This refurbushed Dyson Animal Vacuum really does the job on my old, tired, beige great room carpet. I have 6 rescued black and white cats and 2 pugs, fawn and black ,and a westie. Boy, do I get the hair and footprints! It sucks up enough hair to knit a whole batch of new pets. My daughter and her daughter-in-law have also used this vacuum and they love it, so easy and lightweight to turn around furniture. Sure beats the old, heavy vac I was shoving around all to heck. Happy, happy over this purchase.!