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Big Dog & Cat Crisis

August 16 – 22, 2021

1,875 pets adopted - 3,750 lives saved

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Big Dog & Cat Crisis

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!

 

1,875 pets adopted

3,750 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • Animal Harbor
  • Animal Rescue League Of Berks County
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • Athens-Clarke County Animal Services
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS)
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Dallas Animal Services / City of Dallas
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • Española Humane
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Florence Lauderdale Animal Services
  • Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Furkids, Inc.
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Hall County Animal Shelter
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society of Charles County
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society Of Lincoln County (Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter)
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • Humane Society of Pulaski County
  • Humane Society of Schuyler County
  • 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
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Independence County Humane Society
  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Kauai Humane Society
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • League City Animal Care
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Montgomery County Animal Services
  • Noahs Ark C A R E SPCA – Humane Society
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • PAWS Atlanta
  • Pensacola Humane Society
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Sand Springs Animal Welfare
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Valley Humane Society
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Kentucky Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Manatee County Animal Services
  • Midlands Humane Society
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
  • Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter

National

July 7 – 11, 2021

5,908 pets adopted - 11,816 lives saved

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National

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.

 

5,908 pets adopted

11,816 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 Friends Humane Society
  • Animal Harbor
  • Animal Rescue League Of Berks County
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • Athens-Clarke County Animal Services
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Barren River Animal Welfare Association
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS)
  • Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
  • Bitter Root Humane Association
  • Blue Mountain Humane Society
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Breckinridge County Animal Shelter
  • BrightSide Animal Center
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Cabot Animal Shelter
  • Cache Humane Society
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch
  • Cedar Valley Humane Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
  • City of Great Falls Animal Shelter
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Clark County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Colorado Animal Rescue
  • Community Action to Save Strays (CATSS)
  • Companion Animal Rescue & Education
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Dallas Animal Services / City of Dallas
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • EASEL Animal Rescue League
  • Española Humane
  • Faithful Friends Inc. (Faithful Friends Animal Society)
  • Fearless Kitty Rescue
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Florence Lauderdale Animal Services
  • Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Fulton County Animal Center
  • Furkids, Inc.
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Good Shepherd Humane Society, Inc.
  • Greater Hillsdale Humane Society
  • Greene County Humane Society Inc
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Hall County Animal Shelter
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Harrison County Humane Society of Iowa
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Services Bureau
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Hornell Area Humane Society
  • 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 Charlotte
  • Humane Society Of Greater Dayton
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society Of Lincoln County (Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter)
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • 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 Tulsa
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc.
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Independence County Humane Society
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kauai Humane Society
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • League City Animal Care
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lewis & Clark Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Louisville Metro Animal Services
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Maui Humane Society
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro East Humane Society
  • Montgomery County Animal Services
  • Morris Animal Refuge
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Noahs Ark C A R E SPCA – Humane Society
  • Northeast Arkansas Humane Society
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • One Tail at a Time
  • Orange County Humane Society Inc.
  • Palm Valley Animal Society
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Park County Animal Shelter
  • PAWS Atlanta
  • Paws Humane Society
  • PAWSibilities Humane Society Of Greater Akron
  • Pensacola Humane Society
  • Peoria County Animal Protection Services
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pioneer Humane Society
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • River Valley Humane Society
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Saint Louis County Animal Care & Control
  • San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
  • Sand Springs Animal Welfare
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Bend Animal Care and Control
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • St Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control
  • St. Francis Animal Shelter
  • St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services
  • Suncoast Humane Society
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • The Animal Protection Society Of Durham
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • The Fayette Regional Humane Society
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • The Potter League For Animals, Inc.
  • Toledo Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • SPCA of Tompkins County
  • Tree House Humane Society
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Valley Humane Society
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • YOUR Humane Society SPCA

National

May 5 – 9, 2021

4,374 pets adopted - 8,748 lives saved

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National

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.

