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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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Empty the Shelters Impact Since 2016

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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 Holiday Hope event takes place from December 1-17, 2023!

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!
Adams County SPCA Gettysburg, PA Dogs and Cats 12/16/2023 We do adoptions by appointment only
Al-Van Humane Society South Haven, MI Dogs and Cats 12/18/2023
Alcona Humane Society Lincoln, MI Dogs and Cats 12/16/2023
All Kind Animal Initiative Abilene, TX Dogs and Cats
Alleghany Humane Society Covington, VA Dogs and Cats
Almost Home, HSNCI Fort Dodge, IA Dogs and Cats 11/29/2023
Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary Spring Hill, KS Dogs and Cats 12/1/2024 Dogs are located in our little red barn. Please make an appointment through our website before visiting.
Anderson County Humane Society Palestine, TX Dogs and Cats
Anderson County PAWS Anderson, SC 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 Defense League of Texas San Antonio, TX 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 Humane New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Dogs and Cats
Animal Rescue League Of Berks County Birdsboro, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Resource Center Bloomsburg, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Shelter Of Carendon County Manning, SC Dogs and Cats 12/13/2023
Animal Welfare League Of Arlington Arlington, VA Dogs and Cats ALL IN FOR THE ANIMALS
Animal Welfare League Of Charlotte Co FL Inc Port Charlotte, FL Dogs and Cats Appointments preferred
Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County Pierceton, IN Dogs and Cats 1 week trial adoption available to make sure our pet is a perfect fit for the household
Animalkind Inc Hudson, NY Cats Only
Anthem Pets Animals Rescue phoenix, AR Dogs and Cats All adopters will need to be interviewed by the adoption coordinator
Antioch Animal Services Antioch, CA Dogs and Cats Visit 24petconnect.com, then call 925-779-6989 to schedule an appointment. Appointments available 10AM - 4:30PM Tuesday - Saturday.
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. LaGrange, IN Dogs and Cats 12/1/2023 Please submit and application prior to coming. It takes 1-2 business days to process applications.
Asheville Humane Society Inc. Asheville, NC Dogs and Cats
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League Ashtabula, OH Dogs and Cats
Associated Humane Societies Newark, NJ Dogs and Cats
Athens Animal Rescue Shelter Malakoff, TX Dogs and Cats Check out our available animals at www.athensanimalrescue.com
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
Austin Humane Society Austin, TX Dogs and Cats
Bartholomew County Humane Society Columbus, IN Dogs and Cats
Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers Bastrop, TX Dogs and Cats
Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center Bay City, MI Dogs and Cats We do not require pre-approval but we do suggest coming to fill out an application before the event.
Bayou Animal Services Dickinson, TX Dogs and Cats No appointment needed!
Beaumont Pets Alive Winnie, TX Dogs and Cats
Because You Care, Inc. McKean, PA Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
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 12/14/2023 An approved application is required to adopt.
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 12/14/2023
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
BrightSide Animal Center Redmond, OR Dogs and Cats
Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Brookhaven, MS Dogs and Cats PetSense has a few adoptable cats.
Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association Binghamton, NY Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
Broward County Animal Care Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dogs and Cats
Cabot Animal Support Services Cabot, AR Dogs and Cats
Cache Humane Society Logan, UT Dogs and Cats
Canine Humane Network Columbia, MD Dogs and Cats 12/10/2023 You must be pre-approved to adopt on the day of the adoption event.
Capital Area Humane Society Lansing, MI Dogs and Cats
Castaways Pet Rescue, Inc Darien, GA Dogs and Cats
CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch Folsom, LA Dogs and Cats
Central Missouri Humane Society Columbia, MO Dogs and Cats Please fill out an "Adoption Interest Survey" prior to visiting the shelter.
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
Chautauqua County Humane Society Jamestown, NY Dogs and Cats
Chenango SPCA Norwich, NY Dogs and Cats
Cheyenne Animal Shelter Cheyenne, WY Dogs and Cats We operate adoptions on a first come first adopt basis, dog meets maybe be required for certain animals.
