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Empty the Shelters™

Empty Shelters = Full Hearts

Adoption saves two lives – the adopted pet and the one who takes their place in the shelter.

Finding a loving home for every pet is the ultimate goal of BISSELL Pet Foundation. As the nation’s largest funded adoption event, Empty the Shelters helps homeless pets find families by making adoption affordable for prospective pet owners. We do this by supporting participating organizations with reimbursement for each pet adopted. Adopters pay no more than $50 and local license fees.

Established in 2016, Empty the Shelters has helped nearly 190,000 pets find their loving families at participating shelters in 49 states and Canada. Events are held quarterly. Follow us on social media to see announcements for upcoming events. 

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Why We ❤️ Empty the Shelters

This lifesaving reduced-fee adoption event is a Win-Win-Win:

  • Adopters win because BPF pays the adoption fees allowing them to take home a fully vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered pet who is ready to be loved for $50 or less (much more affordable than purchasing a pet!)
  • Shelters win because the pets they care about get a second chance when adoption fees are covered by BISSELL Pet Foundation.
  • And, most importantly, every pet wins by finding a loving home!

Find a Participating Shelter Near You

Our Empty the Shelters Spring National event takes place from May 1-15, 2024!

Our nation’s animal shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis unlike anything we have experienced in more than a decade. To help as many pets as possible go from shelter kennels to the couches of loving homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring reduced adoption fees at a shelter near you. Please use the interactive map to view all participating locations. Each organization follows its own adoption procedures — contact the shelter you are interested in adopting from before the event to find out their specific requirements, hours, and locations, view adoptable pets, etc.

All potential adopters are screened by qualified adoption counselors at every participating location to ensure each pet is matched with the right family.

Filter Shelters

After using the filters to narrow your search, select a pin on the map and click More Info to be directed to the shelter’s website to access their contact information, adoptable pets, hours and locations.

