Need a great cordless handheld vacuum to clean up pet hair?

Having a lightweight yet powerful hand vacuum to clean up after your dogs and cats can be a life changer for pet owners.

Even if you don’t allow your pets on your furniture, pet fur and feathers find a way to fly around your rooms until they land on something nice and soft, like your furniture fabric, with great sticktoitiveness. And what about their pet beds and your carpeted stairs? It’s a lot easier and more efficient to use a lightweight cordless handheld vacuum to suck up these pet hairs than an upright vacuum (even upright vacuums designed to be great for pet hair). And if you have a handheld vacuum that is really great at sucking up pet hair and dander, it will make keeping your home clean so much easier.

Here are five of the best handheld vacuums that get rave reviews from pet owners

The Black + Decker MAX Lithium Vacuum has a high performance motor with cyclonic action to provide really strong suction. It has a cool pivoting head feature which makes it really easy to clean different surfaces easily. It has a handy pivot tool and brush set which is really great for grabbing pet hair from furniture and other upholstery. It is cordless and bagless. With its lithium battery, you will have enough of a charge to actually clean without worrying about losing suction before you are done cleaning. Of all the handheld Black + Decker small vacuums, I think this one offers the strongest suction in the smallest package.

The Dyson V6 Motorhead Cord Free Vacuum is a cordless handheld vacuum with a telescope wand, immensely convenient for going from sofas to (bare) floors to cat trees!, and this vac’s extension really gets into corners where pet hairs gather. It’s also conveniently cordless, with a 20 minute power last and bagless. You have to hold the power button down if you want continuous vacuuming, but if you’re just doing spots, this should not be a problem.

As you might expect, the Dyson V6 Motorhead Cord Free is more expensive than the other highly rated hand-held vacuums, but most owners say it is well worth it because of its power. If you have only bare floors and you can afford the Dyson, you might not need another vacuum! I splurged and bought this vacuum and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It has wonderful suction and it is so light and easy to use. I use this cordless handheld vacuum for all of my daily needs and pull out the upright when I really want to do a really thorough complete house cleaning. I can’t recommend the Dyson V6 highly enough, it is one of the favorite things in my house. I use it daily and believe it is worth every penny I spent on it.