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The 5 Best Cordless Vacuums For Pet Hair - Spring 2023 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 different surfaces.

We've tested over 130 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best cordless vacuums for pet hair 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 we've tested is the Dyson V15 Detect. This high-end stick vacuum does a fantastic job of handling pet hair on bare floors and low and high-pile carpet. It comes with two floorheads, one with a bristled multi-surface roller and the other with a soft roller and a laser light to help you see fine strands of hair or small debris on hard floors. There are a few other handy attachments, like a miniature turbo brush and a combo upholstery tool/soft bristle brush, which are effective for tackling pet hair on fabric surfaces. It also features a built-in particle sensor that you can use to keep an eye on allergen quantities inside your home.

    If you're in the market for a premium stick vacuum and suffer from allergies, consider the Samsung Bespoke Jet. While its twin-roller floorhead is bulkier and less maneuverable than the Dyson, the Samsung has a rack station that sucks debris from the vacuum into an external dirtbag when it's been docked, so you won't have to worry about creating a plume of dust when emptying it, which is pretty handy if you suffer from serious allergies.

    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 A907GMS variant of the LG CordZero A9. Unlike the Dyson V15 Detect, the LG can't automatically adjust its suction power setting and lacks a built-in particle counter. That said, it's still remarkably well-equipped, significantly cheaper, and perhaps most importantly, just as effective in handling pet hair across different surface types. This higher-end version of the A9 comes equipped with two floorheads: one with a bristled multi-surface roller and one with a soft roller that improves debris pickup on hard floors.

    Both brushrolls are easily removable, making it a cinch to clear away tangled hair. The vacuum is also fully compatible with LG's Power Drive Mop attachment, a purpose-designed floorhead with a pair of rotating mop pads and a water dispersal nozzle to saturate and scrub away dried-on stains, like dirt or mud that your pet might track inside.

    This model variant also comes with LG's unique Power Punch Nozzle, which looks outwardly similar to a miniature turbo brush but functions very differently; rather than employing a rotating brush, it uses a vibrating component that agitates the surface it's pressed against to shake out any fine particles like pet dander, allowing the vacuum to suck them up. While emptying the vacuum's dustbin can release a cloud of dust and debris, the vacuum's HEPA filter helps trap common allergens as you clean. This model variant also includes two batteries, so it's a good fit for larger homes.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair

    If you're shopping at a mid-range price point, the Tineco PURE ONE S11 is the best stick vacuum for pet hair we've tested. Its stiffly-articulated floorhead makes it more of a hassle to maneuver in tight spots than the LG CordZero A9, and it feels noticeably flimsier. Tineco also doesn't offer a mopping attachment that's comparable to LG's Power Drive Mop. If none of these downsides are major dealbreakers, it's a stellar option for pet owners. It does a similarly fantastic job of handling pet hair on floors and furniture, thanks to its miniature turbo brush attachment. It also features an onboard HEPA filter to help trap allergens like pet dander. It's pretty quiet too, which is great if your pet is sensitive to loud noises. Unlike the LG, it's even capable of automatically increasing suction power when passing over an area with a lot of debris.

    Also, check out the Samsung Jet 75 if you're looking for a well-rounded mid-range option. While it doesn't have the Tineco's automatic power adjustment system and is a little pricier, it feels better built and is compatible with a self-emptying base station that reduces hands-on maintenance requirements.

    See our review

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

    The best stick vacuum for pet hair at a lower mid-range price point that we've tested is the Samsung Jet 60 Pet. This lightweight cordless stick vacuum doesn't have the Tineco PURE ONE S11's automatic power adjustment feature. That said, the Samsung model has a lot going for it aside from just a cheaper price tag. It's similarly effective to the Tineco in cleaning pet hair on bare floors and carpeting and feels more sturdily built. The Pet variant of this vacuum comes with a turbo brush tool that's pretty effective in dealing with pet hair on furniture too. However, this attachment is pretty bulky, and holding onto the vacuum with this tool attached makes it somewhat unwieldy.

    At under 5.5 pounds, this vacuum is very lightweight, even by the standards of other stick models, making it a cinch to bring wherever you need it. Its five-stage filtration system also does a great job of sealing fine allergens like pet dander. Unfortunately, battery performance isn't a strong suit; it can run for up to 40 minutes on a charge in its most energy-efficient configuration, but this drops to under 10 minutes when used in its high-powered 'MAX' mode.

    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 clear away pet hair on different surfaces. It comes bundled with two interchangeable brushrolls, which you can swap out for one another depending on the floor type you're on: there's 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.

    The vacuum's low purchase price is reflected in its build quality, which is less robust than even slightly pricier models like the Samsung Jet 60. It also has a much harder time handling bigger household debris, which can clog the entry to its dustbin. This isn't an issue 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 and only comes with a single bristled floorhead that isn't as easy to clean. Replacement parts are also somewhat hard to come by.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Shark Stratos Cordless: The Shark Stratos Cordless is Shark's flagship cordless stick vacuum. It does an excellent job of handling pet hair and comes with a unique odor-neutralization system. Unlike other vacuums like the Dyson V15 Detect, its brushroll isn't removable, making it very difficult to deal with any hair that does get tangled around it. See our review
  • Samsung Jet 90 Complete: The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a great alternative to the Dyson V15 Detect, thanks to its slightly more maneuverable design and compatibility with a dedicated mopping floorhead. It doesn't have the V15's dirt sensor or automatic power adjustment feature. See our review
  • Miele Triflex HX1: The Miele Triflex HX1 is an upper mid-range cordless stick vacuum that does an excellent job of handling pet hair and feels well-built. However, it has a shorter battery life, a smaller dustbin, and a more limited set of attachments than the LG CordZero A9. See our review
  • Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight [IZ662H, IZ682H]: The Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight is a cordless stick vacuum that represents a good alternative to the Tineco PURE ONE S11, thanks to its larger dustbin. However, it weighs more and doesn't have a miniature turbo brush attachment. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 12, 2023: Replaced Tineco PURE ONE S11 Tango with entry-level Tineco PURE ONE S11 variant due to limited availability.

  2. Apr 12, 2023: Added Shark Stratos Cordless to Notable Mentions.

  3. Mar 15, 2023: Replaced Miele Triflex HX1 with LG CordZero A9 Ultimate as 'Best Upper Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Replaced Tineco PURE ONE X with Samsung Jet 60 Pet as 'Best Lower Mid-Range Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' pick. Removed the 'Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum For Pet Hair' category. Removed less relevant Notable Mentions picks. Added Miele Triflex HX1 to Notable Mentions.

  4. Feb 16, 2023: Verified that all main picks are still available and represent the best choice for user needs.

  5. Jan 17, 2023: Ensured all main picks are still available and represent the best option for user needs.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best cordless vacuums for 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.