Where to adopt dogs, cats, reptiles and more in the Capital Region

There are plenty of organizations in greater Baton Rouge to help lonely kitties, pups and even reptiles find forever homes. Here are a few rescues and organizations helping the charge.

And for an expanded list of rescues in Baton Rouge, check out this story from the 225 archives.

Key: Images represent pets available for adoption.

Cat Haven


No-kill cat shelter adopting cats as indoor pets only

Companion Animal Alliance


East Baton Rouge Parish’s open intake, no-kill animal shelter

Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS)


Animal rescue nonprofit founded in 1979

Cara’s House


Ascension Parish’s open intake shelter

Dante’s Hope


A 100% foster-based rescue organization in the Baton Rouge and Ponchatoula areas

Feliciana Animal Welfare Society

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A rescue serving the St. Francisville area

Dog People of Livingston Parish


Animal welfare organization facilitating adoptions, fosters and pet services in Denham Springs

Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge


A dog rescue with an adoption house on Highland Road

Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue (MHRR)


A rescue for abandoned rabbits and guinea pigs in the region

Rescue Alliance


Volunteer-run cat rescue in Gonzales that hosts regular adoptions

Scales and Tails Reptiles Rescue

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Husband-and wife-run rescue for small reptiles, including snakes, leopard geckos and bearded dragons

This article was originally published in the November 2023 issue of 225 magazine.