Every year, partners in the Partners for Pets program are eligible to receive a designated BISSELL product to be used in fundraising at their organization. Each eligible organization will receive a coupon code to order the product on bissell.com for their auction, raffle or other fundraising event.

Throughout the year our Partners for Pets team will check eligibility and send instructions to organizations that meet requirements of the program. To check your organization’s eligibility please review the terms and conditions at https://www.bissell.com/pets/partners-for-pets/how-to-join.

The Donation Response Forms are available on the BISSELL Pet Foundation website at  https://www.bissellpetfoundation.org/donation-response-form/. To maintain eligibility for a product donation in the next calendar year, you must complete the Donation Response Form to let us know how you used the product and the funds it helped raise. Please return the form within 30 days of the completion of your fundraising event.

Be sure to watch the BISSELL Pet Foundation social media pages regularly and encourage your supporters to follow us, too! For most giveaways and sweepstakes, when a winner is chosen, they can choose a partner organization to receive a grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation. So, the more of your supporters that are engaged in these events, the better your chances are to receive funding for your organization!

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Facebook

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Twitter

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Instagram

Please remember that to be in good standing, Partners for Pets members must have the Lost Pet USA logo and the BISSELL Partners for Pets logo displayed on their website. Organizations also must adhere to all Terms and Conditions at https://www.bissell.com/pets/partners-for-pets/how-to-join.

To activate a donation on a purchased product, visit the BISSELL website at http://www.bissell.com/pets/activate-a-donation.

To update your organization’s contact information you can email the Partners for Pets team at PartnersforPets@bissell.com

BISSELL Pet Foundation does not have a shelter or animals available for adoption. We are a funder only.

We are a small team, and unfortunately, do not have the resources to assist with individual requests. However, there are many breed-specific rescues that can be located by a Google search for “[breed] rescue, [state].” You can also work with your local humane society or animal shelter for assistance locating the type of pet you are looking for.

Almost every breed you can think of can be found for adoption!

You are not required to pay any adoption fee during EMPTY THE SHELTERS. However, you are responsible for paying any dog licensing fees (varies by county).

We are continuing to expand this event and love to receive recommendations for areas who could benefit. Please email your recommendation of city/state to heather.krey@bissell.com.

Each participating shelter chooses which pets it will have participate in Empty the Shelters; we do not limit due to age, breed, etc. Because older dogs and cats are often overlooked for puppies, many shelters choose to use this event to bring exposure to the dogs and cats that have been with them the longest – giving the older pets the chance to find their forever home.
Some locations will have puppies available, but you would need to contact them to find out. Puppies tend to go quickly though at all locations, so we would encourage you to adopt early if you are considering a specific puppy!

When you consider that the puppy you adopt from a shelter is already spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on vaccines, it’s actually a really great value for the price of the adoption fee.

You must contact the participating shelter to complete their adoption application. You do not need to register with BISSELL Pet Foundation, just the shelter.

Please visit the website of the participating organization to view their available pets – a list of participating locations can be found at bissellpetfoundation.org/ets

Event time varies by location – visit bissellpetfoundation.org/ets to view locations & event times.

“Pre-approval” means you must complete an adoption application and be approved to adopt prior to EMPTY THE SHELTERS. Please contact the organization you wish to adopt from for more information.

As fellow animal lovers, we absolutely share your concern for ensuring all adopted pets find their loving, forever homes! Each participating shelter completes the same adoption process as they would any other day – the only difference is that BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor the adoption fees. We encourage the shelters to be as thorough as possible when completing adoptions to ensure that each pet is going into a safe home.

We have done studies on past events, and have found that more than 95% of pets adopted during Empty the Shelters are still in their homes 6-15 months later – this is an even better rate than some shelters see on a normal day! Our goal with these events is to encourage pet owners to choose adoption first and provides an opportunity for the public to visit shelters and rescues that they may not have previously.

Rental checks are the process of confirming if your landlord will allow you to have a pet in your home. If you are a homeowner, some shelters/rescues will ask for proof of home ownership. This is to ensure that your pet will not be returned due to rental restrictions.

Vet checks are the process of confirming that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccines, and/or that you have a veterinary relationship in place to ensure that your newly adopted pet is kept happy and healthy.