On Assignment | Baton Rouge Animals Have It Good | 225 Magazine

As a last part of this impromptu Animal Week here at Life As It Is, I’m bringing you images from the last animal feature from this month’s 225.

Baton Rouge pets have it good. There is so much going on in this town for animals – whether it’s dog parks, homemade gourmet dog treats or even retirement options.

And as a part of this last piece of the October cover story, I got the chance to spend some time with various pets and owners to document some of these cool things Baton Rouge has to offer.

Brody the Golden Retriever hangs out in the lobby of Sunrise Assisted Living on Friday, August 12, 2011. Sunrise Assisted Living and Jackson Veterans Home are providing homes for senior dogs in their lobbies and cats in the Alzheimer

Brody the Golden Retriever hangs out in the lobby of Sunrise Assisted Living on Friday, August 12, 2011. Sunrise Assisted Living and Jackson Veterans Home are providing homes for senior dogs in their lobbies and cats in the Alzheimer's unit. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

Nicole Arana watches as Lou, middle, and her dog, Nina, left, play together at the City Park Dog Park on Thursday, August 25, 2011. There are now numerous dog parks throughout the city for dogs and their owners to enjoy. (Erin Parker)

Nicole Arana watches as Lou, middle, and her dog, Nina, left, play together at the City Park Dog Park on Thursday, August 25, 2011. There are now numerous dog parks throughout the city for dogs and their owners to enjoy. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

Dr. Javier Nevarez, center, a zoological medicine specialist at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, works on a parrot and a turtle in the zoological medicine lab with Krista Jones, right, zoological medicine intern and VDM, and Caitlin Contreary, a fourth year veterinary student, on Thursday, August 11, 2011. (Erin Parker)

Dr. Javier Nevarez, center, a zoological medicine specialist at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, works on a parrot and a turtle in the zoological medicine lab with Krista Jones, right, zoological medicine intern and VDM, and Caitlin Contreary, a fourth year veterinary student, on Thursday, August 11, 2011. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

Stephanie Johnson, center, holds her dog, Nash, as Jennifer Stapleton, right, a nurse, pets her dog and Jesse Basso, left, holds Sammy the dog during a LSU Tiger HATS visit to the Our Lady of the Lake Children

Stephanie Johnson, center, holds her dog, Nash, as Jennifer Stapleton, right, a nurse, pets her dog and Jesse Basso, left, holds Sammy the dog during a LSU Tiger HATS visit to the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Unit on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Johnson is a social worker with the LSU vet school and created LSU Tiger HATS, a therapy program that sends dogs into libraries, hospitals, nursing homes and other places to visit patients. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

Marlene Most holds some of her homemade dog treats for her company "Most Delightful Foods" while sitting next to her dog, Heidi, on Friday, August 12, 2011. Most makes three kinds of dog treats that were initially inspired by her dog, Heidi, a shepherd/husky mix. (Erin Parker)

Marlene Most holds some of her homemade dog treats for her company "Most Delightful Foods" as her dog, Heidi, right, sits on the ground of her workspace Friday, August 12, 2011. Most makes three kinds of dog treats that were initially inspired by her dog, Heidi, a shepherd/husky mix. (Photos by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

To read Adrian’s article about all the cool things Baton Rouge has to offer pets, click here.

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