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 over 138,000 pets find their loving families at participating shelters in 47 states and Canada. Events are held quarterly. Follow us on social media to see announcements for upcoming events.
This lifesaving reduced-fee adoption event is a Win-Win-Win:
Hundreds of BPF shelter partners across the country participate to connect homeless pets with families.
Thanks to BPF, adopters pay no more than $50 to adopt their new best friend who comes home spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Affordable adoption fees allow more pets to find homes opening lifesaving kennel space to allow shelters to save more lives.
Empty the Shelters —Adopt a Valentine event takes place from February 9 – 15, 2023!
BISSELL Pet Foundation is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day by sponsoring reduced adoption fees. Please use the interactive map to find a participating location near you. 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.
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|
|Al-Van Humane Society||South Haven, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/14/2023|
|Alcona Humane Society||Lincoln, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/14/2024|
|Bay County Animal Services & Adoption Center||Bay City, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/7/2023||EVENT WILL BE FEB 9TH- FEB 11TH WE WILL ACCEPT APPILCATIONS DURING EVENT TOO.|
|Big Lake Humane Society (The Muskegon Humane Society)||Muskegon, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/8/2023||Appointment only Tuesday-Friday, noon-4:30pm. LIMITED Walk-in Saturday from 11am-2pm.|
|Blue Water Area Humane Society (St Clair County Humane Society)||Clyde, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/11/2023|
|Capital Area Humane Society||Lansing, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Cheboygan County Humane Society||Cheboygan, MI||Dogs and Cats||Landlord & Vet checks (if you have animals) are required.|
|Clare County Animal Shelter||Harrison, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Detroit Dog Rescue||Saint Clair Shores, MI||Dogs Only|
|Do Only Good Animal Rescue||Rochester Hills, MI||Dogs Only|
|Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit||Dearborn, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control||Detroit, MI||Dogs and Cats||Please do not bring your current pets, just human family members.|
|Genesee County Animal Control||Flint, MI||Dogs and Cats||You must make an appointment through messaging our Facebook page or calling 810-732-1660 ext 6|
|Greater Hillsdale Humane Society||OSSEO, MI||Dogs and Cats||Pre-approval isn't required, but is recommended.|
|Harbor Humane Society||West Olive, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Heaven Can Wait Animal Haven||Ferrysburg, MI||Cats Only|
|Houston Humane Society||Houston, TX||Dogs and Cats|
|Humane Animal Treatment Society||Mount Pleasant, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Humane Society Of Midland County||Midland, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Humane Society of West Michigan||Grand Rapids, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Huron Humane Society Inc, Alpena||Alpena, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|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|
|Kent County Animal Shelter||Grand Rapids, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Lapeer County Animal Control||Lapeer, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Lenawee Humane Society||Adrian, MI||Dogs and Cats||We strongly encourage pre-approval of adoption application prior to event. Walkins will be served based on availability of staff.|
|Little Traverse Bay Humane Society||Harbor Springs, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Livingston County Animal Control and Shelter||Howell, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Macomb County Animal Control||Clinton Twp, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Macomb County Humane Society DBA Humane Society of Macomb||Utica, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/15/2023|
|Montcalm County Animal Control||Stanton, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Northwoods Animal Shelter||Iron River, MI||Dogs and Cats||2/8/2023|
|Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center||Pontiac, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Sacramento SPCA||Sacramento, CA||Dogs and Cats|
|Saginaw County Animal Care & Control||Saginaw, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|Shiawassee County Humane Society||Owosso, MI||Dogs and Cats||Adoption appointments are highly recommended.|
|SPCA of Southwest Michigan||Kalamazoo, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|St Clair County Animal Control||Port Huron, MI||Dogs and Cats||Walk-ins welcome for cats. Appointments for dogs preferred but not required.|
|Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, Inc.||Tuscaloosa, AL||Dogs and Cats|
|Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)||Gwinn, MI||Dogs and Cats|
|West Michigan SPCA Dba Faithful To Felines||Muskegon, MI||Cats Only|