Schitty wrote:I have a lab, golden retriever, and two long hair cats. I run this Dyson, the purple one, every day when I get home from work. I use it mainly where the hair gathers around baseboards, furniture, and cabinets. This is on tile and hardwood. I do not recommend using this on carpet. Gotta pull out the full size Dyson every few days for that chore.
"Animal" is a loosely used term with Dyson. It generally just refers to additional attachments, not "extra power" or anything like that.
We owned the DC35, purchased from Amazon as a refurb about 9 months ago. After 7 months, it started the intermittent shutting off, then just stopped altogether. I tried all the tricks and called Dyson CS. They would not replace it for free due to the fact refurbs only carry a 6 month warranty. Keep that in mind.
We used this everyday and it is a great product. My wife, who admittedly doesn't like cleaning... said we needed another. Thankfully we purchased using our AMEX card and they refunded our full purchase price due to their extended warranty. We went to Costco and bought the DC-44 about $80 more than this refurb here. If it's something you're going to spend this kind of money on a vacuum, use it and buy from Costco. We have 3 yr warranty on it now, plus the Costco "lifetime" warranty. Never thought I'd spend >$250 on a dust buster, but it is extremely powerful and versatile, plus, easy to use. That's the biggest thing with vac's, most are a pain to pull out and use, this is quick and painless.