In efforts to make a significant impact on the homeless pet population, BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting Empty the Shelters – a national adoption event! Join us at our Main Adoption Center, located at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, and our Everyday Adoption Center, located inside PetSmart in Hamburg, for reduced adoption fees on select animals available.

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Know before you go:

  • Visitors will be limited to adopters only. Please no recreational visits at this time.
  • Have children? No problem. For your safety and the safety of the animals, we may ask to meet with our adoptable animals in smaller groups before meeting as a full family. If you have more than 1 child, please plan to bring 2 adults.
  • All potential adopters must fill out adoption surveys and while our team reviews them, you may view the adoptable animals. You must be approved for adoption before meeting the animals at our Everyday Adoption Center. At this time we are not able to approve adopters via email or social media.
  • Only 4 customers at a time will be allowed in the kennel area at our Everyday Adoption Center located inside PetSmart in Hamburg and a limited number of customers will be allotted inside our Main Adoption Center at a time. If we are at capacity, you may be asked to wait in your car.

Adoption Details:
-Canines over 7 months of age will be included in this promotion unless otherwise noted. Adoption fees begin at $25.
-Adopters will be required to fill out the LHS and BISSELL Adoption Survey.
-All potential adopters are screened by a qualified adoptions specialist and all adoption criteria must be met.
-We require all adopters to spend quality time with the animal(s) they are interested in before completing the adoption process.
-Adopting a pet is a serious commitment of love and responsibility; therefore, the adoption process is a serious commitment of time—please be prepared!

The Small Print:
-All animals must leave in an approved carrier or on a leash.
-Sorry, no holds can be placed on animals during this event.
-Mandatory $8 Fayette County city license fee not included (if applicable).
-The adoption process must start 2 hours before closing and MUST be completed on the same day in order to qualify for the $25 fee.


Both LHS Adoption Centers ,

Date & Time

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 4:30pm