June 7th

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

BISSELL Blocktail Party is back for its 12th year and everyone is going mutts!  Each year, Blocktail gets bigger and better with more fun and more funds raised to save lives.  The annual benefit for animal welfare organizations is back on Tuesday, June 13th from 6- 9 pm promising a good time for all– rain […]

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May 17th

A Cinderella Story for a Senior Cat

Mitts had led a tough life when he arrived at Lake Haven Rescue.  He had been surrendered by a farmer who reported that Mitts was constantly picked on by the other farm cats and appeared unable to defend himself.  The 6-year-old cat was in bad shape.  His medical problems included tapeworms, extensive wounds, broken teeth […]

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May 3rd

Family of Detroit Pistons Coach Adopts Last Dog Left in Shelter

Four months ago, Eastwood was dumped as a stray and was found by Emmet County Animal Control wandering in the winter cold, limping and nearly blind. Fortunately, nearby Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Harbor Springs, Michigan, works closely with the county and arranged to have Eastwood transferred to their care. The red-coated […]

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May 2nd

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

On Saturday April 29th, BISSELL Pet Foundation hosted its 5th EMPTY THE SHELTERS (ETS) and we are thrilled that ETS is growing, gaining traction and getting better every time.  Last Saturday’s event was the largest and most collaborative yet with 66 shelters participating, 1571 pets adopted on ETS day, and 1060 more adopted in the […]

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April 19th

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

We are gearing up for a fantastic EMPTY THE SHELTERS day at BISSELL headquarters next Saturday, April 29th and you won’t want to miss it!  With 150 wonderful pets available for adoption from eight organizations, we know you can find your new best friend!  BISSELL HQ will be open to all adopters from 11am-4pm and […]

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April 5th

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

After successfully placing over 2,800 cats and dogs in loving homes last year during 2 one-day adoption events in May and October, BISSELL Pet Foundation’s EMPTY THE SHELTERS event is back, and is bigger and better! Thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF), on April 29 more than 2000 pets are expected to find loving, forever […]

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March 30th

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

When you are having a tough day, you can always depend on your pet’s wagging tail or sloppy kisses to lift your spirits.  Well, what if times got so tough that you couldn’t afford to keep your pet any longer?   What if something happened and you had to face the heartbreak of surrendering your pet […]

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March 1st

EMPTY THE SHELTERS! California Here We Come!

BISSELL Pet Foundation is so excited by the success and momentum that came from three EMPTY THE SHELTERS events in 2016 that we are taking the show on the road! On Saturday, March 18th, BPF will be paying all adoption fees at 20+ animal welfare organizations in Northern California!  This will be an amazing day […]

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