Shelter Name Location Pets Available Preapproval Deadline Notes
ACCT Philly Philadelphia, PA Dogs and Cats Please fill out an application ahead of time to help make your adoption process smoother!
Al-Van Humane Society South Haven, MI Dogs and Cats 5/15/2024
Alcona Humane Society Lincoln, MI Dogs and Cats 5/14/2024
All Kind Animal Initiative Abilene, TX Dogs and Cats
Alleghany Humane Society Covington, VA Dogs and Cats
Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa Fort Dodge, IA Dogs and Cats 4/30/2024
Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary Spring Hill, KS Dogs and Cats 5/1/2024
Anderson County Humane Society Palestine, TX Dogs and Cats
Animal Aid For Vermilion Area Scott, LA Dogs and Cats
Animal Ark Rescue, Inc Columbus, GA Dogs Only
Animal Assistance League of Slidell Slidell, LA Dogs and Cats
Animal Care of Davis County Fruit Heights, UT Dogs and Cats
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Care Society Louisville, KY Dogs and Cats 4/26/2024
Animal Defense League of Texas San Antonio, TX Dogs and Cats
Animal Friends Pittsburgh, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Friends Humane Society Hamilton, OH Dogs and Cats Adopters need an approved application on file before meeting our animals. Applications can submitted before the event to save time!
Animal Friends of the Valleys Wildomar, CA Dogs and Cats
Animal Protection Society of Caswell County Yanceyville, NC Dogs and Cats 5/1/2024 You must have an approved application before adopting
Animal Rescue League Of Berks County Birdsboro, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Shelter of Clarendon County Manning, SC Dogs and Cats 5/14/2024
Animal Welfare League Of Arlington Arlington, VA Dogs and Cats Open Adoption
Animal Welfare League Of Charlotte Co FL Inc Port Charlotte, FL Dogs and Cats Empty the Shelters Adoption Event
Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County Warsaw, IN Dogs and Cats APROVED APPLICTION NOT FIRST COME
Animalkind Inc Hudson, NY Cats Only
Antioch Animal Services Antioch, CA Dogs and Cats
Ardmore Animal Care, Inc. Ardmore, OK Dogs and Cats
Arizona Animal Welfare League Phoenix, AZ Dogs and Cats
Arizona Humane Society Phoenix, AZ Dogs and Cats
Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. Howe, IN Dogs Only 4/29/2024
Asheville Humane Society Inc. Asheville, NC Dogs and Cats
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League Ashtabula, OH Dogs and Cats
Athens Animal Rescue Shelter Malakoff, TX Dogs and Cats
Athens-Clarke County Animal Services Athens, GA Dogs and Cats
Auburn Valley Humane Society Auburn, WA Dogs and Cats
AuSable Valley Animal Shelter (Animal Shelter Of Crawford County) Grayling, MI Dogs and Cats
Baltimore Animal Care and Rescue Shelter (BARCS) Baltimore, MD Dogs and Cats BARCS is open on M-F from 2-6 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Barren River Animal Welfare Association Glasgow, KY Dogs and Cats 4/29/2024
Bartholomew County Humane Society Columbus, IN Dogs and Cats
Bastrop County Animal Services bastrop, TX Dogs and Cats
Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center Bay City, MI Dogs and Cats Please refer to our FB page for more info 989-894-0679 is our phone number
Bayou Animal Services Dickinson, TX Dogs and Cats
Beaumont Pets Alive Winnie, TX Dogs and Cats
Benton County Animal Shelter Camden, TN Dogs and Cats
Berkeley Animal Care Services Berkeley, CA Dogs and Cats
Berkeley Animal Center Moncks Corner, SC Dogs and Cats
Better Together Animal Alliance Ponderay, ID Dogs and Cats
Big Lake Humane Society (The Muskegon Humane Society) Muskegon, MI Dogs and Cats 5/10/2024 An approved application is required to adopt.
Big Sky CARES Folsom, LA Dogs and Cats applications can be filled out at www.bigskycares.org
Blue Mountain Humane Society Walla Walla, WA Dogs and Cats
Blue Ridge Humane Society Hendersonville, NC Dogs and Cats
Blue Water Area Humane Society (St Clair County Humane Society) Clyde, MI Dogs and Cats 5/11/2024
Boone Area Humane Society Boone, IA Dogs and Cats
Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society Bowling Green, KY Dogs and Cats
Breckinridge County Animal Shelter hardinsburg, KY Dogs and Cats
Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Brookhaven, MS Dogs and Cats
Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association Binghamton, NY Dogs and Cats
