I bought this handheld vacuum because I have NINE CATS, including a long haired cat. My house collects dust kitties like woah. I needed a handheld that was easy to use and would pick up cat fur, cat litter, and cat food...as well as other dusty/dirty things. This vacuum is AMAZING! I love the brush and the pivot. I sweep all the cat food, litter, and fur into one spot and then use the vacuum to pick it up instead of a whisk broom and dust pan. I can use this vacuum on the stairs to pick up dust and fur balls. I use this vacuum at least twice a week to keep my house super clean!