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Animal Welfare


Adopt | Volunteer & Foster | Report Lost Pet

We are currently at 100%+ capacity and we need your help to save the lives of adoptable pets. Currently, all pet adoption fees are waived! Adoption includes spay/neuter services, up-to-date vaccinations, a microchip, and a 1-year pet license.

Tulsa Animal Welfare | 3031 N Erie Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74115 (Map)
Open 2 ‚Äď 6 p.m. daily¬†¬†(Closed 2nd Wednesday of each month)¬†

$20 for TAW - Help Us Expand Amenities At Our New Shelter 

We have launched our¬†"$20 for TAW‚ÄĚ campaign in hopes of raising an additional $3.7 million for our new shelter. Every little bit helps!

The campaign, which is a partnership with the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), will use all monies raised to enhance the new shelter’s amenities and support pet education and outreach programs.

All monies raised will support the following projects:


While Tulsa Animal Welfare will never replace a good home with a caring family, we do our best to provide a safe place where animals will find food, water and a friendly face with a caring hand.

Animal Control Officers enforce the Animal Code found in Title 2 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Tulsa. These ordinances include requirements for rabies vaccinations, city licensing and sterilization requirements.

Cats and dogs not reclaimed by their owners may become available for adoption after three business days. Animals surrendered to us by their owners are immediately available.

They were available for adoption when posted on our web page, but we do not guarantee that a cat or dog seen on our web page will be available to adopt when you arrive at the shelter. The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Division does not reserve cats or dogs for adoption by telephone or email. You must come to the shelter.

If you're looking for a lost pet, begin by following the links below. We also STRONGLY recommend that you visit and walk through the shelter to see if your pet was picked up by our field officers or brought in by a concerned individual. 

Spay and Neuter 

When you adopt a pet through the Tulsa Animal Welfare, the cost of spaying and neutering is included. City Ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of six months be spayed or neutered. Certain exemptions are allowed by permit. By law, every dog and cat adopted from our shelter has to be spayed or neutered. 

Resources for low-cost providers in the Tulsa area for spaying and neutering include: 

Comprehensive Animal Welfare Reform Plan

Tulsa Animal Commission collected feedback from stakeholders on draft revisions for the Tulsa Title II Animal Ordinance.  Here is a one page summary of the survey results.

Learn about the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Reform Plan...