If you’re looking to adopt a rescued animal, there are tons of shelters in the Capital Region. Below are just a few of the area’s active breed rescues.
The American Kennel Club also has affiliated rescue organizations for every breed, from affenpinschers to Yorkshire terriers. Not every city has a breed representative; some work out of regional offices. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a breed not listed here, visit akc.org/akc-rescue-network.
Dante’s Hope, danteshope.com
Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge, friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
Looking Fur Love Dog Rescue, lookingfurlovedogrescue.com
Second Chance Dog Rescue, secondchancedogrescuela.org
Looziana Basset Rescue, loozianabassetrescue.org
Hokie’s Hounds, find them on Facebook
Louisiana Boxer Rescue, louisianaboxerrescue.org
Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue, gulfcoastdobermanrescue.org
Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue, redstickgermanshepherds.org
Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, gulfsouthgoldens.com
Rolling River Ranch Rescue, find it on Facebook
Labrador retrievers (yellow, chocolate and black)
Creole Poodle Rescue, find it on Facebook
Weimaraner Rescue of the South, weimrescue.com
Cat Haven, cathaven.org
RABBITS AND GUINEA PIGS
Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue, magichappensrescue.com
MULTIPLE SPECIES AND BREEDS
A range of cats, dogs, rodents, lizards, pigs, horses, etc., depending on the shelter
Animal Protection and Welfare Society, apawspets.org
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, caaws.org
Companion Animal Alliance, caabr.org
Cara’s House, carashouse.com
Feliciana Animal Welfare Society, find it on Facebook
Northside Humane Society, find it on Facebook
Pen Pals/Dixon Correctional, find it on Facebook
Rescue. Rehome. Repeat (formerly Livingston SPCA), rrrofsouthla.com
Click here to read more from our February Pet Issue.
This article was originally published in the February 2018 issue of 225 Magazine.