I've already shown you how well my Dyson DC16 Animal handheld worked (as I've only got hardwood in my home), but thanks so much for all your great vacuum suggestions when I asked you which brand you'd recommend for cleaning up after your furry friends.

In addition to your results below, there's a new model coming out, the Eureka Boss 4D Pet Fresh with Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh technology built right in ($138.88). I definitely like the idea of helping with hair elimination and pet odors with one device – the model isn't available online yet but should hit Wal-Mart stores sometime this month. Remember, just because you love animals doesn't mean you need to wear their castoffs – good luck!