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BISSELL® Goes to the Dogs

Posted On July 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 12, 2016 – As a leader in cleaning solutions and floor care that designs products specifically for the needs of pet parents, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., announced today that its Grand Rapids headquarters will be completely dog-friendly. Previously the headquarters had designated pet-friendly areas where employees could work alongside their pets.

“It’s been shown that having pets around the office can reduce stress, make our employees happier and further inspires a pet-centric culture and company,” said Maureen Walsh, vice president of human resources. “Our associates have told us that one of the reasons they love working at BISSELL is the company’s pet-friendly environment so it was important to us to listen to them.”

BISSELL has many products specifically engineered for pet families, ranging from traditional upright vacuum cleaners to clean up everyday messes, like the new BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser, to deep cleaners that remove the toughest pet stains and odors from carpet and upholstery, to spot cleaners that offer hands-free cleaning for spills and accidents. Inviting pets into the workplace was one more way BISSELL is integrating furry family members into its culture.   

“It means a lot to be able to bring my dog into work, and  it makes it easier to have a pet when you know you have flexibility,” said Maureen Bundy, Sales Programs Manager. “It’s great that Calvin doesn’t have to spend all day alone at home, and I love having him with me at my desk.”

BISSELL has a long history of supporting pets and pet parents. In 2011, Cathy Bissell formed the BISSELL Pet Foundation®, a non-profit organization committed to supporting groups dedicated to helping reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption, spay neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Additionally, through the sale of BISSELL pet-specific products, more than $3.2 million has been donated by the BISSELL Pet Foundation to date.

To ensure all employees, even those without furry sidekicks, are comfortable, BISSELL has implemented protocols and policies that all pet-parents must abide by. And since it’s BISSELL, there’s no shortage of cleaning supplies for those inevitable pet messes. 

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc. 

For 140 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit


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