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Join us as we
clear the shelters August 23 - September 19, 2021

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Help clear the shelters all month long

This year has been unique, which is why we’re doing things a little different this time around. Clear the Shelters 2021 is a month-long event with several ways you can participate. Here’s how you can help.

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Adopting a new pet

Ready for an at-home buddy? A WFH co-worker? Many shelters have changed their adoption policy as a way to keep their community safe. The best first step is to call ahead and schedule a visit.

View Pet Adoption Tips

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Not sure if you’re ready for the lifelong commitment? Fostering a dog or cat helps shelters save space while socializing a pet. Look out — you may get attached to your new friend! Luckily, there’s also pet adoption.

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Clear the Shelters has partnered with GreaterGood.org to help you easily donate directly to the shelter of your choice, or to a larger pool of funds for shelters in the future. Either way, you can be sure your money is going where it can make a difference.

Donate Here

Other ways you can donate to a local shelter

Many shelters keep a “wish list” of items, so call and see what they need. Typical items include:

  • Blankets or towels
  • Dog or cat food/treats
  • Gently-used chew toys
  • Leashes or harnesses
  • Pet beds
  • Office supplies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Garbage bags
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Some of the simplest ways to help include making donations and signing up as a shelter volunteer. There are a few different ways you can help.


Socialize shelter dogs while helping them get fresh air and exercise every day.


Take photos that truly show a pet’s personality and encourage their adoption.


Shelters are always in need of clean bedding, sheets, and towels.


Rescue volunteers work to save pets displaced by crisis or natural disaster.

Every shelter has its own needs, so call ahead and see what they need most.
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Can’t share your home right now? Become a shelter advocate.

Sharing the love on social media can encourage others to participate or adopt.

The Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program

Just by purchasing Hill’s pet food for your own furry friend, you’re helping to feed 100,000 pets daily.

About the Program

Win a year’s supply of Science Diet

Enter now for a chance to win the grand prize, plus a $500 donation to a participating shelter on your behalf.

Enter Now

Last year, more than 160,000 PETS Found a FOREVER home
more than 1,900 shelters Participated

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