In my home I have hardwood floors, many rugs, and 5 dogs. I demand a lot from a vacuum cleaner. I've been romanced before by machines that claimed that they could handle pet hair, only to be heartbroken within 12 months when they broke down. After careful research I decided to give the Dyson DC39 Muti Floor a try. My hopes rose as I opened the box and snapped my new vacuum together easily. Halfway through vacuuming the living room rug I had to empty the dust cup. That was easy too. I was amazed by how much dirt my previous vacuum cleaner had left behind. Yuck! Weeks into the relationship, when I caught myself thinking "I'll never have to sweep again.", I knew it was love. The included attachments, which fit neatly on the handle, are perfect for reaching all the cracks and crevices where dirt and fur like to collect AND stay secure during vigorous, enthusiastic cleaning. Add the compact size, easy storage, washable filter, and 5 year warranty and I feel like my Dyson and I are going to have a wonderful long-term partnership.