Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

East Bank Shelter Pet List

West Bank Shelter Pet List

Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to a shelter dog or cat in the name of a friend or family member.
A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.
Donate a Kuranda bed

Adoption Events

Dec. 6th - Whisker Wonderland, Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. @ Central Ave., 11am-3pm
Dec. 6th - Petco, 3520 Veterans, 11am-3pm
Dec. 13th - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. @ Central Ave., 11am-3pm
Jan. 3rd, 2015 - Petco, 3520 Veterans, 11am-3pm


Spay/Neuter Help - Visit the Jefferson SPCA's website for information on low cost spay/neuter.

Rabies Shots
Rabies shots are offered at the shelter on Wednesdays between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Animals must be at least 4 months old. Price for intact pets is $20. Price for spayed or neutered pets is $15. Dogs need to be leashed, and cats need to be in carriers.

Dog Behavior Workshops
Learn why your dog may jump on visitors, destroy household items or bark excessively, and how you can prevent such behaviors by attending the next Jefferson Parish Recreation Department Dog Behavior Workshop. Call (504)736-6999 Ext. 118 for scheduled dates, more information or to register. Owners Only (no dogs).

Dog Obedience Classes and Puppy Classes
Jefferson Parish Recreation Department offers a full program of Eastbank dog training classes. Classes include the AKC 'STAR' puppy classes (7 classes, $47), beginners classes dogs over 5 months (8 classes, $52), and intermediate classes (7 classes, $44) which include working to prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation and the new fun of rally obedience. All classes, and the STAR and CGC evaluations, are open to mixed breeds as well as purebreds, and mixed breeds can now compete in AKC obedience, rally, and agility trials. Call (504) 736-6999 Ext. 118 for more information or to register.

For Westbank classes (offered at Harvey Playground), call Rose Scott at (504) 349-5000 Ext. 132. Harvey Playground also offers Canine Good Citizen classes, as well, with the CGC testing done at the end of the program that teaches the handler and canine the 10 basic exerciess on the test.  

Who We Are

We are the Animal Shelter Department for Jefferson Parish. We operate two open-admission animal shelters at #1 Humane Way in East Jefferson near Elmwood (504) 736-6111 and at 1869 Ames Blvd. in Marrero (504) 349-5111.


Interested in volunteering or fostering to help the animals at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter? If so, go to the Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter's website and fill out an online application. We have lots of volunteer opportunities.

Adopting a Friend

Please visit our shelters to meet our friendly adoptable pets. Or, visit us at one of our adoption days in the community.

The adoption fee of $67 (cash or credit card) includes at least the first set of vaccinations, worming, microchip with registration and the required spay or neuter operation. Dogs are tested for heartworms. Cats are tested for FeLV/FIV.

Jefferson Parish's East Bank Animal Shelter at 1 Humane Way is located on the Earhart Expressway service road near Clearview Parkway in Elmwood. If you haven't visited us before, call (504)736-6111 for directions.

Directions to the East Bank Shelter:
The ONLY WAY to drive to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter is by traveling north on South Clearview Parkway as if coming from Jefferson Highway or from Huey Long Bridge. (If you are coming from the other direction on S. Clearview, make the U - turn by the light in front of the Shell Station.) Get in the second lane from the right as you near the hospital. At the light at Citrus and S. Clearview Parkway (by hospital), veer onto the New Orleans/Harahan North 3139 (Earhart). Stay in the LEFT lane, and it turns LEFT to become the Service Road. On the LEFT side of the LEFT lane, you will see green signs marked "Animal Shelter." Follow them. Curve LEFT under the overpass and follow the road until you can turn right to enter the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter parking lot. This is #1 Humane Way. The entrance to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter lobby is in the front of the building.

The West Bank Animal Shelter is at 1869 Ames Blvd. in Marrero (504) 349-5111.

Directions to the West Bank Shelter:
If you are coming from the East Bank, go to the Westbank Expressway from the Crescent City Connection or you can take the Huey P. Long Bridge. (From Huey Long Bridge, stay on Hwy. 90 until you cross overpass. Exit right to Westbank Expressway.) Stay on Westbank Expressway until you reach Ames Blvd. in Marrero. Turn south (away from river) onto Ames. Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter will be on your left. If you get to Lapalco Blvd, you went too far.

Hours: Both shelters are open during the following hours for adoptions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5:00pm; Thursday 9am-6:30pm; and Saturday 10am-3:00pm. We accept stray animals and allow people to look for their lost pets up until closing time - one hour after adoption hours end.
We are closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving. The East Bank Shelter will close at 2 pm, for training Tuesday, December 2nd. The shelters are closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25th and 26th for Christmas and Thursday and Friday, Jan 1st and 2nd for New Years.

Wish List

We can use the following: donations to the Jefferson SPCA Heartworm Treatment Fund for shelter dogs, towels, Gerber second stage baby food - chicken, turkey, beef (containing no vegetables), newspapers, cat toys, Kongs (original large type for dogs), plastic storage containers, British rope slip leashes, small soft dog treats, small dog biscuits, pens, dog shampoo, ping pong balls, poop bags, inner cardboard tubes from paper towels, small dog collars, leashes, gift cards to Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Office Depot.... Also see our Amazon wish list., Scratch 'n Bits - See: .


Map to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter East Bank Location - #1 Humane Way in Harahan

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Map to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter West Bank Location - 1869 Ames Blvd. in Marrero

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Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - East Bank
#1 Humane Way
Harahan, LA 70123