When you have a pet, you can’t just buy any vacuum cleaner – you need to buy one that is powerful enough to actually get rid of all the embedded pet hairs from your carpets, rugs, floors, and even upholstery.

One of the key features you must look for is a good filter – for example, HEPA, so you can remove not only the pet hair but also the dander which is the reason your home smells so bad. In a nutshell, dander is microscopic particles of skin, saliva, and sweat from your dog or cat that stay in the air for a while before it settles in carpets and upholstery. You need a machine strong enough to get rid of the dander.

Other key features are a strong suction and a special attachment for pet hair removal since it is finer than human hair.

The 4 Best Vacuum Cleaners In 2022 For Pet Owners That Will Remove All The Embedded Pet Hairs


– Vax Air Stretch Pet

We will start off with the most affordable vacuum cleaner for pet owners is priced at £89 – the Vax Air Stretch Pet. For the money, you will really get all the features you need to keep your home clean and remove all the pet hair, dander, and impurities.

This machine is powerful and has an 850W motor. It has a HEPA filtration which we really recommend. It’s bagless making it easy to clean and light to carry around your home.

Other lovely features of this machine are the long hose and telescopic wand.

It does have one downfall – the lack of a charcoal filter which means that the pet smells cannot be trapped and you must clean it after each use, however, for the price, we do think that it’s a great deal that will last you a long time and will perform excellently.


– Dyson Outsize Absolute

Now, let’s get to the more expensive options – one being the Dyson Outsize Absolute, an incredible vacuum cleaner that is perfect for pet owners. This is an incredible machine that is super powerful yet lightweight.

It has a 1.9l bin and it weighs only 3.56 kg which compared to other powerful vacuum cleaners, is really nothing. This vacuum cleaner comes with a high-torque carpet cleaning attachment, a big bin, a washable fluffy head suitable for hard floors, and a hair-screw tool which is a brush designed for picking hairs without tangling.

We really love the six-layer filtration that is able to trap up to 99.99 percent of particles, making this vacuum cleaner perfect for not only cleaning your home but also even the dog bed.

The price is around £699 – a big purchase and definitely an investment that you should consider.


– Shark Anti Hair Wrap cordless vacuum cleaner

Next on our list is Shark Anti Hair Wrap cordless vacuum cleaner which is priced at around £429. It is definitely cheaper than our last option.

Some features we really love are the flexible wand that bends in the middle and the light at the end of the vacuum cleaner which makes cleaning under furniture so much easier.

Since this vacuum cleaner is cordless, the battery lasts around 60 minutes, and depending on how big your house is, this might be a problem, however, we still think that it’s a great purchase. Shark also has a corded version of this exact vacuum cleaner – and we like it a lot, however, we do think that a cordless one is a bit easier to use.

One thing we really love about this machine is that it comes with a HEPA filter and an anti-allergen seal. Similar to other vacuum cleaners, this one also doesn’t have a charcoal filter so if you decide to buy it, you will have to clean it regularly.


– Sebo Automatic X7 Pet

And last but definitely not least on our list is the Sebo Automatic X7 Pet – a £399 vacuum cleaner that our team uses very often when cleaning properties that have pets in them. Sebo is known as a great manufacturer of industrial-strength vacuums so it’s not a surprise that this one is suitable for pet owners due to its strong suction.

We do have to warn you that this machine is heavy, however, it has a powerful 890W motor which allows it to suck more hairs and dust in one swipe than many other machines on the market.

We love that the Sebo Automatic X7 Pet has activated charcoal that neutralizes pet smells and its filter is even better than HEPA since the filter this machine has is rates as S-class (also known as schwebstoff) which is a very demanding European rating.

Now, since this vacuum cleaner is heavy and it has a long hose and a cable, if you live in a house with stairs, we do not recommend it because you will have a hard time carrying it.