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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

Summer National ETS 2020

July 10 – 12, 2020

3,284 pets adopted - 6,568 lives saved

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Summer National ETS 2020

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.

3,284 pets adopted

6,568 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Alleghany Humane Society
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animal Aid, Inc.
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • Animal Care Service – City Of San Antonio
  • Animal Rescue League Of Berks County
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Barren River Animal Welfare Association
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • BrightSide Animal Center
  • Brookhaven Animal Rescue League
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Carroll County Animal Shelter
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • Colony Cats
  • Colorado Animal Rescue
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Creature Comforts Clarke County
  • Dallas Animal Services / City of Dallas
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • Eden Animal Haven
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Five Acres Animal Shelter
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Furkids, Inc.
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Greene County Humane Society Inc
  • Gulf Coast Humane Society
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary, Inc
  • Homeward Bound Pets
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society Of Central Arizona
  • Humane Society of Charles County
  • Humane Society Of Greater Dayton
  • Humane Society Of Greater Jupiter Tequesta Inc. (Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic)
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society Of Hobart, Inc.
  • Humane Society Of Lincoln County (Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter)
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society of Pulaski County
  • Humane Society Of Schuyler County
  • Humane Society of Sedona
  • Humane Society of South Mississippi
  • Humane Society Of Southeast Missouri
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Humane Society of Wickenburg
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Independent Cat Society
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Intermountain Humane Society
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lake Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Memphis Animal Services
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Metro East Humane Society
  • Midlands Humane Society
  • Montcalm County Animal Control
  • Morris Animal Refuge
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Northeast Arkansas Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pensacola Humane Society
  • Peoria County Animal Protection Services
  • Pet Helpers Inc.
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • Southwest Missouri Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • spcaLA
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Suncoast Humane Society
  • Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS)
  • Ten Lives Club
  • The Animal Foundation
  • The Fayette Regional Humane Society
  • Humane Society & Animal Rescue of Muskegon County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • SPCA of Tompkins County
  • Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • Washington County SPCA
  • Faithful to Felines
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • Young-Williams Animal Center Of East Tennessee
  • Zeus Rescues

National COVID-19 Relief

May 9 – 17, 2020

2,906 pets adopted - 5,812 lives saved

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National COVID-19 Relief

To ensure adoptions continued amidst COVID, BPF offered a weeklong Empty the Shelters on May 9-17. Adoptions were facilitated by appointment only with social distancing in mind and resulted in 2,906 pets finding forever homes. Many shelters were nearly empty by the end of the promotion and several long-term pets received the second chance they’d been waiting for!

2,906 pets adopted

5,812 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Alleghany Humane Society
  • Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • Animal Care Service – City Of San Antonio
  • Animal House Shelter
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Brookhaven Animal Rescue League
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Cache Humane Society
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • Cass County Animal Control
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Colony Cats
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Dixie Adoptables
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Feline Community Network
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Florence Lauderdale Animal Services
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Fulton County Animal Center
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawaii Island Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Society for Animals, Inc
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society Of Greater Jupiter Tequesta Inc. (Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic)
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • Humane Society of Pulaski County
  • Humane Society of South Mississippi
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Iberia Parish Rabies Control
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Napa County Animal Shelter
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • NEA Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club
  • The Animal Foundation
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • Zeus Rescues
  • Young-Williams Animal Village
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • SPCA of Tompkins County
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society
  • The Maryland Spca Inc.

Emergency Relief

March 19 – April 8, 2020

3,325 pets adopted - 6,650 lives saved

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Emergency Relief

In response to COVID-19, BPF wanted to assist animal shelters that are struggling with fewer volunteers and staff to care for their animals. BPF sponsored reduced adoption fees across different parts of the country between March 19 – April 8. These ETS relief efforts resulted in 3,325 adoptions and 247 new foster families!!

3,325 pets adopted

6,650 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • Animal House Shelter
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • Clare County Animal Shelter
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Detroit Animal Welfare Group
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Faithful to Felines
  • Griffin Pond Animal Shelter/ Humane Society Of Lackawanna County
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Hawaiian Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • Humane Society of Pulaski County
  • Humane Society of South Mississippi
  • Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Memphis Animal Services
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society & Animal Rescue of Muskegon County
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club
  • Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Valley Animal Center
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • St Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • Young-Williams Animal Village
  • Zeus Rescues

Holiday Hope

December 13 – 14, 2019

3,504 pets adopted - 7,008 lives saved

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Holiday Hope

BPF ended 2019 with another heartwarming Empty the Shelters event on December 13 and 14. With 121 organizations participating in 25 states, over 3,500 pets found loving homes just in time for the holidays. Cathy Bissell and the BPF team traveled to Detroit to highlight one of the many shelters in need with YouTube sensation, Rocky Kanaka.

