Pets of BISSELL: Hugo

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At BISSELL®, we’re passionate about all things pet. That includes rescuing pets and making it easier to be a pet owner. That’s why so many of our pet products don’t just clean up after pets, they also give you the opportunity to help a homeless pet find a forever home. The passion we at BISSELL have for pets is apparent in so many aspects of our day to day, including our pet friendly workplace policy. On any given day, you can walk through the halls of our headquarters and see a dozen or so dogs working alongside their owners. Most days, Hugo and his mom, BISSELL Associate Liz are included in that group.

Liz adopted Hugo after her mom, who worked at a veterinarian clinic, brought the Jack Russell-Terrier mix home back in 2015 when he was just a few months old. Someone found Hugo on the street all by himself. When Liz met Hugo, she knew there was something special about him, and it made the decision to adopt Hugo an easy one. 

Today, at the age of four, Hugo is a pro at coming to work with his mom. His favorite work activities include going around the building to visit his fellow puppy friends, like Henry Huggins and Willow. During those visits, Hugo gets his fair share of treats. In most cases, Associates have treats right at their desks, and if they don’t, chances are there’s a jar of treats in a nearby conference room. Once he heads back to mom’s desk, Hugo spends most of the day showing off his toys to anyone who stops by to visit him. Hugo’s favorite toy is a tie between his tennis balls and his stuffed duck, but during the winter holidays, you can sometimes catch him with a Santa toy, too.

As much as he loves spending the day at his mom’s desk, Hugo also loves spending the day at the BISSELL Pet Spot. This special workplace was built with pet parents in mind. It has three workstations where Associates can plug in for the day and work remotely. It also has three private kennels, a dog washing sink, a meeting area, a fenced in outdoor area, and of course, plenty of treats – honestly, we don’t blame Hugo for loving the Pet Spot.

Hugo gained some fame this fall when we featured him and his adoption story on the package of our JetScrub Pet Carpet Cleaner. Stories like Hugo’s are important for us to share because they inspire so much of what we do at BISSELL. Our engineers are pet parents just like Liz, and they’re comitted to creating innovative products that clean up pet messes faster and easier, so every home that wants to can experience the love of a pet. But it goes a step beyond that. When you buy our pet products, you can help us save pets just like Hugo. Every purchase of a BISSELL product helps saves pets because BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation® and its mission to help save homeless pets. So, when you buy a BISSELL product, you help save pets, too. We’re proud to design products that help make pet messes, odors and pet homelessness disappear. To learn more about how your donation helps, click here.