How to Remove Pet Hair From a Fleece Blanket

Updated April 17, 2017

Since fleece is a very cuddly and soft fabric, chances are good you'll find your cat or dog snuggled up inside your favourite fleece blanket at some point. As cute as this might be, the fur left behind will be anything but. Pet hair sticks to fleece like a magnet and can be difficult to remove. Never fear. With a little dedicated cleaning and a few simple tools, you can make your fleece blanket furless once again.

Shake your blanket hard outdoors. This will help remove a lot of loose pet hair. If the weather is windy, hang the blanket outdoors for a day or two to remove as much pet hair as possible.

Use an adhesive roller or fabric brush on the blanket. Start at any corner and work your way all around the blanket, removing as much hair as you can. You will have to clean the brush or change roller sticky sheets frequently.

Dampen a paper towel and run it across the blanket to pick up any additional pet hair.

Place the blanket in the washing machine once most of the pet hair has been removed. After washing the blanket, take it outside once again and shake off any pet hair loosened in the washer.

Place the blanket in the dryer with extra fabric sheets. This will help reduce static, which is one reason pet hair adheres to fleece so easily.


After washing the blanket in the washing machine, clean out the inside of the machine with a paper towel so you don't contaminate your next load with pet hair.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric cleaning brush or adhesive roller
  • Paper towels
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Fabric softener sheets
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Lucy Bowles is an avid freelance writer from Indianapolis. She has written for various websites since 2009. As a certified paralegal Bowles has worked in the areas of business, intellectual property and entertainment law. She has a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in legal studies from Indiana University.