September 27th

Hurricane Florence Rescue Relief

Our hearts go out to our friends in the south who were affected by Hurricane Florence and continue to struggle in the aftermath of the storm this past weekend. We’ve seen so many devastating videos of pets in flooded shelters, waiting for someone to save them. Many transports took place before the hurricane hit, but […]

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September 6th

New Mexico Dog ‘RezQue’ Operation Saves 30+ Dogs Near Highway

In the past few weeks, the BPF team has been busy supporting our partners’ lifesaving work, including the most recent rescue mission involving 30 starving dogs who were found on a reservation in New Mexico. Just a year ago, three dogs were living happy lives on a private property within the Mescalero Apache Reservation in […]

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August 29th

BPF Junior Board Welcomes Applicants for 2019

The summer is fading fast and we’ve already saved thousands of pet lives through Empty the Shelters, hosted another tail waggin’ BISSELL Blocktail Party, provided emergency grant funding to many and gave away $50,000 during our Support the Shelters Sweepstakes! These accomplishments would not be possible without our Junior Board of Directors. Thinking forward to […]

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August 23rd

5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

Get ready to commemorate pet ownership and remind people that there are millions of dogs in shelters and rescues waiting for a home. That’s right, Sunday is National Dog Day. If you’re spending the holiday alone this year, consider stopping by your local animal shelter and give the gift of a second chance to a […]

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August 10th

Clap Your Paws Together for our Support the Shelters Sweepstakes Winners

Cathy Bissell and the BPF team are excited to announce the ten winning animal shelters from the Support the Shelters Sweepstakes! First of all, congratulations to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary for bringing home the Grand-Prize of $30,000. Thanks to their loyal followers, Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary earned the most votes and will be able to […]

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August 2nd

Helping Strays Find Their Way

So, you’ve found a homeless cat, but what now? BISSELL Pet Foundation believes spay and neuter is an essential step to eliminating unwanted litters and avoiding euthanasia as a result of overpopulation. Here are some tips for finding the best solution for homeless cats and kittens: Stray vs. Feral Cats Begin by determining if the […]

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July 19th

Meet Sully

The adorable pup in this photo who was found as a stray. The BPF team met Sully last weekend during our Empty the Shelters event in Arizona. We were shocked by the amount of help Maricopa County Animal Care and Control needed due to the devastation of the recent monsoons and the Fourth of July […]

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July 11th

After the Track: Thoroughbreds Find Forever Homes

BISSELL Pet Foundation believes every pet deserves a home, no matter if the animal is a two-pound puppy or a 2,000-pound horse. Today we’re sharing a story from our friends at ReRun Inc. in New York, an adoption facility for Thoroughbred horses specializing in rehab and retirement options. ReRun Inc. Over 70% of horses that come […]

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July 3rd

Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe this Independence Day

Fireworks on the 4th of July…what could be better than watching these sparkling lights on a beautiful summer night? While fireworks are a fun treat for us humans, the same can’t always be said for our furry friends. Follow these tips to keep your pet safe, calm and happy this Independence Day! Find your pet a […]

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June 28th

Support the Shelters Sweepstakes Gives Back

For one more week, you can vote for your favorite shelter or rescue from our growing network of 3,700 partners across the U.S. to win the $30,000 Grand Prize. Time is ticking, and the winner’s fate is in your hands! Head to to vote for your favorite shelter using one vote per valid email address. […]

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