Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge

Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge FOTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit foster-based rescue that began in January 2010. We were established for the purpose of rescuing dogs from shelters. www.fotabr.org

We are not an open intake shelter. Since starting in 2010, FOTA has found forever homes for more than 7,000 animals from local shelters and our FASS re-home program. FOTA Alternative to Shelter Surrender (FASS) is a program where an owner or finder can foster a dog with the intent to have the dog re-homed. Located on our website (www.fotabr.org) FOSTER tab are instructions for applying to the FASS program. Visit our website and learn how you can become a member, donate, or volunteer!

Oh no, we are almost out of water, and it is so hot! Can you please donate for our hard working volunteers and staff. Gr...
06/16/2024

Oh no, we are almost out of water, and it is so hot! Can you please donate for our hard working volunteers and staff. Greatly appreciated!

06/16/2024
We could not accomplish our mission to rescue & rehome dogs in need without our awesome community of fosters!  Thank you...
06/16/2024

We could not accomplish our mission to rescue & rehome dogs in need without our awesome community of fosters! Thank you everyone who helped this week! We appreciate you - Tiffany C. & Valerie B., Sandra S., Sam G., Paula S., Monica B., Michelle K., Michael J., Melissa T. & Lisa J., Lindsey & Nate L., Lindsay P., Linda M., Lauren C., Kerry C., Karen C., Katie & Chris S., Julie O., Heike & Uwe G., Haylee C., Danielle E. & Emma S., Clare & Bill S., Ann C., Amy C., and Amy & Brandon B.

Thank you and WELCOME to our new fosters this week - Linda L., Don Z., and Ben K.

Join the best foster community ever! Sign up to foster at www.fotabr.org/foster-1 We make it easy to foster with flexible schedules & all supplies provided!

Sweet ROSALIE has been waiting a long time for her forever home to come along. She is an amazing girl who is housetraine...
06/16/2024

Sweet ROSALIE has been waiting a long time for her forever home to come along. She is an amazing girl who is housetrained and dog, cat, & child friendly. Rosalie is heartworm negative, spayed, & microchipped. She is 3 yr., 64 lb. Come by The Dog Adoption House to meet this all around great girl! Apply to adopt in person.

Former FOTA dog Parsley is living the life & looking top notch!  Thanks for adopting & fostering Kate, Leonard, & Hanna!
06/16/2024

Former FOTA dog Parsley is living the life & looking top notch! Thanks for adopting & fostering Kate, Leonard, & Hanna!

Dj will be at the adoption house this weekend. Dj is full-grown dachsund mix. He loves other dogs and is a very good alm...
06/15/2024

Dj will be at the adoption house this weekend. Dj is full-grown dachsund mix. He loves other dogs and is a very good almost one year old puppy!

Beautiful Cane will be waiting for you at the adoption house today and tomorrow
06/15/2024

Beautiful Cane will be waiting for you at the adoption house today and tomorrow

We are so happy for our Kyra. She got a wonderful home!!
06/15/2024

We are so happy for our Kyra. She got a wonderful home!!

How do we still have one of the cutest little things to ever walk on 4 legs?!?!  FINNEGAN is a sweet guy with a big smil...
06/15/2024

How do we still have one of the cutest little things to ever walk on 4 legs?!?! FINNEGAN is a sweet guy with a big smile & a fancy feathery tail. He is 2 yr., 12 lb., & heartworm negative. Finnegan will be at The Dog Adoption House daily hoping his forever person/people come. Apply to adopt in person.

CARLO is a handsome boy with a beautiful brindle coat who is about 2 years old, 48 lbs., heartworm negative and neutered...
06/15/2024

CARLO is a handsome boy with a beautiful brindle coat who is about 2 years old, 48 lbs., heartworm negative and neutered. He’s housetrained & plays well with his foster’s dog. Carlo is very well behaved and naps quietly in his kennel until it’s time to go outside. He is also Camp Bow Wow approved to participate in playgroups and would receive a gold medal when it comes to following the “sit” command. Once outside he loves to lean on you for all the pets and loving. Interested in Carlo? Come by The Adoption House to meet him in person!

If you are considering adopting any of our sweet pups and currently own a dog, bringing your vet records with you to The Adoption House will expedite the processing of your application.

Mark your calendars!  PINKY will be back at The Dog Adoption House hoping to find her forever home starting Saturday!  P...
06/15/2024

Mark your calendars! PINKY will be back at The Dog Adoption House hoping to find her forever home starting Saturday! Pinky’s foster says she is absolutely wonderful - sweetest temperment & very easy going. They’d 100% adopt her if they could! Pinky is good w/ kids, other dogs, horses, and chickens! She loves being with her people & is a great companion. She is so easy going. Pinky is 1.5 yr., 44 lb., housetrained, spayed, & microchipped. She is a smart cookie who knows some commands, too (see video in comments). She has an old injury to her left eye that does not cause her any issues. Meet Pinky at The Dog Adoption House; apply to adopt in person.

