Stevie, adopted 2016

How to Adopt

To adopt a pet from CAAWS, you must be at least 21 years old. Every applicant must be approved by the CAAWS adoption committee and CAAWS has the right to refuse any adoption.

Dog and Cat adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at the shelter, which is located at 6357 Quinn Dr. in Baton Rouge, LA.  Come to our shelter to meet our adoptable pets, and bring any other dogs or children in your household to see how they get along too.  

Our cats that are in foster do not attend every adoption day, so if you are interested in a specific cat, please email us at We can either arrange for it to attend adoption day, or set up a meet and greet outside of adoption hours.

Once you find your perfect match, you will fill out an application and interview with our adoption counselors. You will receive a phone call after adoption hours to let you know if you’re approved, at which time you’ll schedule your home visit. You’ll sign our adoption contract and pay your adoption fee at your home visit.


Adoptable Cats
Adoptable Dogs