October 4th

It’s all happy tails at BPF’s EMPTY THE SHELTERS!

Nearly 9,000 pets have found homes through EMPTY THE SHELTERS in the last 17 months. Here are a few who found forever homes during our most recent events.  Make tails wag at your home by adopting at BPF’s next ETS on October 14! Black Lab Puppies rescued from Houston after Harvey were recently adopted during […]

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August 17th

Support The Shelters Sweepstakes Lucky Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Mac’s Mission in Cape Girardeau, MO! Mac’s Mission received the most votes during our Sweepstakes period, winning the $30,000 Grand Prize!  Mac’s Mission helps homeless dogs and those with special needs or injuries who would otherwise be euthanized. The prize money will be allocated with $10,000 for adoption fees, $10,000 for spay […]

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June 28th

A Big, Little Surprise

When the sheriff’s cruiser pulled up to Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) in Santa Paula, CA, the immediate assumption was that a large breed, stray was inside.  The shelter workers gathered expecting to intake a strong and possibly unruly dog. Imagine their surprise when they saw tiny Dina, a senior Pomeranian!  She loved the […]

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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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