My boyfriend and I have 3 cats, and we needed a vacuum that could last through pet hair. We bought this model about a year ago now and it has held up very well. I like the fact that it is bag less and has a filter you can clean and reuse, no need to go to the store and search around for bags and filters, and it is always ready to go when you need it. We empty out after each use to avoid getting it clogged. When it did clog through the vacuum was easy to take apart to find the clogs and remove them. This vacuum has good suction and has maintained the suction power since day 1. It is also very easy to clean the cat hair off the furniture with this vacuum and easy to move around the house, as it is not all that heavy.