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 $25 adoption fees on select animals available! 

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COVID-19 Information: The safety of our customers, staff and volunteers remains top priority.

  • Masks and social distancing are required.
  • 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, 2 people from each family are allowed in the adoption center at a time. If you have more than 1 child, please plan to bring 2 adults.
  • All potential adopters must fill out the pre-adoption questionnaire and be approved before going into the kennel area. At this time we are not able to pre-approve adopters via email or social media.
  • Only 2 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:
-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

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 12:00am