Our favorite month of the year is here! There are so many things we love about October, but hands down the best part is that it’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Adopting pets from shelters is something we at BISSELL and our friends at BISSELL Pet Foundation® are passionate about.
We believe that everyone who wants to add the love of a pet to their family should get the opportunity. There are so many benefits of adopting a pet, like becoming more physically active and even laughing more. And if you’ve been thinking about adding a furry family member, this is the perfect month to do so.
To kick off this month, BPF is hosting its annual national Empty the Shelters (ETS) event from October 1 – 4, marking its sixth ETS of 2020! During this event, you can adopt a pet from one of the 150 participating shelters in 33 states for a reduced adoption fee of just $25. So far, these events have resulted in helping more than 40,000 shelter pets find their forever home and BPF is committed to continuing its lifesaving work through events like ETS until every pet has a home.
If you find yourself adding a new family member this month, we want to make sure you’re set up for success. Our pet training experts explain how to successfully integrate a new pet into your home in this post. In additional to pet training tips, we want to make sure you have the right cleaning products to handle whatever little (or big) mess your new fur child throws your way. Here are three of our favorite cleaning products for new pet parents:
1. CrossWave® Cordless Max Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac
This cordless machine lets you vacuum and wash your sealed hard floors and area rugs at the same time. So, you can clean up kibble on the kitchen floor and refresh the dining room rug without having to switch machines. For busy pet parents, being able to combine two cleaning tasks into one machine is a serious time saver. Plus, our Hard Floor Sanitize formula cleans, sanitizes and eliminates 99.9% of bacteria* which helps make cleaning those extra gross messes a little easier.
*Kills 99.9% of Enterobacter aerogenes (ATCC 13408) and Staphylococcus aureus (ATC 6538).
2. JetScrub™ Pet Carpet Cleaner
Sometimes our little mess makers leave some not-so-little messes behind. That’s when you know it’s time to break out this lightweight carpet cleaner. It weighs less than 14 pounds, so it’s easy to grab and use whenever stains strike which is helpful for pet parents who are potty training a puppy, enjoying time with their older cat or in any other stage of pet parenthood. We highly recommend adding a bottle or two of our Deep Clean + Antibacterial formula to your cart, so you can remove everyday dirt, pet stains and odor-causing bacteria.
3. Woolite Advanced Stain & Odor Remover + Sanitize
Luckily, some messes are small and can be taken care of with a convenient spot treatment. We love using Woolite Advanced Stain & Odor Remover + Sanitize formula to take care of those smaller pet messes because it’s easy to use on carpet and upholstery†, plus it sanitizes and kills 99.9% of bacteria.**
Woolite is a trademark of Reckitt Benckiser licensed to BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
†Not for use on polypropylene/olefin or wool fibers.
**Kills 99.9% of Enterobacter aerogenes (ATCC 13408) and Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538) (Staph) on carpets† and soft surfaces.
We know adding a pet to your family is a huge responsibility, so if you’re not ready to adopt just yet, there are other ways you can help observe Adopt a Shelter Dog month. One includes donating directly to BPF. One hundred percent of your donation will go to shelters and rescues to help the foundation continue its lifesaving mission. Another way to observe is as easy as buying any BISSELL product! 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 not just during Adopt a Shelter Dog month, but all year long.