New Orleans Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in New Orleans


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in New Orleans

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the New Orleans area? Some of the best places to meet new friends, human and canine, are the local dog parks. One of the most popular dog parks is NOLA City Bark, a membership-based park featuring separate areas for small and large dogs, water fountains for dogs and humans, shaded areas, seating, Mutt Mitts, on-site restrooms, and a paved walking trail. Another NOLA favorite is Cabrini Dog Park in the French Quarter, which features a large grassy area, a covered patio for rainy days, seating for humans, small pools for hot puppies to cool off in, and waste bags.

For plenty of dog-friendly shopping or dining options, climb aboard the Algiers/Canal Street Ferry and spend a few hours or a day at Algiers Point. After your day of fun, head over to Petcetera to pick up a few gourmet treats from their bakery for your furry best friend. Petcetera also provides full grooming services, retail pet products, and accessories, pet photography and portraits, and special pet-centric events throughout the year.

Many NOLA restaurants welcome pets to join you as you enjoy your meal, meaning you do not have to leave Fido at home when you want to spend some time out on the town. Lucy’s even offers a weekly yappy hour with drink specials for the humans and a special menu for your doggie friend. Finally, one of the quintessential experiences for NOLA dog-lovers is the Mystic Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade. Sign up early because this popular pup event fills up quickly. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the New Orleans area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to New Orleans on

New Orleans Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in New Orleans

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in New Orleans, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in New Orleans, and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in New Orleans paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in New Orleans. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some New Orleans Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many New Orleans focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a New Orleans focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!