Get $100 off This Editor-Loved Dyson Vacuum Right Now (It’s Perfect for Pet Parents)
Dog and cat parents know: At this time of year, their pets are seriously starting to shed — a lot. Whether the pet hair comes in tufts, clumps, or individual strands, it is both constant and omnipresent; it covers floors, layers on sofas, and twirls up in any slight breeze. The best way to prevent pet hair from taking over your home is to have a tool that makes picking it up quick and easy (and not annoying to use if, like me, you have to vacuum multiple times a day).
One of our favorite devices for the job is the Ball Animal 3 vacuum from Dyson. It’s a hard-working upright vacuum that’s specially designed to grab fur and hair from around your home and trap it in its large-capacity dust container. For a limited time, you can save $100 on this necessity if you snag it from QVC. But this deal won’t last long — so if you could use a new tool in your cleaning arsenal, get it today!
Thanks to built-in detangling grooves on the inside of the vacuum head, the Dyson Ball Animal 3 removes any hair that gets wrapped around its brush roll so you don’t have to stop vacuuming and clear out long strands by hand. That feature is crucial to the Ball Animal 3’s ability to conveniently pick up after your dogs or cats, and it’s the main reason we recommend this vacuum for pet parents. We also like that its swivel-ball design lets you comfortably maneuver it around corners and furniture — as well as the fact that its dust bin is easy to empty.
This model comes with an extension tool that attaches to the handle and connects to the motor via an expanding hose. That means you can detach the tool and get high-up corners and window trim, as well as clean entire staircases without having to carry the vacuum up any stairs. (The hose becomes several feet long, giving you serious reach.) Our contributor AnnMarie Mattila tested a slightly different version of this vacuum, the Ball Animal 2, and found it to be her best defense against the hair from her dog and two cats, so we’re sure this newer, upgraded model works even better. “The Dyson Ball Animal 2 tackles all the dust, dirt, and dander better than any vacuum I’ve ever owned,” AnnMarie wrote. “And even better, it gets every last clump of fur without clogging.”
QVC shoppers praised the Ball Animal 3 for its impressive power, reliability, and smart design. “I bought this vacuum specifically because of the pet hair feature and I was NOT disappointed,” one reviewer wrote. “The first time I used it it pulled so much hair (human and pet) and not a single strand was wrapped around the brush. I was shocked.” Another shopper who is in their 70s likes how lightweight the vacuum is, and even prefers it to Dyson’s smaller stick vacuum: “The stick may be lighter weight but you have to push it harder, where the Animal rolls easier.”