You will agree with me that Roombas are the best robot vacuums in the market.

But then, not just any Roomba will manage cleaning households with pets.

In this article, we have reviewed the best Roombas for pet hair and explained what makes them worthy purchases for pet owners.

We also have a detailed buying guide to help you identify a model that suits your cleaning needs.

It’s 2019 folks, and the Roomba Pet Series is no longer an option if you have furry friends.

There have been lots of advancements since the times when the Roomba 562/563 dominated the market. Below are the iRobot vacuums that should be on your wish list if you have pets.

1.Roomba S9/S9+ – Best Roomba for Pet Hair

Roomba S Series (S9 vs. S9+)VIEW ON AMAZONThe S series is the latest vacuum from Roomba and features the revolutionary self-emptying bin technology.
Now, what’s the difference between the S9 and S9+?
The S9 doesn’t include the CleanBase unit but the S9+ tags along with the CleanBase, at a higher price, of course. Buy this model if you are looking for all-round performance; on bare floors, and all carpets.

The S9 uses a 3-stage cleaning system. The motor is very powerful and delivers a maximum of 2200Pa. This is the most potent robot vacuum we have reviewed so far. The dual multi-surface brush is tangle-free and 30% wider while the AeroForce filtration captures 99% of allergens, dust, pollen, and mold.

Among the unique features of the S9 is the D-shape design, dubbed PerfectEdge technology.

The S9 can vacuum the wall edges and corners in better fashion compared to its round-shaped counterparts. The S9 can also sync with the Braava M6 robot mop courtesy of Imprint Link Technology. The S9 features iAdapt 3.0 navigation and Virtual Walls.

The Roomba S9 has a pretty impressive runtime; 120 minutes to be precise. The robot recharges and resumes cleaning automatically.

We like the fact that it can intelligently calculate the exact charge it requires to complete the job instead of waiting for the entire 2-3 hours recharge time.

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2.Roomba i7/i7+ Good for medium pile carpets

Roomba I Series (i7 vs. i7+)VIEW ON AMAZONThe Roomba I series was released in 2018 and is the first robot vacuum with a self-emptying bin.
Buy this model if you have bare floors and low pile carpets as it doesn’t have enough suction to flush out dirt from the deepest parts of the carpet, but in picking up pet hair, dander, and kitty litter, it is an excellent choice.

Now, what’s the difference between the i7 and i7+?
Well, the two are very similar only that the i7 doesn’t include the CleanBase unit, but it is compatible with the self-emptying technology. The CleanBase has been designed to empty the bin when the robot docks and can hold the entire month’s dirt.

Regarding cleaning performance, the i7 delivers a maximum of 1000Pa, which is not so good considering the high price of the vacuum.

The brush system is not different from the others. There is a dual multi-surface brushroll with anti-tangle technology and a single side sweeping brush as well. As for filtration, the i7 features the AeroForce filtration system, and even though they are not true HEPA, they go a long way in purifying the air.

The i7 also improves navigation and mapping. It comes with the new iAdapt 3.0, which uses sensors and a camera for navigation. When it comes to floor mapping, the new Imprint Smart Mapping learns and adapts to the layout of your home. The robot can remember your home’s layout, and interestingly, you can tell it to clean specific areas instead of the entire house.

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Unfortunately, suction power has been compromised in the Roomba i7 and i7+ with the duo delivering just 1000Pa.
Also, the runtime is shorter compared to what the 980 offers.

3.Roomba 960 – Good for large home

Roomba 900 SeriesVIEW ON AMAZONThis is the base model in the Roomba 900 series.
If you want a mix of features, this is a perfect choice.

The iRobot 960 is ideal for vacuuming pet hair on bare floors and low to medium pile carpets. If you have a large apartment with high traffic, this is also a great deal.

The Roomba 960 uses a 3-stage cleaning system just like other Roombas. This model has a 2nd Gen motor that delivers up to 1000Pa. If you have medium to high pile carpets, then consider the Roomba 980, which delivers 1670Pa. Though it has been discontinued, you can still find it on several retailers.

The iRobot 960 has a dual multi-surface brush with anti-tangle technology, so if you have the long-haired dog breeds, you don’t have to worry about tangling.

The AeroForce filtration system, on the other hand, captures pet-related allergens ensuring your house has a fresh atmosphere always.

One of the outstanding features of the 960 is the iAdapt 2.0 VSLAM navigation that uses sensors and a real-time camera for precise navigation.

Smart home enthusiasts will also like the inclusion of Wi-Fi for mobile app operation as well as Alexa compatibility. Worth noting is the unique app features like Clean Map reports and customized cleaning.

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Type Price When
Current 449$ December 11, 2019
Highest 769$ December 10, 2017
Lowest 0$ October 6, 2019
Last price changes
Date Price
Dec 11, 2019 449$
Dec 8, 2019 400$
Nov 28, 2019 399$
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4.Roomba E5 (5150) – budget new model

Roomba E Series (E5 vs. E6)VIEW ON AMAZONThe E5 is a pretty new model released in 2018, together with the Roomba i7/i7+.
If you are on a budget, this is an excellent choice as it costs under $300, just like the 600 series. But then, the E5 has better performance, and though it isn’t the best for carpets, at least it has improved suction power.

This vacuum has an improved motor that delivers 5X more air power compared to the 600 series. This is around 1000Pa, which is enough to pick up dirt and pet hair from bare floors and low pile carpets.

We also liked the dual multi-surface brushes, which adjust and flex to make sure they are in contact with the surface, whether bare floors or carpets.

When it comes to navigation and mapping, the Roomba 5150 is SLAM based (iAdapt 1.0). It doesn’t create or store maps. If you have a large apartment, with high traffic, this might not be the best choice. But the obstacle detection sensors and anti-drop sensors make sure your robot stays in the safe zones.

The E5 includes a single, dual virtual walls barrier.

Regarding convenience, this vacuum comes with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi for mobile app operation as well as Alexa compatibility. While it lacks in several areas, the Roomba E5 is a worthy vacuum for pet hair considering the affordability.

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19 280$
Nov 21, 2019 279$
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