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Pet Lovers

Here in Louisiana, pets are part of our lives as much as anything else. Let the Louisiana SPCA help you care for your pet! 

Bark Break

Are your coworkers overwhelmed by the stressors of corporate life? Is your workplace in serious need of a pick me up? Look no further than the Louisiana SPCA's Bark Breaks, a morale-boosting activity for workplaces of every size.

There are many benefits associated with allowing animals in a workspace, including boosting morale, decreasing stress, and increasing productivity. We are happy to offer Bark Breaks for businesses and workplaces in the Greater New Orleans area. 


To host a Bark Break we do request a $500 donation. This fee helps cover the cost of transporting the animals to and from the Bark Break, staff time and other expenses we incur to make your Bark Break a huge hit! Not to mention your donation can help us cover the cost of heartworm treatment for 1 dog, spay/neuter 4 shelter animals, provide 8 elevated dog beds, or microchip 27 adoptable animals!

Before You Break

Please read the guidelines below for tips on how to prepare your workspace for a Bark Break.

  • Do an office check.Talk with management and co-workers to find out if anyone is allergic, afraid of, or opposed to your office hosting a Bark Break.

  • "Baby-proof" your workspace.Make sure your office environment is safe for puppies and dogs. Remove poisonous plants, hide and secure electrical cords and wires, and store away toxic items like correction fluids, permanent markers, cleaning supplies, and other items. If your office has received any pest control/extermination services, ensure there are no remaining hazardous products accessible to animals.

  • Reserve parking for the Louisiana SPCA. Please ensure that there is complimentary parking available so we can easily and safely unload our furry friends.

Ready to Book?

Fill out the form below so we can learn more about your workspace and what you're hoping to accomplish with your personalized Bark Break!  You can also mail us at if you have more questions.

De-stress Event Registration

Step 1

Your Information
Event Selection
We cannot guarantee availability on your desired date, so please identify alternative dates in the event that we cannot accommodate your desired date.
Please note: While we may be able to bring kittens depending on availability, we will not be able to bring puppies younger than 6 months old. This is to ensure the health and safety of the puppies in our care.
Please note that in order to host a destress event, there is a required $500 donation fee.

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