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Adopt Today

Saving just one animal won't change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one animal. 

Adoption Procedures

Adoption Hours

Monday: 10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday: 10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm

Friday: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

 

How It Works

Step 1: Sign in at the adoption desk, then view our adoptables.

Step 2: If you'd like to interact with an animal, please ask an adoption counselor or volunteer.

Step 3: Once you've found a pet that you'd like to adopt, you will need to see an adoption counselor for a short questionnaire. Get a head start on the adoption process!  Download and complete the application.  Please bring the completed questionnaire with you to the shelter.  Please note, completing this application does not hold any particular animal.

Step 4: You will meet with an adoption counselor in the order that completed applications are received. The counselor will discuss important animal related information with you.

Step 5: If it’s a good fit, you can take your new pet home that day. If you're still unsure, consider the Sleepover Program.

Step 6: An "adopted" sign will be placed on the condo while the adoption paperwork is processed.

 

What You Need To Know

Please note that all guidelines are in place to ensure adoptable animals are going to the best possible home and that adopters are being matched with the perfect pet. Depending on wait times, the adoption process could take several hours.

  • Adoptions are first come, first served.

  • All animals must be spayed/neutered before they can be adopted.

  • If you have another animal at home or young children, we might require a meet-and-greet depending on the animal you are interested in adopting. However, we do recommend meet-and-greets for families with children under the age of 6.

  • Louisiana SPCA's New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue will conduct a post adoption facility check for certain breeds if you reside in Orleans Parish. Breeds include, but are not limited to, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman, German Shepherd, Akita and Husky.

  • Cats cannot be de-clawed following adoption.

  • Adoption of “guard dogs” are not permitted. 

  • Adopters from other states are welcome but transportation must be secured and arranged by the adopter. 

Please note that the Louisiana SPCA reserves the right to restrict adoptions based on, but not limited to, age of household members, single pet household and past pets. Client Care Counselors reserve the right to deny an adoption if they feel it is not in the animal's best interest or an ideal match for the adopter.

 

Adoption Fees 

  • Dogs under 6 months or less than 20 pounds: $200

  • Dogs over 6 months that are more than 20 pounds: $80

  • Kittens: $90

  • Cats: $80 ($40 for each additional cat if adopted the same day)

  • Small pets: $10 - $25

  • Occasionally other species will be available for adoption and the adoption fees will vary. 

Louisiana SPCA adoption fees include the items listed below, valued at more than $400:

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Vaccinations 

  • Microchip and registration 

  • Rabies vaccination and license

  • Heartworm test

  • Free trial of pet insurance 

  • Small bag of food 

  • Heartworm treatment for dogs that are positive at the time of adoption 

 

Adoption Fee Discounts

  • Senior Citizen Discount: Reduced adoption fee of $50 for animals 5 years and up for senior citizens over the age of 65

  • Military Discount: We are proud to offer free adoptions for all U.S. active and retired military. The Louisiana SPCA and VetsAdoptPets.org will cover the cost of up to 5 adoptions per month for this program. To participate, you must be pre-approved by VetsAdoptPets.org and bring your approval letter with you at the time of adoption. 

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Did You Know?

Did you know the Louisiana SPCA helped more than 3,000 animals find their forever home in 2017?

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