Cajun Tails is a mostly foster based rescue with fosters in Mandeville, Hammond, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas. We rely on foster homes to help take dogs in and get them rehabilitated, vetted, happy, and to their forever families.
Katie is one of our founding members and the current Director of Cajun Tails Rescue.
Katie lived in Mandeville with her parents, brother, and pack of four huskies. When she was nine, her family move to Gainesville Virginia. In 2018, they decided to expand their pack. Finding a dog provide to be extremely difficult in Virginia which required them to expand their search. While planning a trip Mandeville, they decided to look at rescues in the area and were overwhelmed by the amount dogs listed. After graduating high school, Katie attend LSU in the spring of 2019. During her first semester at LSU, Katie started volunteering for local rescues and was shocked by the amount of innocent lives euthanized everyday. During the summer, Katie decided to began fostering for a rescue in New Orleans. She was overwhelmed with the amount of dogs in need and saw the need for additional rescue resources to deal with over population. This is when Cajun Tails Rescue was formed. Katie is currently planning to continue your education at LSU to become a veterinarian.
Courtney is one of our founding members and currently part of our Board of Directors. Courtney is a mother of two who share her compassion for dog rescue. She is also the mother to three pups of her own. Courtney's love of dogs start at a young age starting with her family dogs, Candy, Chloe, and Ellie. As a teen, Courtney would go out of her way to catch stray dogs she found roaming the streets with hopes of reuniting them with their family. Courtney's first dog of her own was a Siberian Husky she purchased with her husband. Eventually adding to her pack, another Husky she found on Facebook that was on it's 4th rehome. It was then she realized how much these dogs needed a voice to educate owners and perspective owners on the care these beloved animals deserve.
Gabe is our most compassionate member of all. Gabe is 6 years old and wants to save every dog he sees. He enjoys volunteering at the rescue and helping his mom, Courtney, make them feel loved. It breaks his heart anytime a dog doesn't have a family. Gabe wants to grow up to be a veterinarian so he can foster and save more lives.