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February 28, 2023 Cathy’s Blog

Payment Options: Low-Hanging Fruit for Access to Veterinary Care

Why payment options should be available everywhere and what you can do.

May 2, 2018

Looking to Adopt during EMPTY THE SHELTERS? Here’s a list of requirements!

Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos welcome Cathy Bissell, the founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. Fox’s “Empire” actress and “I Am Enough” author, Grace Byers joins us. Actress Madeline Carroll talks about her movie “I Can Only Imagine.”
Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos welcome Cathy Bissell, the founder of Bissell Pet Foundation. Fox’s “Empire” actress and “I Am Enough” author, Grace Byers joins us. Actress Madeline Carroll talks about her movie “I Can Only Imagine.” "Rustic Joyful Food" author, Danielle Kartes prepares pulled chicken sammies. "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" author, Dr. Kevin Leman discusses how to raise respectful and well-behaved children who make good choices. Debbie makes honey spiced almonds, which are great party favors for guests at any wedding. Maria Provenzano creates a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape. Ken Wingard and Shirley Bovshow team up for DIY spring flower spills. Lawrence Zarian is here with mixed print fashions. Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / jeremy lee
March 27, 2018 Press Coverage

Cathy Bissell featured on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family

March 21, 2018

Every spay and neuter makes a difference. These stories from BPF’s Partners are perfect examples!

March 9, 2018

Coast to Coast: Giving Thousands of Pets a Second Chance with BPF Grants!

February 22, 2018

Overcoming Challenges to Save Lives

February 13, 2018

Making a Difference for Pets in Puerto Rico

January 22, 2018

Want to save thousands of homeless pets?

November 15, 2017

Sometimes Failure is Really Success!

November 9, 2017

When the Teacher’s Pet is a Therapy Dog!

October 31, 2017

5 Tips to Make Halloween All Treats and No Tricks for Your Pet

October 19, 2017

First-time adopters agree: Adoption is the best Option!

October 11, 2017

Looking to Adopt during EMPTY THE SHELTERS? Here’s a list of requirements!

October 10, 2017

It’s Never Too Late—Empty The Shelters with Cathy Bissell

October 4, 2017

It’s all happy tails at BPF’s EMPTY THE SHELTERS!

July 19, 2017

EMPTY THE SHELTERS! Valley of the Sun, Here We Come! Get Ready, Get Set, Adopt!

June 28, 2017

A Big, Little Surprise

June 21, 2017

Grand Rapids Partied with a Purpose at the 12th Annual BISSELL Blocktail Party!

June 7, 2017

The Best DOG-GONE Party in Town is Almost Here! Join us June 13th!

May 17, 2017

A Cinderella Story for a Senior Cat

May 3, 2017

Family of Detroit Pistons Coach Adopts Last Dog Left in Shelter

May 2, 2017

This is what success looks like: A message from Cathy Bissell, founder of BPF.

April 19, 2017

EMPTY THE SHELTERS at BISSELL HQ: Pet Adoption and Much More!

April 5, 2017

Empty The Shelters Returns to More than Half of Michigan’s Shelters!

March 30, 2017

‘Project Families Forever’ Keeps Pets at Home Where They Belong

March 15, 2017

9 Reasons to Adopt at EMPTY THE SHELTERS in Northern California!

March 1, 2017

EMPTY THE SHELTERS! California Here We Come!

February 22, 2017

The best things in life really are free! Free adoption gets pets in loving homes.

February 15, 2017

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Microchipped 1000 pets! Have you microchipped your best friend?

February 8, 2017

SPAY Montana: Engaging Communities to End Suffering

December 30, 2016

Giving Hope in the Golden Years: Meet Rosie

December 28, 2016

Healing People and Pets in the Wake of Tennessee Wildfires

November 18, 2016 News

Shhh…We found Cathy Bissell’s Christmas List!

November 9, 2016

This Adoption Saved Three Lives

November 2, 2016

Willie Nelson, Buddy and the Brothers—Great ETS Stories Just Keep Coming!

October 26, 2016

EMPTY THE SHELTERS: It’s More than Just Numbers, It’s People and Pets

October 24, 2016

EMPTY THE SHELTERS Exceeded Our Expectations! Total Impact=3800 Pets Saved!

October 20, 2016

It’s the night before EMPTY THE SHELTERS….

October 12, 2016

Looking to Adopt during EMPTY THE SHELTERS? Here’s a list of requirements!

October 5, 2016

‘Seniors for Seniors’ Gives Pets Love in their Final Years

September 28, 2016

EMPTY THE SHELTERS is Back, and it’s Bigger and Better!

September 1, 2016

Calgary Humane Society and BPF Provide Needed Aid for Pets and their Owners during Fort McMurray Wildfire

September 1, 2016

KC Pet Project spreads the Christmas in July spirit!

September 1, 2016

Is a pet your property or a sentient being with feelings?

August 10, 2016

Here’s Something to Bark About– BISSELL Blocktail Party Grants Set a New Record!

August 2, 2016

Introducing Tails and Trails Woof Walk –Grab your pup and let’s go!

July 15, 2016

BPF Helps National Mill Dog Give Hope to the Seemingly Hopeless

July 15, 2016

Partnerships Make a Difference–Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance Lends a Hand

July 14, 2016

With a Little Help from Friends: Pet Community Center Is a Friend to Pets and Their Owners

July 12, 2016

Designer Puppy Stores? Make Sure Your Community Says No!

July 6, 2016

See Something, Do Something: More States Make Laws to Save Dogs from Hot Cars

June 29, 2016

We’d Like You to Meet Our Staff’s Adopted Pets!

June 21, 2016

“Operation Summer Saves”: Ending Cruelty and Saving Lives

June 16, 2016

Who Let the Dogs Out?! Grand Rapids Party Animals Broke all the Records with 11th BISSELL Blocktail Party!

June 2, 2016

Join Us June 14th for the Best DOG-GONE Party in Town!

May 26, 2016

It’s Never Too Late: Spay/Neuter Program Leaves Animal Control Officer Overjoyed

May 25, 2016

Lives changed during EMPTY THE SHELTERS

May 18, 2016

Just What is AdoptBox™ and How Can I Get One?

May 10, 2016

Beauty Finds her Forever Home at EMPTY THE SHELTERS

April 19, 2016

“Empty the Shelters” and Choose Adoption!

April 5, 2016

Cats are the Teacher’s Pets in “Paws Fur Learning”


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