365 New Orleans: Bluetails Pet Rescue


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Courtney Davis’ heart is all in for homeless animals. She is the president of Bluetails Pet Rescue and is poignant when you talk to her about her work with animals. Here is what they have to say about Bluetails:

We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason – animals in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, pets given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We place dogs and cats in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a pet into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes.

Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the animal beyond the adoption process.

Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.




1. What products and services do you offer? 

We are a non-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue. All of our rescues go straight to a foster. We are a foster-based organization!

We take in stray dogs, neglected pets, and neighboring shelters. A lot of times we take the dogs that are harder to adopt out – heartworm positive, pregnant, and badly neglected, to name a few – and get them healthy again and ready to be adopted!

Bluetails also offers pet sitting services. These services fund our rescue efforts.

Fostering is completely free, we encourage everyone to foster!


2. How long have you been in business? 

Officially since 2015


3. How do people find you online? 

bluetails.org, Facebook, and Instagram @bluetailspets

We also have a Facebook page for our pet services.


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

Most people don’t know about our additional services that help keep the rescue funded. We offer pet sitting, boarding, and pet taxi services.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

Grooming services are coming soon.

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, we have adoption events at PetSmart on Manhattan in Harvey. Upcoming adoption events: Adoption Events

If you need service hours, we are a great place to volunteer at.

Bluetails is the only animal rescue on the Westbank.

Fosters are always needed. Even if you don’t foster a pet through us, please consider fostering through any of the cities animal shelters.

For a list of current available pets: Bluetails Adoptable Pets


Make a donation to Bluetails Pet Rescue here! 



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