ORVIS is a new inductee into the FOTA  pack of adoptable pups. Orvis is named after one of our pawesome sponsors.He is 7...
06/15/2024

ORVIS is a new inductee into the FOTA pack of adoptable pups. Orvis is named after one of our pawesome sponsors.
He is 7 years old/13 pounds, neutered/microchipped/ and current on vaccines. Happy dance- he tested negative for heartworms. 🐶 Orvis is housetrained & good with other dogs.
We think his tiny underbite and one wonky ear are killer!
He can be seen daily at The Adoption House; apply in person to adopt.
If you currently own a dog and are interested in any of our fantastic pups, bringing your vet records with you to the Adoption House will expedite your application process.

MABEL is one of the best behaved young dogs you could meet!  Her foster is very impressed with her. Mabel is 7-8 mo., 20...
06/15/2024

MABEL is one of the best behaved young dogs you could meet! Her foster is very impressed with her. Mabel is 7-8 mo., 20ish lb. She really does check all the boxes when it comes to finding the perfect dog: calm but also can be playful, housetrained, kennel trained, good on car rides, great with both dogs & cats, Camp Bow Wow approved for group play, knows some commands & eager to please, spayed, microchipped, & tested negative for heartworms. What a resume’! Come by The Dog Adoption House if you are looking for a new best friend. We think Mabel is awesome! Apply to adopt in person.

If you currently own a dog and are interested in adopting one of our fab FOTA pups, bringing your vet records with you to The Adoption House will expedite your application process.

Our SISTER is a 5 month old, 32lb. pup that is a beauty with her shiny black coat with white markings. She is very playf...
06/15/2024

Our SISTER is a 5 month old, 32lb. pup that is a beauty with her shiny black coat with white markings. She is very playful, energetic, intelligent and silly. Sister loves to play fetch, play in the water hose in her foster's yard, is affectionate, gives lots of kisses, is eager to please and wants to learn. She is dog friendly (LOVES the older dog in the home), people friendly, but would do best with older kids due to her youthful exuberance. She is curious about the cats in her foster home, but gives them their space. Sister has learned “sit” and “lay down,” quickly, crate training and house training is a "work in progress", but she is improving every day.
Sister would LOVE for YOU to drop by the adoption house to spend some time in the yard with HER! Be sure to take a ball outside with you! This cutie is ready to meet her NEW family! Could that be YOU? Apply to adopt in person.

These are the start times for the tournament tomorrow.
06/14/2024

These are the start times for the tournament tomorrow.

This handsome, lovable guy is around seven years old and weighs in at almost 15 pounds. Stop by the adoption house to me...
06/14/2024

This handsome, lovable guy is around seven years old and weighs in at almost 15 pounds. Stop by the adoption house to meet Theo today!

We are happy to report that Camp, now Noodle, has found the best adopted home for him. He is one lucky boy. Thanks so mu...
06/13/2024

We are happy to report that Camp, now Noodle, has found the best adopted home for him. He is one lucky boy. Thanks so much for adopting.

ORVIS is a new inductee into the FOTA  pack of adoptable pups. Orvis is named after one of our pawesome sponsors.He is 7...
06/13/2024

ORVIS is a new inductee into the FOTA pack of adoptable pups. Orvis is named after one of our pawesome sponsors.

He is 7 years old/13 pounds, neutered/microchipped/ and current on vaccines. Happy dance- he tested negative for heartworms. 🐶 Orvis is housetrained & good with other dogs.
We think his tiny underbite and one wonky ear are killer!
He can be seen daily at The Adoption House; apply in person to adopt.

If you currently own a dog and are interested in any of our fantastic pups, bringing your vet records with you to the Adoption House will expedite your application process.

TOBY is a 4 year old/14 pound male mixed breed who recently joined our pack. He is a super friendly little guy and he ca...
06/13/2024

TOBY is a 4 year old/14 pound male mixed breed who recently joined our pack. He is a super friendly little guy and he can be seen daily at the Adoption House. Toby has been groomed, and has tested negative for heartworms.
Not yet neutered, he is available for pre-adoption only until post surgery.

If you currently own a dog and are interested in any of our fabulous pups, bringing your vet records with you to the Adoption House will expedite your application process

06/12/2024

I love when our adopted dogs live better lives then we do. Quincy in Montana!

Lollie has been busy taking pictures with her human brother for his senior picture. Don’t they both look great!!  Congra...
06/11/2024

Lollie has been busy taking pictures with her human brother for his senior picture. Don’t they both look great!! Congratulations!

