Being pet owners ourselves, we know how hard it can be to keep their hair off the floors. It’s a constant struggle, and it can’t be won. Once our floors are finally clean, our cat waltzes into the room and proudly sheds a new of hair all over the place.
However, after trying a good amount of robot vacuums, we’ve been able to significantly cut down on the pet hair and hair balls flying, that were previously roaming around our house freely. The robot vacuum goes around the house every day, picks up all pet hair, and then goes back to “sleep”. The frequent cleaning pattern ensures the hair isn’t gathering in corners and underneath furniture, so there’s never a buildup of dust and hair anywhere.
In order to find the best robot vacuum for the job, we’ve reviewed several models over the years.
Below you’ll find the ones we found to be the best for pet hair.
iRobot Roomba i7+ – Robot Vacuum With Automatic Dirt Disposal
What we like: Not only is this one of the most powerful robot vacuums for pet hair at the moment, it is also self emptying! iRobot has been listening to their users, and created one of their best robot vacuums ever, that can automatically dispose its dirt bin contents while recharging the batteries. This is a super neat feature for those with a lot of pet hair flying around, because it allows for more automation without you having to do anything. It also has amazing suction on most surfaces, so here’s a true life saver for those in dire need of a robot helper.
This robot vacuum has also been features in a lot of reviews around the Internet, such as this review on Techradar, where it scored 4.5 of 5 stars, and on Wired where it scored 9 of 10 stars.
All you need to know: iRobot i7+ is a premium robot vacuum, that comes with a combined charging station and dirt disposal system. The dirt disposal system empties out the contents automatically, and stores it in a larger bag inside the charging station it self. That means whenever it goes for a recharging, the dust bin is emptied out.
According to iRobot, the i7+ works great on both carpets and hard floors, and since it’s WiFi connected you can always fetch a status report on your smartphone via the iRobot app.
The robot is also equipped with the newest mapping software, meaning it will remember multiple floor plans and calculate the easiest and most efficient routes around your house.
It has dual multi-surface rubber brushes, that are effective against pet hair, because it agitates the carpets and loosens up any stubborn hair. At the same time there’s a smaller chance that hair gets tangles on these brushes, which is definitely an advantage for those with long haired pets.
- Automatic dirt disposal system
- Intelligent mapping system for multiple rooms
- Has two multi-surface rubber brushes to loosen up pet hair
bObsweep PetHair Plus – Popular Robot Vacuum for Pet Owners
What we like: There is quite a lot that Bob here can do. It includes sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, filtrate particles to tackle dirt and gets and also shines a UV light to show where the trash is. The other good thing about this pet hair vacuum is that it understands that shedding happens and that can be sorted in a bit. This robot vac also comes with a super useful remote, so you don’t have to grab your phone and open an app, in order to control it from a distance. Simply grab the remote, and get the cleaning sorted out.
All you need to know: bObsweep PetHair Plus has four times boosted TurboLift suction, and that is matched with a properly sized 1100 ml dustbin. He will vacuum up pet hair and dirt for much longer than other robot vacuums that tend to be smaller, and that’s good news for those struggling to keep their floors clear of any hair. In the market, you’ll find that the bin size for most robot vacuums are 500-600 ml. So having 1100 ml at your disposal, means less time spent on emptying the bin. Bob has an extra-long main brush that covers 11 inches in only a single sweep. It works together with a rotating side brush to clean up any pet hair and dirt. The vacuum works on all floors, including hardwood, rug, carpet, or tile. The attachments come with a full command remote, a blOck Plus where you’re able to customize a cleaning and create two digital barriers, and lastly, a mop attachment made of microfiber that leaves the floors sparkling.
You’ll know what Bob is up to thanks to the LCD screen that displays the various cleaning modes, the trouble numbers as well as troubleshooting info. While we have discussed all these significant aspects of Bob, the question of how it can navigate the home does come up. Well, it’s able to do that thanks to a network of sensors set the vacuum on the right course and also steers him away from the stairs. Overall, it has a run time of 65 minutes.
- Charging station
- Full command control
Denkee DK600 – Thin and Versatile Robot Vacuum
What we like: This robot cleaner is thin, and that makes it possible to seamlessly clean under furniture. Because of how small it is, you don’t have to worry about it getting stuck under the sofa or the bed. That is what we can say the most significant advantage of this robot vacuum is. It is not often that you’re able to clean dirt from under the sofa or the bed easily because of the height clearance, but this little guy makes it happen.
All you need to know: The Denkee DK600 has a suction of 1500Pa, which translates to easy cleaning up of dust, dog hair, cat litter, nutshells, and the like. The bin capacity comes in at 0.6 liters, which is slightly bigger than what you find in the market. The vacuum runs on a brushless motor, so the noise levels are less than 55dB and thus quieter for the environment. For that reason, you can get some cleaning done even when other members of the household are asleep or when you’re reading or working on something.
The DK600 has a total of 6 cleaning modes. There are four cleaning modes that you find on other vacuums, and then there are two different cleaning modes. These are Max power cleaning mode and time cleaning mode. For the max cleaning mode, what you have to do is press a button, and the suction increases. This mode is ideal when you’re cleaning a thick rug or a blanket. For the timed cleaning mode, you time the robot to clean a room according to your schedule. For example, you can time it to clean before you get back home from work or a jog, you’ll find your home clean.
This robot vacuum will not run into anything thanks to the built-in multi-functional omnidirectional infrared sensors. They archive anti-collision and anti-drop functions and thus protecting the vacuum during the cleaning process. When the battery is low, the vacuum will return to the charging station automatically. In the package that comes with the robot vacuum, you’ll also get four side brush, a remote control, a power adapter, a charging base, foam filter, an extra HEPA filter, a cleaning tool, the warranty card, and an owner’s manual.