Broward County Animal Care Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dogs and Cats
Butler County Humane Society Renfrew, PA Dogs and Cats
Cabot Animal Support Services Cabot, AR Dogs and Cats
Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control Shreveport, LA Dogs and Cats
CARE Humane Society (Lee County Humane Society) Auburn, AL Dogs and Cats 5/15/2024
CARE STL St. Louis, MO Dogs and Cats
Carthage Humane Society Carthage, MO Dogs and Cats Personally owned dogs must be brought into the shelter for a meet and greet of potential adopted dogs.
Central New York SPCA Syracuse, NY Dogs and Cats 4/27/2024
Charleston Animal Society North Charleston, SC Dogs and Cats
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Charlotte, NC Dogs and Cats
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Charlottesville, VA Dogs and Cats
Chattahoochee Humane Society Valley, AL Dogs and Cats
Cheatham County Animal Control Pegram, TN Dogs and Cats
Cheboygan County Humane Society Cheboygan, MI Dogs and Cats
Cherryland Humane Society Traverse City, MI Dogs and Cats 4/26/2024 Walk-In Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11-5, Saturday 11-4. Tuesdays we are open for appointments only.
Cheyenne Animal Shelter Cheyenne, WY Dogs and Cats Dog meets maybe required for some dogs
Chino Valley Animal Shelter Chino Valley, AZ Dogs and Cats
Churchill Animal Protection Society Fallon, NV Dogs and Cats We take walk-ins, but appointments are preferred.
Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
Citrus County Animal Services Inverness, FL Dogs and Cats Rural King event will be May 11, 2024 only
City of Cibolo Animal Services Cibolo, TX, TX Dogs and Cats
City of Gillette Animal Shelter Gillette, WY Dogs and Cats
City of Great Falls Animal Shelter Great Falls, MT Dogs and Cats
City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions houston, TX Dogs and Cats
City of Independence Animal Services Independence, MO Dogs and Cats
City of Lacey Animal Services Olympia , WA Dogs and Cats
City of Lawton Animal Welfare Division Lawton, OK Dogs and Cats
City Of San Antonio Animal Care Services SAN ANTONIO, TX Dogs and Cats
City of San Jose Animal Care and Services Division San Jose, CA Dogs and Cats
City of Sand Springs Animal Welfare Sand Springs, OK Dogs and Cats
City of Sparta Animal Shelter Sparta, GA Dogs Only Adopters must pass a background check and fill out a care contract prior to adoption.
Claiborne County Animal Control Board, Inc. New Tazewell, TN Dogs and Cats
Clare County Animal Shelter Harrison, MI Dogs and Cats
Clark County Animal Shelter Winchester, KY Dogs and Cats Adoption Appointments are required
Cleveland County Animal Services Shelby, NC Dogs and Cats
Collin County Animal Shelter McKinney, TX Dogs and Cats
Colony Cats (& Dogs) Columbus, OH Cats Only 4/26/2024
Colorado Animal Rescue Glenwood Springs, CO Dogs and Cats Although adoption appointments aren't required, they're highly recommended in an effort for us to provide the best customer experience possible.
Columbus Animal Control Columbus, GA Dogs and Cats
Community Humane Shelter Of Steuben County Angola, IN Dogs and Cats
Companion Animal Alliance Baton Rouge, LA Dogs and Cats
Contra Costa County Animal Services Martinez, CA Dogs and Cats
Copper Country Humane Society Houghton, MI Dogs and Cats Pre-approval is recommended
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services Corpus Christi, TX Dogs and Cats
Creature Comforts Clarke County Quitman, MS Dogs and Cats
Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter Valley View, OH Dogs Only
Dallas Animal Services / City of Dallas Dallas, TX Dogs and Cats
Delta Animal Shelter Escanaba, MI Dogs and Cats 5/1/2024 No appointment is necessary to view our cats. An approved application and appointment is needed to meet our dogs.
Des Moines County Humane Society Burlington, IA Dogs and Cats Help us help them!
Do Only Good Animal Rescue Rochester Hls, MI Dogs Only
Dorchester PAWS (Formerly SPCA) Summerville, SC Dogs and Cats
Dubois County Humane Society Jasper, IN Dogs and Cats
EASEL Animal Rescue League Ewing, NJ Dogs and Cats
East Ridge Animal Services East Ridge, TN Dogs and Cats
Edgewater Animal Shelter Edgewater, FL Dogs and Cats 4/30/2024 All applications received during this event will be processed within 48 hours
El Paso Animal Services El Paso, TX Dogs and Cats
Elk Country Animal Shelter Atlanta , TX Dogs and Cats 4/1/2024 fill out adoption application on our website or stop in
