The adoption fee for dogs in the state of Louisiana is$150.00 for dogs and $45 for cats. The fee covers vaccinations and
spay/neuter, as well as a microchip that comes with a lifetime membership. Should you want to donate more, it will be gratefully accepted!
A securely fenced yard is required for most dogs. If your yard is not fenced, please provide an description of your property when completing the application.
Dogs must be indoor only homes. NO EXCEPTIONS! The use of chains and runners are not permitted. Dogs being kept outdoors only, or in outdoor kennels, are not permitted.
You must fill out our online adoption application for dogs or cats.
A background check will be conducted. This may include a home check, a veterinarian check,
personal references, etc.
All of your animals must be spayed/neutered, on monthly heart-worm prevention, and up to date on all vaccinations. NO EXCEPTIONS!
You must uphold state laws.
If you rent, a letter from your landlord showing approval will be required.
Cats will not be declawed. Indoor homes only. Indoor/outdoor homes considered on case by case basis, depending on the cat and location of the home.
You must sign and abide by our adoption contract.
You must agree to provide lots of tender loving care.
Please note that transport can be arranged to anywhere in the US
Are you willing to make a lifetime (12-18 year) commitment to caring and loving this animal?
Are you financially prepared for expenses involved in pet ownership
(emergencies, food, litter, shots, vet visits, shelter, grooming)?
According to RaisingSpot.com, the yearly cost can start at $360 and rise to $2,520 or more.
Does everyone in your household want and agree to adopt this pet?
Puppies require a lot of time and special attention which can
sometimes continue for more than two years. If you are adopting a puppy,
are you committed to the time, training and consistency required to
raise a healthy dog?
Have you confirmed that nobody in your household is allergic to the kind of pet you are considering adopting?
Is there any kind of circumstance that would cause you to give up
your pet, return it to the shelter or abandon the pet to fend for
Are you preparing for a major life-changing event such as a move,
marriage or new baby that would make the addition of a pet in the
household too overwhelming?
Is your home ready to accept a pet? For example: do you have a
fenced yard? If you rent, do you have approval for a pet? Have you
kitten or puppy-proofed your home so that all of your furniture, shoes,
wall, etc. are ready for kitties and puppies that are teething?
To assure your new pet is a good fit for your family and other pets
already in the household, have you considered AAVA foster to adopt