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First-time adopters agree: Adoption is the best Option!
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...
Giving Hope in the Golden Years: Meet Rosie
Meet Rosie, a brave soul in a tiny, seven- pound body. Rosie is a 12-year-old Daschund who was surrendered when her owner was no longer willing to care for her special needs. Tragically, this is not an uncommon plight for...
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...
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...
Sometimes Failure is Really Success!
Sometimes Failure is Really Success! Foster failures, we’re talking about you! You know who you are. You bring a pet into your home, sometimes one who needs a little TLC to recover from injury or illness before going to a...
BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces its 2020 Junior Board
BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces its 2020 Junior Board BISSELL Pet Foundation’s team is small but mighty. We rely on BISSELL, where every purchase saves pets, our loving donors, as well as our passionate Junior Board members who support our calendar...
Thinking About Adopting a Pet? Read on for important tips!
Thinking About Adopting a Pet? Read on for important tips! Thank you for considering adoption! There’s nothing like the feeling you’ll get when you give a pet a second chance at life! The first few days in your home will be...
10 Celebrities Who Love Dogs
While they may own lavish homes and cars and live their life in the public eye, when it comes to their pets, celebrities are just like us—they love their four-legged family members (and enjoy sharing their pet-friendly adventures on social...
Ten Bajillion Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Pit Bull
Of all dog owners, you will find that those who love pit bulls are among the most loyal. What makes these dogs so appealing? When you adopt a pit bull, you have a friend for life, a caring companion, and...
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
Shelters are full of older animals hoping for a second chance at life. Many of these dogs and cats were once owned and loved by someone, but for various reasons end up homeless. A lot of people think that if...
10 Reasons to Adopt a Cat
If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, our Bissell Pet Network nationwide shelter and rescue database is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter or rescue,...
Bringing Home Your Adopted Dog
In order to have your dog successfully adjust to your home is having the right supplies and a lot of patience. Use these helpful tips to help both you and your new adjust to its new forever home.
Why Adopt Not Shop?
Thinking of adding a dog or cat to your family? Here are five reasons why adopting a rescue is the only way to go. Adoption saves lives It is estimated that each year in the United States alone 3 million...
Start Your Search: Find the Right Pet for Your Family
Thinking about adopting a new furry friend? Congratulations! To make sure it's a great fit all the way around, ask yourself some important questions before you start searching our Bissell Pet Network nationwide shelter and rescue database. What's your lifestyle?...
10 Celebrities Who Love Cats
  Celebrity dog owners may get a bit more attention than their cat-loving counterparts in the media, but there are tons of professional athletes, musicians, and actors who love their cats. Here are 10 celebrities who have publicly expressed their...
8 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
 When many people think about bringing home a new four-legged friend, they automatically think of puppies. But there are lots of reasons to consider adopting older dog, ranging from their lower-maintenance lifestyles to their built-in companionship skills.
Meet the Mullers
Devon, Nicole, Adeline, and Avery introduce us to their dog Kiah and tell us her adoption story.
Halloween Costumes for Your Dog
Halloween is a time for candy and, of course, cute costumes. And while you may not be able to share a Snickers with your four-legged pal, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate the holiday by playing a little dress up with one of the season’s array of pet-friendly costumes.
5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Kitty
When you think of Halloween, there’s witches, monsters, and, of course, black cats. But even though black cats have gotten a reputation for being bad luck (or even evil), there are tons of reasons why black cats make a wonderful...
Meet the Wygmans
Tammy Wygmans fostered her dog, Hunter, and just couldn't imagine giving him up, so she adopted him and gave him a forever home.
Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog
With all the controversy in recent years about puppy mills, more and more people are heading to a local rescue organization or shelter when it comes time to find their next four-legged best friend. And with good reason—from the cost savings to the variety of adoptable pets waiting for their forever homes in shelters, there are lots of reasons to rescue your next pet. Here are 5 reasons to adopt a shelter dog.