Escambia County Animal Welfare Pensacola, FL Dogs and Cats
Fairfax County Department of Animal Sheltering FAIRFAX, VA Dogs and Cats
Faithful Friends Inc. (Faithful Friends Animal Society) Wilmington, DE Dogs and Cats
Fannin County Animal Control Blue Ridge, GA Dogs Only
Farmington Regional Animal Shelter Farmington, NM Dogs and Cats
Fix West Texas Midland, TX Dogs and Cats
Flagler Humane Society PALM COAST, FL Dogs and Cats
Florence Lauderdale Animal Services Florence, AL Dogs and Cats If you are renting, please consult your lease for restrictions or any requirements prior to adopting.
Footbridge Foundation San Antonio, TX Dogs and Cats PetSmart Bandera Pointe is our cat adoption center. PetSmart 281 & Bitters - dog adoption event Saturday, May 11
Forest County Humane Society Crandon, WI Dogs and Cats 3/19/2024 It does not take long to process an application. It usually takes a day or less.
Forgotten Dog League of Amarillo Amarillo, TX Dogs Only
Forsyth Humane Society Winston Salem, NC Dogs and Cats
Fort Bend County Animal Services (Fort Bend PAWS) Rosenberg, TX Dogs and Cats
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Fort Wayne, IN Dogs and Cats
Fort Worth Animal Care & Control Fort Worth, TX Dogs and Cats
Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri Union, MO Dogs and Cats
Franklin County Humane Society, dba Animal Harbor Winchester, TN Dogs and Cats 4/11/2024
Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit Dearborn, MI Dogs and Cats
Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control Chicago, IL Dogs and Cats
Friends of CountyPets Houston, TX Dogs and Cats
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control Detroit, MI Dogs and Cats
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center Tucson, AZ Dogs and Cats
Friends Of The Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda, CA Dogs and Cats
Friends of the Animal Shelter (SC) Aiken, SC Dogs and Cats
Fulton County Animal Center Rochester, IN Dogs and Cats
Furkids, Inc. Cumming, GA Dogs and Cats
Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Gastonia, NC Dogs and Cats
Gateway Pet Guardians East St. Louis, IL Dogs and Cats
Genesee County Animal Control Flint, MI Dogs and Cats
Glynn County Animal Services Brunswick, GA Dogs and Cats
Good Shepherd Humane Society, Inc. Eureka Springs, AR Dogs and Cats
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham, AL Dogs and Cats
Greater Hillsdale Humane Society Osseo, MI Dogs and Cats We do not require pre-approval, but it is recommended to speed up the process on adoption day.
Green County Humane Society Monroe, WI Dogs and Cats
Greenbrier County Humane Society Inc. Lewisburg, WV Dogs and Cats
Greene County Humane Society Linton, IN Dogs and Cats
Greensburg Decatur County Animal Shelter Greensburg, IN Dogs and Cats
Greenville County Animal Care Greenville, SC Dogs and Cats
Guardians of Florida Animal Rescue, Inc Fort Myers, FL Dogs and Cats Appointment Required-Apply @ www.gofar.dog. Participating animals will be identified with "ETS EVENT" next to their name and in their listing.
Guilford County Animal Services Greensboro, NC Dogs and Cats
Gulf Coast Humane Society Corpus Christi, TX Dogs and Cats
Halifax Humane Society Inc Daytona Beach, FL Dogs and Cats
Hall County Animal Shelter Gainesville, GA Dogs and Cats
Harbor Humane Society West Olive, MI Dogs and Cats Ottawa County Residents who adopt a dog must purchase a dog license
Haseya's New Beginning Animal Rescue Rayne, LA Dogs Only
Haven Humane Society Redding, CA Dogs and Cats
Hawaii Island Humane Society Holualoa, HI Dogs and Cats
Hawaiian Humane Society Honolulu, HI Dogs and Cats Our off-site adoption partners participating Petco locations, Hawai?i Cat Cafe and Pounce Hawai?i will also be participating.
Hayward Animal Services Hayward, CA Dogs and Cats
Heartland Animal Shelter Wheeling, IL Dogs and Cats
Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven Norton Shores, MI Cats Only Mon - Thurs - appointments only Fri, Sat, Sunday available at adoption locations
Heber Valley Animal Services Heber, UT Dogs Only
Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. Topeka, KS Dogs and Cats
Helping Strays Of Monroe County Columbia, IL Dogs and Cats
Hill Country Humane Society Buchanan Dam, TX Dogs and Cats
Holbrook Az Animal Care & Control Holbrook, AZ Dogs and Cats
