BISSELL Homecare, Inc. and Pet Lifestyle Expert Kristen Levine Continue Partnership to Promote Pet Adoption and Pet Clean-up Solutions

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Kristen Levine, pet lifestyle expert, author and founder of Fetching Communications, the only full-service communications agency focused exclusively on the pet and veterinary industries, has renewed her 3-year-long partnership with BISSELL Homecare, Inc. (BISSELL) to continue serving as the company’s spokesperson for its line of pet clean-up products.

Kristen Levine has been serving as BISSELL's official pet expert and spokesperson since 2009.

Kristen Levine, pet lifestyle expert, author and founder of Fetching Communications, the only full-service communications agency focused exclusively on the pet and veterinary industries, has renewed her 3-year-long partnership with BISSELL Homecare, Inc. (BISSELL) to continue serving as the company’s spokesperson for its line of pet clean-up products.

As BISSELL’s official pet expert and spokesperson, Levine tests and reviews the company's pet-focused cleaning products, and also educates pet parents about pet clean-up solutions and answers questions for consumers on BISSELL.com’s Pet Lovers Community. Levine and BISSELL are also partners in promoting the adoption of homeless pets across the U.S. Research conducted by BISSELL found that two out of five pet-less people would be likely to adopt a pet if they knew cleaning up after them wouldn’t be so burdensome.

“BISSELL and I share a mutual commitment to improving the lives of pets and their people,” said Levine. “I’m proud to continue working with them to promote and encourage pet adoption by educating people about BISSELL’s line of products and solutions designed to make pet clean-up simple, effective and affordable.”

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Kristen; she is such an asset,” said Trish Taylor, PR and marketing events manager at BISSELL. “Kristen is knowledgeable about pets in a very holistic way. Our consumers often send questions beyond cleaning and we turn to Kristen to provide answers on pet relationships, pet care and trends. She is all about making our pets a true family member.”

BISSELL is committed to assisting animal welfare organizations that serve our nation’s homeless pets. The BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues by supporting pet adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care programs. Whenever someone buys a pet cleanup tool on BISSELL.com, the company donates $1, $5 or $10 to the BISSELL Pet Foundation.

In addition to renewing her role with BISSELL, Levine recently appeared on TBS’ Trends With Benefits to discuss the latest trends in Socializing and Traveling with pets, and was also selected to serve as a pet expert guest host for the multichannel retailer, HSN, Inc. for Pet Solutions, where she made her official debut on the show’s July 2 pet product showcases. Earlier this summer, Levine was selected by Burns Entertainment to serve as a spokeswoman for pet product companies through a satellite media tour (SMT). During the SMT, which aired on 20 broadcast outlets in June, Levine educated pet parents on how to keep their pet happy and healthy during the hot summer months.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Levine appears regularly online, in print and on-air with the goal of teaching pet parents how to improve their own lives through the lives of their companion animals. In addition to BISSELL.com’s Pet Lovers Community, Levine is a popular columnist and pet expert for Petside.com, Daytime TV, and pet and veterinary trade magazines including Pet Business and The New Barker. Last year, Levine launched her on-demand podcast, Radio Beastro, and published the book, “Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail” with co-author Jeffrey Barnes.

About Kristen Levine, Pet Lifestyle Expert
Kristen Levine’s volunteer work led to a 15-year career as the Public Relations Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tampa Bay, Fla., where she played a critical role in promoting pet adoption and pet lifestyle education. With her knowledge of public relations, pet lifestyle concerns and family dynamics, she founded Fetching Communications, the nation’s first marketing and public relations firm wholly dedicated to serving the pet and veterinary industry, in 2003. In November 2011, Levine published “Pampered Pets on a Budget: Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail” with co-author Jeffrey Barnes, available on Amazon.com. Having logged over 1,000 live national radio and television show appearances, Levine is a frequent contributor to pet and veterinary trade magazines nationwide. She serves as BISSELL Homecare’s official pet spokesperson, educating pet parents about pet clean-up solutions, as well as on the Toyota Pet Expert Team (P.E.T.), where she shares her knowledge to help develop programs to teach pet parents the importance of properly protecting and securing pets in automobiles. Levine lives in Florida with her husband, dog, two cats and a pair of miniature donkeys. For more information about Levine, please visit kristenlevine.com and for more information about Fetching Communications, please visit fetchingcommunications.com.

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
A 136-year-old company, Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc., is the top-selling brand in floor care appliances with an expanding presence worldwide. As an innovator of cleaning products, BISSELL produces and sells vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, bare floor cleaners and cleaning formulas at retail locations across the globe. The company is in its fourth generation of family leadership. For more information, please visit bissell.com.

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