Surrender Your Pet

DogsAnimal Services accepts all dogs and cats at no charge as long as you are a resident of Caddo Parish.

  • Owners who surrender their pets will give up all rights to the pet.
  • Proof of ownership is required to surrender your pet.
  • Pets may be surrendered at the Animal Shelter.
  • There is no age limit on the pet to be surrendered.
  • There is no hold period for pets which are owner-surrendered.
  • Animals that are deemed eligible for adoption may be placed for adoption. If they are not placed for adoption and there is no rescue group to take them, they may be euthanized. Animal Services may euthanize them due to health, temperament or lack of space.
  • In cases where the animal is suffering, euthanizing it may become necessary.
  • Aggressive animals will usually not be placed for adoption.

Approximately 10,000 pets are impounded at the Animal Shelter each year and sadly there are not nearly enough homes for all of them. Please spay or neuter your pets. It saves lives.