March 01st

EMPTY THE SHELTERS! California Here We Come!

BISSELL Pet Foundation is so excited by the success and momentum that came from three EMPTY THE SHELTERS events in 2016 that we are taking the show on the road! On Saturday, March 18th, BPF will be paying all adoption fees at 20+ animal welfare organizations in Northern California!  This will be an amazing day for rescued pets and a huge opportunity to build awareness for the importance of adoption.

BPF is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but through our partnership with thousands of animal welfare organizations nationwide, we are committed to impacting pet homelessness everywhere.  In 2016, nearly 3000 pets found homes through EMPTY THE SHELTERS with many more pets finding homes because of the attention generated by the events.   We can’t wait for the results in Northern California!

We want everyone to experience adoption!  Your life will be forever changed when you give a pet a second chance at life.  We receive stories every day from our friends and followers of how their adopted pets brought so much joy into their lives.  What are you waiting for?

Californians, get ready! More than 1000 pets are expected to be available—your new best friend is already waiting for you.  Each shelter’s normal screening protocol and requirements will be followed to help get pets in the best homes possible. Families who choose adoption at the participating locations during EMPTY THE SHELTERS will only be responsible for licensing fees which vary by county. BPF will cover the adoption fees which average $200 for dogs and $80 for cats.  It’s going to be a great day to adopt!

We want to save lives and we know you do too!  We hope you can visit one of the participating locations, but if not, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue near you!

Participating Shelters:

  • Alameda Animal Shelter
  • Berkeley Humane Society
  • Butte Humane Society
  • Contra Costa Humane Society
  • Four Paws to Love
  • Green Dog Rescue Project
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society of the North Bay
  • Island Cat Resources and Adoption
  • Napa County Animal Shelter
  • Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Pets In Need
  • Sacramento SPCA
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
  • Sonoma Humane Society
  • The SPCA for Monterey County
  • Umbrella of Hope Rescue
  • Wonder Dog Rescue