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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 Fall National Empty the Shelters event takes place from October 1-15, 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.

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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
Acadiana Animal Aid Carencro, LA Dogs and Cats
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 10/2/2023
Alcona Humane Society Lincoln, MI Dogs and Cats 10/14/2023
All Kind Animal Initiative Abilene, TX Dogs and Cats
Alleghany Humane Society Covington, VA Dogs and Cats
Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary Spring Hill, KS Dogs and Cats 9/29/2023
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 Care of Davis County Fruit Heights, UT Dogs and Cats
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield, PA 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 House Shelter Huntley, IL Dogs and Cats 9/30/2023
Animal Rescue League Of Berks County Birdsboro, PA Dogs and Cats
Animal Welfare League Of Charlotte Co FL Inc Port Charlotte, FL Dogs and Cats Appointments can be made by calling 941.625.6720, 10AM-4PM 7 days a week
Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County Pierceton, IN Dogs and Cats 9/22/2023 1 week trial adoption available to make sure our pet is a perfect fit for the household
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.
Arizona Animal Welfare League Phoenix, AZ Dogs and Cats
Arizona Humane Society Phoenix, AZ 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
Avery County Humane Society Newland, NC Dogs and Cats
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 You can come in before the event & fill out an applicatoin call 989-894-0679
Beaumont Pets Alive Winnie, TX Dogs and Cats
Because You Care, Inc. McKean, PA Cats Only 10/1/2023
Berkeley Animal Care Services , MI Dogs and Cats
Berkeley Humane Society Berkeley, CA 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 9/30/2023
Blue Water Area Humane Society (St Clair County Humane Society) Clyde, MI Dogs and Cats 10/14/2023
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
Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Brookhaven, MS Dogs and Cats Adoption appointments can be made outside "open" hours, if needed.
Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association Binghamton, NY Dogs and Cats 9/30/2023
Broward County Animal Care Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dogs and Cats
Cabot Animal Support Services Cabot, AR Dogs and Cats
CARE STL St. Louis, MO Dogs and Cats
Castaways Pet Rescue, Inc Darien, GA Dogs and Cats
CATNIP Foundation At Big Sky Ranch Folsom, LA Dogs and Cats
Cedar Valley Humane Society Cedar Rapids, IA Dogs and Cats
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
Cheatham County Animal Control Pegram, TN Dogs and Cats
Cheatham County Animal Control Pegram, TN Dogs and Cats
Cheboygan County Humane Society Cheboygan, MI Dogs and Cats We do suggest you get pre approved.
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
Citrus County Animal Services Inverness, FL Dogs and Cats Rural King is October 14, 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
City of Houston- BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions houston, TX 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 10/11/2023
Community Humane Shelter Of Steuben County Angola, IN Dogs and Cats 9/29/2023
Companion Animal Alliance Baton Rouge, LA Dogs and Cats
Companion Animal Rescue & Education Dandridge, TN Dogs and Cats
Contra Costa County Animal Services Martinez, CA Dogs and Cats
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
DeKalb Humane Society Auburn, IN Dogs and Cats 10/11/2023 ALL puppies and kittens require established vet history.
Delta Animal Shelter Escanaba, MI Dogs and Cats 9/30/2023 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 cats and dogs!
Detroit Dog Rescue St. Clr Shores, MI Dogs and Cats
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
El Paso Animal Services El Paso, TX Dogs and Cats
Escambia County Animal Shelter , MI Dogs and Cats
Española Humane Espanola, NM Dogs and Cats
Everett Animal Shelter Everett, WA 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
Forest County Humane Society Crandon, WI Dogs and Cats
Forgotten Dog League of Amarillo Amarillo, TX Dogs Only
Forgotten Tails, Inc Colonial Heights, VA Dogs and Cats
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 10/12/2023
Fredericksburg SPCA Fredericksburg, VA Dogs and Cats
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 CountyPets Houston, TX 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 9/30/2023
Furkids, Inc. Cumming, GA Dogs and Cats
Galveston County Animal Resource Center (ARC) Texas City, TX 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 10/1/2023 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
Greensburg Decatur County Animal Shelter Greensburg, IN Dogs and Cats
Greenville County Animal Care Greenville, SC Dogs and Cats
Guilford County Animal Services Greensboro, NC Dogs and Cats
Gulf Coast Humane Society Corpus Christi, TX Dogs Only
GUTHRIE ANIMAL SHELTER GUTHRIE, OK Dogs and Cats Adopters are required to have an ID or drivers license. For at-shelter adoptions, please call ahead to make an appointment.
