Removing Pet Hair from Clothing

Those of us who have pets try to wear all of that hair proudly. However, generally we want to get the hair off of our clothing easily. This is a guide about removing pet hair from clothing.

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How do I remove dog hair from laundry?

By nosey70 from TX

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Between laundry, I use a roller with adhesive tape on it. They are in the dollar store, for $1.

I also just pop the stuff in the dryer with a dryer sheet.

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To remove dog hair from your clothes, put lotion on your hands and run your hands over your clothes. The hair will come right off.

By Kelly from Eureka, MO

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Keep a lint brush by the door for quick touch-ups before going out. Works great on pet hair. To clean quickly, rub the lint brush in the "wrong" direction with a damp washcloth.

By Leann D

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Does anyone have any more ideas on how to remove pet hair from clothes in the washer or dryer?

By Nancy from Longview, TX


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How do you remove dog fur from clothing and sheets in the dryer?

By Dawn from Saint Petersburg, FL


Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

If you tumble the clothes/sheets in the dryer before you wash them, a lot of the hair comes off of the clothes. Then wash and dry as usual. Make sure the lint filter is clean when you do this. (01/02/2010)

By Omanana

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

Using house hold rubber gloves is great for removing dog and cat hairs off your clothes, and especially your car upholstery. The static from rubber makes hair stick to gloves. (01/06/2010)

By bubbleswire

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Use rubber gloves to remove cat or dog hair from your clothes. Then just rinse the gloves off when you are done.

By Domenica

Editor's Note: What are your tips for removing pet hair from clothing? Post them below.


Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

Don't even try to remove it. Wear it proudly as an accessory. (10/17/2005)

By Southern Saver

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

If you spray your clothes with Static Guard pet hair will not get all over you. (05/22/2007)

By Lois

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

I tried the tape method, haven't tried the rubber gloves, but I've found lint rollers for $1 each at Walmart; they're usually found on the ends of aisles. You can't beat the price. Just leave the used one on the roller till you're ready to use the next clean sheet. Works like a charm. By the way I have a white dog and a black dog, there is always hair everywhere. (05/22/2007)

By KLJohn

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

I find lint removers of all types work, Unfortunately I find the best way is keeping the dog and cat groomed (Shed Ender works wonders) and cleaning the bed, furniture, and carpet weekly with a lint remover get it out of your house and less gets on you. (05/23/2007)

By Beckie

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

I bought a rubber pet brush to brush the cat. The bristles, handle and every part of it is made out of a rubber material. He sleeps on the pad of the rocking chair and it is always covered with hair. The brush works wonders. It removes so much hair I could make another cat out of it. Works better than the vacuum. I bought the brush for around $5 at Walmart. (05/23/2007)

By Gail216

Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

I've got 3 cats. I bought a Magic Fur Ball last year on QVC and it works great. You can buy them online now at

You just put it in your dryer and it loosens the hair from clothes. The pet hair ends up in the lint trap. (11/11/2008)

By Christopher G

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