The Scoop

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January 11th

Record-Breaking 15,297 Pets Adopted During Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope

More than 15,000 homeless pets across the country got the best holiday gift ever in December—new homes! BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) set a new record adoption total during the Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event from December 6-20, 2021. This record-setting adoption total has established Empty the Shelters as the largest funded adoption event […]

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January 5th

Empty the Shelters 2022

As we kick off the new year, my team is focusing on the best strategy to save lives. We BELIEVE we can save even more in 2022. Looking back on 2021, it was a complicated year for our work. Transport has become increasingly difficult due to the overabundance of large dogs in shelters, and the […]

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December 29th

10 Years of Lifesaving Work: Happy Tails from Partners

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) exists to assist animal welfare organizations. Our mission to end pet homelessness would not be possible without their collaboration. As we celebrate ten years of lifesaving work at BPF, we are reflecting on all of the incredible partnerships we have developed along the way. Currently, we partner with more than 5,500 […]

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December 20th

Reflecting on Saving Lives in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on what a complicated year it has been for pets and the people who care for them. It felt as if the animal welfare industry has attempted to pivot to address the obstacles impacting lifesaving since January. Shelters faced crippling staffing shortages that hampered transport, adoptions, intake, […]

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November 5th

BISSELL Pet Foundation Partners with Amazon for Adoption Event

On October 23 and 24, BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up with Amazon, BISSELL Homecare Inc., and Chicago Animal Care and Control for a one-of-a-kind, fee-waived adoption event at the BISSELL x Amazon Pop-Up Store at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie, IL. This two-day event featured an interactive meet-and-greet outside of the pop-up store. Shoppers could […]

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November 5th

Cathy Bissell Featured on MSNBC Know Your Values “Women in Charge” Series

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Founder Cathy Bissell was recently interviewed by Mika Brzezinski and featured MSNBC’s Know Your Value’s “Women in Charge” series. She shared how she found her passion and insight on navigating her career and the best advice for young women. Cathy found her life’s calling in animal welfare in her 40s after Hurricane […]

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October 27th

Fall Empty the Shelters Sets New Record for Adoptions

Homeless pets found their families across the country during BISSELL Pet Foundation’s (BPF) Fall Empty the Shelters event from October 4-10, 2021. The national event set a new record for adoptions, with 6,172 dogs and cats finding their adoptive homes. BPF sponsored reduced-fee adoptions in 200 shelters in 41 states. Thanks to adopters nationwide, 3,388 […]

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October 14th

BISSELL Pet Foundation Transports 5,000th Dog

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) exists to support animal welfare organizations and provide resources to underserved communities. When Cathy Bissell saw an overwhelming need for support in crowded southern shelters last year, she knew BPF could take action to save pet lives by transporting dogs and cats to areas with more available shelter space and higher […]

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October 5th

Reducing the Trauma of Pets in Shelters

Imagine if one day your family was gone. You were taken to a place where other people were all around you, crying and frustrated. You have no idea why life just suddenly changed. A guy across the aisle from you hates you and you are unsure why, but he keeps throwing himself against the bars […]

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