Best Shark Vacuums For Pets & Pet Hair (Vacuum Reviews)

Best Shark Vacuum For Pets

According to our tests, the best shark vacuum for pets is the Shark Rocket TruePet UItra-lightIt is the most maneuverable and powerful shark vacuum currently on the market. 

Here are some of the other great options from Shark. 

Shark Vacuum For Pets

Summary

Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet

Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet Vacuum

The top pick for best Shark vacuums for households with pets. It is the perfect balance of versatility, power and affordability.


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Shark Rotator Lift-Away with DuoClean

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean

This vacuum is great for people with multiple flooring types. It has great suction power and maneuverability. Includes a HEPA filtration system so it's great if someone in your household has allergies.


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Editor's Choice

Shark Rocket TruePet UItra-light

Shark Rocket TruePet UItra-light

This  stick vacuum is the most maneuverable vacuum on the list, and also the lightest at only 9lbs. It lacks some of the power of the bigger machines but can transform into a handheld for detail cleaning and is great for upholstery.


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The Shark Navigator Freestyle

The Shark Navigator Freestyle

This is the least expensive option on our list. It is powerful, but it's a cordless vacuum so you're limited to 15 minutes of continuous cleaning. Great for people with smaller homes looking for an affordable and reliable solution for pet hair.


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Shark Rocket Complete HV382

Shark Rocket Complete HV382

This is the most versatile vacuum on this list, having the ability to function as an upright vacuum or a handheld without skimping on power. It is a great overall choice if you need power and find the handheld configuration useful.


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Shark Rocket DuoClean Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

Shark Rocket Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

If allergies are a concern of yours, this vacuum is a no-brainer. It has next-level allergy defenses that sucks up dust, and traps it inside like no other vacuum in its class is able to do. 

How We Choose The Best Shark Vacuum For Pets:

Shark is a massive name in pet vacuum cleaners, and for a good reason. They have been around for over a century and have mastered what it takes to make an effective vacuum cleaner. In recent years, they have even made headlines for their innovative designs, putting bigger companies like Dyson on high alert.

So, these vacuums have really caught our attention so we decided to test them on arguably the hardest messes a homeowner will encounter: pet messes.

If you have pets, you've probably had issues cleaning up after them. 

Haven't we all.

Over the years we have come to trust Shark when it comes to vacuum cleaners that do well with pet hair.

We have taken the time to test and review the best shark vacuums for pets, so you have the tools you need to make an educated purchase decision.

Here's the bottom line:

If you're in the market for a vacuum cleaner for pet hair and you specifically do NOT want handheld vacuums, all of these pet vacuum options from Shark will do well. The one you choose is dependent on your budget and what additional features you require.


Pros:

  • 3-in-1 Upright, canister & handheld
  • HEPA filtration system for those sensitive to allergens
  • Has attachments for pet hair on upholstery and wood floors
  • Very effective cleaning on all surfaces
    Quiet

Cons:

  • Heavy in comparison to other comparable models
  • Mediocre maneuverability

More About The Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet

This shark vacuum for pets tops our list for many reasons. Most importantly, it is incredibly versatile and comes with attachments specifically designed to suit the needs of pet owners who specifically need a pet vacuum.


True Pet Motorized Dusting Brush:

Specifically, the pet hair removal tool is electrical. It is more than just an attachment you stick on the end of a hose. It spins to help pick up pet hair which is then sucked into the vacuum.

Versatility:

While it may lack in some areas like maneuverability, it is still the best overall Shark vacuum for homeowners with pets. It transitions from a traditional upright vacuum cleaner to a canister and a handheld making it extremely versatile.

Power & Function:

This vacuum is a powerful, yet quiet vacuum for pet hair. Its low-volume power is one of the more remarkable areas in which the TruePet excels. It is rare that you can find a vacuum that can clean low, medium and high carpet, wood, tile, upholstery and just about everything else and isn't either incredibly expensive or very loud. This vacuum is a perfect mix of power, versatility, and affordability which is marketed directly to pet owners.

Key Features:

  • LED-lit wand for illuminating dirt in dark areas
  • HEPA filter to trap allergens
  • 15.6 lbs
  • Includes TruePet Mini Motorized dusting brush for cleaning pet hair

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Shark TruePet

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Bissell Cleanview Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind

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Hoover T Series Pet Rewind

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Pros:

  • Great suction power
  • Include pet multi-tool
  • Effective on carpeting and bare floors
  • Easy, inexpensive maintenance
  • HEPA Filter

Cons:

  • Short hose
  • Narrow cleaner head
  • Has a high center of gravity
  • Mobility issues on high-pile carpeting

More About The Shark Lift-Away with DuoClean Technology NV803

The Shark NV803 is another great option for pet owners looking for the best vacuum to keep their pet-friendly house clean. While it doesn't have all the power or the accessories of the TruePet, it is still a solid choice.

