BISSELL Pet Foundation
Millions of pets are in shelters and rescues across the nation. BISSELL Pet Foundation is committed to ending pet homelessness and finding a loving home for every pet.
Each year in North America, millions of pets enter shelters and almost half of them are euthanized because space is limited. Shelters and rescues work tirelessly every day to address the pet overpopulation problem and they need help.
With your support, BISSELL and BISSELL Pet Foundation provide much-needed financial assistance to change the outlook for thousands of dogs and cats, until every pet has a home. BISSELL Pet Foundation exists to assist animal welfare organizations in their fight against pet homelessness. This includes helping to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support.
Since the founding of BPF in 2011, BISSELL has donated nearly $9M to help BPF achieve its mission. These funds have enabled BPF to work with more than 5,000 shelters and rescues across all 50 states, touching nearly 215,000 pet lives. The support of our customers and your passion for animals are the reasons we are able to make such a large impact in the animal welfare world!
How We Help
Empty the Shelters
In 2016, BPF began partnering with shelters to host Empty The Shelter events. These reduced-fee adoption events promote pet adoption as the top priority in helping end pet homelessness. BPF makes adoption affordable for hopeful pet families while supporting participating organizations through payment of a portion of each pet’s adoption and microchipping fee.
With each pet adoption, two lives are saved: the adopted pet and the homeless pet that will take its place in the shelter. ETS events have helped save more than 30,000 pet lives since they began and your support helps ensure that they will continue.
BPF aims to be a dependable resource for its partners when they face emergency situations. It helps pets endangered by natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding cases, and other life-threatening events. Shelters of all sizes, in urban and rural areas, are desperate for assistance every day and turn to BPF when the unexpected and unimaginable happens. BPF’s hands-on approach enables it to react quickly and effectively in situations that require immediate response and funding.
BPF recognizes the lifesaving efforts of shelters and rescues across the country. In addition to funds for adoption support, grants are provided to organizations working to reduce the homeless pet population through spay/neuter and microchipping. Unplanned litters from homeless pets, and even family pets, add to the overburdened shelters in our nation. We love pets, but there are already more than enough in our world for everyone. By providing spay/neuter programs, we get to the root of the overpopulation problem. We also believe all pets should be microchipped and registered to help get reunited with their owners if lost. We provide funding for this simple and painless procedure which keeps pets out of shelters and in their loving homes. Microchips make sense.
Be a hero to homeless Pets
Every Gift Helps
Every donor, every dollar and every day counts. 100% of your contribution to BISSELL Pet Foundation goes directly to shelters and rescues to support our mission. As good stewards of your resources, we do our homework to make the largest possible impact to help every pet find a home.