Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pet from the Louisiana SPCA! Every animal that is adopts a new human is spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchiped and heartworm tested. Each adoption also includes a free trial of pet insurance, bag of Hill’s Science Diet food and dogs receive a discount on our training classes.
All adoptions are done by appointment only and our process is quite simple. View our live adoptable feed and then complete our online adoption application. Once we receive your application, our team will contact you to schedule an adoption appointment. During your visit we will talk with you about the animals you’re interested in and find the best match for you and your family. Once a match is made you can take your new pet home!
If you’re unsure about an animal being a perfect fit try our sleep over option where you can bring an animal home for 72-hours to make sure it’s a great match. If not, you can bring them back and select another available animal.
Please be aware that our adoptions are done on a first come, first serve basis and we do not put holds on adoptable animals. We have the right to deny an adoption if we feel it is not in the best interest of our animal. If during the first 2 weeks after adopting you feel like the animal is not working out, you can return that animal to the Louisiana SPCA and select a new animal without paying a second adoption fee.
Adoption fees help cover the cost of care that we provide each animal while they are at the Louisiana SPCA. On average we spend more than $400 on each animal that comes through our doors making our adoption fees an incredible value.
Small dogs: $200
Guinea Pigs: $10
A legally required $10 rabies tag fee will be applied for canines and felines.
If you are a senior citizen or member of the military, active or retired, be sure to ask about our adoption fee discount!
Vets Adopt Pets Partnership
We are proud to be an official partner with Vets Adopt Pets. Together, we will cover 100% of your adoption fee! To take advantage of this amazing program, apply through Vets Adopt Pets and bring your approval letter with you to your adoption appointment.
Before you adopt a pet, consider the commitment you are making. Adopting a pet is a big decision and should not be made without thoughtful consideration. Pets require a time commitment. Consider the life span of a potential pet before adopting. Some animals are better with children than others. Make sure your children have a meet-and-greet with any potential pet before adopting. Companion animals are also a financial commitment. Consider the cost of food, toys and enrichment, leashes, collars, tags, and veterinary care including annual vaccinations and ensure you are prepared for this financial commitment before adopting.
The Louisiana SPCA has a Community Clinic with services offered at a reduced rate. Services include spay/neuter surgery, wellness appointments, dental exam and surgeries, and heartworm treatment.