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Review: Neato Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum

Fluffy dog owners rejoice! There’s now robot vacuum cleaner specifically built for dog hair.

That’s right a ROBOT vacuum cleaner for pet owners. We have officially entered the age of the Jetsons and this cleaner is ready to pick up all of Astro’s fur.

Say hello to my little friend, the Neato Pet Vacuum.

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The Neato Pet Vacuum - a robotic and allergy friendly cleaner. Full review of the Neato pet & allergy robot vacuum - picks up more hair than other robot vacuums - perfect for pet owners tired of dog hair.


The Neato XV-21 Pet and Allergy Vacuum is made up of a small wall unit which plugs into your power outlet, and Neato himself – the compact vacuum on wheels.

Neato scans his surroundings with an inbuilt infrared laser that gives him a highly accurate 360° map of the room he’s in -including any obstacles.

He then embarks on a cleaning frenzy in a pattern of straight, overlapping lines.

With a special bristle and blade brush and the strongest suction of any robot vacuum cleaner, the Neato vacuum picks up pet hair and dander like nobodies business – making is perfect for allergy sufferers.

Whether it’s on pile carpets or smooth floors, the Neato ensures when he leaves a room it’s dog hair free.

The Neato’s battery life lasts for one hour before he returns to his home unit to continue charging.

Best part is he’s smart enough to realise when he’s running low on power and always makes it home in time to charge up to continue any left over cleaning.


The Neato pet vacuum may be tough on pet hair, but he’s very pet friendly.

Soda has always been scared of our larger (manual use – ugh no more!) vacuum. Whenever we turn it on, she runs outside.

However the Neato didn’t phase her in the slightest. It emits a low suction/whirring sound as it works the room, yet is quiet enough not to disturb you or your pets.

Neato’s built in sensors also make sure he never run into other obstacles – including your pets.

He’s like a cool visitor that helps with chores but doesn’t go around bothering everyone. In fact, he almost becomes like another pet…before long you’ll find yourself saying “Good Boy Neato! You cleaned the house!”


The #1 thing I loved the most about the Neato was that you are able to schedule the vacuum to clean whenever you want to.

Simply set a schedule and Neato will clean at any interval you want – daily, or a few times per week. Need a quick clean up? Simply select ‘Spot Clean’ and Neato will spring straight into action.

This means that once Neato is set, you get to go about enjoying your life while Neato ensures you come home to a clean house every single time.

All that time you used to spend vacuuming up pet hair? You can now spend it walking your dog, getting a pedicure or writing that novel. Win!


  • Most powerful suction of any robot vacuum cleaner.
  • Specifically designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers.
  • Bagless vacuum – no bags to buy or replace.
  • Bristle and blade brush allows high volume pick-up of pet hair and dander.
  • Special filter retains more than 3x the amount of fine dust particles as standard filters.
  • Schedule option means you can set it, leave and come home to a clean floor daily.
  • Softer noise than regular vacuum.


  • All dog owners with inside pets.
  • Great for allergy sufferers – picks up hair and dander known to cause irritation.
  • Time poor dog owners – simply schedule and let it do the work!
  • Everyone – why vacuum when Neato can do it?



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15 responses to “Review: Neato Pet & Allergy Robot Vacuum”

  1. Charlene says:

    Totally amazing!!! Thanks for letting me know about this. Heading to shops this week to get one! Xmas present.

  2. this is a really great review! the pictures really tell the whole story. we love Neato Pet & Allergy Robot Vaccuum they’re some of the best technology in vacuuming out there. we’re still partial to bagged vacuums too though because the filtration and hepa ratings are hard to beat.

    thanks for this review!

    • A pleasure! I have to say Neato really has changed our way of life. It’s SO easy now to switch him on when we go out and come home to a clean house. It has me less stressed and saves SO much time!

  3. Great review! Just curious, how is it holding up now that it’s been a month since the review? Would you still recommend?


    • Hi Jane,

      I’m happy to report, it’s doing really well.

      It reminds me when I need to change the dust bin and I haven’t had any problems with it at all.

      In our other hand held vacuum cleaner, Soda’s hair can really muck up the filter and suction area, and I was worried over time this one might have the same fate – but it doesn’t at all. It’s still going strong!

      I use it probably 2/3 times a week and it really has made a HUGE difference in the dog hair situation. I simply pop it on and come home to a clean floor.

      I’d still definitely recommend it for pet owners who have the same dog hair issues!


  4. Erin says:

    Maple and I totally need this in our lives!! The shedding never ends…

  5. Bodhi says:

    There was talk in this house of getting one but mum was a little apprehensive because I really don’t like the manual one (not a fan of hair dryers either). If Soda is cool with it than I will send Mum off to investigate.
    Less time vacuuming means more time for pats, walks and ball throwing right?

  6. Hannah says:

    We got the new Neato botvac 80 and it is brilliant on long dog hair :) got a neato after a breeder with nine shelties recommended it so thought it must be good! It’s very quiet and I think that the fact it means there isn’t a huge movement or a human pushing it around means our dog ignores it.

  7. This Neato was my birthday gift from dad. Actually I was not excited when i got it from dad. But, when i go to vacuum my home I could extremely realize how fantastic performer it is! This Neato is the greatest vacuum in my eyes.

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