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For animal lovers, pet hair and pet hair removal are just a fact of life, one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the deal alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses when you know exactly where that mouth has been. That said, a reliable dog hair removal tool quickly gets to be pretty important in your life as a pet owner.
My pet family includes two dogs and four cats, so we’re dealing with a whole lot of pet hair on our floors, furniture, and clothing, not to mention car seats and car interiors. After a lifetime of pet parenthood and many years working in doggy daycare, I’ve become somewhat of a snob about dog hair removal tools. This list of tried-and-true dog hair removal tools has something for everyone and every fur-busting task.
Whether you’re dealing with long hair or short fur, these dog hair removal tools will help you get the job done.
I love a wearable tool, and pet hair removal mitts are affordable and effective for gathering pet hair off of fabric. I don’t know what magic material these gloves are made from, but they have soft have little nubs that pick up pet hair and are easily cleaned by rubbing two mitts together in opposite directions.
Mitts are great for removing hair from more delicate clothing, as the soft material means your clothes won’t be pulled or pilled from abrasion.
CleanAide Lint and Hair Pick It Up Mitt
This simple, wearable, hair-removing mitt gently (and ingeniously) removes pet hair, lint, and fuzz from clothes and furniture.
You’ve got to hand it to the manufacturer for telling it straight on the packaging: “It’s not pretty, but it works!” You can use this handheld, sponge-like dog hair remover tool to clean up pet hair in hard to access places like the back seats in your car or the corners of a couch. Reviewers rave about how effective this quirky little product is at dog hair removal.
Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Removal Tool
Use this handheld, sponge-like dog hair remover tool to clean up pet hair in hard to access places like the back seats in your car or the corners of a couch.
The Cadillac of pet hair removal tools, and my fantasy appliance, the Dyson Animal has powerful suction and best of all, a tangle-free turbine tool to remove dirt and hair from carpets and upholstery.
There are other competent pet hair vacuums on the market, but this one is the dream.
For more stories about the best pet hair vacuums, see some of our other articles about these hard-working machines.
Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean Upright Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum is designed for homes with pets, with a tangle-free turbine tool that removes hair. Instead of filters, this vacuum uses whole-machine HEPA filtration, making it both asthma- and allergy-friendly.
This is a cute little dog grooming tool with stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.
Use ZoomGrooms regularly for gentle brushing, and at bath time to help work shampoo through my dogs’ coats.
Kong Dog ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush
A cute little dog grooming tool with stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.
I can’t get over the adorable design of this simple pet hair roller. You won’t have to deal with replacing adhesive rolls because this dog hair removal roller employs a patented brush system. With gentle back and forth rolls, you’ll collect pet hair in an easy-to-empty dust receptacle. Bonus: This product doubles as a lint remover!
Verified Review: “I love that I can clean cat hair off the couch or bed with a few quick swipes and without throwing away any wasteful sticky paper.”
ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover
This highly-rated dog hair removal tool is easy to use and lifts up pet hair without wasteful single-use sheets.
A dog grooming tool and surface cleaner all in one, this has the added benefit of looking like some kind of science fiction prop. Just pet your dog with the glove to give her a shiny coat, and then pick up stray hair from the furniture with the same petting motion. If you’re a cat owner, this soft mitt will bring on the purring and collect the cat fur in one fell swoop.
TrueTouch Five Finger Pet Deshedding Glove
Great for removing loose fur from your pet, your clothes, and upholstery, this wearable glove uses friction for easy dog hair removal.
A classic among dog hair removal tools, a good pet lint roller pays for itself in no time. This style is relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and is large enough to remove hair from both your jacket and couch. This particular one is so strong, in fact, it claims to remove ticks, just in case your furry companion brought the outside in. (For more about dogs and ticks, see our guide here.)
Looking for a hack? Sticky tape wrapped around your hand will remove pet hair from carpet, clothes, furniture, and soft surfaces.
Evercare Pet Plus Giant Extreme Pet Lint Roller
A good pet lint roller pays for itself in no time, and this heavy-duty model picks up pet hair, dirt, and dander, and claims to be strong enough to even lift up ticks.
This is one of our personal favorite dog grooming tools and fur remover brushes for quick clean-up around the house.
Two types of rubber pet hair-capturing bristles are included. Larger bristles can be used to brush your dog’s coat and remove loose fur, and the finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off upholstery. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors.
Furemover Dual-Sided Grooming Brush
Two types of rubber pet hair-capturing bristles pick up both loose hair from your pet as well as clothes and upholstery.
Rubber brooms like this are a staple in doggy daycare for their strong hair-gathering ability. The sweeper version of the Furemover is effective on several surfaces, so you can de-hair the carpeted living room and the tiled kitchen in one go, and the long handle means you can work the pet hair out of your rugs from a standing position.
After you clean up after your dog, you can use the broom to scrub the bathroom tile or wash the car!
This broom, made with natural rubber, makes picking up a large volume of pet hair on hard floor surfaces (and even carpet!) a breeze.
This thing is like a lint roller on steroids, definitely a pet parent must-have. With a 43″ long handle and a giant, super-sticky roller, it works sort of like a duster, only it really traps hair. I like it for furniture, and also for low-pile carpets and rugs. Note that it’s not great for a deeper or shag carpet.
Evercare Pet Plus Mega Extreme Stick
For large and harder to reach areas, this de-fuzzing dog hair removal stick and lint roller combo can make the job easier.
Hypoallergenic and waterproof, this double-sided glove helps de-shed during your furry friend’s bath time, but also works on fabrics and furniture to remove pesky pet hair.
Also, you can simply put on a pair of basic rubber cleaning gloves, get them just-barely-damp (or even go dry), and go to town on your fur-covered sofa, rug, or pants. (This video will give you a quick demonstration of how it works.)
FurZapper Pet Grooming Glove
A specialized dog hair-removing glove to help shed excess hair or to pick up fuzz on furniture.
The Rotator is a quality everyday vacuum that gets the job done, and it’s often on sale, so keep checking back. If you’re not ready to splurge on a Dyson, the Shark Rotator is the vacuum for you.
Though it’s not billed as being specifically for pet hair cleanup, it gets rave reviews from pet owners for its hair-annihilating properties. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and easy to clean (I speak from experience: this is a major plus when you’re talking clouds of pet hair!)
Shark Rotator Professional Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum with Lift-Away
The Shark Rotator gets rave reviews from pet owners for its hair-annihilating properties. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and easy to clean.
If the Dyson Pet is the Cadillac of pet hair vacuum cleaners, then this is the Porsche of dog grooming tools: compact, powerful, efficient, and worth every penny.
The Furminator helps keep your dog’s coat in great shape and reduces shedding by removing loose fur from the undercoat before it has a chance to hit your furniture. Used appropriately on the right dog, it can help prevent excess hair mess and minimize your need for other tools on this list.
Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Dogs
The Furminator helps keep your dog’s coat in great shape and reduces shedding by removing loose fur from the undercoat.
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