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Louis, Adopted 2022

Our Programs

Ending Pet Homelessness

Why We Do This Work

Each year in North America, between 6 and 7 million pets enter shelters and over 1 million of them are euthanized. Shelters and rescues work tirelessly every day to address the pet overpopulation problem and they need help. With your support, BISSELL Pet Foundation provides much-needed financial assistance to change the outlook for thousands of dogs and cats, until every pet has a home.

Messages From Our Nation’s Shelters

How We Make a Difference

Our pillars allow us to get to the core of pet overpopulation and better support homeless pets and the people who care for them in shelters across the country. We have developed programs and initiatives dedicated to adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and crisis and disaster response.

Our Programs

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Empty the Shelters

By sponsoring adoption events and bringing attention to the importance of adoption, we get pets out of shelters and into loving homes.

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Spay & Neuter

Sterilization gets to the roots of pet overpopulation. By providing spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations, and proactive programs, we stop dogs and cats from multiplying.

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Crisis & Disaster Response

BISSELL Pet Foundation responds to crises ranging from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and puppy mill cases, even in the most difficult situations.

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Fix the Future™

To address the barriers to affordable and accessible spay/neuter and veterinary services, BPF is deploying our network of veterinarians to communities where the need is greatest.

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By transporting adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters—mainly in the South—to rescue partners with adopters seeking pets, the pets find homes, and lives are saved.


Feed the Shelters

Whether it’s due to budget constraints or an emergency, we are here to help when shelters struggle to keep the hundreds of pets in their care fed each day.

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By providing thousands of microchips directly to our partners, we ensure lost pets can be reunited with their owners.

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We provide vaccines to protect shelter and community pets from needlessly contracting life-threatening illnesses, such as distemper, parvo and rabies.

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Healing Heartworm

We support shelters and rescues with funding for treatment and prevention of heartworm, and by raising awareness that dogs with the disease are just like any other dog.


Grateful Pet

Homeless pets who need a little extra help preparing for adoption receive funding up to $2,500 for medical or behavioral care.



RescueLove provides emergency funding to help pets recover from life-threatening injuries or illnesses. 100% of every gift will help a pet in crisis by providing veterinary care, transport and other essential services.

Let’s Save Lives Together

Apply to join our Partners for Pets program designed to support shelters, rescues and spay/neuter organizations helping to reduce pet overpopulation across the United States.

Grant Information

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National Shelter Alliance

BPF has teamed up with leading shelters to support shelters facing crises such as natural disasters and cruelty situations.

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We’re Making a Difference

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