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Our Featured Natchitoches, LA Partner:

Natchitoches Hope for Paws

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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Our Mission: We are a foster and adoption organization for the homeless, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats within the Natchitoches community. We work together in finding them caring homes.... one paw print at a time.

Non Profit organization: We are a group of animal lovers whose mission is to provide sanctuary and find homes for abandoned, stray and neglected dogs and cats within the Natchitoches community.

For more information on volunteering, becoming a foster parent, a member or to donate to our cause, visit our website at
You may also email us at
Visit us on Facebook at Natchitoches Hope for Paws.
Instagram @ natchitocheshopeforpaws and
Twitter @ NatchHope4Paws.

About Our Rescue Group:

Dear animal friend,

We are an animal advocacy group in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Natchitoches Hope for Paws. Our entire focus is on rescuing animals, fostering and nursing them back to health, and finding homes for them. A more passionate, dedicated collection of people you could not hope to find. And yet the underlying problem, that of animal overpopulation, makes our task truly like pushing that fabled stone up that hill.

The message about spaying and neutering companion animals just does not seem to be getting across, judging from our experience—and those tragic statistics above. If we could spend one moment in your seat, with your audience, we would plead with them to make SURE to spay and neuter their pets, always. We could share so many heartbreaking stories, of pregnant animals abandoned along highways, in fields, in woods—or if not the mothers, of the puppies and kittens and those somewhat older, in dumpsters, in driveways. Of dogs dumped as puppies, who live their lives scrounging, with no shelter, surviving on handouts if they’re lucky, until we manage to capture them (if they’re very lucky) and begin the process of socializing them, so that they may someday have a real, loving home.

There is a city animal shelter that is certainly NOT a “no-kill” facility. Space, staff, and funding are limited, as are the services the city shelter can provide.

We (NHFP) have a donated building to house our rescues. This of course requires not only time and sweat equity, but funds. We have the ongoing costs of food, vaccinations, utilities, security, and insurance.

An all-out promotion of spaying and neutering, with the possibility of subsidized, low-cost operations for pet owners who can’t otherwise afford them, has been successfully done in other areas—a traveling spay/neuter van that could take the service to the people where they are, could really make a difference. Without some concerted effort, the problem will never go away, never change—will, in fact, continue to grow. So many animals guilty only of being born will continue to suffer.

If there is any way in which you could help us to help animals, it would mean so much. Please, lend your voice. People will listen. We ask only that you do whatever you can to help.

This is who we are, why we started slowly making a difference in the lives of strays in our community and why we need your help and support.

All donations are needed to keep us going here and to help others who rescue and need assistance in our area.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

We accept all donations. Blankets, dog houses, monetary, kennels, heartguard, dog beds, Pedigree Adult and Puppy food, collars, leashes, etc.

Come Meet our Pets:

We have been accepted into PetSmart's program and will be at PetSmart 7061 Youree Drive in Shreveport, LA the second Saturday of each month.
We have adoption events in our community as well and post the information on our facebook page, under Natchitoches Hope For Paws and also on our website:

Our Adoption Process:

We require a vet reference, a fenced yard and a standard fee of $65.
If it is a small dog, we will adopt to an apartment or smaller dwelling suitable for small dogs and possibly without a fence.

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 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.