Local Rescue Listing


Take Paws Rescue: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

The mission of Take Paws Rescue is to meet the moral obligation to protect and save the lives of pets in need of rescue in Louisiana.
Take Paws Rescue enacts this mission by pulling pets from shelters and preparing them for transport to fosters, adopters, rescue organizations, and other shelters around the U.S. in need of adoptable pets.

Creole Poodle RescueFeatured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Established in 1956, The Creole Poodle Club of New Orleans, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was started by a group of poodle enthusiasts to promote the breed. Most of the original members were involved in showing dogs, but as time has passed the Club has also grown to include rescue and public education activities. We rely totally on volunteers who foster the dogs in their homes throughout mostly southeast Louisiana. We rescue poodles and poodle mixes from kill shelters that were either owner surrendered or found as strays. We also take in owner surrenders direct to our organization (no aggressive dogs please). We try to match the home with the personality of the dog. Our volunteers also do vet reference checks and home visits before the dog is placed. We are responsible for making sure the dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD on all shots, given a heart worm test and are started on heart worm prevention, before they go to their new homes.

Save an Angel: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Save-An-Angel’s mission is to help save the lives of dogs diagnosed with lymphoma by funding cutting edge research and providing education, support and access to state of the art treatments that offer cures.

Save-An-Angel also rescues; networks, rehabilitates, re-homes & relocates dogs saved from overcrowded shelters and those found abandoned on the street. Our goal is to help the rescued dogs become part of loving families who will love them through all of life’s challenges.

Humane Society of Louisiana: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

The mission of the Humane Society of Louisiana is to empower individuals and communities to create a no-kill state where the lives of all animals matter.

Weimaraner Rescue of the South: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Weimaraner Rescue of the South (WRS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing of Weimaraners in need in throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia.

New Orleans Bulldog Rescue: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

New Orleans Bulldog Rescue (NOBR) is an all-breed dog rescue and advocacy organization, dedicated to furthering the human-canine bond, and advocating for the welfare of dogs in New Orleans and beyond. In addition to rehabilitation and re-homing dogs in need, NOBR coordinates a Bully Care Brigade to visit local hospitals and care centers; a Safe Haven program for pets of domestic violence victims in transition; educational programming on responsible pet ownership, and public campaigns for humane sheltering practices, breeding restrictions, and other efforts to reduce animal suffering. All programs are supported by the NOBR “Canine Aid & Pleasure Club,” which welcomes all human and canine members. NOBR is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible, greatly appreciated,and 100% go directly to animal care.

Louisiana SPCA: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, we have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 125 years.

Jefferson SPCA: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

The Jefferson SPCA exists to support the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and aid in its lifesaving mission.  Our programs prevent and address animal cruelty and provide much-needed medical treatment, rescues, and ultimately adoptions for homeless pets.  We boast (we can’t help it; we’re proud) one for the most ambitious spay and neuter programs in the country and are committed to the treatment and eradication of heartworm in pets that would otherwise be euthanized.  We rely on your support to continue these vital programs and to save and improve the lives of Louisiana’s kindest and furriest residents.

Krewe of Mid-City Mutt Mamas Rescue: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Our mission is to rescue, our dream is that one day we won't have to.

Animal Rescue New Orleans: Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption and reunion of pets with caretakers as well as spaying and neutering all companion animals through our no-kill shelter.

Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Featured at 2017 Bad to the Bone- Rescued on the Runway 

Is a 501c3, no-kill animal shelter located in Belle Chasse, LA, is dedicated to the humane and loving treatment of stray and homeless animals.

Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) mission is to rescue homeless and unwanted companion animals through sheltering and adoption into responsible, loving homes, while advancing community education and services to ensure responsible pet ownership so that in the future companion animals are no longer in need of being rescued.

Our vision is to be a leading expert in the field of animal welfare so that our community and its animals are served through compassion and diligence. We envision a future where the overpopulation of homeless companion animals is eliminated and every adoptable animal is a valued member of a responsible home.


Doggone Express:

Doggone Express is a 501(c)3 corporation created to assist non-profit, no-kill rescue groups and organizations to promote animal welfare. Our mission is to establish programs in correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers across Louisiana for both basic training and service dog training, to pass spay and neuter laws, and to help provide transport to all shelters and parish agencies in south Louisiana for adoptions and evacuations.

Louisiana Boxer Rescue:

Louisiana Boxer Rescue (LaBR) is an all volunteer, non profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and safe rehoming of abandoned, neglected and abused boxers. We work with local animal welfare institutions and join in their efforts to educate the community about responsible dog ownership.

