I am sick and tired of sweeping the floor! The only rooms in my house that are carpeted are my 3 bedrooms. The rest of the house is hard wood and the kitchen is tiled. With 3 dogs, 4 cats, a cockatiel, 2 of my own kids, 3 babies I watch during the week and BIG dirty Barn boots I have to sweep a MILLION times a day! I was thinking if I got a vacuum that would do pet hair and bare floors, my daily chores would be so much easier! The dogs come in with dirt on their paws and I try to wipe off their feet, but stopping 2 big ol dobermans and a speedy min pin, that doesn't always go over well! Most of my backyard is grass, but of course, chickens do what chickens do and I have big dirt bathing holes against the whole back of my house and around the concrete patio. I have been reading customer reviews on all different types of vacuums, they all have good and bad! Is there a wonder vacuum out there that isn't 400-500$ that will do the job???