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Broken Arrow Animal Shelter in Oklahoma is operated under the control of the Broken Arrow Police Department. The Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing local animal ordinances, as well as city and state animal-related laws. The Officers respond to calls for service related to animals running at large, vicious or dangerous animals, injured animals, and animal bites.
Broken Arrow Animal Shelter provides stray, abandoned, or unwanted animals with food, shelter, and love. They work hard to find these animals loving forever homes, as most of them are homeless through no fault of their own.
If you'd like to view the eager animals waiting to be adopted before visiting the shelter, you can see them online by heading to Broken Arrow Animal Shelter's website. Adoptions are done on a first-come, first-adopt basis, so if you fall in love with one pet in particular, don't delay too long.
The next step is to hand in your application. Ask the staff any questions you have about the cuddly animal or animals you're interested in.
You'll need a valid ID to adopt.
Once your application has been approved, bring any other dogs you currently have to meet their new pal. If the meeting results in lots of tail wagging, you can finalize the adoption process, pay your adoption fee, and settle your new family friend in at home.
Remember, your pet is in a new environment and will need some time to settle in.
Adoption fees at Broken Arrow Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination, an examination by a vet, and heartworm testing and 5-1 preventative vaccination for dogs.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.