After our last vacuum croaked we were desperate for another just as good if not better. We need a good vacuum in our home as we have cute but messy bunny rabbits who like to shed and such.. the Shark Vertex minimizes this problem, and it’s so lightweight making it easy to use. Don’t worry it’s still packed with power. If you have larger animals I’d suggest upgrading to the True Pet version. They offer payment plans through affirm if upfront cost is too much to pay at one time.