6 Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair (Stick & Handheld Reviews)

The Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair
Show of hands: Who has furballs rolling across their floors like tumbleweeds? Yep, me too. Golden Retrievers are one of my favorite breeds, but the amount of fur they shed is unbelievable.
Who here is having trouble finding the best way to clean up all that fur? Well, you’re in luck. I’ve found some solutions for you. I’m about to tell you about the best cordless vacuums for pet hair.

At the beginning of this guide, we’ll review the best types of cordless vacuum for pets currently available on the market:

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Cordless stick vacuums for pet hair

#1

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight BH50010

Our Rating:

4/5

Price Range: $$$

The Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum by Hoover is a high-quality affordable cordless vacuum that offers more than enough features to clean up after your fur-baby makes a mess in your house. Dirt, dander, hair, and spilled dog food are no issue here.
The fade-free lithium ion battery charges on a station separate from the entire vacuum. Have you seen how some stick vacuums charge by hanging the entire vacuum on the station? You won’t have to worry about that cumbersome situation with the Linx. Plus, you can purchase a second battery so if you would happen to run out of battery life (if Fido is extra messy or if we forget to put the battery on the charger) you don’t have to stop cleaning!
The multi-floor brush head easily transitions between carpet, rugs, hardwood floors, and tile without any issues. It’s versatile enough to clean messes on any of these surfaces. The fingertip control makes it easy to switch modes while the battery gauge clearly states how much battery life remains.
Lastly, reaching under furniture won’t be an issue since the extreme recline handle pairs well with the cordless feature. Just zip around all the furniture legs in your house to reach all the pet hair you wouldn’t normally see!

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#2

ONSON Cordless Stick Vacuum

ONSON Cordless Vacuum with Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery

Our Rating:

4/5

Price Range: $$$

The ONSON cordless stick vacuum has a classic stick vac look, but also converts into a handheld vacuum. The bagless 1-liter canister holds a large amount of debris. The brush head draws unseen particles and allergens out of any carpet. The main unit weighs only 2.64 pounds, which means you can use the crevice tool attachment to sweep away spider webs or other dirt above your head. The third attachment is perfect for use without the tube to sweep away dirt on mattresses or furniture.
The wall-mounted charging station keeps the ONSON at a convenient reach. The lithium ion battery requires only 4.5 hours to fully charge and offers up to 45 minutes of run time. And with the one-handed design, you can carry the children (or Fido) while effortlessly sweeping away dirt, spilled food, or pet hair.
The 100-watt suction is capable of picking up kibble, cereal, and other large particles that someone might spill. The flexible brush head easily maneuvers around furniture and toys so you don’t have to work too hard. That’s the vacuum’s job!
And for anyone with allergies, the ONSON comes with a second HEPA filter so you can use one while you wash and dry the other. Just hand wash and air dry.

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#3

Shark Navigator Freestyle Upright Cordless Stick Vacuum

Shark Navigator Freestyle Upright Stick Cordless SV1106

Our Rating:

3.9/5

Price Range: $$$

The Navigator Freestyle by Shark is an upright cordless stick vacuum combines the power of a regular upright vacuum with the convenience of a stick vacuum. The extra-large canister is bagless, which will save you the cost of buying vacuum bags every week.
The 108-volt battery charges in only 4 hours. The charging station doubles as a storage dock. You’ll have a fully-charged vacuum every time you need it when you return the product to its station.
The brush head features 2 speeds for carpet and bare floors. Whether you have hard wood floors, tile floors, area rugs, or small carpets, you won’t have to switch to a different vacuum during your cleaning time. Weighing only 7.5 pounds, you can easily carry the vacuum up a flight of stairs or around the house.
The suction is powerful enough it will pick up dog food, kitty litter, crumbs, cereal, or other larger particles. It’ll also pick up unseen particles, like allergens, that lie deep in the carpet.
Overall, Shark is known for its high-quality vacuums. This is another one of their great products. We’re pleased with its performance on all floor types and various types of debris.