Chino Valley Animal Shelter Chino Valley, AZ Dogs and Cats
Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
Circle of Friends Animal Shelter Grand Forks, ND Dogs and Cats
Citrus County Animal Services Inverness, FL Dogs and Cats Rural King is December 9, 2023 10am -2pm 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 A completed application is required before we can schedule a meet and greet with your selected animal.
City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions houston, TX Dogs and Cats
City of Independence Animal Services Independence, MO 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 Sand Springs Animal Welfare Sand Springs, OK Dogs and Cats
Clare County Animal Shelter Harrison, MI Dogs and Cats
Clark County Animal Shelter Winchester, KY Dogs and Cats We are only open by appointment.
Cleveland Animal Protective League Cleveland, OH Dogs and Cats
Colony Cats (& Dogs) Columbus, OH Cats Only 12/13/2023
Colorado Animal Rescue Glenwood Springs, CO Dogs and Cats We highly recommend submitting an adoption survey prior to coming to the shelter, although walk-ins are welcome!
Columbus Animal Control Columbus, GA Dogs and Cats
Community Humane Shelter Of Steuben County Angola, IN Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
Companion Animal Alliance Baton Rouge, LA Dogs and Cats Waived fees apply to available spayed/neutered pets.
Copper Country Humane Society Houghton, MI Dogs and Cats
Creature Comforts Clarke County Quitman, MS Dogs and Cats
Dallas Animal Services / City of Dallas Dallas, TX Dogs and Cats
Delta Animal Shelter Escanaba, MI Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023 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 Come and meet our adorable, adoptable pets.
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
Eden Animal Haven BRIGHTON, MO Cats Only
El Paso Animal Services El Paso, TX Dogs and Cats
Escambia County Animal Welfare Pensacola, FL Dogs and Cats
Everett Animal Shelter Everett, WA 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
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
Forest County Humane Society Crandon, WI Dogs and Cats 12/6/2023 please fill out applications on our website
Forgotten Dog League of Amarillo Amarillo, TX Dogs Only
Forsyth Humane Society Winston Salem, NC 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 12/13/2024
Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit Dearborn, MI Dogs and Cats
Friends Of Camden Animal Shelter (Animal Adoption Center NJ) Lindenwold, NJ Dogs and Cats
Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control Chicago, IL Dogs and Cats
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control Detroit, MI Dogs and Cats
Friends of the Animal Shelter (SC) Aiken, SC Dogs and Cats
Fulton County Animal Center Rochester, IN Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
Furkids, Inc. Cumming, GA Dogs and Cats
Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Gastonia, NC Dogs and Cats
Genesee County Animal Control Flint, MI Dogs and Cats
Giles County Animal Shelter Pearisburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Gratiot Animals In Need (G.A.I.N) (GAIN) Ithaca, MI Cats Only
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Birmingham, AL Dogs and Cats
Greater Hillsdale Humane Society Osseo, MI Dogs and Cats 12/1/2024 We do not require pre-approval, but we definitely suggest it.
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 Will try to approve day of if possible
Greensburg Decatur County Animal Shelter Greensburg, IN Dogs and Cats
Greenville County Animal Care Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA Dogs and Cats
Guardians of Florida Animal Rescue, Inc Fort Myer, FL Dogs and Cats 11/28/2023 Animals participating in the Event will be identified by "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
Hancock County Animal Shelter New Cumberland , WV Dogs and Cats
Harbor Humane Society West Olive, MI Dogs and Cats
HASRA Inc (Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt) Florence, AL Dogs Only 12/17/2023 Behind Arx Mortis. Note that we do a vet reference check for all adoptions.
Haven Humane Society Redding, CA Dogs and Cats Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Please call (530) 241-1653 to schedule your's today!
Hawaii Island Humane Society Holualoa, HI Dogs and Cats All adoptions are by appointment only. To get started, submit your application at hihs.org or on the pet's profile.