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Fairfax Sta, VA Dogs and Cats
Houston Humane Society Houston, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Animal Rescue Pittsburgh, PA Dogs and Cats HARP is committed to ensuring every adoption is a lasting, loving, perfect match.
Humane Animal Treatment Society Mt. Pleasant, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Educational Society Chattanooga, TN Dogs and Cats
Humane Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN Dogs and Cats 5/1/2024 Please go to HumaneFW.org to learn more!
Humane Society for Animals, Inc Rogers,, AR Dogs Only
Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County Tacoma, WA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Tool, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Central Arizona Payson, AZ Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Central Illinois Normal, IL Dogs and Cats 4/17/2023
Humane Society Of Central Texas Waco, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Clark County Arkadelphia, AR Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Dickson County Dickson, TN Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of El Paso El Paso, TX Dogs Only
Humane Society of Elkhart County Bristol, IN Dogs and Cats HSEC is first-come, first-adopt. No holds are to be placed. For any questions, please call us at 574-475-4732.
Humane Society Of Greater Dayton Dayton, OH Cats Only
Humane Society Of Hall County (Humane Society of Northeast Georgia) Gainesville, GA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Harford County Inc Fallston, MD Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Harris County Hamilton, GA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Henderson County Henderson, KY Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Imperial County El Centro, CA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Marion County Ocala, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Midland County MIDLAND, MI Dogs and Cats Although preapproval is not required, it is suggested.
Humane Society Of North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Pinellas Clearwater, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Pulaski County Little Rock, AR Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Sarasota County Inc. Sarasota, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Schuyler County Montour Falls, NY Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Scott County Davenport, IA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Sedona Sedona, AZ Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of South Mississippi Gulfport, MS Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Southern Wisconsin Janesville, WI Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Southwest Missouri Springfield, MO Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of St. Lucie County Port St. Lucie, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Tampa Bay Tampa, FL Dogs and Cats Dogs and Cats over 3 months will be available through this Promotion.
Humane Society Of Taos Inc. (Stray Hearts Animal Shelter) Taos, NM Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley Marietta, OH Dogs and Cats Adopter's Welcome!
Humane Society of The Treasure Coast Palm City, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Warren County Front Royal, VA Dogs and Cats Visit our website to get started with an adoption application!
Humane Society of West Michigan Walker, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Yates County Penn Yan, NY Dogs and Cats We do not do same day dog adoptions
Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc. Yuma, AZ Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Waterville Area Waterville, ME Dogs and Cats Please bring proof that you can have the new pet or be able to contact your landlord for approval onsite.
Huron Humane Society Inc, Alpena Alpena, MI Dogs and Cats Application accepted before and during the event.
Hutchinson Animal Shelter Hutchinson, KS Dogs and Cats
Iberia Parish Rabies Control New Iberia, LA Dogs and Cats
Independent Cat Society Westville, IN Cats Only 5/5/2024
Indianapolis Animal Care Services Indianapolis, IN Dogs and Cats
IndyHumane (Humane Society Of Indianapolis) Indianapolis, IN Dogs and Cats
Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter Mason, MI Dogs and Cats
Ionia County Animal Shelter Ionia, MI Dogs and Cats
It Takes A Village Canine Rescue Evansville, IN Dogs and Cats
