These 12 Dog Hair Removal Tools Will Change Your Life

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Repeat after us: no more pet hair.

For animal lovers, pet hair and pet hair removal are just a fact of life. It's one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the doggy deal alongside muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses when you know exactly where that mouth has been.

My pet family includes two dogs and four cats, so we're dealing with a whole lot of pet hair on our floors, furniture, and clothing, not to mention car seats and car interiors. After a lifetime of pet parenthood and many years working in doggy daycare, I've become somewhat of a snob about dog hair removal tools. This list of tried-and-true dog hair removal tools has something for everyone, from premium appliances to some simple household hacks.

Whether you're dealing with long hair or short fur, these tools will help you get the best dog fur in your home.

1. Sticky Lint Roller

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The classic. Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, the only downside is that these handy rollers don't stand up to de-hairing the entire living room in one go, and are best suited to small jobs like cleaning off your work clothes on your way out the door.

SHOP NOW: Lint roller, $6,

Less expensive hack? Sticky tape wrapped around your hand will remove pet hair from carpet, clothes, furniture, and soft surfaces.

For a more eco-conscious choice, I like the reusable Sticky Buddy Reusable Pet Hair Remover Brush too.

2. Evercare Pet Mega Cleaning Roller

lint roller

This thing is like a lint roller on steroids, definitely a pet parent must-have. With a 3′ long handle and a giant, super-sticky roller, it works sort of like a duster, only it really traps hair. We like it for furniture, and also for low-pile carpets and rugs. Note that it's not great for a deeper or shag carpet.

SHOP NOW: Cleaning roller, $56,

3. Grooming and Deshedding Glove

deshedding glove

A dog grooming tool and surface cleaner all in one, this has the added benefit of looking like some kind of science fiction prop. Just pet your dog with the glove to give her a shiny coat, and then pick up stray hair from the furniture with the same petting motion.

If you're a cat owner, this soft mitt will bring on the purring and collect the cat fur in one fell swoop.

SHOP NOW: Deshedding glove, $9,

4. FUR-D Duo Fur Remover

lint remover brush

This is my personal favorite dog grooming tool/fur remover brush for quick clean-up around the house.

Two sizes of rubber pet hair capturing bristles bigger bristles can be used to brush your dog's coat and remove loose fur, and the finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off the upholstery. Plus, it comes in cute colors!

SHOP NOW: Fur remover, $5.98,

Check out more of the best fur removal tools over at Rover.