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Empty the Shelters Summer 2023 Event Planned by BISSELL Pet Foundation, MetLife Pet Insurance

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From July 6-31, 2023, BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Summer National “Empty the Shelters” will take place at more than 335 shelters in 44 states with spayed/neutered, vaccinated pets available for adoption for just $50 or less.    

The event is one of many quarterly “Empty the Shelters” events planned by BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness.

The foundation has teamed up with MetLife Pet Insurance for the July event with the goal of helping pets find and stay in loving homes.

Adoption Rates During Empty the Shelters

During BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” quarterly national events, nearly 1,200 shelter pets are adopted each day.

Currently many shelters are at or over capacity for a variety of reasons:

  • kitten and puppy season
  • an increase of strays that have escaped and have not been claimed
  • rising owner surrenders due to economic conditions and lack of access to medical care

How to Find an Adoptable Pet During Empty the Shelters

Since it began in 2016, over 158,000 pets in the United States and Canada have been adopted and found their second chance.

To find a participating shelter or rescue near you–or to donate to support “Empty the Shelters,” visit  the Empty the Shelters page.

During this event, BISSELL Pet Foundation will make available a 30-day policy offered by MetLife Pet at no cost to the adopter which can help them receive reimbursement for unexpected veterinary costs, thus promoting a healthy start.

“An essential part of MetLife Pet Insurance’s mission is helping pets find and stay in a home that is right for them, and we are dedicated to giving pet parents the confidence they need to help their pet live a happy and healthy life,” said Brian Jorgensen, head of MetLife Pet Insurance.

“We are excited to work with the BISSELL Pet Foundation on their ‘Empty the Shelters’ event and support their efforts to give every pet their best life by providing guidance to navigate lifelong pet health and wellness.” 

BISSELL Pet Foundation and participating organizations urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting as well as adoption requirements.

Paris Permenter
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