It is so nice to come home to a clean house. We have a Lab and two long haired cats it picks up all the hair. It can be programed to work when you're not at home, so it goes on everyday but it also needs to be emptied everyday. Hasn't found the docking station on it's own yet. But I have it under a chair in a corner and it is cleaning 6 areas so I don't mind hunting for it when I get home. Need to empty it anyway. Would rather save my aching back for the garden.