.
Homasy Handheld Cordless Upgraded Vacuum
*Another best-seller alert* The Homasy handheld vacuum is the best seller in central vacuum systems on Amazon. It weighs less than four pounds and is known for being on the quiet side (for a vacuum), which helps if loud noises lead to anxious pets in your home. Homasy also includes a nozzle built to suction up liquid and states the device captures dust particles as small as 0.3 microns, which sounds very, very small and therefore, very, very impressive.
Buy it ($60)
Holife 6kpa Handheld Vacuum
Strangely, this Holife vacuum is listed on Amazon as the top seller in vacuum attachments. Just to be clear, it’s a full, handheld vacuum with three attachments of its own. One for liquid, one for hair and one for crevices. It charges quickly and gives users 30 full minutes of clean time (which is terrific for a small, cordless handheld). The filter is made of washable fabric and comes with an extra, for convenience.
Buy it ($52)
Eureka Neu180b Upright Vacuum For Pet Hair
If you’re in the market for an upright, pet hair-targeting vacuum cleaner, look no further than the Eureka NEU180B Upright. On Amazon, it’s the best-selling commercial indoor upright vacuum. This sweet machine works on all floor surfaces and comes with several add-ons for upholstery, tall curtains, tight corners and cushion crevices. It’s also bagless, which means less emptying out between uses. Honestly, it’s nothing super fancy, but it gets the job done, and people love it. At 10 pounds, this tall Eureka is hard to beat.
Eufy Boost Iq Robovac
Don’t think we’ve forgotten about the arch nemesis of many cats: the Robovac. Robovacs clean while you’re doing, well, anything else. The Eufy Boost IQ Robovac is Amazon’s choice and was also voted Best Robot Vacuum of 2018 by Digital Trends. This sneaky bot is only 2.85 inches tall, one of the thinnest out there, and runs for up to 100 minutes. A few more perks: infrared sensors to avoid running into and scratching your new teak dining table, automatic recharge so you never have to remember to plug it in, drop sensors so it doesn’t destroy itself on stairs or accidentally run itself off the balcony. Should…should we keep going?
Irobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
For those pet owners in an Alexa household, the iRobot Roomba is a no-brainer. It not only sweeps debris away from corners so it can clean more effectively, but it literally has Dirt Detectors that tells it when to increase suction. It only runs up to 90 minutes (we’ll take it), but it does have voice-activation control, which makes your life easy. Not home? Use the iRobot Home App to schedule cleaning time. If this is the case, you might also want to invest in a pet monitor app so you can watch Jax and Cleo lose their minds when the iRobot suddenly starts roaming.