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
Haseya's New Beginning Animal Rescue Rayne, LA Dogs Only
HASRA Inc (Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt) Florence, AL Dogs Only 10/9/2023 We only do adoptions and visits by appointment.
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 10/1/2023 Adoption applications are required. All adoptions are by appointment only. Submit your adoption application for consideration at HIHS.org.
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 Petco MKG M-W Call TH & FR 4-7pm Sat & Sunday Noon - 4pm: Petco Holland 10/14 Noon-4pm;PSP Th 4-7pm
Heber Valley Animal Services Heber, UT 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
Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, Inc Cumberland, ME Cats Only
Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions Las Vegas, NV Cats Only
Houston Humane Society Houston, TX Dogs and Cats
Hub City Humane Society Hattiesburg, MS Dogs and Cats
Humane Animal Treatment Society Mt. Pleasant, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Indiana Munster, IN Dogs and Cats No pre-approval needed - same-day adoptions available! All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated and ready for your family!
Humane Society For Greater Savannah Savannah, GA 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 Blue Ridge, Inc. Blue Ridge, GA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc. Webster, WI Dogs and Cats 10/11/2024 Request 24-48 hrs for approvals
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Tool, TX Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Central Illinois Normal, IL Dogs and Cats 10/13/2023 Appointments are strongly recommended..
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 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 Harris County Hamilton, GA Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of Marion County Ocala, FL Dogs and Cats 10/15/2023 Kittens & Puppies not included. Many animals fully sponsored!
Humane Society Of Midland County Midland, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Society of North Central Florida Gainesville, FL Dogs and Cats All adoptions are by appointment only. All animals available for adoption located in foster homes or off-site adoption facilities.
Humane Society Of North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC 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 Pinellas Clearwater, FL 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. Joseph County Mishawaka, IN Dogs and Cats Visit our website to be pre-approved.
Humane Society Of St. Lucie County Port St. Lucie, FL Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of the Imperial County El Centro, CA Dogs and Cats Please view "Adoption Requirements" on our website.
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
Humane Society of West Michigan Walker, MI Dogs and Cats
Humane Society Of Yates County Penn Yan, NY Dogs and Cats 9/29/2023 As a reminder, we do not do same day dog adoption.
Humane Society Of Yuma, Inc. Yuma, AZ Dogs and Cats 10/1/2023
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 You must make an appointment by calling the shelter before visiting.
Iberia Parish Rabies Control New Iberia, LA Dogs and Cats
Independent Cat Society Westville, IN Cats Only 10/1/2023
Indianapolis Animal Care Services 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
Jonesboro Animal Control Jonesboro, AR Dogs Only
Joplin Humane Society Inc Joplin, MO Dogs and Cats Please bring your dogs for a meet and greet with your hopeful new dog.
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Charleston, WV Dogs and Cats
Kansas Humane Society Of Wichita Wichita, KS Dogs and Cats
Kauai Humane Society Lihue, HI Dogs and Cats Appointments Preferred
Kent County Animal Shelter Grand Rapids, MI 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
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..
Lee County Humane Society Auburn, AL Dogs and Cats 10/15/2023 Walk-ins are accepted
Lemhi County Humane Society (Salmon Animal Shelter) Salmon, ID 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.
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 Bring current medical records and your rental agreement.
Logan County Humane Society Sterling, CO Dogs and Cats
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
Louisville Metro Animal Services Louisville, KY Dogs and Cats
Lucky's Cat House Lewisbug, TN Cats Only
Lynchburg Humane Society Lynchburg, VA 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 10/14/2023
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Phoenix, AZ Dogs Only
Marshall Pet Adoption Center Marshall, TX Dogs and Cats
Maury County Animal Services Columbia, TN Dogs and Cats
MaxFund Animal Adoption and Rehabilitation Center Denver, CO Dogs and Cats
McKamey Animal Center Chattanooga, TN 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 All adoptions operate by appointment. Please contact our adoption team to schedule an appointment.