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Cordless handheld vacuums for pet hair

#4

Holife Handheld Cordless Vacuum

Holife Handheld Vacuum Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner

Our Rating:

4.2/5

Price Range: $$$

The Holife handheld cordless vacuum comes with a slue of attachments and accessories: 2 filters, a crevice tool, a brush head, a rubber jar tool, and a charging dock. The rubber jar tool, you ask? Yes, the Holife cleans up liquid messes! That’s our favorite feature. Maybe Fido spilled his water bowl. Or maybe the cat knocked over your glass of juice. (Why do they always do that?) Either way, the Holife will clean it up.
Meanwhile, the brush tool is perfect for picking up pet hair off the couch or the car upholstery. The crevice tools get those crumbs that magically get left behind from the kids. And with 30 minutes of battery life, you won’t have a problem cleaning up anything in your path. The battery only takes 4 hours to recharge and offers many safety features: over-voltage protection, over-current protection, over-temperature protection, over-charge protection, short-circuit protection, and over-discharge protection.
The Holife offers 6kpa of cyclonic suction power in a cordless, handheld style. The motor is 90 to 100W of high performance 3-in-1 action. The lithium battery holds more energy per volume and is confirmed to be non-toxic with a quicker recharge time. That means 30 minutes of battery life with as little as 3 hours of recharge time.

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#5

Shark Pet-Perfect II Cordless Bagless Hand Vacuum

Our Rating:

4.2/5

Price Range: $$

The Shark Pet-Perfect II is one of the best models we can recommend for small clean-up jobs on your stairs, on your upholstered furniture, or in your car. It’s small yet powerful. The 18-volt vacuum provides more than enough suction to pick up all the dander, dirt, and dog hair that might cover small spaces where your normal vacuum can’t reach. The Lithium Ion battery lasts long enough to clean up Fido’s messes that may get dragged across the carpet for upholstery.
The extra large detachable motorized brush reaches deep into the carpet and fabric. But it’s lightweight enough at 4.92 pounds that you can easily carry it around the house. It also comes with a crevice tool and dusting brush for versatile cleaning. Just be sure to wash the filter when it’s full so your vacuum continues to work at optimal power. Don’t machine wash it or use a hair dryer. That could cause damage to the filter. Just hand wash and air dry. It’s that simple!
The Shark Pet-Perfect II comes with a wall-mounted charging stand that could also sit on a table top. The station holds all the accessories in one place for your convenience.

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#6

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum

Our Rating:

4.6/5

Price Range: $$

The Pet Hair Eraser by BISSELL must be a great product for pet owners based on the name alone! Unfortunately, our fur-babies will continue to shed no matter how much we vacuum. This BISSELL model is extremely affordable and will last for years. BISSELL is already a well-known name for high-quality vacuums. The Pet Hair Eraser was designed specifically for pet owners.
Kibble on the kitchen floor? Fur on the car seat? Dirt on the hardwood floor? No problem. This handheld vacuum cleans upholstery, carpet, hard surfaces, and cars. It comes with a rolling brush head for carpet, a crevice tool for tight corners, and an upholster tool that attracts dirt with felt.
The Pet Hair Eraser operates at 14.4 volts of power. The battery recharges with a cord attached to the back of the vacuum and plugs into a wall outlet. This handheld will be within arm’s reach whenever necessary.
The 0.7-liter easy-to-empty dirt bin lets you get rid of dirt without getting your hands dirty. At only 3 pounds in weight, you can carry this gadget wherever you need it without causing any back or shoulder pain.

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2 minutes before sharing our final verdict with you, we would like to offer a super important piece of information you should know about cordless vacuums for pets.

What Are The Advantages Of A Cordless Vacuum?

