Calling all pet Owners -- Tell Eureka® Vacuums About Your Furry Friend's Personalities

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Owners asked to Share Video Featuring Pets to Win Vacuum

Eureka Pet Pal Vacuum

"We hear stories about the different reactions that pets have to vacuum cleaners - whether they love them or loathe them."

While vacuum cleaners can be a pet owner’s best friend, sometimes pets themselves have mixed feelings about them. In the spirit of celebrating many different personalities of pets, Eureka – maker of the new Pet Pal™ bagless upright vacuum – invites pet owners to submit videos of their pets in the “Fido’s Fight or Flight” online contest.

Starting June 23, consumers can log on to to submit a 30-second video of their pets playing with – or running away from – their vacuums. Four finalists will receive a $50 Walmart gift certificate and the Eureka Pet Pal vacuum, which helps pet owners achieve a purr-fect clean in their homes – including hard-to-reach areas. The “Top Dog” will receive a $250 Walmart gift certificate in addition to a Pet Pal vacuum.

“We hear stories about the different reactions that pets have to vacuum cleaners – whether they love them or loath them,” said Jackie Cooper, director of marketing and communications for Eureka. “We are excited to celebrate the launch of this new vacuum by asking pet owners to share their pets’ unique personalities with fellow cleaners.”

The Pet Pal offers the Hair Raiser™ for Pets tool, an innovative cleaning brush that can be used independently from the vacuum in three easy steps. First, the Hair Raiser gently but thoroughly removes stubborn pet hair from upholstery, fabric and even clothing. Then it is cleaned on-board the vacuum when the user moves the brush in and out of its holster to loosen the pet hair. Finally, with a flip of the switch, the collected pet hair is whisked away into the dust cup without the user ever needing to touch it.

In addition to Hair Raiser for Pets, Pet Pal boasts the PET Power Paw® tool, which features small plastic teeth and a rubber strip to gently grab and clean pet hair from hard-to-reach areas, such as stairs.

And because pet hair is not the only mess that Spot and Fluffy can leave behind, the Pet Pal offers HEPA filtration that captures 99.97 percent of dander and other allergy-causing debris. Pet Pal also offers Whirlwind Cyclonic Technology, which maintains suction power longer and separates larger debris from fine dust, resulting in less maintenance (when compared to noncyclonic vacuums having dirt cup filters). A flip-bottom dust cup helps to keep fine allergens away from the user while emptying.

“Pet Pal offers a range of features aimed at making cleaning convenient for pet owners,” said Cooper. “The Pet Pal will help pet owners enjoy less time cleaning up after their pets and more time enjoying their furry best friends.

Entrants in the “Fido’s Fight or Flight” contest will be featured on starting June 23 through July 27.    

Pet Pal is available only at Walmart and on For additional information, consumers can visit or call 800-282-2886.


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