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For animal lovers, pet hair is just a part of life. It’s one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the deal, alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make things easier on yourself. Having a reliable pet hair removal tool can help keep your clothes, carpets, and car fur-free.
With so many options on the market, we’ve put together a list of our favorite tried-and-true pet hair removal tools. From pet hair vacuums and pet rakes to dryer balls and car detailing tools, this compilation has something for every fur-busting task.
Best Vacuum for Carpet: Kenmore Pop-N-Go Bagged Canister Vacuum
A pet hair vacuum with powerful suction is a must if you have deep-pile carpets. This Kenmore canister features an electric floor sweeper brush and a strong two-motor suction that easily gets up embedded pet hair from even the thickest carpets. It also includes other attachments, like a mini turbo brush to remove pet hair from cat trees and dog beds.
Weighing over 26 pounds, this vacuum is quite heavy. But with the hefty size comes a large 3-liter dust bag that lets you clean larger areas in one fell swoop.
- Powerful suction, ideal for thick, deep-pile carpets
- Four attachments are stored in the vacuum for easy access
- HEPA-compliant dust bag and filter
- Weighs 22.6 pounds
- Has a 3-liter dust bag capacity
Best Vacuum for Hardwood: Bissell Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum
Bissell Hard Floor Expert Canister Vacuum
This canister vacuum gently and effectively cleans your hardwood floors while protecting against scratches.
Cleaning hardwood floors can be tricky. Not only do you need a vacuum that works effectively on hard floors, but you also need a device that won’t ruin your floors. This hard floor vacuum by Bissell has soft air-powered brushes that capture pet hair and dirt while also protecting your hard floors from scratches.
Reviewers like that it’s lightweight and easy to maneuver at just over 8 pounds. And while the dirt tank holds half the capacity of the Kenmore above, its bagless design makes for easy cleanup.
- Hard floor turbine foot is tough on dirt but gentle on floors
- Lightweight at 8.3 pounds
- Bagless design for easy cleanup
- Dirt tank capacity of 1.5 liters
Best Handheld Vacuum: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum
For smaller cleanup jobs, this handheld vacuum is hard to beat. It’s cordless, rechargeable, and has a set of attachments to target dog hair, including a motorized brush that lifts embedded hair and dirt out of upholstery and car seats. Plus, it’s one of the most affordable handheld vacuums out there.
The Pet Hair Eraser also comes in a smaller version with a cord if you prefer a vacuum that’s even more compact and doesn’t need to be recharged.
- Cordless and rechargeable
- Includes motorized brush tool to lift out embedded hair and dirt
- 17 minutes of cleaning on a battery charge
- 0.7-liter capacity dust cup
- Affordably priced
Best Robot Vacuum: iRobot Roomba j7 Series Robot Vacuums
Anyone who has a pet, especially one that sheds, knows that staying on top of your cleaning can make your life a whole lot easier. For a little help, the Roomba is still one of the best robot vacuums around.
The Roomba j7 Series (including the j7 and j7+), in particular, was made with pet households in mind. Not only do these vacuums avoid pet accidents, but they have a three-stage cleaning system and an edge-sweeping brush that grabs dirt and debris along walls and in corners. The “Dirt Detector” sensors also send this vacuum to clean dirtier spots, like where pet hair has accumulated in the corners.
For a self-emptying option, the J7+ comes with a disposal base.
- Compatible with voice assistant platforms, including Alexa and Google
- “Cliff Detect” keeps it from falling off stairs
- 90 minutes of continuous run time
- Automatic dock and recharge following each cleaning session
- Works on both carpets and wood floors
- J7+ comes with a disposal base and self-empties for up to 60 days
Best Lint Roller: ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover (Verified Review)
Pet parents rave about the ChomChom Roller, and we’re big fans of it at Rover, too. We especially like that it’s a sustainable pet hair removal tool, offering a reusable alternative to traditional lint rollers.
The patented brush system works well to pick up pet hair from a variety of items, from clothing and bedding to couches and upholstery. The gentle back-and-forth movement is especially great for your more delicate items.
- A reusable alternative to lint rollers
- Gentle on more delicate household items
- Easy-to-empty dust receptacle
- Convenient handheld size
Best Pet Hair Broom: FURemover Pet Hair Remover
Blending a broom and squeegee all in one, this multipurpose pet hair removal tool works well on a variety of surfaces, including carpet, tile, vinyl, and hardwood. Rubber bristles trap pet hair in its teeth, while the squeegee sides are perfect for cleaning up spills and other wet messes.
The handle adjusts from 3 to 5 feet, making it easy to get into all the hard-to-reach places. You can also detach the broom head to easily clean and store it.
- Traps pet hair in teeth
- Squeegee sides are great for wet messes
- Adjustable handle and removable broom head
- Budget-friendly price
Best Carpet Rake: Uproot Clean Handheld Pet Rake (Verified Review)
For a more portable pet hair tool, this Uproot Clean handheld carpet rake works well on a variety of carpets and textures. We found it did an excellent job of gathering hair on most of the couches, carpets, pillows, and rugs we encountered. It does have grippy teeth, however, that aren’t suitable for more delicate or knitted fabrics. Still, it’s a helpful tool to have around, even if just for your carpets and rugs.
- Grippy edge design
- Handheld, portable size
- Reusable and easy to clean
- Works on a variety of textures
- Great for carpets, couches, and rugs
Best Hair Removal Glove: CleanAide Pick-Up Mitt
These Pick-Up Mitts are ideal for removing pet hair from delicate clothing and fabric. The soft material protects your items from pilling while the soft nubs gently pick up pet hair. And they’re affordable and easy to clean—just rub the two mitts together in opposite directions!
