5 Best Handheld Vacuums for Pet Hair


Many pet owners don’t have one of the best tools for removing pet hair from your home – the hand-held vacuum. Now is the time to invest! Gone are the days of low-powered handheld devices that were only good for sucking up ashes from the hearth.

Larger vacuums are great for getting pet hair off your floor but the handheld can provide a deep “niche clean” in a snap. A handheld is also handy for daily cleaning of your pet’s favorite bed or perch atop the living room sofa.

The best handheld pet vacuum is just a click away. We’ve researched some of the newest and tried-and-true models, and we’ve come up with our own top 5 list for 2015.

5. Dyson V6 Trigger - $199

Dyson v6 trigger handheld vacuum

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The Dyson V6 Trigger is the same product as the Dyson DC58 Handheld. This sporty, eye-catching model is a great ‘accessory’ product for Dyson lovers. Dyson cyclone technology picks up more dirt and debris than any other on the market.

This may be one of the most powerful hand-held vacuums out there but you may want to save your money for one of our top-rated full-size vacuums instead. 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

4. Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held 71B - $39.99

Eureka Easy Clean 71B

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This multi-purpose Eureka is a good value with features that make it easy to use in your home or your car. It weighs 5 pounds and has a 20+-foot cord. Reviewers cite its long, flexible ‘super stretch’ hose as one of its best features.

The “Riser Visor” nozzle is an efficiency feature – it is “a rotating cover over the brush roll. When the cover is in the normal position, the brush roll action is toward the bottom side of the nozzle to clean flat areas such as stair steps or upholstery.

Twist the cover downward to rotate the cover down exposing the front of the brush roll for cleaning vertical surfaces, e.g. stair risers, furniture backs.” 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

3. Shark Pet Perfect II Hand Vac, SV780 - $29.99-$67

Shark Pet perfect II

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This Shark is an incredibly powerful cordless with all the right features. It has a convenient docking station for both charging and easy storage. It utilizes cyclone technology and has four different settings for pet hair removal, crevice tool use, etc.

It comes in three different models – 12 volt, 15.6 volt and 18 volt. 3.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

2. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld, Corded, 33A1 - $29.99

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum 33A1

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This aptly named Pet Hair Eraser vacuum is compact but doesn’t lack for pet hair pickup power. Its unique feature is its interchangeable hard nozzle and flexible rubber contour nozzle – an excellent way to get into those hard-to-reach spaces.

Reviewers rave about how well the flexible rubber nozzle works for picking pet hair off of upholstery and furniture. It sports a long cord, HEPA filter and 1-year warranty. 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

1. Hoover Platinum LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld, BH50030 - $116.99

Hoover Platinum LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld BH50030

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So, what is the best handheld vacuum for pet hair? Our research points to the Hoover Platinum LiNX Cordless Pet Handheld.

This Hoover is sleek, stylish and has a unique pivot design nozzle for easy cleaning. It comes with a special upholstery tool that is specifically designed for optimum pet hair pick-up.

This isn’t a one-trick vacuum- it also comes with dusting and crevice tool accessories. Reviewers rave about its suction power, the LED battery-life indicator and how it will not lose power until the battery is dead. 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.​

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