Best Pet-Friendly Air Purifiers

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In a world that spoils us for options, finding a good purifier is like a breath of fresh air, in the literal sense! It is undeniably true that living with a pet is a life-changing experience that every animal-loving human deserves. Allergies, in our opinion, do not qualify as a good enough reason to devoid ourselves of these angelic beings. Hence, pet-friendly air purifiers! A good air purifier is an investment in health and well-being. Read on for our recommendations  

Things to look out for while selecting a pet-friendly air purifier

The air we breathe is affected by a variety of factors; some of them being the city that we live in, the air quality index of the city, the weather outside, activities happening outside the house/ building (construction, factory environment, etc), activities happening in and around the house like cooking, fumes from the car, lawn mower, etc.

In this article, however, we will focus on the air quality of a home with pets. Several pet owners who suffer from allergy symptoms like red eyes and stuffy noses due to pet-related allergens may want to consider a suitable home air purifier to limit their exposure to pet dander and other allergens.

Suitability for allergy sufferers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that air purifiers are ‘somewhat effective’ in reducing allergy and/or asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to pets. Although, the difference may be modest. A 2009 study found a slight improvement in bronchial sensitivity in children with asthma who used an air cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Make sure to narrow down the causes of allergies and invest in an air purifier accordingly.

Suitability for pet odor

If you have cats and cat litter or are in the process of potty training your pet, your primary agenda might be eliminating pet smells. In this case, you might want to purchase an air purifier with a technology specifically designed to eliminate odors. Air purifiers that use activated carbon to capture air molecules that cause odors are proven to perform better than purifiers with HEPA filters.

Noise levels

Several pets and even people may be sensitive to loud noises and may prefer a low-key air purifier that doesn’t make as much noise. Moreover, if your air purifier is going to do its job while you’re sound asleep, a quieter option is the way to go.

Size of the house

Every air purifier comes with a certain area coverage capacity. Depending on the size of your house and the number of hours you intend to keep the purifier running, invest in a good one accordingly.

Number of pets and shedding level

The needs of a family living with 2 Huskies will be different than one living with a non-shedding Labradoodle, but obviously! While most air purifiers focus only on allergen elements like dust, odor, and dander, there are newer and more advanced options in the market today that focus on getting rid of pet hair too (to an extent).

Depending on your needs and your allergies, invest in an air purifier that is equipped to clean your air optimally.

Here is a comparison table listing 10 pet-friendly air purifiers

Dyson Purifier Cool TP07 Connected Tower Fan   532 USD4.8/5 Stars800 sq ftLowHEPA
Top 3 Features -The purifier has smart capabilities with a user-friendly, Wi-Fi enabled app   – The top of this purifier oscillates to evenly move air and clean it   -Backwards airflow mode allows you to use the purifier alone without a cooling effect as well.
LEVOIT Core Mini Air Purifier   49.99 USD4.1/5 Stars178 sq ftLowHEPA
Top 3 Features -Quiet enough to not disturb your night’s sleep but powerful enough to clean a room full of air   -Great portable option and can be easily moved from room to room   – Has an option to add essential oil drops to the aromatherapy pad in this purifier to get rid of unwanted smells and soothe your senses
PURO²XYGEN P500 Air Purifier   169.97 USD4.6/5 Stars1650 sq ftLowHEPA and activated carbon
Top 3 Features – Crafted with four filters that last 3000 hours and a filter status indicator   -Comes with a variety of modes and three speeds – two standard and one custom   -Also comes with a child lock, automated fan mode, a filter health indicator, and an adjustable timer
MSA3 Air Purifier4.7/5 Stars840 sq ftLowHEPA
Top 3 Features -Activated Carbon Filter Quickly captures Smoke, Allergens, Dust, Pollen and neutralizes Bad Smells, Pet Odor and VOC   -User friendly design with sleep mode, timer, child lock, fan speed modes all with energy saving   – The upgraded filter has added OdallerPure technology to optimize the structure and content of activated carbon
Alen BreatheSmart 75i Large Room Air Purifier   769 USD4.6/5 Stars1300 sq ftLowHEPA
Top 3 Features -It is an ideal air purifier for large rooms and open-concept spaces   -It has a laser smart sensor that detects airborne particles and self-adjusts to better filter air.   – Features a color-coded air quality sensor light and available in various colors and finishes
Lasko Pure Platinum Slim Profile Air Purifier   154 USD4.5/5 Stars160 sq ftLowHEPA
Top 3 Features -The Slim and sleek design is great for smaller spaces and can easily be stored out of the way in your home   – The installed carbon filter removes odors from the air, and the UV light eliminates mold, bacteria, and viruses   -The air quality sensor automatically turns on the purifier when it senses change in air quality
Blueair Blue Pure 211+ air purifier   316.99 USD    4.7/5 Stars2592 sq ftLowHEPA and Carbon filter
Top 3 Features -No hassle of adjusting settings and knobs – a single button controls it all and lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter   -With materials like galvanized steel and recyclable plastics, the product is not only energy saving, but also highly sustainable   -It has a machine washable pre-filters which are suitable for larger rooms    
Ganiza True Air Purifiers for Pets   179.99 USD4.4/5 Stars1077 sq ftLowH13 True HEPA & Activated Carbon Filter
Top 3 Features -An excellent option for pet owners as it removes 99.97% of harmful particles including allergens, odors, VOCs, smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, smog, contaminants, and more down to 0.3 microns in size   -At Sleep mode, the air purifier runs at a min noise level of 23dB and completely dims the unit’s panel lights   -Carbon filter contains activated Coconut Charcoal carbon engineered to capture gases and even volatile organic compounds
TruSens Air Purifier   199 USD4.6/5 Stars668 sq ftModerate360-degree DuPont HEPA filter + UVC light
Top 3 Features -Unlike traditional air purifiers, TruSense can detect air quality in the room and take action   -Apart from capturing airborne viruses, allergens, and certain VOC gases, this filter also has an Ultraviolet light (UV-C) that kills germs and bacteria trapped in the filter   – PureDirect proprietary technology splits clean air into two air streams, delivering purified air more comfortably and efficiently throughout the room. It is proven to be up to 24% more efficient than traditional air purifiers with vertical airflow
BISSELL MYair Air Purifier4.7/5 Stars427 sq ftLow3-in-1 filter includes pre-filter layer and a combination of an activated carbon and high efficiency filter
Top 3 Features – Operates at a whisper-quiet level to contribute to a peaceful sleeping environment.   -The 3-in-1 filter makes this air purifier amazing for pet odour and allergens   -Portable and light weight design

