Humane Society of Sedona Teams Up with BISSELL Pet Foundation to “Empty the Shelters”

Humane Society of Sedona Teams Up with BISSELL Pet Foundation to “Empty the Shelters”

Pets will be available for adoption for reduced adoption fees from October 1sth through October 15th during the nation’s largest funded adoption event.

With animal shelters across the nation facing an overcrowding crisis, thousands of highly adoptable pets are waiting for their second chances. The Humane Society of Sedona is proud to partner with BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, for its Fall National “Empty the Shelters.” From Oct. 1 – 15, BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees of $50 or less at more than 345 shelters in 42 states.

During the Empty the Shelters Adoption Event, the Humane Society of Sedona will offer the following reduced adoption fees:

  • $50 Adult cats and Kittens (Kittens are also BOGO)
  • $50 for Adult dogs age 1yr-7yrs
  • $0 for dogs 6 months to 1yr
  • $0 for senior animals

(Regular price on puppies 6 months and younger)

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event is the largest funded adoption event in the country. With a goal of encouraging more families to choose adoption, this lifesaving effort has helped more than 190,000 pets find loving homes since 2016. As BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, a total of 687 animal welfare organizations in 49 states and Canada have participated throughout the years. During BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” quarterly national events, an average of 1,225 shelter pets are adopted each day.

“Our nation’s animal shelters are facing an overcrowding crisis unlike anything we have experienced in more than a decade. The devastating increase in owner surrenders and stray intakes has left tens of thousands of socialized, house-trained, and leash-trained pets desperate to find a home,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Our Fall National ‘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.”

The Humane Society of Sedona is always eager to find ways to help the community at large and continues to partner with local/rural shelters as often as possible. HSS hopes to provide resources that may otherwise be unavailable and aid our rescue partners in the overcrowding crisis.

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. BISSELL Pet Foundation and the Humane Society of Sedona urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit as well as well as visiting our adoptable animal profiles here! Meet our adoptable animals!

If you see a pet you want to meet, please call the shelter 10am-4pm to schedule an appointment. (928) 282-4679.

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 crisis and disaster response. 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 6,000 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

Media Contacts:

Brittany Schlacter | Marketing & PR Specialist | | p. 616.600.9470

Sarah Porter | Humane Societgy of Sedona | Director of Operations | | 928-282-4679