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Oklahoma Humane Society was founded in 2007 and is the largest animal-related charity in the state of Oklahoma. They work in close partnership with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and other local shelters. Their primary focus is to eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Oklahoma City.
Since they opened in 2007, they've found homes for over 30,000 cats and dogs and fixed more than 135,000 pets!
Oklahoma Humane Society has an open-adoption policy, so there's no application or interview process. They simply ask that you meet the pet in person before adoption.
One of their adoption specialists will help you find the right pet for your family.
It's always a good idea to bring your current dog(s) for a meet and greet if you're adopting a new dog, just to make sure they get along well.
Adoption fees at Oklahoma Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea/tick prevention, and heartworm prevention 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, below you'll find 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.
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.