About Us

Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana is an all-volunteer, federally recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and welfare of homeless dogs, incorporated in 1998.

Matching Pets with People

The mission of Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc of Louisiana (ARF-LA)  is to provide appropriate veterinary care, proper nourishment, shelter, and adoption services for stray, abandoned, and  unwanted dogs, and then place them in loving homes through our adoption process.

All animals are fully vetted and temperament tested before adoption. We have a network of foster homes where our pets are housed until they find their new homes.

Qualified adoptive families are selected through an application process focused on the welfare of the dog and the need to place each dog in an appropriate environment given the individual dog’s background, temperament, and needs.

Since 1998, we have placed more than 2000 dogs.


How We are Funded

ARF-LA's funding is derived through fundraisers, donations, and adoption fees. It is a costly and labor-intensive endeavor, but the emotional satisfaction of seeing life change not only for a dog, but also for a family, a widow, a widower, or a single parent with children is VERY rewarding.

We cannot survive without donations from you. For those that are not able to help with fostering or hands on, but you still want to make a difference in saving the life of homeless pets, this is it. A donation of any size is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made with PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button below, or you can mail a check to us. Please visit our contact page for our mailing address.







How We Get Animals

We pick up abandoned animals. We rescue dogs from our local high kill shelters or pounds. We accept animals from individuals who are unable to keep their pets, contingent upon vacant space within foster homes. We agree to take litters only if the owners agree to let us help them get their female spayed.










We Provide Every ARFan

  • Love, Care, Safekeeping
  • Microchip
  • De-worming
  • Vaccinations
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Heartworm testing and treatment
  • Surgeries: eye, orthopedic, nasal reconstruction, femoral head ostectomy








Visit our ADOPTION INFO page for info on our adoption requirements, fees and process.

BROWSE dogs available for Adoption..


Foster homes are at the heart of ARF-LA's ability to save lives. There is always a dog that needs you; fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences imaginable. Visit our FOSTERING page for more info on fostering.

Happy Tails

Visit our Happy Tails section to view our adopted dogs and learn their stories.


  Lost or Found a Pet?

At ARF-LA, Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana, we know how devastating it is when a beloved pet is missing. We want to help reunite owners with their pets. The following information is to assist you if you have lost or found a pet.



Contact Us


Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. P.O. Box 53501 Lafayette, LA 70505-3501


 Adoptions: arfla.adoptions@gmail.com

 General: arfla.info@gmail.com