December 29th

A Letter from Cathy Bissell – Making an Impact in 2020!

Dear Friends, Like you, I will never forget 2020. My greatest hope is that you and your loved ones are well. Despite challenges, this year brought out the best in BISSELL Pet Foundation as we worked together with our partners and supporters to ensure our mission would not pause due to the pandemic. I’ve always […]

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December 14th

Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope was a Success!

This year’s Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event brought so many wonderful adopters to the 169 participating animal shelters and because of those who chose to adopt, thousands of pets are sleeping in the comfort of a warm bed and not alone in a kennel. Just in time for the holidays! This was a […]

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October 2nd

Puppy Mill Awareness Month – Part 4

As Puppy Mill Awareness Month comes to a close, BPF hopes you always keep this information in the back of your mind when bringing a pet into your home. If you haven’t already explored our past 3 blogs about puppy prisons, feel free to give them a read to fully educate yourself. Be sure to […]

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September 28th

Puppy Mill Awareness Month – Part 3

When looking to bring a dog into your home, you should pay attention to the warning signs of where the pet is coming from. During Puppy Mill Awareness Month, BPF is aiming to educate prospective pet parents to not fall for the deception of puppy mill breeders because of their inhumane ways. Of course, BISSELL […]

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September 23rd

Puppy Mill Awareness Month – Part 2

BISSELL Pet Foundation feels its important to share the hard-hitting facts about puppy mills, or as we call them, puppy prisons. During Puppy Mill Awareness month, we are continuing the Q&A conversation between BPF Founder, Cathy Bissell and Co-Founder of Stop Online Puppy Mills, Janie Jenkins. Today, Janie shares the horrors of life inside a […]

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September 22nd

Puppy Mill Awareness – Part 1

As Puppy Mill Awareness Month continues, we had BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Founder, Cathy Bissell, sit down with Janie Jenkins, the Co-Founder of Stop Online Puppy Mills to discuss the horrors of puppy mills, or should we say, puppy prisons. The more we can do to educate ourselves and those around us, the more we can […]

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September 8th

Participating Shelters in BPF’s Emergency Empty the Shelters

When Category 4 Hurricane Laura had its sights set on Texas and Louisiana, BISSELL Pet Foundation knew shelter pets would be in its dangerous path. Many southern shelters keep pets in outdoor kennels, and with the threat of historic flooding, they needed help. BPF immediately began coordinating placement for these animals at alternate shelter locations […]

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June 3rd

BPF Joins National #SpayTogether Coalition to Fund Spay/Neuter for 50,000 Animals

A group of over 25 national organizations, including BISSELL Pet Foundation, have joined forces to launch #SpayTogether, a stimulus fund to help animal shelters and veterinary clinics perform 50,000 lifesaving spay/neuter surgeries in the wake of COVID-19. This collaborative, historic initiative will provide surgery subsidy support grants, on-ground assistance, training in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries, […]

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May 13th

$15K Walktail Grant Awarded to…Stop Online Puppy Mills

BISSELL Pet Foundation encouraged shelter partners to participate in our first national Walktail walkathon, offering a $15,000 spay/neuter grant for the organization that raised the most funds. Stop Online Puppy Mills walked their tails off to earn the Walktail grant! With an estimated 10,000+ puppy mills in the U.S., Stop Online Puppy Mills educates consumers searching online […]

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May 13th

BPF’s First-ever National Walktail Walkathon was a Success!

On May 1-3, BISSELL Pet Foundation asked animal lovers to walk their tails off to support shelters, and the pets they care for. The first-ever, national Walktail Walkathon took place foot at a six-foot distance as over 450 walkers from coast-to-coast counted their steps for homeless pets. The “Best DOG-GONE Walk” in the country was […]

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