Unfortunately, I was wearing black. By the time we were done hugging each other, I had a fair amount of lab on me.
This was an eye-opening moment. I had to try it on my cat Dandy's favorite black dining room chair. After about a week, it looks like it is a fur seat. I bought a rool of the shelf liner, more than I will use in a lifetime, at Target for about $2.98.
It did a great job on the chair. Almost no hair was left after one pass.
In addition, Jan mentioned that I should cut a piece and keep it in the car. If I want to toss my cell phone on the dash (and I do like to have it out, otherwise I'm fumbling for it driving down the highway), the mat will keep it there. Indeed, it does. I put it on the dash and tossed my pager and phone on it, and they didn't budge an inch. It was great. I do make a point of removing it and tossing it on the passenger-side floor when I'm not driving, though, because I imagine that a few days in the hot sun, and it will be permanently affixed to the dash. It wouldn't be a pretty sight.
If you decide to get some shelf liner for this purpose, I'd suggest you get a darker color (it comes in brown). The white does cause a bit of glare when the sunlight hits it. Aside from that, it's a great use for an inexpensive product.