Best Shark Vacuum for pets

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NerdWallet Shopping’s rankings of the best vacuums for pet owners are based on our analysis of the opinions of experts and shoppers like you.

Picking a vacuum isn’t easy. And when you have a specific need, like expert pet cleanup, searching through all those reviews can feel like a real chore.

We researched some of the most popular models on the market to make your decision less confusing. To narrow down the field, we looked at expert opinions from review sites such as The Sweethome, CNET and Good Housekeeping. Next, we analyzed user reviews to see what shoppers were saying about the various attributes of each vacuum.

We recognize that consumers look for different qualities in vacuums, so we ranked users’ observations on multiple features of top models, including their performance on carpet and hard surfaces.

Our analysis

Our scores range from a low of 1 to a high of 10. Here’s how we devised them:

Overall score: The overall score reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with each vacuum in 10 categories, including how well it cleans across various surfaces, ease of use, durability and noise.

How well it cleans: This score reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with the vacuum’s performance on carpet and hard floors, including hardwood, bare, tile and vinyl. It also considers their satisfaction with the vacuum’s ability to clean up pet hair and debris.

Ease of use: This score reflects reviewers’ satisfaction with the vacuum’s ability to maneuver, including its weight and cord length; the process of emptying or cleaning it out; and whether it was considered easy to operate.

1. Shark Rotator NV752

The Shark Rotator NV752 is an upright vacuum that features power-lift-away technology that allows it to deep-clean even the tightest corners. But the feature pet owners really love is the TruePet mini motorized attachment, which powers deep into carpets and upholstery, extracting dirt, dust and allergens.

Overall score Pet hair removal Ease of use
9.5 10 8.8

Buyers Like

  • Thoroughly picks up all pet hair
  • Its performance on stairs
  • Quiet and durable

2. Miele S8590 Alize

With positive reviews for performance, styling and maneuverability, the Shark Rotator NV752 vacuum’s strong suit is just about everything.

9.4 9.2
  • Its ability to pick up pet hair
  • Its performance on bare floors and stairs
  • Easy to clean

Buyers Dislike

  • Its performance on carpets and rugs

3. Dyson V6 Motorhead

Users of the Dyson V6 Motorhead could not say enough about this powerful, cordless stick vac’s cleaning power — especially the way its mini motorized tool worked its magic on wayward pet fur.

9.3
Shark Rotator NV752 Miele S8590 Alize Hoover Platinum UH30010COM Miele S7260 Cat and Dog

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