Fur Zapper from Shark Tank

Fur Zapper shark tank

Fur Zapper is a tool that’s used to remove pet hair from your laundry and clothes. The company was founded by Michael Sweigart and Harry Levin, who had a patent pending for their invention.

Michael found the product when he discovered by accident that latex is doing a great job of getting pet hair out of clothes while they are being washed. This happened when he was trying to get dog hair off a foam mask that he wore for an event.

He knew he had a great idea, so he teamed up with Harry, a lawyer who cared about animals and became a partner. From there, the business was born. The result was a pet hair remover made of patented silicone that gently removes all pet hair from clothes throughout a wash cycle.

All you will need to do is put it in with your washing during the cleaning cycle before putting it in the dryer. It will eliminate any fur and deliver it into the lint trap.

The product became popular instantly since pet owners everywhere started buying it from their website; it eventually grew to be sold on Amazon. Before coming to Shark Tank, the two entrepreneurs had already pitched their product as part of a Walmart Program, which helped them get it in almost 3,888 different stores. They were able to sign a contract with an exclusive silicon manufacturer too.

They came to Shark Tank because they wanted to further expand their business.

Are They an Active Company?

The company is active and still in business.

How Was The Shark Tank Pitch?

They came to Shark Tank seeking an investment of $600,000 for a 10% stake in their company. After they’d finished giving their pitch, they handed out samples to each Shark. Even apart from the success of their product, their sales were pretty good. The lifetime sales of the business were at $5 million so the Sharks didn’t really get why the two needed investment at all.

To this, they responded by saying that they needed business expertise in expanding distribution and setting up a manufacturing system. Then it was time for the Sharks to respond. Kevin was the first to go and he dropped two different offers. In the first, he was prepared to give $600,000 with 20% equity and in the second, he offered the same amount as a loan for a 5% interest rate.

After this, Lori made the next offer. Her offer was better than Kevin’s because she was prepared to give the same amount but for an even lesser, 19% stake in the company. Mark countered Lori’s offer with the same amount once again but for 15% this time. Lori was clearly determined to get this company because she then changed her offer to Mark’s.

When the two entrepreneurs asked her if she’d extend her line of credit, she said yes. Overall, the Fur Zapper Shark Tank review was positive and they left with a good deal.

Our Review of Fur Zapper

We decided to try out the Fur Zapper for ourselves to see how it would fare in practice.

The good news is that it’s environmentally friendly because it’s reusable and can be washed in the machine. It’s also hypoallergenic and safe for your skin. The unique design means that it won’t damage your clothes. It can be used both during the wash cycle and during the drying process. It’s easy to use and doesn’t really require much maintenance.

The bad news is that there are many alternatives to the Fur Zapper on the market, and some of them are even cheaper in comparison. If your clothes have a lot of pet hair on them then you might need more than just this product, additional dishwashing liquid and vinegar might be necessary. Sometimes there might be a few stray hairs stuck to the product.

Pros of Fur Zapper

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Effective
  • Long shelf life
  • Doesn’t require much maintenance

Cons of Fur Zapper

  • Doesn’t work with a fabric softener
  • Can’t remove a lot of pet hair at a time
  • Even cheaper alternatives on the market

Who Is Fur Zapper for?

This product mainly aims at pet owners who frequently get fur all over their clothes and laundry and struggle to remove it with lint-rollers.

Are There Any Alternatives?

The pet hair remover market has a lot of options, even though the silicone-patented design of the Fur Zapper is unique.

The MGDYSS Pet Hair Remover Balls for Laundry is one good alternative to Fur Zapper. These laundry balls are sold in a large pack, making them a good investment. They can dissolve the pet hair that laundry detergent is unable to get. They’re made of a kind of plastic material that allows them to be reused many times and they’re soft so they won’t damage your clothes during the wash cycle.

You can use a couple of balls per wash. All you have to do is add them in the machine with your laundry and after the cycle’s complete, just let them dry on their own. It will save you the time and energy you would’ve spent manually trying to remove the balls.

Our Final Thoughts

Fur Zapper’s a great option for pet owners who are tired of running a lint owner through their clothes again and again and don’t want to keep getting their hair-matted clothes in the laundry with the other clothes.

The unique silicone-patented design means that they won’t have to actually spend any time or energy removing the pet hair since the product will do that automatically in the washing machine. It’s got a cute paw-shaped design, and it’s both re-usable and safe.

It doesn’t just work in the washing machine; it can also work in the dryer in case there’s any pet hair that was missed. It’s safe for all kinds of clothing and won’t cause any allergies.