Over 100 Dogs Nationwide Experienced An Exciting New Twist On Bath Time

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –BISSELL, a leader in cleaning solutions and floor care that is committed to helping animals in shelters and rescues through BISSELL Pet Foundation™, recently completed their Wash’n Wag’n Road Show down to the legendary South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas. As part of the six-city XCountry Cleaning & Caring Tour, BISSELL visited shelters, dog parks and local hot spots to treat as many pups as possible to a bath and grooming session with the new BARKBATH™ QT QuietTone, the quieter, faster, easier, and less messy way to bathe dogs.

The tour, which took place from March 6 – 12, began in Grand Rapids, made stops in Chicago, Memphis, Little Rock and Dallas, before ending with three days of events in Austin, Texas. Over the course of the tour, the BISSELL® team:

  • Washed nearly 100 pups at dog parks and rescues along the way
  • Sponsored adoption fees for shelter and rescue dogs with the help of BISSELL Pet Foundation® and partners Our Full Attention and Taproot
  • Donated over 40 BARKBATH™ units to shelters in support of future adoptions and fundraising activities.

“Our goal for this trip was to assist shelter and rescue dogs in finding their forever homes as well as demonstrate the new BARKBATH™ QT. We’re proud to announce that we, in conjunction with BISSELL Pet Foundation™, were able to help dogs throughout the country find their forever homes,” says Tony Huver, Associate Brand Manager for BISSELL Business Ventures, LLC. “In addition to all the support we received from people we met along the way, we’re grateful to our shelter partners, Harbor Humane Society, PAWS Chicago, The Humane Society of Pulaski County, Austin Pets Alive!, Texas Husky Rescue, Wee Rescue and Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue.”

To make bath time more enjoyable for people and pets, BISSELL® is launching the BARKBATH™ QT, a noticeably quieter version of the original BARKBATH™. Designed with a quieter motor and wire-reinforced hose to help dampen the sound and eliminate high-frequency tones, this all-in-one system can be used to bathe dogs without muss or fuss in any room, at any time. To learn more, please visit

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, carpet-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners, cleaning formulas, and pet care solutions too. For more on the complete line of BISSELL® products, visit  

About BISSELL Pet Foundation™

BISSELL Pet Foundation™ is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. Up to $10 for every pet product purchased helps fund the foundation’s mission.