- Wearable pet hair removal tool
- Gentle on delicate items
- Soft nubs gently pick up pet hair
- Affordably priced
- Easy to clean
Best Hair Removal Brush: Analan Mini Pet Hair Remover Brush
Analan Mini Pet Hair Remover Brush
Easy to hold, this triangle-shaped brush has jagged edges that get up even the most stubborn pet hair.
Similar to the Uproot Clean, this handheld pet hair removal tool is compact and easy to use in various situations. Triangle-shaped and easy to grip, the brush has three jagged edges, each offering a different cleaning mode. Reviewers like its versatility, saying it works well for all types of surfaces: rough, smooth, sturdy, and even delicate.
Its handheld size, however, does limit how much you can scrape at a time. On the flip side, it’s easier to take with you when you’re on the go.
- Jagged edges effectively removed embedded hair
- Works well on all types of surfaces
- Compact design
- The triangle shape is easy to grasp
Best for Detailing Cars: Lilly Brush Pro Pet Hair Tool Kit
Keeping a car clean can be a challenge in itself. Then add some furry friends to the mix, and it can seem nearly impossible. When it’s time to detail your car, this kit has double the tools to help you get up stubborn pet hair.
With rounded and sharp corners, the wide detailer tool removes pet hair across multiple surfaces and angles, like seats and floor mats. The crevice tool, on the other hand, has an extra-long 14-inch handle and is ideal for the spots that are usually a hassle to reach, like under seats.
The best part? When it’s time to clean off the tool, simply wipe it with a damp cloth. Done and done!
- Pet hair removal kit with two tools
- Ideal for car detailing
- Crevice tool has a long 14-inch handle for hard-to-reach spots
- Wide detailer tool cleans larger areas
Best Dog Blow Dryer: Shelandy Pet Hair Dryer (Verified Review)
Wet dog hair can easily mat, tangle, and break if not dried thoroughly, ending up in strands all over the house. But toweling your pup off can seem like an endless task. Enter dog blow dryers.
The Shelandy Pet Hair Dryer offers a great entry point into dog blow dryers with a mid-range price, multiple speed settings, and four different nozzles. In our testing, we found it dried off Enzo-the-eternally-wet cattle dog in under 10 minutes.
Pet parents with sound-sensitive dogs and cats might want a quieter option, though. While it makes less noise than a vacuum, the Shelandy is louder than a human hair dryer.
- Affordable price point
- Includes four different nozzles
- Has multiple speed settings
- Dries pets quickly
Best Grooming Device: Neabot P1 Pro Pet Grooming Kit & Vacuum (Verified Review)
Taking it one step further, the Neabot P1 Pro Pet Grooming Kit targets pet hair right at the source, letting you vacuum up loose fur. In fact, the manufacturer claims that it suctions up 99% of pet hair. While we can’t confirm this exact percentage, we can say that this nifty tool catches a lot of hair. In our review, our tester found that cleanup was minimal, and her dogs weren’t afraid of the machine: a win-win on all accounts.
While the Neabot P1 Pro is an investment, you definitely get your value, especially with all the included attachments (grooming brush, de-shedding tool, electric clippers, cleaning brush, and nozzle).
- The de-shedding tool lets you vacuum pets directly
- Very quiet, great for pets scared of groomers
- Comes with a variety of grooming attachments
Best Grooming Brush: FURminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool
If you have a double-coated super shedder on your hands, the FURminator is one of the best de-shedding tools on the pet market. The toothy edge of the stainless steel brush glides through your dog’s topcoat, gathering loose hair and skin flakes before they reach your favorite sweater. A self-cleaning button then ejects the pet hair for easy cleanup. While a blade guard adds protection, this brush isn’t recommended for pups with sensitive skin or dogs without an undercoat.
A variety of brushes are available based on your pup’s hair length and size. The FURminator also makes a version for cats, too!
- Effective de-shedding tool
- Different versions based on pet size and fur
- Easy to use and clean
Best Grooming Glove: Mr. Peanut’s Pet Grooming Glove Brush
Some pets aren’t fans of being brushed or groomed. These gloves offers a smart solution, letting you massage your dog or cat while also collecting loose fur in the rounded silicone tips. Guardians of skittish pups and kitties especially love these grooming gloves, saying they work well and don’t alarm their pets.
Made of stretchy mesh, these gloves adjust to fit most adult hands.
- Gently massage your pet
- Rounded silicone tips collect loose fur
- Ideal for pets who hate brushing
- Stretchy mesh adjusts to fit different-sized hands
Best for Laundry: Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls
These wool dryer balls by Smart Sheep are not only a great dog hair removal tool, but they cut down on how much time it takes to dry your clothes. They also help release wrinkles like a natural fabric softener. And, unlike dryer sheets, they’re reusable, making them a sustainable and cost-effective option.
Requiring minimal upkeep, these wool balls can be tossed in the dryer 1,000 times before needing to be replaced.
- Helps remove pet hair in dryer
- Cuts down on drying time
- Helps release wrinkles
- Reusable (up to 1,000 times)
How We Chose
The products featured here were selected based on a combination of our own hands-on testing, a comprehensive look at customer reviews across a wide variety of retail platforms, and interviews with veterinary experts. We prioritized pet hair removal tools that were effective, gentle, and durable. We’re also guided by the experience of living and playing alongside our own much-loved and strongly opinionated pets, who are never stingy with their feedback.