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Adoption saves two lives – the pet who is adopted, and the one who takes their place in the shelter. “Click on an event below to view the full recap
March 23 – 30, 2022
312 pets adopted - 624 lives saved
In an effort to help extremely overcrowded shelters, BISSELL Pet Foundation stepped in to assist 5 southern shelters + Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control. From March 23- 30th, BISSELL Pet Foundation covered adoption fees to help pets find forever homes.
We are proud to announce this Emergency Empty the Shelters found homes for 312 pets – 51 cats + 261 dogs and created much-needed space for these overcrowded shelters!
Feb 24 – 28, 2022
290 pets adopted - 580 lives saved
BISSELL Pet Foundation hosted this collaborative, statewide event after receiving a call to support Santa Rosa County Animal Services in the placement of more than 70 large-breed dogs from a neglect case. With their shelter already at capacity, Santa Rosa County had one week to place these dogs. So we offered an emergency Empty the Shelters event to each shelter that took more than 5 dogs. Our quick action and the compassion of Florida shelters paid off, and nearly all dogs found placement!
We’re so excited to announce that 178 dogs and 112 cats were adopted during our #EmptyTheShelters Florida Emergency Relief reduced-fee adoption event!
December 6 – 20, 2021
14,956 pets adopted - 29,912 lives saved
On December 6-20, BISSELL Pet Foundation spread holiday cheer with 245+ partner organizations across 40 states. During this two-week nationwide event, BPF covered adoption fees so homeless pets could find loving homes before the holidays. It is with great joy that we announce this was a record-breaking event with a total of 14,956 pets adopted – 8,156 cats + 6,800 dogs!
October 4 – 10, 2021
6,172 pets adopted - 12,344 lives saved
On October 4-10, BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up with 200 shelter partners in 41 states to cover adoption fees and find forever homes for homeless pets nationwide. It is with happy hearts that we announce a total of 6,172 pets were adopted – 3,388 cats + 2,784 dogs. This was a record-breaking Empty the Shelters and a wonderful way to start the fall season.
August 16 – 22, 2021
1,875 pets adopted - 3,750 lives saved
In an effort to help shelters across the country, BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up with 97 shelter partners in 29 states to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes for pets all over the country. This event was dedicated to ensuring large dogs, adult cats, and senior dogs were adopted into loving homes.
We are proud to announce this Emergency Empty the Shelters found homes for 1,875 pets – 804 cats + 1071 dogs and created much-needed space for overcrowded shelters!
July 7 – 11, 2021
5,908 pets adopted - 11,816 lives saved
On July 7-11, BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up with 186 shelter partners in 45 states to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes for pets all over the country. We are proud to announce this was a record-breaking Empty the Shelters with a total of 5,908 pets adopted – 3,430 cats + 2,478 dogs.
May 5 – 9, 2021
4,374 pets adopted - 8,748 lives saved
Over 5 days, BISSELL Pet Foundation partnered with 200 shelter and rescue organizations in 37 states to sponsor adoptable animals at a reduced adoption fee during Empty the Shelters. BISSELL Pet Foundation covers the cost of all adoptions except for $25. We’re proud to announce that 4,374 pets found furever homes – 2,024 cats and kittens and 2,350 dogs and puppies.
December 9 – 13, 2020
4,470 pets adopted - 8,940 lives saved
On December 9-13, BPF intended to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across the country with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. BPF supported 169 shelters in 34 states making it BPF’s largest event to date! Through this event, 4,470 homeless pets found forever homes for the holidays and 273 pets went into foster care, with intentions to become foster failures. Families had the opportunity to save a life by choosing adoption, fostering, or making a contribution to the ETS fund to continue BPF’s goal to find loving homes for shelter pets.
October 1 – 4, 2020
3,936 pets adopted - 7,872 lives saved
On October 1-4, BISSELL Pet Foundation teamed up with 160 shelter partners in 33 states to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes for 3,936 homeless pets during Empty the Shelters. Families had the opportunity to save a life by choosing adoption, foster or making a contribution to the ETS fund to continue BPF’s goal to find loving homes for shelter pets.
July 10 – 12, 2020
3,284 pets adopted - 6,568 lives saved
Over 3 days, BISSELL Pet Foundation partnered with 159 shelter and rescue organizations in 33 states to sponsor adoptable animals at a reduced adoption fee during Empty the Shelters. BISSELL Pet Foundation covers the cost of all adoptions except for $25. We’re proud to announce that 3,284 pets found furever homes – 1,946 cats and kittens and 1,338 dogs and puppies. In addition, 172 pets entered foster-to-adopt homes.