- 1500pa suction
- Six cleaning modes
Versatile Robot Vacuum from Coredy
What we like: This vacuum from Coredy makes for a perfect Christmas gift. This vacuum is also a handy companion when it comes to cleaning your home. It does have simpler features than those we have discussed thus far, but the robot is also versatile. One impressive feature to mention among many is the glass top cover on the robot that prevents scratches. You can, therefore, have the robot vacuum looking new for a lot longer.
All you need to know: This robot vacuum has a suction of 1700PA and has two dual edge brushes as well as a rolling brush. That way, it can pick up almost anything, including pet hair and dust. With the suction the robot vacuum has, it can clean hard floors and medium-pile carpet. The battery on this Coredy vacuum is quite impressive, with a working time of up to 120 minutes when it is fully charged. That means you can get 120 square meters, that is, the kitchen, living room, and bedroom cleaned before the robot is due for another charge.
The dust box is the industry standard, which is 550ml. The robot also has a washable HEPA filter. Additionally, the Coredy robot vacuum is also able to self-cleaning, giving you more extended service. There is equally smart navigation, so the robot vacuum can navigate around obstacles so it won’t bump into objects or fall off the stairs. There are four selective cleaning modes for all your vacuuming needs: automatic, spot, max vacuuming, and edge cleaning modes.
You can control the robot vacuum with a remote. You can control the start, stop, customize, and schedule the cleaning of your home whenever you wish. With the Coredy robot vacuum, you get a one-year warranty. It also comes with a wide range of accessories that include four side brushes, one highly efficient filter, the main brush, remote control with 2AAA batteries included and a cleaning brush, an adapter, and lastly, a charging dock.
- 1700 PA suction
- 550 ml bin
ILIFE V3s Pro – Very Affordable Robot Helper for Simpler Tasks
What we like: The ILIFE V3s Pro has technology that promotes tangle-free pet hair cleaning. It focuses on picking up hairs, debris, and dirt on hard floors such as hardwood, laminated, tile, or stone. It also has a low profile design that makes it ideal for cleaning under furniture and beds where dirt is known to hide. The ILIFE V3s Pro also has an impressive run time of 90-100 minutes, where you’ll be able to get most of your cleaning done before it is due for a recharge. As for the suction, it comes to 600pa and a bin capacity of 300ml.
All you need to know: This robot vacuum is self-charging and returns to the docking station when the battery gets low. It is also easy to use; all you need to do is press a mechanical button to activate auto-cleaning, or you can choose from the other cleaning modes, which are auto, edge, and space mode. The low profile design that the V3s has allows it to clean underneath spaces that are more than three inches high, which is the height of the vacuum. This brand does not have a roller brush, and that gives the robot vacuum the freedom to pick up pet hair, fur, dirt, and debris without it tangling and blocking the roller.
As with other vacuums on the list, you can also schedule cleaning with the V3s. That way, you can comfortably get into a daily cleaning routine. You can also get cleaning done right on time before the guest comes as you’re doing other things to get ready for them. That said, three built-in infrared sensors are underneath the robot vacuum that intelligently detect the stairs. That way, you don’t have to worry about is falling off. Additionally, there are ten sets of front infrared sensors that help the robot vacuum to detect, recognize, and avoid obstacles.
Another feature with the V3s is that it has extra-large RoadRover wheels. That way, it can get from a hard floor to a low-pile carpet with ease. It can work its way over door trims for a smooth and thorough cleaning. The maximum climbing height that the robot vacuum has is 10mm.
- 600 PA suction
- 300 ml dust bin
Roborock S5 – Combined Vacuum and Mop for Added Functionality
What we like: Last on the list, we have a powerful Roborock S5 robot vacuum thanks to its exceptional navigating abilities. It uses smart navigation technology to map your house. It is can also plan routes and the schedules as well. The robot vacuum can get under things that are lower than 2cm and clean thoroughly without missing a spot. It can do all that without getting stuck around an obstacle, scratching the furniture, or falling down the stairs. Overall, you get 150 minutes of uninterrupted running time.
All you need to know: The S5 features synchronous sweeping and mopping too. The sweeping system is meant to increase wind utilization. That can draw out all the dust and put in the bin, leaving nothing behind. As for the mopping system, it can prevent hemming. That translates to not leaving any water stains or streaks behind when it is done the cleaning. That way, you’re always getting a thorough cleaning. The suction strength stands at 2000Pa with a climbing height of 2cm
There are multiple modes that you can choose when using the robot vacuum through the WIFI remote. There are the turbo and max mode, balanced, mopping, quiet, and carpet. You can control the various modes as you’re cleaning your home. Because of how long the battery lasts, you’re able to clean a big house and multiple rooms in one go. That includes wooden floors, hard floors, or low-pile carpet, and other types of floors. That said, the brand recommends that you not use the robot vacuum on the dark or long-pile carpet.
A unique feature about the Roborock S5 is that you can use a smart app to control the robot vacuum. You can use it for map saving, scheduling, establishing no-go zones, direction control, spot cleaning, real-time monitoring, and other customization. You can get the app on your iOS or Android, but you can also use Alexa voice control. When you purchase this device, you come away with a 12-month warranty.
- 2000Pa suction
- WIFI remote control
Experts: Robot Vacuums Are Great for Pet Hair
According to sources like Canine Journal and CNET, robot vacuums work well for pet hair.
Below are some of the most important reasons why robot vacuums are great for pet hair:
- They are low-maintenance workers
- They have smart navigation
- They work well for different types of flooring
- They have stronger suction than ever before
- They are available with lots of tools and different features
- There’s one for all needs
These are the key reasons why you should look at a robot vacuum if you want to cut down on pet hair and fur balls on your floors, and save time as well.