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Abilene Animal Services
  • Aggieland Humane Society
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Alleghany Humane Society
  • Animal Aid, Inc.
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Animal Rescue League Of Berks County
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Asheville Humane Society Inc.
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • Athens-Clarke County Animal Services
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Austin Humane Society
  • Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS)
  • Berkeley Animal Center
  • Blackdog Club, Inc.
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • BrightSide Animal Center
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch
  • Cedar Valley Humane Society
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
  • City of Great Falls Animal Shelter
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
  • Clare County Animal Shelter
  • Colony Cats (& Dogs)
  • Colorado Animal Rescue
  • Companion Animal Rescue & Education
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines
  • Farmington Regional Animal Shelter
  • Fearless Kitty Rescue
  • Forever Love Rescue Inc
  • Fort Worth Animal Care & Control
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Fulton County Animal Center
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Good Shepherd Humane Society, Inc.
  • Greater Hillsdale Humane Society
  • Greene County Humane Society Inc
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Hall County Animal Shelter
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • 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 Lincoln County (Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter)
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society of North Central Florida
  • 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 Tulsa
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc.
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Independence County Humane Society
  • Independent Cat Society
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Shelter
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Kentucky Humane Society
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • LaGrange Troup County Humane Society
  • Lake Humane Society
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Shelter
  • Logan County Humane Society
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Macomb County Animal Control
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Maui Humane Society
  • Memphis Animal Services
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro East Humane Society
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Midlands Humane Society
  • Mobile Cat Society
  • Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Noahs Ark C A R E SPCA – Humane Society
  • Northeast Arkansas Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • One Tail at a Time
  • Orange County Humane Society Inc.
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Palm Valley Animal Society
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Park County Animal Shelter
  • PAWS Atlanta
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Peoria County Animal Protection Services
  • Pet Helpers Inc.
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Pound Buddies
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Saint Louis County Animal Care & Control
  • San Antonio Humane Society
  • Sand Springs Animal Welfare
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Sierra’s Haven For New and Used Pets
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Bend Animal Care and Control
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • spcaLA
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • St. Francis Animal Shelter
  • Stafford Animal Shelter
  • Suncoast Humane Society
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • The Animal Foundation
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • The Animal Refuge Center
  • The Anti-Cruelty Society
  • The Fayette Regional Humane Society
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • Toledo Humane Society
  • Tree House Humane Society
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • Universal City Animal Care and Control
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • Warren County Animal Control And Adoption Center
  • Watauga Humane Society
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
  • YOUR Humane Society SPCA

Holiday Hope

December 9 – 13, 2020

4,470 pets adopted - 8,940 lives saved

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Holiday Hope

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.

4,470 pets adopted

8,940 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Abilene Animal Services
  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Animal Rescue League Of Berks County
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Beaumont Pets Alive
  • Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS)
  • Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Cabot Animal Shelter
  • Cache Humane Society
  • Cascades Humane Society
  • CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch
  • Cedar Valley Humane Society
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • Clark County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Colony Cats (& Dogs)
  • Companion Animal Rescue & Education
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dorchester PAWS
  • Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • Faithful Friends Inc. (Faithful Friends Animal Society)
  • Fort Worth Animal Care & Control
  • Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Good Shepherd Humane Society, Inc.
  • Greater Hillsdale Humane Society
  • Greene County Humane Society Inc
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society of Charles County
  • Humane Society Of Greater Dayton
  • 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 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 Tulsa
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc.
  • Humane Society of Wickenburg
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Independence County Humane Society
  • Independent Cat Society
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Inc.
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Kitsap Humane Society
  • Lake Humane Society
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
  • Menominee Animal Shelter
  • Metro Animal Shelter
  • Midlands Humane Society
  • Morris Animal Refuge
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • Northeast Arkansas Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Orange County Humane Society Inc.
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Park County Animal Shelter
  • PAWS Atlanta
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Pensacola Humane Society
  • Peoria County Animal Protection Services
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Pound Buddies
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
  • Sand Springs Animal Welfare
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Straydog
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • The Animal Refuge Center
  • The Fayette Regional Humane Society
  • The Pittie Project PNW
  • The Muskegon Humane Society
  • True Friends Animal Welfare Center, Inc.
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • United for Animals Rescue
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Van Buren County Animal Control
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society
  • Washington County SPCA
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • YOUR Humane Society SPCA
  • SPCA of Tompkins County

National

October 1 – 4, 2020

3,936 pets adopted - 7,872 lives saved

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National

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.

3,936 pets adopted

7,872 lives saved

Read the Adoption Stories

Thank you to the shelters who participated!

