Cajun Tails Rescue is a 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.
Our ultimate mission is to help save dogs in and around the state of Louisiana. We save dogs from high kill shelters and some owner surrenders. Our goal includes making sure our dogs are properly cared for and have the best future possible. This includes getting the pups in our care proper vetting including heart worm treatment, emergency medical care, proper vaccines, and so much more. It also includes spay/neuter to help prevent any litters or addition to overpopulation- in both our adopted pups and some community outreach to help spay/neuter for some who can’t afford it. We also microchip all of our pups to make sure none of our adopted pups ever end up contributing to shelter overpopulation or being euthanized. We are currently foster based, so we can only take in dogs that we have fosters for. Understandably, most fosters are only comfortable with certain ages/breeds which restricts what we can take into our rescue. As our audience grows and we gain more fosters, we hope to expand and be able to take even more pups in.
As we continue to grow, and are asked more and more everyday to help, we are noticing the need for a base of operations more than ever before. The goal for our future is to have a luxury shelter facility and community vet clinic. Our vet clinic would not only setup our pups for success and reduce our vetting costs and adoption fees- but it would also operate for fosters, adopters, and more to help others in our community. The clinic would help fund the rescue and keep us afloat since donations and adoption fees alone wouldn’t be able to. Cajun Tails Rescue hopes to have a place to call home by 2023. A place where we can save countless lives and house dogs until they’re adopted. We are a no-kill rescue and would continue to operate as such with a facility. We hope to be able to build a facility that is not only ideal for optimizing lives saved, but also optimizing the quality of life of those in our care. This includes basing our building off of a minimal stress/sound layout with individual “rooms” instead of runs/kennels to reduce barking, noise, stress, and any “shelter aggression” caused from stressed out dogs. By the end of 2021, we hope to have sponsorship/donation plans laid out for potential donors to work towards our goal of opening our facility as soon as possible.
As we setup our plan for a place to call home, we are desperately looking for help to be able to fund it. If you are able to help save countless future pups please consider donating. All donations below are entered into our database by name so when we are able to open, donors will get proper recognition for their selfless efforts to help with something incredible. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
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 proved 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 attended LSU in the fall 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. Katie decided to begin 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 her 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 a mother to three pups of her own. Courtney's love of dogs started 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.