Find that the Dyson DC28 Animal is only $400 now at amazon.
It is a little expensive but this vacuum cleaner rocks.
This product was purchased for my mother and she loves it! It sucks up everything in the carpet but the carpet itself. We have several dogs in our house and vacuum regularly to contain the hair. After buying this product and running it in just one room of the house, the canister was full of dog hair. It was quite disgusting to realize that our other vacuums had left all that behind.