November 9th

When the Teacher’s Pet is a Therapy Dog!

Feeling stressed? Your pet snuggles up beside you and after a few kisses and a belly rub (for your pet!), you start to feel better. Scientific studies confirm what pet owners have always known:  interaction with a pet reduces stress. Now schools are starting to see the benefits of therapy dogs helping students in stressful […]

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October 31st

5 Tips to Make Halloween All Treats and No Tricks for Your Pet

Most pets love the security of a routine and Halloween is anything but routine! Keep the scary factor down with these tips to help your pet stay safe on Halloween.  1. Keep the Halloween Candy Out of Reach Chocolate in all forms and sugar-free candy containing xylitol can cause serious problems in pets. Have pet […]

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October 19th

First-time adopters agree: Adoption is the best Option!

Kevin’s kids were in for a big surprise when they woke up from their naps on Saturday afternoon.  His family came to Empty The Shelters in the morning and met Ambrosia who was a perfect fit with their 1-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.  Kevin’s family has pets at home, but this was their first adoption.  […]

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October 10th

It’s Never Too Late—Empty The Shelters with Cathy Bissell

Empty The Shelters started in May of 2016, and on October 14, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) will hold its 9th event.  Can you explain how the program came about and why it is so important to you and the foundation? There are two parts to the answer:  Until every pet has a home, and I can’t […]

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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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