Jackson County Animal Shelter jackson, MI Dogs and Cats
Jacksonville Humane Society Jacksonville, FL Dogs and Cats
Jeffersonville Animal Shelter Jeffersonville, IN Dogs and Cats
Joplin Humane Society Inc Joplin, MO Dogs and Cats
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Charleston, WV Dogs and Cats
Kansas City Pet Project (KC Pet Project) Kansas City, MO Dogs and Cats
Kat Noyes Humane Society dba Companion Animal Rescue & Education CARE Dandridge, TN Dogs and Cats
Kauai Humane Society Lihue, HI Dogs and Cats
Kent County Animal Shelter Grand Rapids, MI Dogs and Cats
Kenton County Animal Services Covington, KY Dogs and Cats
Kentucky Humane Society Louisville, KY Dogs and Cats
Kokomo Humane Society Kokomo, IN Dogs and Cats
Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center Lafayette, LA Dogs and Cats
Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter Thibodaux, LA 70301, LA Dogs and Cats
Lapeer County Animal Control Lapeer, MI Dogs and Cats
Larimer Humane Society Loveland, CO Dogs and Cats
Laurel Animal Rescue League Laurel, MS Dogs and Cats
Lawrence County Humane Society Louisa, KY Dogs and Cats Adoption application may be found at this link https://forms.gle/EorXAR8RrNKTi59
League City Animal Care League City, TX Dogs and Cats Adopters of pets that have not been spayed/neutered prior to adoption must live within 15 mile radius. See website map.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services FORT MYERS, FL Dogs and Cats
Leitchfield Animal shelter Leitchfield, KY Dogs and Cats
Lemhi County Humane Society Salmon, ID Dogs and Cats
Lenawee Humane Society Adrian, MI Dogs and Cats
Lexington Humane Society Lexington, KY Dogs and Cats
Lincoln County Animal Services Lincolnton, NC Dogs and Cats
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Harbor Springs, MI Dogs and Cats
Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter Howell, MI Dogs and Cats
Logan County Humane Society Russellville, KY Dogs and Cats
Longmont Humane Society Longmont, CO Dogs and Cats
Loudoun County Animal Services Leesburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
Louisiana SPCA (LA SPCA) New Orleans, LA Dogs and Cats
Louisville Metro Animal Services Louisville, KY Dogs and Cats
Lynchburg Humane Society Lynchburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Macomb County Animal Control Clinton Twp, MI Dogs and Cats
Manatee County Animal Services Palmetto, FL Dogs and Cats
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Phoenix, AZ Dogs Only
Marion Area Humane Society Marion, OH Dogs and Cats
Marion County Animal Shelter Mullins, SC Dogs and Cats
Marshall Pet Adoption Center Marshall, TX Dogs and Cats
Martinsville Henry County SPCA Martinsville, VA Dogs and Cats
Mary S Roberts Pet Adoption Center (Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center) Riverside, CA Dogs and Cats
Maui Humane Society Puunene, HI Dogs and Cats
Maury County Animal Services Columbia, TN Dogs and Cats
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver, CO Dogs and Cats Please visit our website for adoption requirements.
McKamey Animal Center Chattanooga, TN Dogs and Cats
Memphis Animal Services Memphis, TN Dogs and Cats
Menominee Animal Shelter Menominee, MI Dogs and Cats
Mercer County Animal Shelter Princeton, WV Dogs and Cats
Metro East Humane Society Edwardsville, IL Dogs and Cats
Miami-Dade County Animal Services Doral, FL Dogs and Cats
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society Detroit, MI Dogs and Cats See our facebook or contact us at 313-891-1088 for location information for a specific animal found on our Web site.
Mohave County Kingman, AZ Dogs and Cats
Monroe County Animal Shelter Madisonville, TN Dogs and Cats
Montcalm County Animal Control Stanton, MI Dogs and Cats
Montgomery County Animal Services Conroe, TX Dogs and Cats
Morris Animal Refuge Philadelphia, PA Dogs and Cats
Mountain Humane Hailey, ID Dogs and Cats All appointments are first come, first serve.
Nashville Humane Association Nashville, TN Dogs and Cats
Nevada Humane Society Reno, NV Dogs and Cats
Never Forgotten Animal Society Pahrump, NV Dogs and Cats
New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter New Albany, IN Dogs and Cats
Noahs Ark C A R E SPCA - Humane Society Gainesville, TX Dogs and Cats
Northeast Arkansas Humane Society Jonesboro, AR Dogs and Cats 5/15/2024
