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Our Mission

Pen Pals Animal Shelter is a nonprofit adoption center on the grounds of Dixon Correctional Institute, 5568 La. 68, Jackson.

The shelter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and has a large selection of cats and dogs ready for adoption. All animals have been spayed, neutered, and vaccinated.

Operated entirely through donations and volunteer veterinary services, Pen Pals charges a fee of $60 to adopt a cat or a dog. Microchips are optional and cost $10.

Donations of animal food, treats, toys, beds, blankets, and monetary contributions are welcome.

Pen Pals Animal Shelter is now on PayPal.  To donate please click on the link below:

Adoption Policy

We would love for you to bring home a new best friend.  If you are interested in any of our animals please do not hesitate to call 225-634-6051.  Our adoption fees are $60.00.  The fee includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, and de-worming. 


  • day hours
    Monday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

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