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Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter in Thibodaux, Louisiana is an open-admission public shelter that serves the Lafourche Parish community. They provide temporary housing and care for stray, unwanted, and owner-relinquished animals. Staff at the shelter works hard to adopt the animals in their care into loving, permanent homes.
Many animals in Thibodaux need a loving home, so thank you for opting to adopt from Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter instead of buying an animal from a breeder or pet market. Animals waiting for their furrever homes can be found on Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter's Facebook page or their website where you can complete an online adoption application form.
For additional information on their adoption process, please contact them directly.
Adoption fees at Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, age-appropriate vaccines, deworming, and heartworm testing for dogs.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.