Northeast Missouri Humane Society hannibal, MO Dogs and Cats
Northshore Humane Society Covington, LA Dogs and Cats
Northwoods Animal Shelter Inc Iron River, MI Dogs and Cats
Oakland Animal Services OAKLAND, CA Dogs and Cats
Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center Pontiac, MI Dogs and Cats
One Tail at a Time Chicago, IL Dogs and Cats
Onslow County Animal Services Jacksonville, NC Dogs and Cats
Orange County Animal Services Orlando , FL Dogs and Cats
Orphans of the Storm Riverwoods, IL Dogs and Cats
Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter West Monroe, LA Dogs and Cats
Outer Banks SPCA MANTEO, NC Dogs and Cats
Oxford Animal Resource Center Oxford, MS Dogs and Cats
OZARK HUMANE SOCIETY Harrison, AR Dogs and Cats
Palm Valley Animal Society Edinburg, TX Dogs and Cats
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Shelter) Fort Walton Beach, FL Dogs and Cats
Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc. Paris, KY Dogs and Cats
Partners For Pets Humane Society Troy, IL Dogs and Cats
Paws and Claws Pet Shelter Huntsville, AR Dogs and Cats
PAWS Atlanta Decatur, GA Dogs and Cats
Paws Humane Society Columbus, GA Dogs and Cats We offer same day adoptions with an approved application.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League West Palm Beach, FL Dogs and Cats
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Newport News, VA Dogs and Cats Kittens are not included in this promotion
Pennsylvania SPCA Philadelphia, PA Dogs and Cats
Peoria County Animal Protection Services Peoria, IL Dogs and Cats
Pet Helpers Charleston, SC Dogs and Cats
Pets & People Humane Society Inc Yukon, OK Dogs and Cats
Pinal County Animal Care and Control Casa Grande, AZ Dogs and Cats
Pioneer Humane Society (Pendleton) PENDLETON, OR Dogs and Cats
Pittsylvania Pet Center Chatham, VA Dogs and Cats
Placer SPCA Roseville, CA Dogs and Cats We strongly encourage adopters to apply for pre-approval but will also accept adoption applications during the event.
Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Services New Roads, LA Dogs and Cats
Providence Animal Center Media, PA Cats Only
Providence Animal Rescue League Providence, RI Dogs and Cats
Quad City Animal Welfare Center Milan, IL Dogs and Cats
Quincy Humane Society Quincy, IL Dogs and Cats 5/13/2024
Ramona Humane Society (dba Haven Pet Center) SAN JACINTO, CA Dogs and Cats
RANCHO COASTAL HUMANE SOCIETY Encinitas, CA Dogs and Cats
Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection Roanoke, VA Dogs and Cats All adopters must have an approved application on file to start the process.
Rescue Alliance Gonzales, LA Cats Only
River Valley Humane Society (Needy Paws Animal Shelter) Clarksville, AR Dogs and Cats
Riverside County Department Of Animal Services Jurupa Valley, CA Dogs and Cats
Roane County Animal Shelter Rockwood, TN Dogs and Cats
Rockingham County Animal Shelter Reidsville, NC Dogs and Cats Photo ID is required
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Harrisonburg, VA Dogs and Cats puppies are excluded from the event
Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue Denver, CO Cats Only
Rogers Animal Services ROGERS, AR Dogs and Cats
Roice-Hurst Humane Society Grand Junction, CO Dogs and Cats
Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter Rosenberg, TX Dogs and Cats
Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA Schuykl Havn, PA Dogs and Cats
Rutherford County Paws Murfreesboro, TN Dogs and Cats
S.E.K. Humane Society Pittsburg, KS Dogs and Cats
Sacramento County Animal Care Services Sacramento, CA Dogs and Cats
Saginaw County Animal Care & Control Saginaw, MI Dogs and Cats
San Antonio Humane Society San Antonio, TX Dogs and Cats
San Antonio Pets Alive! San Antonio, TX Dogs and Cats
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA San Diego, CA Dogs and Cats
Sanilac County Humane Society carsonville, MI Dogs and Cats
Santa Fe Animal Shelter Inc Santa Fe, NM Dogs and Cats
Santa Rosa County Animal Services Milton, FL Dogs and Cats
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center Roseburg , OR Dogs and Cats
Scott County Humane Society Georgetown, KY Dogs and Cats It is recommended that you make an appointment to visit Central Purrk Cat Cafe: https://www.centralpurrkcafe.com/
Second Chance Animal Center (Bennington County Humane Society) Shaftsbury, VT Dogs and Cats
Shelter from the Storm Madison, WI Dogs and Cats 5/1/2024 Pre-approval can be done the same day as the event.
