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Our Featured Houma, LA Partner:

My Heart's Desire

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

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My Heart's Desire is a rescue group based in South Louisiana. We rescue all breeds of cats and dogs. Most of the animals we rescue are scheduled to be euthanized at the nearby animal shelter. We provide a temporary foster home for these animals until their forever families are found. Our mission is to minister God's grace by joining these pets with people who are willing to give them a loving forever home. All or our animals have been vaccinated ; and, if age appropriate, they have been spayed or neutered. Not all of our animals are heartworm tested; however, all are placed on monthly prevention. If an animal tests positive for heartworms, it is the responsibility of the adopter to have the dog treated under a veterinarian's supervision. We are a committed member of the rescue and adoption community. If your rescue is 501(c)3 approved, and we have a dog you are interested in please contact us.

About Our Rescue Group:

My Heart's Desire was informally established in late 2002. Last year we obtained our official 501(c) status. We give dogs and cats their greatest hope in trying to find their forever homes. Most of our adoptable companion animals are rescued from our local kill shelter. We are usually their last hope, as they sit on death row.

We sponsor the ONLY low cost spay and neuter program in Terrebonne Parish. Arranging and transporting animals to a vet in New Orleans on a bi-monthly basis.

Our Co-directors braved the flood waters of Katrina to save many pets left behind, at a great personal risk to themselves.

After hurricane Gustav devastated Houma, My Heart's Desire arranged and held a free pet food give away for those in need in our community. Over 1 ton of food and supplies were given out to 648 companion animals.

MHD is always looking for donations to help those in need.

Come Meet our Pets:

My Heart's Desire does adoptions on the 4th Saturday of each month at Petsmart on Martin Luther King Blvd in Houma, LA. Please come by to meet your new forever friend!!!

Our Adoption Process:

Our animals are looking for a second chance. As this may be their last chance for a happy loving home, My Heart's Desire is very stringent about the adoption process. The prospective adopter must gain approval to adopt an animal from My Heart's Desire, and his new home must meet certain guidelines: 1. All animals currently living in the existing household must already be spayed or neutered. 2. They must also be current on all vaccinations and be on heartworm prevention. 3. All cats are to be adopted as inside pets only. 4. No dog is to be kept outside on a chain. A legal contract will be signed with the adopter agreeing to have un-spayed or un-neutered adopted animals done so within 30 days of the adoption. If the adopter breeches this contract, My Heart's Desire has the right to remove the adopted animal from the home with no financial reimbursement to the adopter.


The adoption fee for a dog that is already spayed or neutered is $100.

The adoption fee for a dog not currently spayed or neutered is $75.

The adoption fee for a cat that is already spayed or neutered is $25.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.