Social Donations: $10 to Petfinder Foundation with Bissell’s Pinterest Fundraiser

As you know, we’re always on the lookout for free ways to help pets and here’s an innovative and fun one that just came across our desk! By creating a special Pinterest board showing your support for adoptable pets, Petfinder Foundation will receive $10!

BISSELL Homecare Inc., a longstanding advocate for pets and adoption, has launched Pinning for Pets to invite Americans to create virtual pinboards to help the BISSELL Pet Foundation™ raise $50,000 for shelter animals in need.

“As longtime advocates for pet adoption, we know animal shelters and rescue groups play a vital role in creating a second chance for homeless pets, and they often have extremely limited resources to provide the necessary care needed until these pets are adopted. By simply creating a Pinning for Pets board, everyone has the opportunity to support shelters and better the welfare of homeless animals,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of the BISSELL Pet Foundation and director of corporate affairs for BISSELL. “However, the goal of this program is not just to raise funds – it’s also to raise awareness about the vast number of adoptable pets living in shelters across the country. Ultimately, we want to see more homeless pets welcomed into their forever homes, but we believe they deserve a comfortable place until that home finds them.”

How to Donate

By November 30, 2012, Pinterest users can contribute to the BISSELL Pet Foundation fundraising drive by creating a virtual pinboard that shows their support for homeless pets. For every Pinning for Pets board created on Pinterest and submitted via BISSELL’s Facebook page, the company will donate to the BISSELL Pet Foundation who in turn, will donate $10 to the Petfinder Foundation, up to its $50,000 goal. Grants to the Petfinder Foundation will be used in a program called Rescue U to rehabilitate animal shelters around the U.S. and provide resources that improve the lives of pets lacking permanent homes.

Pinning for Pets participants will be entered into weekly prize drawings for a chance to win various pet clean-up products, as well as a $250 donation to their local shelter. Visit for more details or to take part in the campaign.

Also, for every new BISSELL pet product purchased and activated online at, BISSELL will donate $1, $5 or $10 to the BISSELL Pet Foundation (dependent on purchase price). Additionally, pet product purchases on through the end of the year will net between $2 and $20 (double its standard donation) for the BISSELL Pet Foundation to help homeless pets.

BISSELL has supported the pet community in past years through contributions to more than 100 U.S. pet charities totaling more than $250,000 annually and is now proud to continue this support through donations to the BISSELL Pet Foundation. The company is committed to providing pet owners with effective, easy-to-use pet clean-up products, including pet hair vacuums, deep cleaning machines, sprays and formulas. For information on the complete line of BISSELL pet products, cleaning tips and more, visit the online Pet Lovers Community at Information about the BISSELL Pet Foundation is available at

*The Pinning for Pets program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Pinterest.


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