On December 6-20, BISSELL Pet Foundation is sponsoring reduced adoption fees at 198 shelter partners in 41 states to find forever homes for homeless pets across the country! During Empty the Shelters, people have the opportunity to save a life by choosing adoption or fostering. Over the course of this nationwide event, BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees for $25 or less per dog or cat.

Empty the Shelters is BPF’s largest program, and they need your support to continue saving more lives. If you’re unable to adopt, please give to the ETS fund, where 100% of your contribution will help a shelter pet find a forever home.

Check your local shelter participant’s website for event hours, applications, and adoption processing procedures. Now let’s Empty the Shelters!


Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
P.O Box 4414
Chicago, IL 60680
Website: https://www.fcacc.org/
Kathy Wilson
Email: neediestanimals@fcacc.org
Phone: (773) 743-9000

Shelter Hours: Monday-Sunday 12-7


One Tail At A Time
2144 N Wood
Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.onetail.org/
Email: adopt@onetail.org

Shelter Hours: Wednesday-Friday 2-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm


Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
Website: https://www.heartlandanimalshelter.org/
Email: Info@heartlandanimalshelter.org
Phone: (847) 296-6400

Shelter Hours: Thursday & Friday 4-7, Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 12-4


Orphans of the Storm
2200 Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Website: https://orphansofthestorm.org
Email: Info@orphansofthestorm.org
Phone: (847) 945-0235

Shelter Hours: Monday 12-4, Closed Tuesday, Wednesday- Saturday 12-4 & Closed Sunday


Quincy Humane Society
1705 N.36th St.
Quincy, IL 62305
Website: https://www.quincyhumanesociety.org/
Phone: (217) 223-8786

Shelter Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30a-5p, Closed Sundays


South Suburban Humane Society
1103 West End Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL
Website: https://www.southsuburbanhumane.org
Amanda Litviak
Email: foster@southsuburbanhumane.org
Phone: (708) 755-7387

Shelter Hours: Sunday & Monday 12-5, Closed Tuesdays, Wednesday-Saturday 12-5

We are on a mission to EMPTY THE SHELTERS in Chicagoland! Join 101.9FM The MIX Street Team and Midday Host, Jenny V. at our Pints and Paws events with Leinenkugels! Happy Hour drinks and meet and greets with some of the local shelter adoptable dogs will be available! December 6-20, BISSELL Pet Foundation will strive to “Empty the Shelters” with a Chicagoland initiative of clearing out the pets from the animal shelters listed above. Teaming up with local Chicagoland shelters, BPF will aid in funding the adoption fees that come with pet adoption, providing the chance for more furry friends to receive a forever home. See where we’ll be leading up to the EMPTY THE SHELTERS:

Saturday, December 4th from 2p-4p
Jesse Oaks Food and Drink
18490 W Old Gages Lake Rd, Gages Lake, IL 60030

Thursday, December 9th from 5p-7p
Crossroads Restaurant and Bar
20915 Park Ave
Mundelein, IL 60060