Hawaiian Humane Society Honolulu, HI Dogs and Cats
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
Heber Valley Animal Services Heber, UT Dogs and Cats
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 We are open for walk-ins every day from 12:00-6:00
Holbrook Az Animal Care & Control Holbrook, AZ Dogs and Cats
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Arlington, DC Dogs and Cats
Houston Humane Society Houston, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Animal Treatment Society Mt. Pleasant, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Educational Society Chattanooga, TN Dogs and Cats
Humane Rescue Alliance Washington, DC Dogs and Cats Adoptions include animals in our shelters and in foster care
Humane Society for Animals, Inc Rogers,, AR Dogs and Cats
Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County Tacoma, WA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Angelina County LUFKIN, TX 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 Texas Waco, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Dickson County Dickson, TN Dogs and Cats
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 Greater Jupiter Tequesta Inc. (Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic) Jupiter, FL Dogs and Cats
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 Hobart, Inc. Hobart, IN Dogs and Cats We are excited to have you join us at the Empty the Shelter Event at HSH!
Humane Society of Imperial County El Centro, CA Dogs and Cats Please view "Adoption Requirements" on our website.
Humane Society of Marion County Ocala, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County (TN) Memphis, TN Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Midland County Midland, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of North Central Florida Gainesville, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of North Texas Fort Worth, TX Dogs and Cats To view all participating locations: https://www.hsnt.org/locations (Clinic and Equine Ranch not included)
Humane Society of Northwest Montana Kalispell, MT Dogs and Cats 11/29/2023
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 Pre Approval of Applications is suggested
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. Joseph County Mishawaka, IN Dogs and Cats Pre-approval strongly suggested
Humane Society Of St. Lucie County Port St. Lucie, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley Marietta, OH Dogs and Cats Adopter's Welcome!
Humane Society of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 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 Whitley County Columbia City, IN 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
Huntington County Humane Society Huntington, IN Dogs and Cats
Huron Humane Society Inc, Alpena Alpena, MI Dogs and Cats
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 12/6/2023
Indianapolis Animal Care Services Indianapolis, IN Dogs and Cats After submitting your application please visit the shelter to speak with adoption staff.
Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter Mason, MI Dogs and Cats
Ionia County Animal Shelter Ionia, MI Dogs and Cats
Jackson County Animal Shelter jackson, MI Dogs and Cats
Jacksonville Humane Society Jacksonville, FL Dogs and Cats
Jonesboro Animal Control Jonesboro, AR Dogs Only
Joplin Humane Society Inc Joplin, MO Dogs and Cats
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Charleston, WV 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, KENTUCKY 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
Lake Humane Society MENTOR, OH Dogs and Cats
Lapeer County Animal Control Lapeer, MI 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
Lee County Humane Society Auburn, AL Dogs and Cats 12/17/2023 While walk-ins are accepted, appointments will be honored first.
Leitchfield Animal shelter Leitchfield, KY Dogs and Cats
Lemhi County Humane Society Salmon, ID 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
Loudoun County Animal Services Leesburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
Louisville Metro Animal Services Louisville, KY Dogs and Cats
Lynchburg Humane Society Lynchburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center Great Falls, MT Cats Only
Macomb County Animal Control Clinton Twp, MI Dogs and Cats
Macomb County Humane Society DBA Humane Society of Macomb Utica, MI Dogs and Cats
Main Line Animal Rescue Chester Springs, PA Dogs and Cats
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Phoenix, AZ Dogs Only
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 www.petsadoption.org
Massachusetts Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Jamaica Plain, MA Dogs Only
Maui Humane Society Puunene, HI Dogs and Cats
Maury County Animal Services Columbia, TN Dogs and Cats
Mchenry County Animal Control and Adoption Center Crystal Lake, IL Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023 You must have an approved application and a scheduled appointment.
McKamey Animal Center Chattanooga, TN Dogs and Cats
Medina County SPCA Seville, OH Dogs and Cats
Memphis Animal Services Memphis, TN Dogs and Cats Please bring a state-issued ID and your adoption fee in the form of debit or credit card. No checks accepted
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
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
Muncie Animal Care & Services Muncie, IN Dogs and Cats
Muscatine Humane Society Muscatine, IA Dogs and Cats Approved app takes precedence over pending apps. Apps will be processed as quickly as possible.
Nashville Humane Association Nashville, TN Dogs and Cats
Nevada Humane Society Reno, 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
Northeast Missouri Humane Society hannibal, MO Dogs and Cats
Northern Oklahoma Humane Society Ponca City, OK Dogs and Cats
Northshore Humane Society Covington, LA Dogs and Cats
Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption Peoa, UT Dogs and Cats Same day adoptions! Can fill out all paperwork in person - Application & Contract
Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center Pontiac, MI Dogs and Cats
Oktibbeha County Humane Society Starkville, MS Dogs and Cats
Orange County Humane Society Inc. Paoli, IN 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
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.
