about us

Affectionately known as the “Best DOG-GONE Party in Town”, BISSELL Blocktail Party® is a fundraising event founded in 2005 by a group of animal advocates to support animal welfare organizations. Since its inception, BISSELL Blocktail Party has raised and directed critical, life saving funds to animal welfare organizations in our own backyard and beyond.

BISSELL Blocktail Party proceeds help reduce the number of homeless pets through grants assisting adoption, spay/neuter programs, and microchipping. We’re proud to be part of a pack that is devoted to making a difference in the lives of thousands of pets each year.”

Blocktail 2019 was a sold-out show, as we welcomed over 1,000 pet owners, animal enthusiasts, social media influencers and sponsors. Add four-legged friends to the mix, and it’s not hard to see why tongues and tails will be wagging about this summer’s BISSELL Blocktail Party.

Of course, our efforts wouldn’t be nearly as successful without our dedicated sponsors. We have many opportunities for you to be a part of our mission to find every pet a home. Visit our sponsorship page to learn more about the perks of being a 2021 Blocktail sponsor.

On Blocktail eve, the BISSELL Sponsor Party takes flight at the BISSELL Corporate Hangar to show appreciation for our top-level sponsors with an unforgettable night of fun, food and entertainment.

our planning committee

Executive Co-Chairs 
Cathy Bissell
Michelle Arnold
Tyler Imhoff
Carla Messing

Honorary Committee
Heather Garbaty
Laurel Pruski
Shannon Reincke
Samantha Searl

Committee Members
Alex Davis
Bri Olson
Dana Imhoff
Dr. Wendy Swift

Elida Vansledright
Eliza Curtin
Emma Geers
Jessica Yakima
Kat Curtin
Katie Perschbacher
Kelly FitzSimons
Kerry Akred
Kristie Swan
Michelle LaPreze
Natalie Dixon
Rachel Young
Scott Perschbacher
Stephanie Johnson
Victoria Hansen
Patrick Kruisenga

Jason Mulka
Sharon Finkbeiner
Susan Laffrey 
Kelly Burke

Junior Board 
Nicole Baker
Brittney Behrens
Adrienne Bissell
Haley Braun
Kerry Braun
Rachel Buckner
Andrew Burla
Rachel Dalian
Roxy Dieterle
Jaclyn Ermoyan

Emily Gangon
Amanda Hentsch
Lina Lintemuth
Ashley Mamula
Erin Mitrzyk
Mckenna Osborn
Emily Roth
Kamady Lewis
Alexis Siegel
Liza Stanislaw
Megan Stubbs
Victoria Walenga
Cinthia Williams

Our Committee has dedicated many years to animal welfare, and, since 2012, all funds raised will be contributed to the BISSELL Pet Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011 to assist animal welfare organizations and their efforts to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues.