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For animal lovers, pet hair and pet hair removal are just a fact of life. It’s one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the doggy deal alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses when you know exactly where that mouth has been. If you’re looking for the best tools that will remove pet hair on floors, furniture, and clothing, not to mention car seats and car interiors look no further!
This list of tried-and-tested dog hair removal tools has something for everyone, from premium appliances to some simple household hacks. Whether you’re dealing with long hair or short fur, these tools will help you get the best of dog fur in your home.
The classic. Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, the only downside is that these handy rollers don’t stand up to de-hairing the entire living room in one go, and are best suited to small jobs like cleaning off your work clothes on your way out the door.
Less expensive hack? Sticky tape wrapped around your hand will remove pet hair from carpet, clothes, furniture, and soft surfaces.
For a more eco-conscious choice, we like the reusable Sticky Buddy Reusable Pet Hair Remover Brushtoo.
A dog grooming tool and surface cleaner all in on. Just pat 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.
If you’re a cat owner, this soft mitt will bring on the purring and collect the cat fur in one fell swoop.
This dog grooming tool/fur remover brush is perfect for a quick clean-up around the house.
Two sizes of rubber pet hair capturing bristles can be used to brush your dog’s coat and remove loose fur, and the finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off the upholstery. Plus, it comes in different colours!
Rubber brooms like this are a staple in doggy daycare for their strong hair-gathering ability. The 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, and the long handle means you can work the pet hair out of your rugs from a standing position.
After you clean up after your dog, you can use the broom to scrub the bathroom tile or wash the car!
This is a cute little dog grooming tool with stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.
Use regularly for gentle brushing, and at bath time to help work shampoo through your dog’s coat.
This uses two rollers to lift and trap pet hair, and the attached handle/hair trapper can be emptied between rounds.
Online reviewers rave about the efficiency of this handheld tool, and it’s easy to find in most major shops. It’s great for cleaning up pillows and sofa cushions.
The Cadillac of pet hair removal tools, the Dyson Animal has powerful suction and best of all, a tangle-free turbine tool to remove dirt and hair from carpets and upholstery.
There are other competent pet hair vacuums on the market, but this bad boy is the dream.
The Rotator is a quality everyday vacuum that gets the job done, and it’s often on sale for less than £200. If you’re not ready to splurge on a Dyson, the Shark Rotator is the one for you.
It gets rave reviews from pet owners for its hair-annihilating properties. It’s lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and easy to clean!
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. Used appropriately on the right dog, it can help prevent excess hair mess and minimise your need for other tools on this list.
10. Rubber Gloves
Here it is, the unbelievable, incredible, household object life hack that will make cleaning up pet hair a breeze: a plain old rubber glove. Put on a pair of basic washing up gloves, get them just-barely-damp (or even go dry), and go to town on your fur-covered sofa, rug, or clothes. This video above gives you a quick demonstration of how it works.
At a certain point, you might just roll over and accept the dog hair that creeps onto every surface in your home. Still, it’s helpful to have a toolbox to turn to when cleaning time rolls around.
You could also try vacuuming the dog. No guarantees of success, however.
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