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​​​​​​​Adopt a Dog in Covington LA; It’s a Decision You Won’t Regret

​​​​​​​If you watch TV at all you've probably heard of the Subaru Love Promise. As part of that, all of our team at Baldwin Subaru loves pets! If you're a pet lover as well, you may be wondering how you can adopt a dog in Covington LA.

Each year approximately 6.5 million companion animals are placed in shelters, according to the ASPCA. With Subaru's mission to be "more than a car company" we are committed to helping these animals as much as possible. That's why Subaru dealerships across the nation sponsor adoption events to help local and community shelter animals find new and loving homes.

Here in our community Baldwin Subaru has partnered with our local shelter, the Northshore Humane Society, to help in this endeavor. Just recently, (October 17) NHS held a "Fall in Love" Adopt-a-thon and Baldwin Subaru donated $100 for each pet adopted. Leading up to the event they held a supply drive to fill a Subaru with needed items in preparation of the Adopt-a-thon. If you missed this opportunity to adopt a dog in Covington LA, don't worry, there are many events throughout the year where you'll have another chance.

Before the Fall in Love event, Baldwin Subaru became a sponsor of another pet cause by donating $5000 to the Mardi Paws fundraiser called "Let the Fur Fly." This in turn is used to help the Wings of Rescue charity to fly rescued pets from shelters that are high-kill or high intake to no-kill shelters. So far they've flown over 7,000 pets to safety by means of 99 flights. Wings of Rescue is the only ALL VOLUNTEER organization to fly this many pets, and their work is funded completely from donations.

Fundraisers Helping You Adopt a Dog in Covington LA

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why did Baldwin Subaru donate so much to this fundraiser? To answer this question, you need more information. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services on Highway 36 between Lacombe and Abita Springs is our parish's only animal control service and open-admission animal shelter. Just last year they took in a little over 4,000 abandoned, stray, or owner-surrendered animals, and as you may imagine, all 4,000 have not been adopted. This shelter is in dire need of anyone wanting to adopt a dog in Covington LA to stop by and look for a new furry friend. But adding to the high intake problem, the COVID pandemic has made things worse by causing adoptions to be restricted or on hold for weeks, or even months, which means more overcrowding, leading to the eventual euthanization of animals. This is where Wings of Rescue comes in to help. They fly pets from our overcrowded shelters to shelters in other parts of the US that have actual waiting lists for pets!

The animals from our Department of Animal Services were lucky to be included on 13 flights over the summer, which made Mardi Paws want to sponsor our very own flight for local shelter pets. And it happened at the end of September! Animals that could have ended up staying in a Louisiana shelter for over a year, without any chance for adoption, got adopted in a flash at the receiving shelter! What an awesome feat!

For more opportunities to adopt a dog in Covington LA Baldwin Subaru will host their annual pet adoption sometime in December, but you don't have to wait that long! Visit either the Department of Animal Services or the Northshore Humane Society soon to find the perfect pooch for your family.