If you've ever considered adding a pet to your household, a great place to start is your local pet adoption center..like the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.  And this month you can save on adoption fees with "Empty the Shelters", a nationwide effort to find homes for thousands of animals

Animal shelters across the country are in crisis, and adoptable pets are at risk due to unprecedented overcrowding. Factors such as increased length of stay for pets, slowed adoptions, staffing issues, the current housing and rental crisis, and more have created a dire situation for our nation’s pets.


BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its longest-ever Summer National “Empty the Shelters” reduced-fee adoption event to prompt a national call for adoption. By sponsoring reduced adoption fees or $50 or less from July 11 – 31, 2022, BISSELL Pet Foundation aims to take thousands of deserving shelter pets from kennels to couches.


During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees for $50 or less to take deserving shelter pets from kennels to the couches of loving homes. The “Empty the Shelters” event will be hosted at 250+ organizations in 42 states.  This includes the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

Note – not every shelter is participating for the full event. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit the “Empty the Shelters” website to find the nearest participating shelter and confirm their adoption day details.


View the Interactive map: www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters/

View the 2022 National Shelter Crisis awareness video to learn more about what our nation’s shelters are facing: https://youtu.be/G3yDKZo6jwo

Visit www.BISSELLPetFoundation.org/Empty-The-Shelters for more information.

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