Current adoption counts from Empty the Shelters have now reached 11,000 pets adopted in 2021, and 60,000 total adoptions since the event’s inception in 2016.
Shelters from Hawaii to Massachusetts participated in the July 2021 event and helped drive traffic to their shelters and adoption centers through social media, call-to-actions, news coverage and more. The result led to almost completely emptied shelters, including Louisville Metro Animal Services
which was left with one dog after the weekend’s event!
BISSELL Pet Foundation proudly supported these shelters by providing grants for each dog and cat adopted. Each year, BISSELL Pet Foundation hosts four “Empty the Shelters” events, and the event grows bigger with more shelter partners participating with each quarter.