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Your four-legged friend will always be a part of your family—no matter how much they shed. But that doesn’t mean you have to wear that hair on your otherwise pristine outfit (or sofa, or rug). The best pet hair remover keeps your wardrobe and home looking pristine, without costing a pretty penny.
Sylvalyn Hammond, D.V.M., and Zesty Paws spokesperson, explains that the first step in keeping your pet’s hair off your floor (and the walls!) and reducing shedding is regular brushing and bathing. “Most dogs and cats should be brushed at least twice weekly for 15 to 30 minutes,” she says. “Pets with longer and thicker coats should be brushed daily, especially if they are prone to developing mats. All dogs should be bathed every other week to remove the buildup of debris, pollens, dander, dead skin cells, and dead hair from their coat.”
Beyond regular maintenance, you can choose from a wide range of pet hair removers on the market that fit your specific needs—from hand-held rollers to powerful vacuums. Scroll through our top picks, which include rollers, gloves, brushes, vacuums, and even a surprising ordinary product you may already have at home right now.
How we chose
We consulted a range of pet experts, including Hammond, Sehaj Grewal, D.V.M. of The Melrose Vet, and Best Friends Animal Society cat content strategist and expert Samantha Bell, for their advice and top product picks. And we sought popular products in their respective categories with large numbers of overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Our top picks for pet hair removers
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Best Pet Hair Remover Overall
FURminator De-shedding Tool for Dogs
- Highly reviewed
- Available in three sizes
- Vet recommended
- May get caught in hair
- May over-stimulate sensitive dogs
“I love the FURminator brush and use it weekly on my German Shepherd, Hugo,” Hammond says. “This type of brush is ideal for dogs with a thick undercoat. Pairing regular brushing with a good de-shedding shampoo and conditioner, like those also sold by FURminator, is a great combination.”
Best Value Pet Hair Remover
Lint Cleaner Max Pet Hair Remover for Large Areas
- Quick and easy to use
- Infinitely reusable
- Use carefully on delicate fabrics
Bell says she’s “so impressed” with this product’s ability to remove pet hair. It comes in three sizes: large for furniture, medium for pet beds, and small for on-the-go pet hair removal. “They work so well that I end up with a baseball-sized clump of pet hair when I’m done using them,” Bell says. “It’s so satisfying!”
Best Pet Hair Remover for Quick Clean Ups
Bounce Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets
- Multiple household uses
- Fragrance isn’t for everyone
Depending on your specific needs, your best pet hair remover might be a simple home remedy you already have in the pantry. Grewal suggests an unexpected method you might not know about: dryer sheets. “Dryer sheets have a soft coating that disrupts the static bond between pet hair and surfaces,” he says.
Best Pet Hair Remover for Rugs and Upholstery
Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Max Clean Pet Pro Full-Size Carpet Cleaner
- Lightweight (18 pounds) and low-profile foot
- Easy to maneuver around furniture
- Great for big jobs
- Splurgier price point
- Bulkier storage
When you’ve got company on the way and a rug full of pet hair, no hand-held roller is going to do the trick. So pull out the big guns: This Bissell vacuum sucks out hair as well as pet stains and odors. It also comes with attachment tools to remove pet hair from upholstery with ease and speed.
Best Pet Hair Remover for Furniture
ChomChom Pet Hair Remover
- Super popular and highly reviewed
- Reusable (no sticky sheets to create waste or use up)
- Works best on flat surfaces
Use this versatile pet roller on just about everything—from furniture to blankets. Think of it as a reusable lint roller: Unlike a traditional lint roller, this tool requires no sticky tape, so you can use it again and again. Roll it back and forth to trap fur and lint into the receptacle. Then press the release button to empty it.
Best Budget-Friendly Pet Hair Remover
FurZapper Pet Hair Removers
- Budget friendly
- Works while you wash your clothes
- Not all reviewers are satisfied
This reusable pet hair remover goes right into your washer/dryer, working to lift pet hair from your clothing even while you don’t lift a finger. Drop it into your washer during the cycle and it does the work. Add it to the dryer along with your freshly washed laundry. Expect it to fill your lint trap with hair, fur, and lint no matter how much static cling in the load.
Best Pet Hair Remover for the Car
Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover
- Beware of use with sensitive skin or delicate fabrics
This awkward-looking product removes fur with a sweeping action: Lightly sweep over hairy fabric or carpet to lift off the hair. It works on carpets, upholstery, and clothes. Plus, it’s small, so it works well to toss in a car glove compartment or purse.
Best Pet Hair Remover for Carpet
Innova Upright Vacuum
- Steers easily
- Different modes for quiet or maximum-power usage
- Maneuvers easily
- Specially designed brush roll keeps hair from clogging machine
With a motorized pet tool, this vacuum cleans effectively on stairs and upholstery. An anti-tangle brush roll actively breaks hair to prevent the machine from tangling or clogging and concentrates air flow for an even deeper clean.
Best Pet Hair Remover for Grooming
HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves
- Available in seven colors
- Available in five sizes
- Not a quick fix for pet hair on clothes
Use these gloves for regular maintenance: grooming, bathing, and massaging your pet to keep shedding to a minimum. These hypo-allergenic gloves have scrubbing nodules that work wet or dry. They’re reusable and come in five sizes—including a kid’s size to get the littles involved.
How to choose the best pet hair remover
✔️ Think of your pet’s coat. While any size pet can produce a lot of hair, there’s no denying that various lengths and textures of hair can lead to different cleaning needs. For example, you’d likely want different products if you have a cat that often self cleans versus a Golden Retriever that sheds all over the place.
✔️ Consider the surfaces you’ll be cleaning. You’ll need different tools for various surfaces, so keep in mind that you might want to invest in a number of pet hair removers to ensure your home (and your clothes) are hair-free.
✔️ Check the price point. There’s no need to spend a ton of money on pet hair removal tools. Instead, find reusable options that will go the distance and still get the job done.
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