illustration of Roomba cleaning up pet hair in a living room

UPDATE: Nov. 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. EST Both iRobot and Shark released a slew of new robot vacuums in September 2023 and we’re in the process of testing them hands-on. We’ll continue to shift our top picks in this story accordingly.

Pets can be mediocre roommates.

Their presence undoubtedly makes your life better — but significantly messier, too. And unlike in a passive-aggressive roommate group chat, you can’t tell a pet to clean up after itself.

The most satisfying option would probably be following their trail with a cordless vacuum and lint roller. But when life gets in the way, sending a robot vacuum to stay on top of your floor’s filth can cut you a major break on one heightened chore of being a pet parent. (Investing in an automatic cat feeder or automatic litter box should be next on the list.)

To help you pick the best robot vacuum for pet hair no matter your budget, we hands-on tested the most popular robot vacuums from brands like iRobot, Roborock, and Shark. Let’s get into our picks for the robot vacuums for pet hair in 2023.

Note: If one of our top picks is likely to go on sale for Black Friday, we’ve listed its best potential sale price in “The Good” section for each.