Empty the Shelter

What is Empty the Shelters?

BISSELL Pet Foundation knows shelters across the country struggle with overcapacity of wonderful companion animals who desperately need loving homes—that’s why they created their Empty the Shelters (ETS) adoption events. During these events, adopters pay a reduced adoption fee and BISSELL Pet Foundation provides reimbursement to shelters for adoption fees. By making adoption affordable for families and holding significant events with social media and press attention, BISSELL Pet Foundation sends the message that adoption is the best option for bringing a pet into a family.

How does it work?

Through Bissell’s kindness, BAHS is able to offer all shelter animals at a discounted price of $25 through the duration of this event. All Holding Out for a Hero pets will be FREE.

The Belleville Area Humane Society is running on an appointment only basis. Please take a look at our adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application for any animals you’d like to set an appointment to meet.

History of Empty the Shelters

BISSELL Pet Foundation started Empty the Shelters in May of 2016 and has been working carefully to refine our program to create the best possible outcomes for pets, families and shelters. BPF has helped find homes for more than 40,000 pets in just over four years! We are thrilled that pet lovers across the country have embraced the opportunity to adopt during our events.