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The 6 Best Cordless Vacuums For Pet Hair - Fall 2022 Reviews

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Best Cordless Vacuums For Pet Hair

There are many reasons to love pets. Unfortunately, shedding isn't one of them. Pet fur has a bad habit of getting everywhere, so having a vacuum that you can take to cover every square inch of your home, not to mention the inside of your car, is an invaluable asset to your cleaning arsenal. Thankfully, there's no shortage of cordless vacuum cleaners on the market that do an outstanding job of sucking up hair on a variety of surfaces.

We've tested over 125 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best vacuums for pet hair with a cordless design to buy. These recommendations are based not only on their pet-hair cleaning performance on different surface types but also on their feature set and price. For more buying recommendations, look at our list of the best cordless vacuums, the best vacuums for pet hair, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.


  1. Best Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    The best cordless vacuum for pet hair that we've tested is the Dyson V15 Detect. This high-end stick vacuum is capable of automatically modulating its suction power depending on the surface that it's on, though it has a max power output of 230AW, which is very strong for a cordless model. It can handle pet hair on everything from hardwood to high-pile carpeting. Its allergen-sealed construction and onboard HEPA filter help trap pet dander as you clean. Its secondary soft-roller floorhead features a built-in laser light to help you see fine hairs and tiny particles on bare surfaces. There are a few other handy attachments, like a miniature turbo brush and a combo upholstery tool/soft bristle brush.

    It also features a particle sensor that counts and measures the size of debris being sucked into the vacuum, which can be informative but isn't all that useful for most people. If you're in the market for a premium stick vacuum and suffer from allergies, consider the Samsung Bespoke Jet. While it's bulkier and less maneuverable than the Dyson, it comes with a rack station that sucks debris from the vacuum into an external dirtbag, so you won't have to worry about plumes of dust kicking up when emptying it.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    If you're shopping at an upper mid-range price point, the best cordless stick vacuum for pet hair we've tested is the Samsung Jet 90 Complete. If you don't mind giving up the Dyson V15 Detect's self-adjusting suction power capability and particle sensor, this vacuum is a great choice. It's just as fantastic for dealing with pet hair and comes with two dedicated floorheads for both bare floors and carpeted surfaces. The brushrolls for each floorhead are removable, so you can easily cut away any tangled hair. You can also purchase a mopping floorhead for dealing with any dirt that your pet might track in. It has a five-stage filtration system, resulting in good air filtration performance.

    Still, if you want something that offers the V15's self-adjusting suction power and built-in particle sensor but at a price point closer to the Samsung, you should consider the Dyson V12 Detect Slim. It's a fantastic option for dealing with pet hair and is remarkably maneuverable, but its dirt compartment is tiny and needs frequent emptying compared to the Samsung.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    The best mid-range cordless vacuum for pet hair that we've tested is the Tineco PURE ONE S11. This cordless stick vacuum has a less powerful suction motor and inferior battery performance compared to the more expensive Samsung Jet 90 Complete. If those aren't dealbreakers for you, it's still a great option, as it does a similarly fantastic job of handling pet hair on a wide variety of surface types. It can also automatically adjust its suction power when cleaning an area with a lot of debris. Want a comparably-priced alternative with a more powerful suction motor? You could look at the Samsung Jet 60 Pet, which delivers better deep-cleaning performance but has a bulkier turbo brush attachment and lacks the Tineco's self-adjusting suction power capability.

    The Tineco also features an onboard HEPA filter to help trap allergens like pet dander. It's pretty quiet, which is great if your pet is sensitive to loud noises. Like most other vacuums on this list, it comes with separate floorheads for hard surfaces and carpets. It comes with a miniature turbo brush attachment that's very effective in clearing away pet hair on upholstered furniture.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    The best lower mid-range cordless vacuum for dealing with pet hair that we've tested is the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. Compared to the pricier Tineco PURE ONE S11, the PURE ONE X has a less powerful suction motor and consequently has a harder time drawing heavier debris from carpeted floors. That said, if you only plan on using this vacuum to clean up lightweight pet hair, you won't be disappointed, as it can easily clear away hair on a variety of floor types. It's also lighter than its pricier sibling, making it a cinch to maneuver in cluttered areas. Its onboard HEPA filter helps it seal in fine allergens. Like the S11, it can automatically adjust its suction power to match different surfaces.

