We have some pretty spectacular animals for adoption at ARNO! Our dogs and cats are shown love and treated as if they are our own while they are in our care. We want to make sure each and every adoption is a good fit and that our animals truly find their forever homes when they leave our shelter.
COVID-19 UPDATE: OUR PUBLIC HOURS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT IN ORDER TO VISIT THE SHELTER. YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONCE YOU HAVE AN APPROVED APPLICATION. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTION APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
Please review our Adoption FAQs before submitting an application.
An optional, one-time suggested donation of $10 is requested to be submitted prior to filling out an application.
To apply to adopt or foster an animal from ARNO, please fill out the proper application here:
If you have questions regarding a specific animal or want more information on adopting or fostering, please email [email protected]. Our adoption and foster application process includes a vet check, home check and approval from your landlord if you are a renter. All family members in your household must also be on board with the decision to foster or adopt. If you currently have pets, we will schedule a meet and greet to make sure everyone gets along.
Once you have an approved application, we will then schedule an appointment for you to meet our adoptable pets.
Please, adopt a pet today. Adopting any pet, even a pet not from our shelter, helps make space for more rescues! To see photos and descriptions of dogs and cats for adoption at shelters in your area, go to Petfinder.com and www.AdoptAPet.com.
If you are interested in one of our pets, please fill out an application above. Foster homes provide food, love and kindness. We provide all medical care. Foster homes are expected to bring their foster pets to adoption events. Foster homes socialize the pet so they are ready for their life in a permanent home.
Remember, when you adopt ANY pet from a shelter you are making space for another pet to be put up for adoption. If you cannot find a pet among our ARNO rescued pets, please visit your local shelter today and adopt… and ask your shelter to make room for an adoptable, healthy pet from Louisiana.