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Large dog owners - Best vacuum for hardwood floors/pet hair?

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Initial post: Dec 27, 2009 7:37:26 AM PST
Lydia says:
We have two labs and a cat. LOTS of shedding going on around here. Our home is almost entirely hardwood floors. I need a vacuum that is powerful, lightweight, long cord, convenient attachments. I'm not really concerned with how well it cleans carpet. I'm thinking a portable canister would be our best bet. Anyone have any suggestions? Large dog owners, what works for you?

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 6:32:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 30, 2009 6:35:34 AM PST
mariao says:
We LOVE our eureka pet lover! got it at kohl s and its amazing how much hair is in the canister EVERY time! had it about a year now and we have a very hairy German Shepherd! I sweep first then take this over on the bare floors setting and its amazing how much i missed with a broom! sometimes i just use this and no broom.. why do double work

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 6:33:44 AM PST
mariao says:
Eureka 8853AVZ CAPTURE PLUS Pet Lover

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 10:15:52 AM PST
S. Pino says:
Any of the Dyson models. They have special pet hair tools and no bags so no pet odors to linger. I have the Dyson DC14 and have used it for 6 years on carpet and hardwoods. You can turn off the rollers so it's safe to use on hardwoods. Does a great job with the dog hair even on carpets.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2009 10:56:26 PM PST
patykayks says:

We have always had the typical Hoovers and Eurekas. Sadly, these vacs start losing power and having to buy filters gets expensive. My husband finally talked me into a Dyson vac. I am tight with money, so spending $500 for a vac seemed stupid to me. Well, I had to eat those words.

We vacuum every day as we have a large house and a couple of pets. I "thought" my house was clean. I was wrong. My husband kept on talking about a Dyson. I finally agreed only if we did not buy any other gifts for each other and this would be our Christmas present to each other. Last week, the Dyson DC28 went on sale at Best Buy for $479.00. I am still having to swallow spending that much money for a vac. For that amount of money it better last for 50 years!

We used our previous vac on Sat night (12/12/2009). It picked up the usual amount of dirt. We bought the Dyson on Sunday (12/13). We vacuumed the entire house. We had to empty the canister THREE times! I could not believe this much stuff was left behind by our other vac. Too, this does not make the air smell like with most all vacs spewing dirt and dust right back into the air and of course into your carpet all over again! After we finished vacuuming, the air seemed to smell lighter if that makes any sense at all. I cannot describe it. The house seemed cleaner both air and carpet.

Suction? This thing will suck the fur off a donkey's rear!

My hubby has allergies. This vac seems to have really made a difference and I kind of look at this like buying a car. If you go with a cheap car, then you stand a good chance of having lots of repair bills and it may not be dependable, whereas if you buy a Mercedes or Lexus, you know they are excellent cars.

This Dyson vac is a Mercedes as far as vacs are concerned. If you want to have a really clean house, this is worth the money and I look at it as an investment.

The cord is long and we vacuumed the entire house without having to pull the plug from room to room. This is the quietest vac I have ever owned! It does not lose suction when the canister gets full.

Look, going cheap is not the best are talking about your health here. Spend the extra money. Too, buying it from Best Buy allows you to use it for 30 days. If you do not like it, then return it and get your money back. I bet you won't let go of it once you use it.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2010 7:12:07 PM PST
HMTexas says:
We have a yellow lab. We have hard floors throughout the entire house. I've had a Kirby (previous house had carpet) and a Hoover (bagless.) I just bought a Miele canister. It is amazing! It uses a bag, but it is not like the typical vacuum with a bag. I did not like the bagless vacuum because when you empty the cannister you end up with dust everywhere which defeats the whole reason why you're vacuuming! The Miele bag also has a feature where you close the hole when you change the bag. I highly recommend you look at this vacuum for hard floors and dog hair!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2010 10:37:49 AM PST
We have an Alaskan Malamute--he is a walking fur storm. Bought the iRobot Dirt Dog about a month ago and I LOVE it. Only $129 and I run it every day because all I have to do is push a button and leave! What could possibly be better than that?
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