With two dogs in residence and one dog visiting, I killed a vacuum cleaner. I found this Bissell and ordered it. I am amazed how much more dog hair and dirt it picks up as compared to my old cleaner. It works wonderfully on the hardwood floors, and, with a quick adjustment, I can clean the large area rug in front of the door. The canister and filters are easy to empty and clean under running water. And I finally have a pet tool that vacuums the sofa and does not leave fur behind. I would definitely recommend this vacuum.