Clear The Shelters: A look inside the adoption house

Clear the Shelters

NBC Local 33’s annual Clear the Shelters event is less than 2 weeks away and this week we got an inside look at a local adoption house with a comforting atmosphere.

“We always wanted a house that would be like a home so people could come and view the animals in a home-like setting,” said Paula Schoen the executive director of Friends of the Animals.

Friends of the Animals Adoption House is an organization that strives to rescue, re-home and otherwise save as many dogs as possible in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. “Right now we take dogs from 7 different shelters in the area,” said Schoen.

“The dogs are in foster care, or they’re transported everyday from the shelter, but no dog stays here. It truly is like a doggy daycare,” said Schoen.

The adoption house looks to bring in a wide variety of dogs for families to adopt including big dogs, small dogs, active dogs, calm dogs, older dogs and puppies. They want a little something for everyone.

The adoption house requires potential adopters to go through an application process. The fee for puppies younger than 6 months is $175, while dogs older than 6 months is $125.

You can catch Friends of the Animals at Clear the Shelters on August 17th and you can check out their website here.

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