‼️LAST DAY TO REGISTER‼️REGISTER TODAY: FOTABR.ORG⚠️Registration ends TONIGHT at midnight⚠️
06/11/2024

‼️LAST DAY TO REGISTER‼️
REGISTER TODAY: FOTABR.ORG
⚠️Registration ends TONIGHT at midnight⚠️

06/11/2024

MABEL is one of the best behaved young dogs you could meet! Her foster is very impressed with her. Mabel is 7-8 mo., 20ish lb. She really does check all the boxes when it comes to finding the perfect dog: calm but also can be playful, housetrained, kennel trained, good on car rides, great with both dogs & cats, Camp Bow Wow approved for group play, knows some commands & eager to please, spayed, microchipped, & tested negative for heartworms. What a resume’! Come by The Dog Adoption House if you are looking for a new best friend. We think Mabel is awesome! Apply to adopt in person.

We are happy to announce that life is a walk through the sunflowers now that he’s been ADOPTED!!!  Congratulations VIRGI...
06/10/2024

We are happy to announce that life is a walk through the sunflowers now that he’s been ADOPTED!!! Congratulations VIRGIL!!!❤️

Lucky Huey was adopted this weekend. Have a great life sweet boy
06/10/2024

Lucky Huey was adopted this weekend. Have a great life sweet boy

Lucky Drew. He has landed in an awesome adoption home!!
06/10/2024

Lucky Drew. He has landed in an awesome adoption home!!

ONLY 𝟓 DAYS UNTIL OUR PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT!🐾REGISTER TODAY: FOTABR.ORG🐾⚠️Registration ends TOMORROW at midnight⚠️
06/10/2024

ONLY 𝟓 DAYS UNTIL OUR PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT!
🐾REGISTER TODAY: FOTABR.ORG🐾
⚠️Registration ends TOMORROW at midnight⚠️

UPDATE: Today Poppy met her foster’s grandchildren & hopped right in the back seat with them.❤️ Her foster says she love...
06/09/2024

UPDATE: Today Poppy met her foster’s grandchildren & hopped right in the back seat with them.❤️ Her foster says she loves them.

Come meet POPPY at The Adoption House. She is a middle aged little lady- 8 years old and 9 pounds. Poppy is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccines and tested negative for heartworms.
A bit reserved on first introduction, but is slowly angling to be offered a gentle scoop-up onto a lap.
Apply in person to adopt.

If you are interested in adopting Poppy or any of our wonderful pups and currently own a dog, bringing your vet records with you to The Adoption House will expedite the processing of your application 🐾

MISS BEAR is a sweet little potato who could do with some extra walks as she is a bit of an adorable chonk. She's a 3 1/...
06/09/2024

MISS BEAR is a sweet little potato who could do with some extra walks as she is a bit of an adorable chonk. She's a 3 1/2 year old, 32 lb, delightful little lady who loves a squeaky plush toy, is kennel and leashed trained, adores a good snuggle and is great with kids. She does like to chase cats, so she'd be best in a house without felines. Could Little Miss Bear be YOUR new cuddle bug? Drop by the adoption house to meet her. Apply to adopt in person

Address

8476 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA
70808

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 5pm
Thursday 11:30am - 5pm
Friday 11:30am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

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+12252397368

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Our mission is to rescue, re-home, or otherwise save as many dogs and puppies as possible from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Since 2010, FOTA has found forever homes for more than 5500 animals from the EBR Parish shelter, other surrounding shelters and through the FASS program.

Founded by Paula Schoen, the Dog Adoption House was a dream of FOTA. We noticed such a difference in the dogs when removed from the shelter that we wanted to open a house where an animal can show its true personality. In June, 2013, our dream came true with a grant from the Pennington Family Foundation. The house is open daily with volunteers helping us socialize the dogs. We have between 25-30 dogs at the house daily, ranging in size from small to medium to large with each group having their own play yard. The dogs are exercised hourly and given lots of love and attention. We think of the house as a doggie daycare. The dogs come to play for the day and then go back to their foster families or back to the shelter after a fun day away.

DOG ADOPTION HOUSE (8476 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge) -Monday-Friday: 11:30-5:00pm -Saturday & Sunday: 11pm-3 pm OFF-SITES -Downtown Arts/Farmer's Market: First Saturday of the month ONLY!!! 8am-Noon (Downtown Baton Rouge @ 5th and Main St)

Friendly, informative, and helpful posts are encouraged. Posts that are deemed impolite, rude, or that do not support the mission of FOTA, will be deleted. We provide volunteers, resources, programs, and education in an attempt to increase the number of animals that are adopted and fostered each year. Visit our website and learn how you can become a member, donate, or volunteer! www.fotabr.org