Landlords and tenants in Louisiana – Pets may or may not be permitted under the terms of the lease. However, most leases that allow pets require the tenant to pay a deposit for damages caused by the pet. Money held as a pet deposit is recoverable under the Lessee’s Deposit Act. Money held as a “pet fee or charge” is not covered by the Act and may or may not be recoverable according to the terms of the lease. Tenants should apply for refunds of pet deposits in writing on the final day of occupancy, the same way they would request security or damage deposits.
Source: Louisiana landlord and tenant guide.