3,504 pets adopted

7,008 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
  • City of Corpus Christi (Animal Care Services)
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Delta Animal Shelter
  • Dixie Adoptables
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Eva Burrell Animal Shelter
  • Feline Community Network
  • Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Griffin Pond Animal Shelter/ Humane Society Of Lackawanna County
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Happy Hearts Feline Rescue
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Harris County Pets (Veterinary Public Health)
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawaii Island Humane Society
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society Of Hobart, Inc.
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Schuyler County
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society of the North Bay
  • Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Humboldt Animal Rescue Team
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Iberia Parish Rabies Control
  • Ionia County Animal Shelter
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Kentucky Humane Society
  • Lake Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Louisville Metro Animal Services
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Memphis Animal Services
  • Mendocino County Animal Care Services
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Montclair Township Animal Shelter
  • Napa County Animal Shelter
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • One Tail at a Time
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Pope County Humane Society
  • Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Saginaw County Animal Care & Control
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Shiawassee County Humane Society
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • St Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control
  • Ten Lives Club
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Valley Humane Society
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • Winnebago County Animal Services

National

October 12, 2019

3,585 pets adopted - 7,170 lives saved

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National

On Saturday, October 12, BISSELL Pet Foundation set out to find homes for pets across the country. 131 organizations in 26 states participated in this Empty the Shelters adoption event, which resulted in 3,585 adoptions. Adopters paid $25 to adopt a pet who was microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines and spayed/neutered while BPF sponsored the remaining fees. On this special day, Cathy Bissell and her team hosted 10 Michigan area locations at BISSELL headquarters in Grand Rapids.   

3,585 pets adopted

7,170 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Almost Home Animal Rescue League
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Ashland Animal Rescue Fund
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Barry County Animal Shelter
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • BISSELL Headquarters
  • Bottle Babies Rescue
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • Cannonsville Critters
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • Cass County Animal Control
  • CatNap from the Heart Inc.
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • City of Corpus Christi (Animal Care Services)
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Delta Animal Shelter
  • Detroit Animal Welfare Group
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • East Bay SPCA
  • East County Animal Shelter
  • Eva Burrell Animal Shelter
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter
  • Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Happy Hearts Feline Rescue
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Harris County Pets (Veterinary Public Health)
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawaii Island Humane Society
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Schuyler County
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society of the North Bay
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Iberia Parish Rabies Control
  • IndyHumane (Humane Society Of Indianapolis)
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Shelter
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Kentucky Humane Society
  • Lakeshore Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Memphis Animal Services
  • Mendocino County Animal Care Services
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • One Tail at a Time
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Otsego County Animal Shelter
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Pope County Humane Society
  • Rover Rescue Inc.
  • Saginaw County Animal Care & Control
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Shiawassee Humane Society
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • South Utah Valley Animal Shelter
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Yuba County Animal Care
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Valley Humane Society
  • Faithful to Felines

National

May 4, 2019

2,190 pets adopted - 4,380 lives saved

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National

BISSELL Pet Foundation helped 2,190 find loving homes on Saturday, May 4, during its Empty the Shelters adoption event which took place in 20 states – including 4 new states. Adopters paid $25 to adopt a pet who is microchipped and spayed/neutered, and the foundation sponsored the remaining fees. 116 organizations across the country held Empty the Shelters events representing both urban and rural communities. Cathy Bissell and some team members traveled to shelters in the Detroit area to be apart of the action!   

2,190 pets adopted

4,380 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Missaukee Humane Society
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary Inc
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Shelter
  • Otsego County Animal Shelter
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Pet Angel Adoption & Rescue
  • Pet Helpers Inc.
  • Pound Buddies
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rover Rescue Inc.
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Shiawassee County Humane Society
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • SPCA West- SPCA Ouest
  • St. Clair County Animal Control
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Muskegon Humane Society
  • Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Tri-State Spay and Neuter
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Van Buren Animal Control
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Yuba County Animal Care
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Almost Home Animal Rescue League
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • East Bay SPCA
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Ashland Animal Rescue Fund
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid Michigan
  • Bay County Animal Control
  • Berkeley Animal Care Services
  • Berrien County Animal Control
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Cannonsville Critters
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cass County Animal Control
  • CatNap from the Heart Inc.
  • Cats Meow Feline Fosters
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment-CARE
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Chicago Canine Rescue
  • Valley Humane Society
  • Clare County Animal Shelter
  • Cober’s Canine Rescue
  • Companion Cats, INC.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • DAWG
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • East County Animal Shelter
  • Evanston Animal Shelter Association
  • Faithful to Felines
  • Family Paws Rescue
  • Fremont Animal Services
  • Friends of Cherokee Animals
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Glynn County Board of Commissioners
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Harrison County Humane Society of Iowa
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Services Bureau
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Huron Humane Society Inc
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Control
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lake Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
  • Mendocino County Animal Care Services
  • Metro Animal Shelter

