This hand vac had such good reviews, I decided to go with it even though I am not using it to remove pet hair! It works great! It has two interchangable nozzles, one that is used for pet hair (which I dodnt need) and the other is a reg. nozzled to get in couch coushins, along base boards, on car seats/floors, etc! It sucks up great! Havent had any messes to use it on just yet, but tryed it on my couch coushins and it sucked up dust and ppl hair that I couldnt even see!!! I imagine it is fantastic for pet hair! I will purchase another for my mother in law for xmas, she has two lil dogs:) Great vacuum!