Paws In Middle GA Animal Rescue warner robins, GA Dogs and Cats 12/13/2023 Please apply by 12/13 to allow time for us to complete the applicaiton review.
Paws4ever Mebane, NC Dogs and Cats
Pearl River County SPCA Picayune, MS Dogs and Cats No appointment is required to come meet, greet, and adopt
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League West Palm Beach, FL Dogs and Cats We will have reduced adoption fees 12/15/2023 - 12/17/2023.
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Newport News, VA Dogs and Cats All adult cats and dogs will be included in this promotion. Small dogs and puppies as well.
Pennsylvania SPCA Philadelphia, PA Dogs and Cats
Peoria County Animal Protection Services Peoria, IL 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
Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Services New Roads, LA Dogs and Cats
Polk County Bully Project Lakeland, FL Dogs and Cats 12/16/2023
Prince George County Animal Services DISPUTANTA, VA Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
Providence Animal Center Media, PA Dogs and Cats
PURRfect Partners of Mobile Mobile, AL Cats Only 11/30/2023
Quad City Animal Welfare Center Milan, IL Dogs and Cats
Quincy Humane Society Quincy, IL Dogs and Cats
Ramona Humane Society 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 Please remember that dogs must have meet & greets with family dogs and all family members prior to adoption.
Rescue Alliance Gonzales, LA Dogs and Cats
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 All adoptable pets are available for viewing on line
Roane County Animal Shelter Rockwood, TN Dogs and Cats
Rockingham County Animal Shelter Reidsville, NC Dogs and Cats
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Harrisonburg, VA Dogs and Cats
Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue Denver, CO Cats Only 11/30/2023 Adopters can also be approved during the 2 week event
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
Rutherford County Paws Murfreesboro, TN Dogs and Cats
S.E.K. Humane Society Pittsburg, KS Dogs and Cats
Sacramento SPCA 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 Paula Animal Rescue Center Santa Paula, CA 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 Sheridan Cat Rescue Sheridan, WY Cats Only
Shiawassee County Humane Society Owosso, MI Dogs and Cats
Simply Cats Adoption Center Boise, ID Cats Only
Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sioux Falls, SD Dogs and Cats 12/17/2023
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
SPCA of Winchester, Frederick,and Clarke Counties Winchester, VA Dogs and Cats
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 Mandeville site only house kittens, but we have frequent dog adoption days at this location.
St Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue Opelousas, LA Dogs and Cats
St. Francis Animal Shelter Buffalo, WY 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
Texas Round Up Animal Alliance Center Point, TX Dogs Only ADOPTIONS ARE BY APPT ONLY AND REQUIRE AN APPROVED APPLICATION!!
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 Please complete your application prior to arrival.This will make your adoption process much quicker.
The Washington Area Humane Society Eighty Four, PA Dogs and Cats
Tompkins County SPCA (SPCA of Tompkins County) Ithaca, NY Dogs and Cats
Tri County Humane Society Boca Raton, FL Dogs and Cats
Tupelo Lee Humane Society Tupelo, MS Dogs and Cats
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Inc. Tuscaloosa, AL Dogs and Cats
Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab Moab, UT Dogs Only
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
Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation and Shelter Danville, IL Dogs and Cats 11/29/2023
Washington County SPCA BARTLESVILLE, OK 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
Whisker Town Cats St Cloud, FL Cats Only 12/1/2023 Any kitten under 16 weeks must be adopted in a pair OR into a home with another cat.
White River Humane Society Bedford, IN Dogs and Cats 12/15/2023
Winnebago County Animal Services Rockford, IL Dogs and Cats 12/1/2023
Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance Allegan, MI Dogs and Cats 11/30/2023
Yavapai Humane Society Prescott, AZ Dogs and Cats
Young-Williams Animal Center Of East Tennessee Knoxville, TN Dogs and Cats
YOUR Humane Society SPCA Lake Panasoffkee, FL Dogs and Cats

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