Our review

Best overall

We like the Dyson – Purifier Cool – TP07 – Smart Air Purifier and Fan as the overall best pet-friendly Air purifier.


  • Modern and sleek design that can fit in a wide variety of spaces
  • The fan oscillates for effective and all-round air purification
  • It is relatively quiet. Even on the highest setting, it sounds like a fan on low
  • It quickly clears the fine and particulate matter
  • Dyson, as a brand is reputed for its home cleaning technology
  • Noticeable difference in air cleanliness in a matter of 5-10 minutes
  • The purifier automatically senses changes in air quality and reacts to best clean the air, and then reports changes directly to the linked app and the control panel
  • Backward airflow mode allows you to use the purifier alone without a cooling effect as well
  • Excellent value for money


  • On the pricier side
  • the panels that cover the air filters can be tricky to reattach after cleaning

Best budget-friendly

We like the LEVOIT air purifier as the most budget-friendly option


  • Very budget friendly with simple, intuitive features
  • Super lightweight and portable
  • It has a simple and a sleek design
  • It is relatively quiet and reaches 58 DB at its highest setting
  • powerful enough to clear a room of harmful particulates in just 10 minutes
  • Easy to operate with just one button for 3 different settings
  • Comes with an option to add essential oil drops to the aromatherapy pad in this purifier


  • Comes with a very short cord

Best for odors

To rid your home of the strong pet odor, we recommend buying Bissell MyAir Personal Air Purifier


  • Sleep mode has a lower fan speed for reduced noise with an ultra-quiet opration
  • The night light can be turned on or off
  • The 3-in-1 filter not only removes all the unwanted pollutants and particles from the air, but the carbon filter also amazingly gets rid of pet odor
  • It moves the air five times every hour, ensuring quality


  • No HEPA filtration
  • Covers a relatively smaller area for the price
  • The filter is not washable

Best for allergies

We like the Alen BreatheSmart Classic Large Room Air Purifier to get rid of elements causing pet allergies such as dust and dander


  • While most air purifiers work on pet dander only, the Alen Breathesmart Classic claims to also filter out pet fur from the air
  • Designed by NASA airflow engineers, it boasts a modern, high-quality design
  • Its HEPA filtration removes 99.99 percent of airborne particles larger than 0.1 microns (most air purifiers only remove particles larger than 0.3 microns)
  • The purifier has excellent coverage of 1100 sq ft at a speed of 30 minutes
  • It is available in various colors and finishes to match a wide variety of home aesthetics and interiors


  • On the pricier side
  • The machine is large
  • Produces more noise than expected at higher speeds

The best place to keep the air purifier is as close to the pollutant as possible. Consider placing it near your pet’s crate or bed or their favorite hangout spot in the house. Last but not the least, always follow the instructions in the owner’s manual for your specific air purifier. It will help you replace and clean filters, set it up in the most optimal way and maintain it to the best of your ability.

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Siddhika Bhat

Siddhika is a certified dog trainer, behaviorist, and professional pet writer. She has the qualifications and experience in the theoretical as well as real-life applications of science-based dog training techniques. With the expertise to write about a plethora of dog-related topics and a personal interest in dog cognition and behavior, Siddhika is an out-and-out canine nerd.