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Take Paws Stray Cafe


Take Paws Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue rethinking the way people connect with homeless dogs.

Our dream:  The Stray Café, a new way of saving homeless dogs in New Orleans.




at the Stray Cafe 


Take Paws Rescue pulls dogs from stressful, crowded shelters and puts them into foster homes where they socialize, relax and become themselves again.

The problem is - there are never enough foster homes.

Our Stray Café will offer a calm and cozy space for our rescue pups to interact, play, and snuggle with guests and potential adopters, and a place to sleep and eat and be loved until adoption.  Adopters will have a place to unwind with great dogs and enjoy coffee and snacks – and maybe meet your next best friend!


Louisiana animal shelters are over-crowded. They need community help. The ASPCA estimates that 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year for lack of space, resources, and willing adoptive homes.

Our Stray Café will provide a space to introduce dogs, from puppies to senior and special needs, to potential adopters, and match them with wonderful forever families. Customers who cannot or are not ready to adopt but love dogs will have a chance to spend quality time with four-pawed friends.


We have secured a location for our café with the purchase of a building at 2730 Banks St thanks to some of our executive staff.


The building and outside space will need a lot of work to get it in shape for our dogs and our guests, and we need all the help we can get in the form of monetary and supply/building material donations, and volunteers to do the work. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for posts on our needs as we move forward.


We need donations in order to turn this gracious gift of an empty building, into a life-saving community center for animal rescue.

Take Paws Rescue is a volunteer-run 501c3 nonprofit, which means that every dollar we take in goes right back into the dogs and is a tax deduction for you!

We believe that every dog deserves a home.

Your donation will allow us to save more lives – and offer fun and a place to snuggle for both dogs and humans.


​Donate $100 or more and earn a forever photo plaque of your pet on our Founders Wall for all to see.

Read more right here!