Holiday Hope

December 1, 2018

2,076 pets adopted - 4,152 lives saved

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Holiday Hope

On December 1, animal lovers had the opportunity to adopt a pet and save a life for $20. BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsored the remaining adoption cost at 81 participating organizations in 14 states. This was the first Holiday Hope event, which brought 2,076 pets home, not only for the holidays, but forever. Founder, Cathy Bissell visited shelters in the Detroit area. Thank you for helping us prevent shelters from making difficult decisions about the pets in their care due to overcrowding.

2,076 pets adopted

4,152 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Mendocino County Animal Care Services
  • Solano County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Division
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Kentucky Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Almost Home Animal Rescue League
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid Michigan
  • Barry County Animal Control
  • Bay County Animal Control
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Cooper’s Chance Animal Rescue
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Delta Animal Shelter
  • Detroit Animal Care & Control
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Eva Burrell Animal Shelter
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Huron Humane Society Inc
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Control
  • K9 Stray Rescue League
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Missaukee Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Ogemaw County Humane Society
  • Pet Angel Adoption & Rescue
  • Pound Buddies
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Shiawassee County Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St. Clair County Animal Control
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Dutchess County SPCA
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • North Shore Animal League America, Inc.
  • Posh Pets Rescue
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • Prince George County Animal Services and Adoption Center
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Lakeshore Humane Society

National

October 6, 2018

3,350 pets adopted - 6,700 lives saved

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National

On Saturday, October 6th BPF held its second national-scale Empty the Shelters adoption event of 2018. In less than 24 hours 3,350 pets found furever homes at over 101 shelters. Founder, Cathy Bissell, spent the day visiting shelters in Northern California with Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” Pet Expert, Larissa Wohl. We won’t stop Emptying the Shelters until every pet has a home.

 

3,350 pets adopted

6,700 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

Arizona

July 14, 2018 & August 4, 2018

1,134 pets adopted - 2,268 lives saved

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Arizona

BISSELL Pet Foundation saw a tremendous need in Phoenix-area shelters after summer temperatures continued to rise, the area was affected by monsoons and hundreds of pets ran away post Fourth of July fireworks. The BPF team hosted not one, but two successful ETS events within a month saving a total of 1,134 lives. The first event on July 14, 2018 found 683 pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control a new home. On August 4, 2018, families chose adoption at Arizona Humane, MCACC and Arizona Animal Welfare League resulting in 451 pets barking farewell to shelter life!

1,134 pets adopted

2,268 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control

National

May 5, 2018

3,135 pets adopted - 6,270 lives saved

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National

May 5, 2018 was BPF’s first nationwide, free adoption day and included 113 organizations from 13 states. In just one day, 3,135 pets were adopted from New York to California and states in between with hundreds of pets transported to participating shelters for a second chance. People from coast to coast opened their hearts to adoption making thousands of happy ever afters for deserving pets.

3,135 pets adopted

6,270 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Adopt-A-Pet, Inc
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Almost Home Animal Rescue League
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animal Care Centers of NYC
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Arizona Humane Society
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid Michigan
  • Barry County Animal Control
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Berkeley Humane Society
  • Bottle Babies Rescue
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Butte Humane Society
  • Cannonsville Critters
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cass County Animal Control
  • Cat Tales Rescue
  • Central New York SPCA
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Cherryland Humane Society
  • Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Clare County Animal Shelter
  • Cober’s Canine Rescue
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Delta Animal Shelter
  • Detroit Animal Welfare Group
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dutchess County SPCA
  • Family Paws Rescue
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Gladwin County Animal Shelter
  • Greenbrier Humane Society
  • Happy Hearts Feline Rescue
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society of Sonoma County
  • Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
  • Humane Society of Walden
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Control
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lakeshore Humane Society
  • Last Hope, Inc.
  • Lawrence County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Long Beach Humane Society
  • Los Gatos Foster Animals
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Mendocino County Animal Care Services
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Missaukee Humane Society
  • Muskegon Humane Society
  • Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Otsego County Animal Shelter
  • Pawz and Purrz Animal Rescue
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Pet Angel Adoption & Rescue
  • Pets in Need
  • Posh Pets Rescue
  • Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Sacramento SPCA
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saugerties Animal Shelter
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Shiawassee Humane Society
  • Solano County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Division
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • SPCA of Tompkins County
  • Start Over Rover
  • Tanner’s P.A.W.S.
  • Ten Lives Club
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • Yuba County Animal Care

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