Bissell Pet Foundation Empty the Shelter Event

Joint Animal Services is part of 280+ shelters participating in Empty the Shelters – Fall National Event

BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting its fall “Empty the Shelters” adoption event Oct. 7 – 8, 2022, an effort that has helped 117,615 pets find loving homes. During each nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees. “Empty the Shelters”, is the nation’s largest funded adoption event, and will be hosted in more than 280 shelters in 42 states, including Joint Animal Services.

  • JOINT ANIMAL SERVICES will participate October 7th and 8th, 2022 at our shelter location, 3120 Martin Way E in Olympia, offering $50 adoption fees for all dogs and cats.
  • Adoptions will be on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited!

The “Empty the Shelters” event began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. Nearly 117,615 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, BISSELL Pet Foundation has expanded its “Empty the Shelters” reach to organizations in 42 states.

“It has been a challenging year for our nation’s animal shelters. The devastating increase in owner surrenders has left thousands of socialized, house-trained and leash-trained pets desperate to find a home,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Our fall’ Empty the Shelters’ will support the adoption of thousands of pets across the country, helping shelters in this critical time. Opening your home to a shelter pet saves a life and creates space to give another pet a chance.”

Please remember that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment and not just for the holidays. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit as well as

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 more than 5,300 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