Thanks for your interest in one of our precious pets! Our website is updated every day, so if an animal is on it, it should still be available.
$150 for dogs 7 years or younger (unless otherwise noted)
$75 for dogs older than 7
$75 for cats and kittens (except for certain breeds)
This donation/fee covers spay/neuter, identification chip or tattoo, heartworm test, current vaccinations, and an ID tag. You will also be required to purchase 6 months of heartworm preventative for the dog at the time of the adoption.
Before you fill out an application, please understand that:
ARF does not ship our pets.
We don't adopt puppies or kittens (under the age of 6 months) to applicants who live outside the immediate Tulsa area (we will only consider suburbs that share boundary lines with us) because they are too young at the time to be spayed/neutered. No exceptions to this stipulation!
Applicants outside the immediate Tulsa area must have excellent veterinary records in their name for current or recent cats or dogs. If you haven't owned a pet and you don't live in Tulsa County, you aren't eligible to adopt from us.
To adopt from us, all you have to do is fill out one of our applications and fax it to us at 918-744-4489 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also complete the Adoption Contract. Be sure to answer every question. Don't leave anything blank! We don't work on incomplete applications.
If your application is approved, the adoption will take place in Tulsa. The adopter must meet the pet first to make sure it is right for the adopter and/or family. Keep the original application and contract. You will need to bring them with you at the time of the adoption.
You can now fill out an adoption application online!
You can also download the application. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free download from the Adobe site) to open .pdf files and a word processing program such as Microsoft Word to open .doc files.
ARF Application and Contract *in .pdf format
If you aren't contacted by ARF by the following Thursday after your application was submitted, e-mail email@example.com, noting the name of the pet for which you applied, your name, and the date the application was faxed.
ARF applications are worked Monday through Wednesday. If you submit an application on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, it will be started on Monday morning.
Several volunteers will participate in screening your application. This process involves reviewing your completed application and contacting references. Good veterinary records on current or recent animals is one of the main requirements to adopt from us.
If multiple applications are received on the same animal, and two or more of those are appropriate homes, the animal will be adopted to the qualified home which submitted their application first.
You will be contacted by one of our volunteers to discuss your application. We may have additional questions or concerns. Be sure to check your e-mail for communication from us!
If your application is approved, you will be notified by one of our volunteers. You will be put in touch with the person fostering the animal or arrangements will be made for picking up the animal at one of the following clinics:
Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic
1412 South Harvard.
Tulsa, OK 74112
South Memorial Animal Hospital
7924 East 55th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
Bent Arrow Veterinary Hospital
11318 E. 91st Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
3550 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105
Carbondale Veterinary Hospital
Dr Tim Hallman, DVM
4750 S. Union Ave.
At the office, you will pay the adoption fee ($150 for dogs unless otherwise noted, $75 for cats) in either cash or check made payable to the Animal Rescue Foundation. This fee helps us cover some of the cost of spaying/neutering, tattooing, vaccinating, and lab testing.
When you pick up your new pet, the vet will ask that you purchase a six month's supply of heartworm preventative medicine for your new pet. This usually costs around $30, depending on the size of the animal. At this time, you will receive a copy of your adoption contract. Medical records on your pet and information from the tattoo-a-pet service will arrive by mail.
ARF Adoption Procedures *in .doc format