Duoclean Technology - What Does That Mean?

Its duoclean technology means that the vacuum comes with two brush rolls that work together. The first one is the usual bristle brush roll which helps pull up large debris from carpeting. The second is a soft dusting brush roll which allows this unit to excel with cleaning wood floors. If you turn off the first roller, the second roller will gently clean up dirt and hair from your wood floors without damaging them.

Filters:

As with the NV752 TruePet, the Shark Powered Lift-Away comes with a HEPA filter, which is a great plus if you are sensitive to allergens. Another great part about the filters on this machine is that they are washable and reusable. So, there's no excuse for not having a good filter -- you don't have to buy a replacement.

Key Features:

  • 14.5 lbs
  • Accessories include: Pet multi-tool, Duster crevice tool, Pet power brush, Under-appliance wand, Accessory bag
  • "DuoClean" technology
  • Easy to clean brush rolls

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Shark TruePet

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Bissell Cleanview Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind

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Hoover T Series Pet Rewind

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Pros:

  • Lightweight - only 8.6 lbs
  • Comes with a motorized pet hair removal tool
  • Larger dustbin than previous rocket models
  • Easily converts to a handheld

Cons:

  • Brushes cannot be turned off - so its bad for hardwood  or bare floors
  • Cannot stand upright on its own
  • When converted to a handheld, it is a bit too heavy for our liking to be handled with one hand.
  • No HEPA Filter
  • Less powerful than upright vacuums

More About The Shark TruePet UItra-light

This vacuum can best be described as a Dyson DC44 alternative. It is very similar in design and function but doesn't have the "Dyson" price tag.

LED Headlights:

This is a somewhat unique feature. You don't see it very often in vacuums made by other brands, but Shark has embraced it. It is a handy addition. Especially if you have pets, hair can get into tiny cracks and crevices, as well as under furniture, so having a headlight to illuminate the area you're cleaning is a big plus.

Maneuverability:

Being an ultralight vacuum, the TruePet Ultra-Light is the most maneuverable of the vacuums on this list. This is because it is the lightest and is designed with a swivel head with the bin being near the top. With traditional vacuums, even with a swiveling head, you don't get as much mobility just because the bulky container gives you less versatility than the stick vacuum.

Power:

With this vacuum, you're paying for the ability to clean more places and swivel steering, not the ability to clean a single area as best as possible. Now, this isn't to say that the Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light won't do a decent job vacuuming your carpet and bare floor, it's just that it lacks the power that you're going to find in a traditional upright vacuum cleaner such as the Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet.

Key Features:

  • LED lights to illuminate hair/dirt
  • 30-foot power cord
  • 5-year warranty
  • Swivel steering

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Shark TruePet

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Bissell Cleanview Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind

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Hoover T Series Pet Rewind

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Pros:

  • Self-standing
  • Cordless so you can clean the whole house without re-plugging in your vacuum
  • Good on carpet and hard floors
  • Can clean large debris due to an opening in the middle of the base

Cons:

  • Battery powered - only lasts 15 minutes
  • Difficult to clean
  • Not good for deep cleaning
  • Normally under $100
  • No hose/upholstery accessories

More About The Shark Navigator Freestyle

If you have a small home or apartment, and a single animal and don't want to spend a lot of money on a vacuum, this is your best bet.

Cordless Power & The Battery:

While you only get around 15 minutes of run time out of this bad boy, that's generally enough time to clean either your carpets, hard floor, or your upholstery in one go. Since it is cordless, you're not limited to areas where your cord reaches. This gives you a leg up if you want to use this vacuum to clean areas like a back porch or even your car. (If the idea of having a vacuum that can clean your home and your car sounds appealing, check out our article about best cordless vacuums here).

Another thing to note about the battery -- it is replaceable. Though a replacement will run you around $50, it means you won't have to replace the entire unit if the battery goes bad.

Power:

If we are honest here for a second, this vacuum can't compete with standard corded upright vacuums. It lacks the ability to get in deep in your carpet to drag out dirt and hair that aren't on a surface level. This is an excellent choice for lightweight maintenance but won't replace the cleaning power of a full-sized vacuum. 

