Saturday, September 22, 2012 was a fun day for dogs and humans alike in Lafayette, Louisiana! Best Friend’s Strut Your Mutt was held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci. Many area rescues joined Best Friends in struttin their adoptable mutts, while others helped raise money for these rescues struttin their own mutts. Fun was had by all, especially Raj, our adoptable Heeler, who got to enjoy kisses from Ian Somerhalder, as well as walk with him during the one mile Strut event.

The Daily Advertiser posted an article about the event which you can view by clicking here



Raj also had his picture tweeted by us, as well as by Ian Somerhalder during the event.

Raj getting ready to Strut with Ian Somerholder!…

Whoa! Struttin’Mutt! He needs a home! Please adopt Raj! I’ve kissed every – ok almost every inch of him;)…

— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) September 22, 2012

Because Ian Somerhalder was showcasing Raj at Lafayette’s Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, we heard that several people were interested in adopting him. However, as of now, we have received no applications to adopt Raj. If you are interested in adopting Raj, or any of our other adoptable dogs, cats, or other animals, please be sure to download our application by clicking here, or by picking one up at the Lafayette Petco. You can then either fax or email the application, or leave it at Petco with one of the employees for them to fax to us. Raj is neutered, up to date on shots, heartworm negative and on heartworm prevention, microchipped, and ready for adoption! His adoption fee is $120.00 which helps to defray the cost of the medical care he has received while in our care. You can view Raj’s Petfinder page by clicking here. Please note that we do adopt to approved applicants outside of our home state of Louisiana. However, all out of state adopters are required to pay all transportation expenses, in addition to the regular adoption fee. Also, we do not adopt outside of the United States of America.

If you missed out on all the fun at Lafayette’s Strut Your Mutt, please know that it is not too late to help by donating! We have are still short a little over $10,000 to meet our fundraising goal! If we can reach our goal of $15,000.00 then we can not only pay off our current vet bills, but have enough money left to order dog and cat vaccinations and other much needed supplies to take proper care of the rescue animals in our care. We can’t do what we do without your help! Thank you to the 54 people that signed up to raise money for Acadiana Humane Society through Strut Your Mutt! If you haven’t raised more then your initial registration fee, please feel free to share your fundraising page link on your Facebook page and any other social media outlets you use and ask your friends to donate as little or as much as they can! Every dollar helps to add up to reach our goal! You can find the Acadiana Humane Society Team page here: and from that page you can find the links to the individual team members who are trying to meet their own fundraising goals. Please choose an Acadiana Humane Society Team Member and donate today! The fundraising will remain open for the rest of the month of September to help us reach our goal! Please help us help the homeless animals! Thank you!

A special word of thanks to volunteer Andrea Mire for exceeding her goal of personally raising $1,500.00 for Acadiana Humane Society! You can click here to view Andrea’s fundraising page and donate to AHS through her if you like.

If you would like to donate to AHS through our Director, Sue Rabeaux, please click here for her fundraising page:

Acadiana Humane Society Petco Adoption Events 

  • Saturday, September 29th  Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, October 6th  Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, October 13th Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, October 27th Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, November 3rd Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, November 10th Noon-4PM
  • Saturday, November 17th 11AM-4PM

Find Acadiana Humane Society on Facebook and on Twitter!


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