Mandeville, Louisiana, is just north of New Orleans via the Pontchartrain bridge. The division between New Orleans means that Mandeville doesn’t see nearly the number of homeless pets that New Orleans does, but there are still homeless pets in the area that need both care and new homes.
The Pearl River County SPCA is an animal shelter in the area that helps homeless animals. Officially in Picayune, Mississippi, the Pearl River County SPCA is dedicated to animals in both states. Fortunately for Pearl River County SPCA, some of the animals it cares for go to foster families that house the animals until permanent homes are found. All pets are spayed or neutered before they leave the facility, and they are also microchipped.
St. Tammany Humane Society serves animals north of Lake Pontchartrain. As the largest non-profit, no-kill shelter on the Northshore, St. Tammany Humane Society makes caring for homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals in the community its duty. Since opening in 1953, the organization has worked hard to find homeless animals new homes while offering spay and neuter services to prevent more stray animals in the area. Running off of fundraising efforts, donations, and adoption fees, the shelter is always in need of supplies.
If you are a Mandeville, Louisiana, resident looking for a new canine family member, consider visiting one of these animal shelters in your area to start your search. You never know what dog you will fall in love!
The annual Woofstock celebration each March is a great opportunity for your dog to socialize in a fun, carefree environment. Sign up for the Best Hippie Dressed Duo for just $10. First place prize in the competition is $250 cash! Take some photos with your dog and create fun artwork while you're at the event. Don’t forget to peruse the vendor market to pick up dog treats and toys!
This is a free event that is family-friendly. There will be activities specifically for children including bounce houses, art, face painting, and more!
Woofstock shirts will be for sale at the event for $20.
Join Save Underdogs at Gary’s Homebrew Supply’s Biergarten on December 9, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Santa Paws Holiday Pet Photos. Bring your pet in to get a fun, festive photo that you can use on your Christmas cards and cherish forever! Don’t forget to dress up for a chance to win a prize in their Santa Paws Costume Contest. First, second, and third place will receive prizes!
One dollar from all beer and wine sales will go to benefit Save the Underdogs, which will also be on site with a litter of adoptable puppies.
Donations of dog food, toys, treats, and other dog items will grant you a free ticket to the raffle grand prize drawing.
Cubs Crawfish will provide food for the occasion, and there will be local vendors on site as well!
Mardi Gras is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in New Orleans, and it wouldn’t be the same without the annual Mardi Paws Parade in Mandeville. All animals participating must be dressed in costume to participate, and they must be up-to-date on shots (and friendly, especially around children). Be sure to keep Fido leashed during the event as well.
Decorate a float and bring throws that are safe for both dogs and people—meaning no chocolate or candy, please. Escorts must accompany their pooches and are asked to clean up after their pets.
Money from the parade goes to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Scott’s Wish, and the St. Tammany Spay & Neuter Group.
Registration starts at $15 per dog.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on December 2, 2017, join NOLA City Bark for Santa Paws professional photos at the dog park. Photos are available for a minimum donation of $10. You can also purchase ornaments, T-shirts, and permits for the year. Dogs and owners are encouraged to dress up for the photos.
After your pupper gets his photo taken, let him meet new friends and play in the dog park for the remainder of the event!
Proceeds go toward the purchase of new agility equipment for the dog park. The event is open to both members and non-members of the park.
Make the short drive to Covington, Louisiana in December for the annual Home for the Holidays Christmas event! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., get photos taken of your dog with Santa Paws and listen to live music by Christian Serpas and Ghost Town Acoustic.
Enjoy food from Sweet Daddy’s BBQ, as well as hot chocolate, baked goodies, and more.
If you are looking to add a new furry family member to your home, there will be adoptable pets at the event and all fees are waived!
There will be a face painting station for children, too, so bring the whole family for this day of fun!