  • Alcona Humane Society
  • Alleghany Humane Society
  • Al-Van Humane Society
  • Animal Ark Rescue
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Animal Care Sanctuary
  • Animal Shelter Of Northeast Nebraska
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • Austin Humane Society
  • Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center
  • Berkeley Animal Center
  • Blue Water Area Humane Society
  • Boone Area Humane Society
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Cache Humane Society
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Carroll County Animal Shelter
  • Cass County Animal Control
  • CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch
  • Central California SPCA
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Charlevoix Area Humane Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA
  • Cheboygan County Humane Society
  • Chino Valley Animal Shelter
  • City Of Florence Animal Control (Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter)
  • Clare County Animal Shelter
  • Clark County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Companion Cats, Inc.
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Delaware SPCA
  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Do Only Good Animal Rescue
  • Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • Eden Animal Haven
  • Feline Community Network
  • Finney County Humane Society
  • Fort Worth Animal Care & Control
  • Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
  • Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit
  • Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control
  • Genesee County Animal Control
  • Glynn County Animal Control
  • Good Shepherd Humane Society, Inc.
  • Greene County Humane Society Inc
  • Halifax Humane Society
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Haven Humane Society
  • Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
  • Hayward Animal Shelter
  • Heartland Animal Shelter
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Animal Treatment Society
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society Of Blue Ridge, Inc.
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • Humane Society of Charles County
  • Humane Society Of Greater Dayton
  • Humane Society Of Henderson County
  • Humane Society Of Lincoln County (Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter)
  • Humane Society of Midland County
  • Humane Society of Monroe County
  • Humane Society Of Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • 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 West Michigan
  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc.
  • Huron Humane Society of Alpena
  • Humane Society of Wickenburg
  • Independent Cat Society
  • Ingham County Animal Control
  • Ionia County Animal Shelter
  • Jackson County Animal Shelter
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
  • Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
  • Kent County Animal Shelter
  • Lawrence County (KY) Humane Society
  • Lee County Humane Society
  • Lenawee Humane Society
  • Lexington Humane Society
  • Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
  • Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter
  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
  • 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
  • Morris Animal Refuge
  • Nashville Humane Association
  • NEA Humane Society
  • Northshore Humane Society
  • Northwoods Animal Shelter
  • Oakland Animal Services
  • Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center
  • Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc.
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc.
  • Paws Humane Society
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Peoria County Animal Protection Services
  • Pets & People Humane Society Inc
  • Pittsylvania Pet Center
  • Quincy Humane Society
  • Ramona Humane Society
  • Rockingham County Animal Shelter
  • Rogers Animal Services
  • Sacramento SPCA
  • San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
  • Sanilac County Humane Society
  • Saving Cats & Kittens in Michigan
  • Sheboygan County Humane Society
  • Shiawassee Humane Society
  • Solano County Animal Shelter
  • South Bend Animal Care and Control
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control
  • Suncoast Humane Society
  • Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS)
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • The Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • The Fayette Regional Humane Society
  • Humane Society & Animal Rescue of Muskegon County
  • Zeus Rescues
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • White River Humane Society
  • Washington County SPCA
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Ulster County SPCA
  • SPCA of Tompkins County
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines

National

July 10 – 12, 2020

3,284 pets adopted - 6,568 lives saved

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National

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
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • 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
  • 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 (& Dogs)
  • Colorado Animal Rescue
  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • Copper Country Humane Society
  • Crash’s Landing
  • Creature Comforts Clarke County
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Southwest Missouri Humane Society
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Suncoast Humane Society
  • Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS)
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • 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
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines
  • White River Humane Society
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance
  • 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
  • City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services
  • Animal House Shelter
  • AnimalVILLAGENM
  • Animalkind Inc.
  • Antioch Animal Services
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
  • Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
  • AuCaDo Rescue Mid-Michigan
  • 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 (& Dogs)
  • 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
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Humane Society for Animals, Inc
  • Humane Society of Angelina County
  • Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
  • 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
  • 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
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Charles Parish Animal Shelter
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • 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
  • 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
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA 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
  • 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
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Utah Valley Animal Shelter
  • SPCA of Southwest Michigan
  • St Clair County Animal Adoption Center
  • Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Unleashed Love Pet Rescue
  • Yuba County Animal Care
  • Winnebago County Animal Services
  • Valley Humane Society
  • West Michigan SPCA DBA Faithful to Felines

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