Capital Area Animal Welfare Society Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Connie K Meyers

2 years ago

I really wanted to adopt Snookie, but due to my age and fear of covid (not to mention the weather today) I was unable to come to the CAAWS shelter today. My family and I have adopted from CAAWS two other times over the years. I understand your caution when placing an animal for adoption, but our past experience with you should count for something. As an older dog I am afraid Snookie will be hard to place. I hope I am wrong and a loving family makes her a part of their family. Sincerely, Connie (Constance) Meyers


2 years ago

I adopted skittles now ( Frankie) . Although the paperwork seems kind of ridiculous. The staff were friendly and helpful. This was my first adoption and everything went smooth and they were informative. Love my buddy Frankie.

LaWanda Washington

2 years ago

This was my first time going through an adoption center to receive a pet. But I must say, it wasn't a bad experience at all. When the hurricane hit our city during Hurricane Ida, they were very professional about it by rescheduling our appointment with their facility. Would strongly recommend to our friends and family.

Haley Hebert

2 years ago

So many adorable animals and the BEST volunteers around ????

Savannah Nordin

2 years ago

CAAWS is a great no kill shelter with lots of wonderful puppies! I am a volunteer here and we work very hard to keep it clean and keep the puppies happy.

Julie Hooks

3 years ago

The best people and very knowledgable and thorough. Place was clean and the dogs were so precious

Leland Redmond

3 years ago

We adopted a beagle/basset hound mix from CAAWS in 2019 and have loved every minute of it. Great people to talk to, get advice from when caring for your dog!

Sydni Tibbitts

3 years ago

Very nice people! You can tell they care for the animals as their application process is very thorough.

Laurie G

3 years ago

We adopted our Millie from here about 6 years ago and if we adopt another dog it will be from here!

Taylisse B

3 years ago

Very professional and amazing follow up after I adopted my cat from here. They are solely volunteer based but extremely responsive and a great place to adopt your pet from! Also great to foster with CAAWS and that’s how I ended up adopting my cat. Go here!

John Berry

3 years ago

CAAWS is a wonderful place to find a furry friend. They have been around for years and are all volunteers. The cats you will find here are older and experienced pets, many of whom lost their humans. The volunteers take wonderful care of animals and look for the ones that really need help and love. If you are looking for an older cat, contact CAAWS first! They have great fur-babies for older people who need a companion and are not really ready to chase a kitten around. Talk to CAAWS about acquiring a furry friend. They love cats and they can help. Also, if you want to do something good for God's creatures, I think they are accepting volunteers. Call and leave them a message to make an appointment!

Jeremy Gaubert

3 years ago

Just adopted our kitten Repo from CAAWS. We appreciated the thorough adoption process and the great communication. Very positive experience.

Aubrie LaSyone

3 years ago

The volunteers at CAAWS were so helpful and kind when I adopted my dog. You can tell they really love and care for the dogs they take care of and want the best for them. They were also wonderful with checking in after the adoption.

John Walton

3 years ago

Our experience with CAAWS in adopting a dog has been pleasant and professional. The application was lengthy and thorough, but I attribute that to the likelihood that the associates at CAAWS are intent on ensuring a stable and caring home for the long haul. Once we completed that portion, we were contacted by Jamie who explained the process and that after review, we met the criteria to adopt from them. We were invited to visit the prospective dogs on our list. They were all heathy and vibrant. The facility is clean and measures were taken to observe the COVID-19 guidelines. Another foster volunteer, Kelly, was kind enough to bring one of the dogs we’d listed as a prospect. My only regret was that we couldn’t adopt them all. We elected to move forward with a medium beagle mix. He required a rabies booster and a couple of days later, we were invited to bring him home. There was a little paperwork for the adoption process mostly to bring us up to speed on his heart worm and flea/tick preventative meds. We will involve CAAWS should our situation change and we not be able to care for our newest family member. Though I cannot fathom that, it is good to know they intend on going the distance with the animals they place and have their best interests in mind. I would recommend reaching out to CAAWS if you are in the position to add a pet and hope that we will one day be able to again.

Kathy Michael

3 years ago

I don't like that it has moved so far away. But it is neater and more spacious. I got my dog and cat at the old facility. This trip was with my sister to adopt her pup.

Lisa Guillory

3 years ago

I brought a puppy I'd rescued, there to be adopted. Everyone was very friendly and encouraging.

Majeedah Muhammad

3 years ago

They came out within 15 minutes. Someone spoke with the dog owner, and told them that their dog could not be outside without proper shelter. The dog owner then, took the dog inside the house. I haven't seen the dog since. I pray that the dog is being treated good, now. Thank you soon much.

