St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter adopts pets through a fee of $80 for dogs and $80 for cats (debit card, credit card or money order purchase), which includes the cost for age appropriate vaccines, rabies vaccination, deworming, spaying or neutering, flea and tick control and microchipping.
Potential adopters will be required to complete a St. Charles Parish Pet Adoption Application, Microchip Owner Form and Adoption Certification. Adopters will also be required to present a driver's license as a form of identification.
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The completed forms will be thoroughly reviewed by the shelter staff before approval. After approval, the new owner will be given the health record of the animal, rabies tag, microchip tag, a copy of the adoption certificate, information from the veterinarian regarding care of the pet and a prescription for flea or tick prevention (if applicable). For complete information on adoptions, click here.
Viewing Available PetsSt. Charles Parish gets the word out about pets available for adoption in a variety of ways. Check out:
AT THE SHELTER: Drop in at the shelter during adoption hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday - Friday to view and adopt. Extended hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. - noon Saturdays. Inquire about any pets up for adoption by contacting the shelter.
AT PETSMART: From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Saturday (except the first Saturday) of the month volunteers from the St. Charles Humane Society bring at least three adoptable dogs to PetSsmart, 6851 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. Adoptable cats are available at that location daily during regular business hours.