Bissell Empty the Shelters COVID-19 Event

BISSELL Pet Foundation Assists Shelters Across the Country with Reduced Adoption Fees by Appointment Only and Pre-approval

120 Animal Shelters to Participate in a National Empty the Shelters adoption special May 9-17

BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is once again aiming to Empty the Shelters across the country, by appointment only, starting Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17.

You can adopt a pet from one of the 120+ participating organizations for $25 (or less) and BPF will sponsor the remainder of the adoption fee.

At UPAWS dogs will be $25 to adopt and cats and small animals will be FREE. This includes their spay or neuter, vaccines, health check, microchip and more!

Adoptable pets can be found on our shelter website or Facebook page. Once an online application (link below) is submitted for a pet, shelter staff will work with potential adopters to schedule an in-person appointment with social distancing in mind.

UPAWS Application Form Link:

QUESTIONS? Email or phone 906-475-6661. Thank you!

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with over 5,000 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets. To learn more, visit