Top 8 Upright Vacuum Cleaners for Homes with Pets

Easy to steer and lightweight vacuum cleaner with tools to remove stubborn pet hair from upholstery and carpets is every pet owners must have.

We check out some of the best upright vacuum cleaners with built-in active brush system to pick up and remove pet hair from any surface.

A great believer in using the right tool for the job, the only way to get hair off the carpet, be it pet or human is to get a vacuum cleaner designed to remove hair.

Top 8 Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners for Homes with Pets

Available from big names such as Dyson, Vax and Hoover as well as lesser known brands such as BISSELL and VonHaus, the following are great upright vacuum cleaners for the job.

  1. Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner
  2. Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pet Vacuum Cleaner
  3. Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner
  4. Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball Upright Vacuum Animal Allergy
  5. BISSELL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass
  6. Vax U85-AS-Pe Air Stretch
  7. Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind UH70210
  8. VonHaus Multi-Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Turbo/Pet Brush


A closer look at each of these upright vacuum cleaners and how they compare.

Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner


  • Radial Root Cyclone technology
  • Reconfigured brush bar: 25% more power drives bristles deeper into carpets, removing more dirt.
  • Tangle-free Turbine Tool: The only turbine tool that does not tangle. Counter-rotating heads with brushes remove hair and dirt from upholstery.
  • Includes Extra Tools: Tangle-free Turbine Tool, Flat Out Tool, Soft Dusting Brush, Multi Angle Brush, Stiff Bristle Brush, 2-in-1 Combination and Stair Tool
  • Engineered for pet hair pick-up.

NOTE: There are three different models; Dyson DC65, Dyson DC65 Animal and Dyson DC65 Animal Complete. Make sure you pick the Animal or Animal Complete for pets.

Vax U84-AL-Pe Air Lift Steerable Pet Vacuum Cleaner

Vax Air Lift Steerable Pet Max Side Profile 2

  • Lightest lift-out cylinder for easy above the floor and stair cleaning
  • Powerful, multi-cyclonic technology for no loss of suction
  • Steerable technology allows you to navigate smoothly around furniture and obstacles
  • Ideal for homes with pets
  • Steerable for easy manoeuvrability around the home

Dyson DC41 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner


  • Radial Root Cyclone technology – airflows remodeled to maximize suction power.
  • The strongest suction at the cleaner head- cleaner head self-adjusts for optimal contact, even on hard floors.
  • Ball technology steers smoothly and turns on a dime
  • Lightweight and durable- engineered materials are selected for their strength and durability- less weight and bulk.
  • Tangle-Free Turbine Tool has counter rotating heads with integrated brushes to remove pet hair and dirt means no brush bar for hair to wrap around.
  • Dyson cyclones capture microscopic particles down to 0.5 microns in size, including pollen, mold, and bacteria capturing allergens and expels cleaner air.

Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball Upright Vacuum


  • Whole-machine lifetime HEPA filter never needs washing
  • Cinetic™ technology eliminates the need for a prefilter
  • Ball™ technology for easy maneuvering
  • Telescope Reach™ wand for stairs
  • Tangle-free turbine tool removes hair from upholstery and carpets

BISSELL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass


  • Fast and easy cleaning in a lightweight vacuum with powerful suction 
  • Innovative brush design rotates down into carpet to clean more on initial pass
  • Cyclonic System for long-lasting, powerful suction
  • TurboBrush tool for stairs, furniture, upholstery, and more
  • Easy Empty dirt tank, Multi-Level Filtration, and washable foam tank filter.

Vax U85-AS-Pe Air Stretch


  • Powerful and lightweight upright vacuum with long reach 3.6m hose and 13m cord and weighs only 4.9kg
  • No loss of suction with multi-cyclonic setup
  • A rated for energy, A rated for hardfloor pick-up, A rated for carpet pick-up and A rated for emissions.
  • TurboTool – suitable for stairs, upholstery and homes with pets.
  • 3-in-1 tool features a crevice, upholstery and dusting tool

Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright UH70210


  • Fold down handle makes storage a snap and ideal for small storage spaces
  • Automatic rewind cord neatly winds the 27-feet cord back inside the unit for easy storage
  • Brush roll shut off pedal makes it easy to go from carpet to hard floors
  • System check indicator alerts the user when the rinsable filter, HEPA and Carbon filters need to be cleaned or checked.
  • 5 position carpet height adjustment, and the easy-to-clean Air-Powered Pet Hand Tool

VonHaus Multi-Cyclonic Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Turbo/Pet Brush


  • Powerful and lightweight 1200W, 150 air watt vacuum cleaner with innovative multi-cyclonic separation technology. Eliminates dust, dirt and debris on carpets, hard floors & upholstery
  • Comes complete with turbo brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool & wand
  • Features large, easy to empty 2.5 litre bag-less cylinder, 1 metre extension tube and long 8m power cord
  • Includes variable suction power, safety cut out protection and 5 tier floor head height adjustment