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Is your house covered in dog hair? Mine sure is! Springtime sun is streaming through the windows, lighting up the house, and illuminating tumbleweeds of pet hair I ignored all winter.
Luckily, we’ve got some great cleaning tips and product recommendations for pet hair removal.
Pet Hair Removal Tools for Furniture
This is my personal favorite dog grooming tool/hair remover for quick clean-up around the house.
The bigger bristles can be used to brush your dog’s coat and remove loose fur before it has the chance to get stuck to your stuff. The finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off the upholstery. Plus, it comes in cute colors.Shop on Amazon
As the package says, “It’s not pretty, but it works!” This handy little tool is made from foamed recycled glass (don’t worry, it’s not sharp).
Just brush it gently across your furniture in short strokes, and it quickly gathers shed hair for easy removal.Shop on Amazon
Many pet hair removal tools are designed to grab short, bristly fur. But what about long-haired dogs? With its “specially engineered” nylon bristles, the Be Forever Furless brush rolls up longer strands for easy removal.
This pet hair remover is ideal for households with Afghan hounds, Malteses, setters, and long-haired mutts of all kinds.Shop on Amazon
Here’s a low-budget hair-removal tool that you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet—a plain old rubber glove. Put on a pair of basic grocery store dish gloves, get them just-barely-damp (or even go dry), and go to town on your fur-covered sofa.
The above video will give you a quick demonstration of how it works.Shop on Amazon
Many of these furniture tools can also be used in the car. For more advice on pet hair removal in your vehicle, read our article How to Get Dog Hair Out of the Car: Hacks and Products to Get the Job Done
Pet Hair Removal for Floors
Supersize your sticky-roller experience to remove pet hair from larger surface areas. With a 3-foot long handle and a giant, super-sticky roller, it traps hair from fabric and fiber surfaces throughout your house.
We like it for couches, bedspreads, and low-pile carpets and rugs.Shop on Amazon
This sweeper version of the Furemover is effective on several surfaces, so you can de-hair the carpeted living room and the tiled kitchen in one go. The long handle makes it easy to remove hair from a standing position.
Plus, it’s a multi-tasker with uses far beyond pet hair removal. After you clean up after your dog, you can use the Furemover broom to scrub the bathroom tile or wash the car.Shop on Amazon
Pet Hair Vacuums That Actually Work
There are a lot of pet hair vacuums on the market, but there’s only one Cadillac of hair removal tools. Dyson’s pet products have powerful suction and tangle-free turbine tools to remove hair from carpets and upholstery.
The newer cord-free model converts from stand-up to hand-held to easily reach those couch crevices where pet hair loves to hide. Plus, you can carry it out to the car to de-hair the back seat.Shop on Amazon
8. Shark Rocket Ultra-Light (Verified Review)
This handheld vacuum is a whizz at pet hair removal. Our in-house reviewer found it to be versatile, strong, quieter than other similar models, appropriate for many different floor types and conditions, and easy to operate and clean.
For more on the virtues of this machine, read our article The Ultimate Handheld Pet Hair Vacuum Cleaner Smackdown.Discover on Amazon
Shopping for a pet-friendly vacuum cleaner? We can help! See our articles The 20 Best Pet Hair Vacuums in 2020 That Actually Work, 7 Best Robot Vacuums for Pet Hair, and 9 Best Pet Hair Vacuums for Hardwood Floors.
Pet Hair Removal for Clothing
Why deny a classic? This tried and true pet hair removal tool is perfect for cleaning up your outfit on your way out the door. And, they’re affordable enough to buy several at once.
Keep one in your car, one in your briefcase or backpack, and several stashed around the house for quick and easy hair removal.Find on Amazon
If you’d like a more eco-conscious pick, try this washable lint roller. The sticky roller surface can be rinsed clean under the kitchen tap (just make sure to use a good drain screen).
Each purchase includes one full-sized roller to use at home, and one compact, covered roller to keep in your purse or car.Shop on Amazon
This mitt is a great tool for removing pet hair from more delicate surfaces. You wear it on your hand, which gives you total control over its movement, and the soft material means your clothes won’t be pulled or pilled.Find on Amazon
For more about pet-friendly and pet hair resistant clothing and fabrics, see our articles The Best Dog Mom Clothing: Pet Hair Resistant, Claw Proof, and More and The Best Dog Proof Bedding and Dog Hair Resistant Sheets
Shedding Tools for the Dog
Grooming your dog regularly can help control shedding. Many of these products work double-duty as grooming aides and clean-up tools!
This all-in-one tool collects dog hair while giving you some valuable bonding time with your dog. The bristly fingers let you touch up your dog’s face and behind their ears.
Pet your dog with the glove to give her a shiny coat, and then pick up stray hair from the furniture with the same petting motion. Then, toss the glove in the washing machine for easy cleaning.
This de-shedding glove also comes with a small, pocket lint roller (pictured).Find on Amazon
13. KONG ZoomGroom
This cute little dog grooming tool has stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.Find on Amazon
14. The Furminator
If the Dyson Pet is the Cadillac of pet hair vacuum cleaners, then this is the Porsche of dog grooming tools: compact, powerful, efficient, and worth every penny.
The Furminator helps keep your dog’s coat in great shape, and reduces shedding by removing loose fur from the undercoat before it has a chance to hit your furniture. It comes in two models: one for short hair, and one for long hair. With appropriate use, the Furminator will help prevent excess hair mess and minimize your need for other hair-removal tools.Find on Amazon
There are a lot of grooming tools for dogs who shed. For help choosing the right ones for your special dog, read our articles on 10 Best Dog Brushes for Shedding and 8 Tools to Deal With Excessive Shedding in Dogs
Need Dog Grooming?
Does your dog need a fresh trim? A groomer can now come to your house! Rover offers dog grooming in select markets. To learn more, please check out our page here.