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Our Featured Roseland, LA Partner:

Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We adopt both locally (South LA and MS) and nationally through transports.

About Our Shelter:

Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary is a privately run 501(c)3 organization located in Roseland, Louisiana and dedicated to providing loving care to abandoned, stray, and abused animals. We receive no state or federal funding.
We are strictly NO-KILL except in situations where an animal is suffering from a terminal illness resulting in untreatable pain. While we do our best to find each pet a family of their own, those not chosen for adoption have a permanent home with us.

Many of the pets we take in are ill or injured. Nearly all of the adult dogs have heartworms. Some will require special care for the rest of their lives. We do not pick and choose who we will take on the basis of their health or adoptability. Every life is sacred and deserving of our love and the very best care we can give.

During 2007, we saw many exciting things happen at our shelter. All of our female dogs are now spayed unless they have health problems that prevent this. At this point we are not able to neuter each male, but they are neutered prior to adoption. Every dog is on heartworm preventative, and 44 dogs have been treated for heartworms. We are treating our other heartworm positive dogs as fast as funds allow, and hope to have each dog treated before we lose any more to this terrible but easily preventable disease. All dogs are up to date on vaccinations and puppies receive vaccinations every 2-3 weeks until they are 4 months old. With our aggressive vaccination program, we have a very low incidence of infectious illnesses like parvo. Our dogs are housed in outside kennels with chainlink sides and concrete floors, with tarps over the kennels to provide protection from sun and rain. We were inspected by the Humane Society of Louisiana in October 2007 and no violations of code were found.

We are very happy that nearly 100 of our pets have found homes in the past year. But due to the overwhelming number of stray and abandoned animals in our area each one that was adopted was quickly replaced by another needing a home.
Our goal is never to turn away an animal with no other place to go, or let one die due to a treatable illness, and to find loving homes for as many of our dogs as possible.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are an all volunteer organization and live onsite. We do not have specific hours of operation but if potential adopters contact us we can set up appointments most any time or day of the week.

Our Adoption Process:

We require an adoption contract to be signed where the adopter agrees to keep heartworm preventative and vaccinations current, provide regular vet care, and treat the adopted pet as a family member. We require references including their veterinarian, and reserve the right to require an onsite home visit. We stipulate that should the adoption not work out, the pet will returned to us. Our adoption fee is normally $150 and includes all appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, and treatment for heartworms if necessary.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.