Gulf Coast Italian Greyhound Rescue:

Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast (IGRGC) is a volunteer run regional rescue which is operated under the umbrella of the national 501c3 Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation. We save and re-home Italian Greyhounds throughout the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Formed by a group of volunteers who are breed enthusiasts and who choose to give their time and heart to saving IGs in need, we have grown from only 5 Florida volunteers in 2010 to over 75 volunteers and we now cover the 4 aforementioned states.

Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue:

Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (GSGRR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by a small group of volunteers.  We are home based in the Greater New Orleans, LA area.  We take in purebred Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes from public shelters and accept owner-relinquished Goldens from the Gulf Coastal states (LA, MS, AL, FL).  We provide our dogs with veterinary care including spaying or neutering as necessary, evaluate their temperament, and socialize them by having them live with foster families. Then the dogs are matched with loving, carefully selected adoptive homes. We place our dogs in adoptive homes in the Gulf South.

Each GSGRR member, officer, and foster care provider is a totally unpaid volunteer with family and work commitments. We strive to respond quickly to every inquiry received, but more importantly, we want to place the right dog in the right home.

Purrs of Hope Rescue:

Purrs of Hope Rescue has a mission to rescue and save homeless cats and kittens that have become strays or unwanted  by no choice of their own. We also pull cats from high kill shelters. We provide them with vet care to improve their health, giving them a better quality of life, and the love they deserve. All of our cats/kittens are fostered out of our homes until adopted out to their Fur-ever homes. We also participate in TNR (trap-neuter-return) of feral cats in our community. TNR humanely manages feral and free roaming cats, while preventing the cats from breeding, becoming over populated, and improves their quality of life. They are spayed/neutered and vaccinated, then returned back to their homes or relocated if necessary.

We are dedicated to rescuing our feline friends. There are hundreds of stray, feral, and abandoned cats in our community that need our help and to be their voice.

Purrs of Hope Rescue is a no-kill organization. Once a cat comes into our rescue, it will remain there until adopted or appropriate long term foster is found. All cats/kittens are spayed or neutered, combo tested for feline leukemia/feline aids virus, given age appropriate vaccinations, wormed, and flea treated.

We are dedicated to educating the public on the importance to spay and neuter their animals. We partner with other local non-profit organizations to reach our mission to sterilize cats/kittens by assisting the public in transporting their cats to low cost spay/neuter clinics. Our goal is to make a great impact on the over population of cats in our surrounding area.

Purrs of Hope Rescue is a registered 501c 3 non-profit organization located in Hammond Louisiana. We depend on and are completely funded by donations. We are an all-volunteer organization. All donations are tax deductible.

SpayMart, Inc. (Metairie)

SpayMart is a volunteer-based, non-profit, humane organization started specifically to establish high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter and adoption programs with the mission of solving the pet overpopulation crisis in the city.

Animal House Rescue:

We are a group of volunteer foster homes committed to saving the lives of homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals in the New Orleans area. We mostly pull from local high kill shelters and our adoption fees and occasional donations are the only funding we receive. We also work closely with several local rescue groups as well as a few in the New England Area. We adopt to any state, simply contact us for more info.

Companion Pet Adoption:

We are a small non-profit rescue group in New Orleans for pets based around foster homes. We have no central shelter but will always be happy to show our pets. Please get in touch with the person specified for each pet.

Animal Helper NOLA:

Animal Helper is an all-volunteer organization to help pets and their owners in the Greater New Orleans. Animal Helper was set up to help animals and their owners during this unique time in history after Katrina. Every living, breathing creature, no matter how big or small, was affected by Katrina. Many owned animals are still roaming the streets since Katrina. Some owned animals have turned feral. We have been feeding several dogs for several years now. We Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) feral cat colonies. We also feed feral cat colonies. We feed stray dogs and feral dog packs in New Orleans East. We provide dog/cat food and animal supplies to underprivileged pet owners in New Orleans East. We also provide food to resident feeders. We rescue stray dogs, and the occasional cats. We then rehabilitate them in order to find them loving permanent homes.
All of our animals are in foster homes in the Greater New Orleans area. All of our animals have been temperament tested prior to entering our organization. We are an all breed rescue. We have teamed up with a local high-kill shelter in the area. We are working with them to reduce their euthanasia rates. Other
animals are found roaming the streets as strays. Occasionally we accept owner surrenders but this is rare.

Lovers Not Biters:

Lovers Not Biters Dog Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue (501(c)(3) status pending) dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from euthanasia in overcrowded high-kill sheIters. We are presently operating in Louisiana (New OrIeans/Baton Rouge), rescuing dogs from high kill shelters. We also have an educational outreach program in Southern California to help promote spaying/neutering and educating people able the benefits of adopting from shelters and rescues. Mission: Lovers Not Biters Dog Rescue's mission is to help create a world where all dogs have loving and permanent homes. A world where good-natured companion animal, regardless of age or breed, are not euthanized in shelters because they are considered unadoptable.