All of the dogs and puppies that you see on our site are from Louisiana.
Annually, over 90,000 pets are euthanized in Louisiana shelters. According to the Louisiana Humane Society, “there are many inhumane pounds operated by local governments; their missions are too often rounding up and destroying unwanted or ‘nuisance’ animals, with no real regard for the well being of homeless pets.” No state agency inspects, licenses or monitors such facilities or programs. Economic impacts from hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have resulted in a large increase in the number of animal surrenders at shelters throughout the state, particularly areas directly affected by the crises.
The Louisiana rescue volunteers find the dogs in shelters and move them to a volunteer-run quarantine facility. All the dogs and puppies receive a veterinarian examination and are provided any treatment recommended. They are quarantined for the specified time recommended by a veterinarian to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, a minimum of 14 days. After clearing quarantine, the dogs are placed in foster homes awaiting a transport to Maine. They continue receiving any necessary veterinarian care, with nurturing and training to assist in their successful placement in a permanent home.
Breed Note: Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Dogs and puppies must have a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian approving their transport to Maine.
Transportation of adopted pets occurs on an interval of about every four weeks in a climate-controlled vehicle. Dogs are provided individual crates sized to allow the dog to lay and stand. All dogs have water and food available and are walked twice a day. Any animals that may defecate or urinate in the crate are cleaned throughout transport.
Please see our Adoption and Fostering pages for more information on the process and to download application forms.