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Empty the Shelters & Holiday Donation Drive

Adoption Specials
Friday, 1st December 2023 - Sunday, 17th December 2023

In partnership with Bissell Pet Foundation, The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center hosts Empty the Shelter fee-reduced adoption event from December 1 -17, 2023.

This event, which is sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, offers cat and kitten adoptions at $20 and dogs (over 5 months) at $50.  All animals have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccinations.  Each adopted animal will get to go home with special goodies and other incentives.

See all of our Adorable Adoptables 

Can't adopt but you'd like to still contribute towards the Empty the Shelters - Home for the Holiday event? You can!

Celebrate the season of giving by hosting a donation drive or donating items to help fill our enrichment and foster cupboards. If you or someone you know would like to host a holiday donation drive at your business, church, community center or any location, please email us and we will provide you with paper ornaments that depict an amazing, adoptable cat, dog or puppy or kitten. These special ornaments will also have a list of a few needed items to make donating items to the Center easy.

There is no cost to you. We provide ornaments in sets of 20 (featuring 10 woof-tastic dogs and 10 purr-fect cats) or a digital copy of our wish list for you to print. You can display the ornaments at your business, church, or other location and invite warmhearted individuals to select an ornament and help fill our cupboards this holiday season!

Check out our Wish List 

If you would like to join us in the season of giving and make an impact for the pets who are waiting for new and loving homes, contact Marlene at for more information or to get started.


List of Dates (Page event details)

  • From Friday, 1st December 2023 to Sunday, 17th December 2023