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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)¬†

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...


Best Friends Animal Society Incentive

Tulsa Animal Welfare is excited to announce a partnership with Best Friends Animal Society to offer a special incentive for rescue organizations. From March 1-17, eligible organizations that take medium-sized, mixed-breed dogs weighing over 35 lbs. for the purpose of adoption or transport will receive $100 per dog and $150 per dog that requires extensive medical care. The funding is provided by Best Friends Animal Society and will be sent by check through the post office.
The maximum funding is $10,000 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for the program, organizations must be a 501(c)3 and provide a mailing address, email, phone number, and EIN to Tulsa Animal Welfare. Organizations must pick up the animals by the end of the day on March 17, 2024, to qualify for this incentive.
We hope that this program will encourage more organizations to join us in our mission to save the lives of animals.
For more information on this program, contact Sherri Carrier, Shelter Manager for Tulsa Animal Welfare, at