Key Features:

  • Cordless - which can be a pro or a con depending on your preference
  • 1-year warranty
  • 14.4 volt Ni-MH battery
  • Needs 4-7 hours to recharge

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Bissell Cleanview Upright

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Hoover T Series Pet Rewind

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Pros:

  • Strong suction power
  • Washable filters
  • Includes plenty of attachments
  • Can work as handheld or upright vacuum

Cons:

  • Not freestanding
  • No HEPA filter
  • Small canister
  • Handheld configuration is bulky
  • Loud

More About The Shark Complete HV382

The Shark Complete HV382 is a mix between an upright vacuum and an ultralight stick vacuum. It includes some of the benefits and drawbacks of each, but is still a great pick for the best vacuum for pet hair from Shark.

Power & Stability:

Most notably, the Complete HV382 has the power of an upright vacuum, but lacks the stability to stand upright. This is a common flaw with most ultralight stick vacuum cleaners. Personally, it isn't a deal breaker because you have the ability to clean areas you can't normally get to with an upright vacuum, but don't have to sacrifice the power.

Accessories:

The Shark Complete HV382 comes with a whole suite of accessories. Some common, and others pretty unique. Out of the box you get the following accessories:

  • TruePet mini motorized brush
  • Under appliance wand
  • Upholstery tool
  • Dusting brush
  • Duster crevice tool
  • Accessory bag
  • Wall mount

The TruePet mini motorized brush is the same brush we mentioned in previous sections. It is a motorized attachment that goes on the vacuum's hose which allows you to more effectively. The brushes spin, which pulls up hair from your upholstery better than a static attachment.

The most notable accessory, which can't really be found with anyone but Shark, is the under appliance wand. This strange little tube may look funny, but it actually does a really great job cleaning under appliances like your stove and your fridge.

Key Features:

  • LED headlights
  • 5-year warranty
  • 9.9 lbs
  • 30 ft. cord

Pros:

  • Compact vacuum with "duo clean" capabilities
  • Anti-allergen
  • Effective on all flooring types
  • Swivel steering

Cons:

  • Small dust cup
  • No adjustable height
  • Loud

More About The Shark Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

If you have pets and are worried about consistent or seasonal allergies, this vacuum takes the cake. It has Anti-allergen complete seal technology which basically means that once the dust goes in, it doesn't come back out. Unlike other vacuums in this price range, the Shark Rock Anti-Allergen Complete Seal vacuum not only uses its duo clean technology to effectively remove almost all dirt and debris from your floors, you don't have to worry about any dust kicking back. 

For the price, this vacuum is a steal. 

It is one of the newer models by Shark, but has already becoming wildly popular. 

Small Size, Big Power

One of the bad things about this otherwise fantastic vacuum is its overall small size. The dust cup is much smaller than other comparable models, which means it is going to have to be emptied more frequently. 

However, this shark pet vacuum has excellent suction power that makes up for its smaller stature. Its next-level suction power is comparable to that of a canister vacuum, which is incredible for its size.

Key Features:
  • Extremely effective anti-allergen filtration system
  • Swivel steering
  • LED headlights
  • DuoClean brush roll

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Bissell Cleanview Upright

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright

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Hoover T Series Pet Rewind

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The Verdict:

Pet messes can be a hassle, and finding a quality brand of vacuum to clean up hair and litter can be challenging. Shark has always proven to be a quality brand that puts function first. Their vacuums are generally less expensive than other comparable brands that provide the same quality level.

Best Overall:

If you are looking for the best of the best when it comes to Shark vacuums for pet hair, the Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet is our pick and the best overall choice. It is a perfect balance between versatility, power, and affordability. The Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet may lack the maneuverability of some smaller models, but it makes up for it with strength and cleaning quality.

Best On A Budget:

If you're sold on staying with Shark, the best budget vacuum for pets is the Shark Navigator Freestyle. This vacuum for pet hair will clean most pet messes in a small area. It is not suitable for a large home because it is battery powered and only lasts 15 minutes. This being said, you can generally find it for under $100 with most retailers. For that price, you can't find one that is much better.

Most Versatile:

If versatility is what you're looking for in a vacuum for pet hair, the Rocket Complete HV382 is the best choice. It comes with the most attachments and can operate as an upright vacuum or a handheld. This versatility gives you the ability to clean areas you wouldn't typically be able to reach, and it doesn't skimp on power.

Most maneuverable:

If you value being able to go clean-crazy and not be limited by the maneuverability of your vacuum for pet hair, the Shark TruePet UItra-light is by far the best choice. It weighs under 9 lbs, so it is great for overall efficient cleaning.

Now Its Your Turn:

What Shark vacuum you're going to buy for your pet-friendly household? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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