Simply Cats Adoption Center Boise, ID Cats Only Schedule an appointment by filling out the "Meet Your Match survey", followed by the "Become a Potential Adopter" form!
Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sioux Falls, SD Dogs and Cats
Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation Alcoa, TN Dogs and Cats
South Bend Animal Resource Center South Bend, IN Dogs and Cats
South Suburban Humane Society Matteson, IL Dogs and Cats
Southeast Missouri Pets (Semo Pets) Cape Girardeau, MO Dogs and Cats
Southern Pines Animal Shelter Hattiesburg, MS Dogs and Cats
SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare Aiken, SC Dogs and Cats
SPCA Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
SPCA Of Bradley County TN Cleveland, TN Dogs and Cats
SPCA of Brazoria County Lake Jackson, TX Dogs and Cats
SPCA Of Brevard Titusville, FL Dogs and Cats
SPCA of Hernando County Brooksville, FL Dogs and Cats
SPCA of Southwest Michigan Kalamazoo, MI Dogs and Cats
SPCA Of Texas Dallas, TX Dogs and Cats
spcaLA Los Angeles, CA Dogs and Cats *spcaLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles may not be open yet - check spcaLA.com for details.
Special Pals Incorporated Houston, TX Dogs and Cats
St Clair County Animal Adoption Center Belleville, IL Dogs and Cats
St Clair County Animal Control Port Huron, MI Dogs and Cats
St Francis Animal Sanctuary Tylertown, MS Dogs and Cats Adoptions in Mandeville, LA are during open hours, adoptons in Tylertown, MS are by appointment only
St Landry Parish Animal Control Opelousas, LA Dogs and Cats
St. Francis Animal Shelter Buffalo, WY Dogs and Cats
St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services Lacombe, LA Dogs and Cats
Stanly County Animal Protective Services Albemarle, NC Dogs and Cats
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS) Divide, CO Dogs and Cats
Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Blasdell, NY Cats Only
The Animal Foundation Las Vegas, NV Dogs and Cats
The Animal Protection Society Of Durham Durham, NC Dogs and Cats
The Animal Protective Association of Missouri Saint Louis, MO Dogs and Cats
The Enid Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Enid, OK Dogs and Cats
The Wood County Humane Society Bowling Green, OH Dogs and Cats Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.
Tompkins County SPCA (SPCA of Tompkins County) Ithaca, NY Dogs and Cats
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Morgan Hill, CA Cats Only
Tree House Humane Society Chicago, IL Cats Only
Tri County Humane Society Boca Raton, FL Dogs and Cats
Tulare County Animal Services Visalia, CA Dogs and Cats Cats and kittens will also be available at PetSmart in Visalia for adoption.
Tupelo Lee Humane Society Tupelo, MS Dogs and Cats
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Inc. Tuscaloosa, AL Dogs and Cats
Tuttle Animal Shelter tuttle, OK Dogs and Cats
Ulster County SPCA Kingston, NY Dogs and Cats
Universal City Animal Care and Control Universal City, TX Dogs and Cats
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) Gwinn, MI Dogs and Cats
Van Buren County Sheriff Department Animal Control Hartford, MI Dogs Only
Vanderburgh Humane Society Evansville, IN Dogs and Cats Adopters must visit pets in person to finalize
Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation and Shelter Danville, IL Dogs and Cats 4/30/2024
Washington County SPCA BARTLESVILLE, OK Dogs and Cats
Washington Parish Animal Shelter Franklinton, LA Dogs and Cats
Weber County Animal Services Ogden, UT Dogs and Cats
West Feliciana Animal Humane Society Saint Francisville, LA Dogs and Cats
West Michigan SPCA Dba Faithful To Felines Muskegon, MI Cats Only
West Valley City Animal Shelter West Valley City, UT Dogs and Cats
White River Humane Society Bedford, IN Dogs and Cats 5/14/2024
Wilson County Cats Floresville, TX Cats Only
Winnebago County Animal Services Rockford, IL Dogs and Cats 5/15/2024
Winnie Berry Humane Society of Angelina County LUFKIN, TX Dogs and Cats
Yavapai Humane Society Prescott, AZ Dogs and Cats We also have cats available for adoption at our PetSmart Adoption Center.
Young-Williams Animal Center Of East Tennessee Knoxville, TN Dogs and Cats
YOUR Humane Society SPCA Lake Panasoffkee, FL Dogs and Cats
Yuba County Animal Care Services Olivehurst, CA Dogs and Cats

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