Muncie Animal Care & Services Muncie, IN Dogs and Cats
Nashville Humane Association Nashville, TN 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 Potential adopters will need to fill out an adoption application and we reserve the right to deny any adoption.
Northeast Arkansas Humane Society Jonesboro, AR Dogs and Cats 10/15/2023
Northeast Missouri Humane Society hannibal, MO Dogs and Cats
Northern Oklahoma Humane Society Ponca City, OK Dogs and Cats
Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption Peoa, UT Dogs and Cats
Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center Pontiac, MI 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
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS Shelter) Fort Walton Beach, FL Dogs and Cats
Paris Animal Welfare Society Inc. Paris, KY Dogs and Cats
Park County Animal Shelter Cody, WY Dogs and Cats 9/14/2023
Park County Animal Shelter Cody, WY Dogs and Cats 9/15/2023
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.
Paws4ever Mebane, NC Dogs and Cats
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League West Palm Beach, FL Dogs and Cats
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Newport News, VA Dogs and Cats All adult cats and dogs included; to be determined if puppies and kittens will be included
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 10/15/2023 Please complete our online application and one of our adoption counselors will contact you with an appointment time.
Pets In Need Redwood City, CA Dogs and Cats
Pima Animal Care Center Tucson, AZ 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
Quincy Humane Society Quincy, IL Dogs and Cats 10/11/2023
Ramona Humane Society SAN JACINTO, CA Dogs and Cats
Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection Roanoke, VA Dogs and Cats When adopting dogs, please bring all resident dogs to meet and greets with the shelter dogs
Rescue Alliance Gonzales, LA Cats Only
River Valley Humane Society (Needy Paws Animal Shelter) Clarksville, AR 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 9/30/2023
Rogers Animal Services ROGERS, AR 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 County Animal Care Services Sacramento, CA Dogs and Cats
Safe Place Colorado Springs, CO Dogs and Cats 10/1/2023 all adopters complete the form on line and are vetted by members of our team
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 Winchester, OR Dogs and Cats
Scott County Humane Society Georgetown, KY Dogs and Cats
Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway, CO Dogs and Cats
Second Chance Pet Rescue Grove, OK Dogs and Cats 10/31/2023
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 10/15/2023
Siskiyou Spay Neuter Incentive Program - SNIP Yreka, CA Dogs and Cats
Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation Alcoa, TN Dogs and Cats $25 cash or Check refundable deposit is animal is adopted prior to spay/neuter
Souris Valley Animal Shelter Minot, ND 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
SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare Aiken, SC Dogs and Cats
SPCA Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Dogs and Cats
SPCA Florida Lakeland, FL 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 Hernando County Brooksville, FL Dogs and Cats
SPCA of Northern Nevada , MI Dogs and Cats
SPCA Of Texas Dallas, TX 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
St Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue Opelousas, LA Dogs and Cats We Will Participate 10/2/23-10/7/23
St. Francis Animal Shelter Buffalo, WY 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 10/2/2023
Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA, Inc. Waverly, NY Dogs and Cats Dog meets are required if you currently have a dog in the home.
Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Blasdell, NY Cats Only
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 If you find a pet you are interested in Please go to our website and submit an application. https://enidspca.org/adopt/
The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City Kansas City, KS Dogs and Cats
The Washington Area Humane Society Eighty Four, PA Dogs and Cats
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Morgan Hill, CA Cats Only 10/13/2023
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 Fill out adoption form on our website to initiate the adoption process. https://www.metroanimalshelter.org/adopt
Ulster County SPCA Kingston, NY Dogs and Cats 10/15/2023
Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab Moab, UT Dogs Only
Universal City Animal Care and Control Universal City, TX 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
Valley Animal Center Fresno, CA Dogs and Cats
Vanderburgh Humane Society Evansville, IN Dogs and Cats Potential adopters must visit pets in person before finalizing an adoption.
Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation and Shelter Danville, IL Dogs and Cats 9/29/2023 Pre-Approved adopters, in most cases,can take home their new pet the same day!
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
White River Humane Society Bedford, IN Dogs and Cats 10/13/2023
Wilson County Cats Floresville, TX Cats Only
Winnebago County Animal Services Rockford, IL Dogs and Cats 10/1/2023
Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance Allegan, MI Dogs and Cats 9/30/2023
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
Yuba County Animal Care Services Olivehurst, CA Dogs and Cats

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