Personally, I love my cordless vacuum because it can go anywhere I want. No cord to hold me back. No searching for outlets. I just zip around, sweep up all the dog hair, and boom – I’m done.
If you’re worried about the battery being powerful enough to let you vacuum your entire house, you’re not alone. I was skeptical, too. But my little Dyson vacuums a 1,200-square-foot house without a problem. The canister is full by the time I’m done, but the battery doesn’t falter at all.
Manufacturers have made cordless vacuums to be long-lasting for large houses. You should be able to sweep up all your pet’s hair in one shot as long as you’re dedicated to that charging station.
Most cordless vacuums are bagless. If you don’t mind dumping dust and dog hair into the trash can, you’ll cut back on operation costs. Not having to purchase bags is definitely a benefit. Empty the canister, empty the filters, and you’re good to go!

What Are The Weaknesses?

You have to keep your vacuum on the charger. If you leave it lying around the house, the battery will die even if you’re not using it and you won’t be able to vacuum until you let it fully charge. Vacuums with cords might be better if you tend to forget to charge your gadgets.
Like all vacuums, you have to regularly clean out the filters. Pet hair gets clumped up and can clog the filters and tubes. If it gets bad enough, the fur might even cause your vacuum to shut off.
It’s happened to me when I didn’t realize that Greta’s short hair would clog my vacuum. I’ve had German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers over the years. Their fur was so long and life got ridiculous when they shed their winter coats. I thought there’s no way a Pit Bull’s short fur could do the same thing. Ha. I was wrong! Both of my vacuums shut off on me one day. Sure enough, I opened up the filters, cleaned out clumps of short dog hair, and the vacuums worked just fine!

What’s The Best Way To Use A Cordless Vacuum?

Personally, I use my stick vac for quick clean-up in small areas if someone tramples grass, dirt, or leaves into my kitchen, for example. I use a bigger corded vacuum on a weekly basis and then I use my stick vac in between.
You can get high power cordless vacuums that will clean your carpets just like a corded vacuum. Maneuver the vacuum slowly over your carpet so it has a chance to thoroughly collect dirt and hair. If your vacuum has different carpet heights like “bare floor” to “high carpet”, utilize them. They’re highly beneficial.
Sometimes I’ll cheat and use the “bare floor” setting on my carpets to make sure they’re super clean. But be careful doing that so you don’t burn up your vacuum’s motor. 😉

How to choose the best Cordless Vacuums For Pet Hair: What Do You Need?

F.A.Qs

How much do you need to spend on a quality cordless vacuum? $100 to $150 for a stick vac is plenty. You’ll get a quality piece of equipment that should last for years and comes with a warranty and replacement parts.
$50 to $75 for handheld vacuum is pretty good. Again, that’ll get you a quality product for a decent price.
What type of floors do you have? Will the vacuum clean them? Tile? Hardwood? Wall-to-wall carpet? Rugs? Most vacuums can thoroughly clean all types of floors. Some vacuums have different height settings on the brush roll for each type of floor. Either way, you’ll be able to clean every floor in your home.
How big is the space you’re vacuuming? In smaller houses, a stick vac can easily clean 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of floor space. Larger houses may need a canister vacuum with longer battery life.

Does the vacuum come with attachments or accessories?
Nearly all vacuums have attachments. Yay! All the vacuums we talk about in this post have attachments. Versatility in one unit is perfection for different floor types, corners, stairs, cars, and upholstery.

The Final Verdict

The Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair
No, it’s not a handheld vacuum so you can’t really vacuum your car or upholstery. However, we love that it’s a little bigger and can handle cleaning up after German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and other super furry loveable friends.
The features and capabilities we like best about the Shark Navigator Freestyle are the lightweight design for multiple story homes, yet it’s powerful enough for long hair (including humans who shed, too).
The swiveling brush roll is awesome for vacuuming around furniture, table legs, and probably around dog toys that never seem to stay in the toy basket.
And like we said, it made us hate vacuuming a little less! That’s never a bad thing.

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