Marty Miller

3 years ago

I am so glad that I chose to adopt my cat from CAAWS. The staff were very professional and have been great about checking on his adjustment period from time to time. He was obviously well cared for and loved on while he was at their facility. It's been a fantastic experience overall. Highly recommend.

Gwen Jones

4 years ago

I adopted my dog Wolfie from CAAWS and it was an excellent experience. They asked for a minimum cost to cover spay/neuter and other non profit costs and I doubled my payment because I was so happy with the way the treated me. Wolfie had been in shelter for 2 full years and I thought I would struggle with doggie depression and other problems within the first year but it turned out that Wolfie had been treating extremely well at shelter and was very well adjusted. I couldn't be happier with CAAWS and I donate every year on Wolfie's adoption anniversary. Thank Sabra and everyone at CAAWS for my beautiful little angel.

Aaron Gleiberman

4 years ago

All-volunteer run organization that provides a valuable service to the community. A no-kill shelter following the philosophy that when you take in a pet, you're responsible for that pet's full life.

Aimee B

4 years ago

CAAWS has been great with providing spay and vaccination services for my dogs. They have been very helpful in providing care for them. Please disregard any negative review previously as I had gotten CAAWS confused with CAA. I recommend CAAWS to anyone who may need their services!


4 years ago

CAAWS is my favorite shelter in the Baton Rouge! They take such great care of the animals and the facility. It’s super clean and they are very thorough with their adoption process to make sure the right animal goes to the best home. They do great work. Adopt from CAAWS!!

Alexis Shelton

4 years ago

I decided to surprise my fiancé and take him to the shelter on Saturday. We were immediately greeted with the friendliest people who were excited to introduce us to some sweet pups. We got to take a couple out and spend some time with them. We were just looking this time but will absolutely be back when we are ready to adopt our next fur baby!

Alyssa Fouse

4 years ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful during the whole process! They brought our new Furever baby home to us and reached out to offer help and advice to make the transition as easy as possible for our pup OZZY. I would reccomend to anyone looking for a new furbaby!

Anika Aarons

4 years ago

Louisiana's first no kill adoption center over 20 years old. They take care of their animals and rescue them from animal control, etc. There are yards so if you're interested in a dog you get to interact with them outside with any kids or animals you might already have. Each animal has personality descriptions so they know what type of home will fit. And they do home visits when dropping off. You can also foster some dogs with CAAWS support.

Bobbi Fields

4 years ago

We adopted two sister terriers from here in 2013 and were very happy with their thorough application process! It made us feel like they really care about who gets their new furbabies to make sure they will be sent to forever homes.

Brianna Meche

4 years ago

I had expressed genuine interest in adopting a dog, and when expressing my interest to them, they lied to me, said he was no longer available. I asked them again, twice, when I noticed his pictures were still on the available dogs pages on three of their sites (fb, ig, and petfinder) and I was lied to again. My fiancee called and expressed an interest in him, without any inkling that he was connected to me, and they told HIM that he was still available. They denied a dog a potential home for what reason? They hadnt even met me, asked me any questions, nothing. They lied to me for no reason, causing further homelessness for a dog that could have had a home 2 months ago had they not lied and let me apply for him.

Bridget Landry

4 years ago

Their adoption decisions are made based emotion rather than what is best for the animals. My son adopted Eddie and due to his work/school situation the decision was made for Eddie to come live with my husband and I until he graduated at the end of May. Eddie stayed with us for two weeks until he accidentally got out of our yard while my husband was working in the yard. Eddie was found and sent back to CAAWS. Because my husband and I didn’t “adopt “ Eddie they wanted us to go through the adoption process - not a problem - except they rejected my application because I had previously “surrendered” (their word) a dog during the one week “trial period “. 4 weeks later, in an effort to show dedication to Eddie, my husband went back to once again tried to go through the adoption process. Once again rejected - this time because my husband wasn’t willing to follow their directions on Eddie’s Heart Worm treatment which was the opposite of our Vet’s advice. YES EDDIE HAS HEART WORMS AND WE STILL WOULD HAVE ADOPTED HIM! They are playing God with these animals and it’s quite awful.

Charles Beard

4 years ago

CAAWS is an awesome organization. Not only do they adopt out cats and dogs, but they also provide spay and neuter assistance in our community.

Chris cano

4 years ago

Great place to find a new best friend

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Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, Louisiana, Baton Rouge

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