    This vacuum can run for over 70 minutes when used in its least powerful suction mode, giving it a longer runtime than the S11. However, its battery isn't designed for removal, so you can't swap in a new pack if the one that you're using is depleted or damaged.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    The best cordless stick vacuum for pet hair at a budget-friendly price that we've tested is the JASHEN V16. This cordless stick vacuum can easily handle pet hair on everything from bare floors to low and high-pile carpet. It comes bundled with two interchangeable brushrolls, which you can install in its floorhead depending on the floor type you plan on cleaning; a soft roller for hard surfaces and a bristled one for better surface agitation on carpets. Unusually for a vacuum in this price range, it also comes with a miniature turbo brush for dealing with debris like pet hair on upholstered surfaces. It also has a HEPA filter that's reasonably effective in trapping fine allergens.

    That said, the vacuum's low purchase price reflects in its build quality, which is less robust than even slightly pricier models like the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. It also has a much harder time handling bigger household debris, which is fine if you only plan on cleaning pet hair but can become an issue for mixed cleaning tasks. Looking for something a little better suited to clearing large debris? The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is worth looking at, though it doesn't come bundled with a miniature turbo brush tool.

    See our review

  6. Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    If you don't need a full-size stick vacuum like the JASHEN V16 for dealing with pet hair and only need a handheld for spot-cleaning, the Wyze Handheld Vacuum is worth considering. It can easily handle pet hair on bare floors and low and high-pile carpet. While it doesn't come with a turbo brush for cleaning upholstered surfaces, it does have an upholstery tool that's decently effective in clearing away hair on fabric furniture. However, you might need to make an extra pass to collect short strands. Unusually for a vacuum in this price bracket, it also has an onboard HEPA filter to help trap fine allergens like pet dander.

    This vacuum's compact size and lightweight construction make it easy to carry around from room to room. Its dimensions aren't far off those of a wine bottle, meaning you can store it in a cupboard or a closet without too much trouble. It can run for roughly half an hour in its most energy-efficient mode, giving you plenty of time to tackle lightweight debris like pet hair. That said, its tiny dirt compartment needs emptying pretty often.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+: The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ is a cordless handheld vacuum cleaner. Unlike the Wyze Handheld Vacuum, it comes with a miniature turbo brush. However, it lacks a HEPA filter and does a terrible job of sealing in fine particles. See our review
  • Shark Vertex Pro: The Shark Vertex Pro is a cordless stick vacuum that represents a good alternative to the Samsung Jet 90 Complete, thanks to its larger dustbin and sturdier build quality. However, it takes much longer to recharge and doesn't come with a turbo brush attachment. See our review
  • Shark ION W1 WANDVAC: The Shark ION W1 WANDVAC is a handheld cordless vacuum that does a fantastic job of dealing with pet hair, but it has a shorter battery life than the Wyze Handheld Vacuum. See our review
  • LG CordZero A9 Ultimate: The LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that does a fantastic job cleaning pet hair on several surfaces. However, it takes longer to recharge than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete and lacks a turbo brush. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 27, 2022: Added Dyson V15 Detect as 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Recategorized Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Upper Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added Tineco PURE ONE S11 as 'Best Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added Tineco PURE ONE X Tango as 'Best Lower Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added JASHEN V16 as 'Best Budget Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Removed less relevant Notable Mentions picks.

  2. Jul 19, 2022: Replaced Shark ION W1 WANDVAC with Wyze Handheld Vacuum as 'Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added Dyson V12 Detect and Shark ION W1 WANDVAC to Notable Mentions. Removed Dyson V8 Animal and Dyson V11 Animal from Notable Mentions.

  3. Jun 13, 2022: Article restructuring to better align with user needs and expectations. Recategorized Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair'. Removed Dyson V15 Detect as 'Best Cordless Vacuum for Pet Hair On Carpets'. Removed iRobot Roomba S9 as 'Best Robot Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added Samsung Jet 70 Pet as 'Best Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair'. Removed Dyson Micro 1.5kg, BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet, yeedi vac station, and JASHEN V16 from Notable Mentions.

  4. May 04, 2022: Removed LG CordZero A9 A916BM from recommendation due to current availability. Recategorized Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair On Bare Floors' pick. Replaced Dyson V8 Animal with Samsung Jet 70 Pet as 'Cheaper Alternative' pick. Added Dyson V8 Animal to Notable Mentions.

  5. Apr 04, 2022: Article rework to align with test bench update. Replaced Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H with LG CordZero A9 A916BM as new 'Best Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair On Bare Floors' pick. Recategorized Samsung Jet 90 Complete as 'Alternative With A Larger Dirt Compartment' pick. Replaced Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ with Shark ION W1 WANDVAC as 'Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Added Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best vacuums with a cordless design for dealing with pet hair to buy. We factor in a fairly wide range of factors, including availability, price, and reader feedback.

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our vacuum reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no vacuum is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

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