How our furry friends pass their days in the Capital City

Sometimes we find our pets. But other times, our pets find us. Loyal and adorable, our furry friends make for great companions. And at their very best, they can also lift us up, push us out of our comfort zones and help us lead more joy-filled lives. Here, let’s celebrate the stories of a few special pets in the Capital Region and the organizations that help them thrive—slobber, venom, adoption processes and all.

Toby, the dog, in front of Gail's ice-cream shop

Thoroughly vetted

How LSU Vet Med answers pet parents’ prayers

A purr-fect match

A pair of cats, followed by a third, bring joy to grieving pet parents

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 

Have treats? Will travel

How Jennifer Claudet turned her loyal dog’s local travels into a well-loved social media page

Helping hooves

A local adaptive riding program encourages equestrians of all abilities to take the reins

Canine Queen

How a local dog became royalty while helping raise funds for others in need

Working dogs

Two local shop dogs lighten the daily load

Get to know a few of the Capital City’s more exotic pets

From hedgehogs to hognoses

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