We show our ARFangel/Dogs for adoption on: * Saturdays 11am - 2pm @ Petco North, 3215 Louisiana Ave, Lafayette, LA
Thank you so much for visiting our web site and considering one of our great dogs and cats. We are the only no-kill municipal shelter in Louisiana and we keep all of our animals until we find homes for them, so you can imagine how many we have. They are all loved and cared for as if they were our personal pets. Please come and see for yourself. The adoption fee includes up to date vaccinations, spaying and neutering and a certificate for rabies. Our pets are normally spayed or neutered before being adopted. The adoption fee is $40.00 for one pet and $60.00 for two pets.
Are you a low-income pet owner? PAWS of NE Louisiana offers assistance through their low cost spay/neuter program. Call PAWS at 397-0007 or email them at to see if you qualify. You can also print an application from their website . Please do not call the shelter about this program as we will only refer you to PAWS. Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter is a governmental agency under the Ouachita Parish Police Jury. We are responsible for protecting the public safety and health as associated with domestic and wild animals. We accept strays and owner turn-ins during our regular hours of operation. Please consider ALL options before relinquishing your pet to us. We can take in 30 or more animals on any given DAY so it is not possible to put them all up for adoption. Please spay and neuter your pets so we can reduce these numbers...
Shreveport, Louisiana - Pet Adoption
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Pet Adoption
We foster our momma dogs and puppies out of our private residences, so we do not have a visit location. We have adoption events as puppies/dogs become available, which are held on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., usually at Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Please check our Facebook Banner for the next scheduled adoption day. Remember, when you adopt ANY pet from a shelter you are making space for another pet to be put up for adoption. If you cannot find a pet among our ARNO rescued pets, please visit your local shelter today and adopt… and ask your shelter to make room for an adoptable, healthy pet from Louisiana.It is also a law in Louisiana that any animal adopted from a shelter MUST be spayed or neutered. The shelter provides the spay/neuter certificate at the time of the adoption so that you can have this done. Please don't break the law or help contribute to the pet overpopulation problem in our parish. SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR NEW PET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Pet ownership is a big responsibility and a long time commitment. All aspects of ownership should be considered before you look for a new pet. Do you have adequate space for the animal? Are you planning on moving in the future? If yes, what will you do with your pet? Does anyone in the household have allergies? How much time will you be able to spend with the pet? Will you be able to afford the pet? All costs must be considered: food, veterinary care, vaccinations, toys, grooming, bedding, housing, boarding (when you're on vacation). Of course when you are considering a new pet, you must take into consideration the size the animal will be when it is full grown. The puppy that is 5 pounds when you take it home may grow up to be 100 or more pounds. Most animals in shelters are there because their previous owners did not consider all aspects of pet ownership. When you are ready to give a pet the commitment that it needs, then and only then should you look for a pet.To date, Animal Aid for Vermilion Area, a non profit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization established in 1995, located in South Louisiana, has helped rescue thousands of animals.
AAVA has worked through 5 natural disasters, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the aftermath of Katrina, they helped unite people with their pets and saved cattle from drowning and starving.
AAVA also helped pass the Pet Evacuation Bill that keeps service animals and pets from being left behind during a disaster.
AAVA has been helping animals and their owners for over 20 years, and one of their goals is to rescue and rehome as many animals as possible from the local Animal Control facility, a high kill pound with no adoption program.
While all pounds are always full of dogs and cats for adoption, we are facing a particular challenge: this is a high kill pound with no adoption program.