Removing Pet Hair from Clothing

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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 page about removing pet hair from clothing.


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April 5, 2006

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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November 4, 2004

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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July 25, 2010

How do I remove dog hair from laundry?

By nosey70 from TX


July 30, 20100 found this helpful

My old cat used to shed on everything. I would wash it and put it through the dryer with a fabric softener sheet.


That will get it off. If it is not washable, just do the dryer thing at a cool temperature without washing.

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July 30, 20100 found this helpful

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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June 13, 20160 found this helpful

How do I remove cat hair from dark clothing before/after laundry?

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May 19, 20170 found this helpful

Seriously, you washed your old cat and put it in the dryer? I imagine that WOULD stop the shedding problem.

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May 19, 20171 found this helpful

Just a comment on using anything with adhesive - you should never do that! They deposit some adhesive on whatever you use them on and cause that fabric to pick up MORE hair or lint!

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April 20, 2010

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 jean leiner

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 jimmy

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July 25, 2010

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

By nancy nunez from Longview, TX


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January 1, 2010

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

By Domenica

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Removing Dog and Cat Hair from Clothing

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

By Jean

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 Kim

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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