PO Box 471483
Tulsa, Oklahoma


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You could be sentencing your dog or cat to serious medical problems by not spaying and neutering.

Click here to learn more about being a responsible owner and doing the right thing for your beloved pet!

Found A Stray?

Visit this site for information on what to do.

ARF does not pick up stray dogs, cats, puppies, or kittens. The City of Tulsa will pick up strays and some other rescue groups might assist you. Go to for a list of area breed and rescue groups.

Don't Litter!

It is against Tulsa pet ordinances for you to have a dog or cat older than 6 months that is not spayed or neutered.

Please help us save more dogs from being destroyed at kill shelters by spaying and neutering your pets. Unless you are a licensed breeder, you should not have an intact dog or cat. Be part of the solution instead of part of the problem!

Need a Speaker?

ARF volunteers are ready to address your group about pet overpopulation and how it affects our city, how ARF works to place homeless pets with responsible pet owners, the importance of our foster home program, how to prepare to take care of your pets before, during, and after a disaster strikes, and the various activities available to our ARF volunteers.

Contact us at if you would like more information on our speakers program.

How To Adopt


ARF does not ship our pets. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please print out an application, fill it out completely, and fax to 918-744-4489. You should also print out and complete the Adoption Contract. 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.

WE DO NOT ADOPT baby PUPPIES/KITTENS (under the age of 6 months) OUT OF THE IMMEDIATE TULSA AREA, as they are not spayed/neutered until 4-6 months of age. If you are not in the IMMEDIATE Tulsa area please do not apply for a puppy or kitten, and please do not ask us to make an exception to this rule. WE WON'T MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

We do not adopt any adult pets outside of the Tulsa area without excellent veterinary/health records for current or recent dogs or cats. Adoption fee is $150 for dogs 7 years or younger (unless otherwise noted), $125 for dogs older than 7, and $90 for cats. This donation/fee covers spay/neuter, tattoo, heartworm test, current vaccinations, and an ID tag. (Some "specialty" dogs, cats, or breeds that are not as readily available in the area may cost more.) You will also be required to purchase 6 months of heartworm preventative for the dog at the time of the adoption.

Adoption Procedures and Fees

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ARF Application and Contract *in .pdf format
ARF Application and Contract *in .doc format

Please fill out and fax the application and the contract pages to 918-744-4489 or email them to

If you have not been contacted by ARF by the following Thursday after your application was submitted, e-mail (please note 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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are faxing your application, make sure it is completely filled out. We will not work incomplete applications.

Several volunteers will participate in screening your application. This process involves reviewing your completed application and contacting references.

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 any questions they may have regarding the answers you have given on your application.

If your application is approved, you will be notified by one of our volunteers. They will put you in touch with the person fostering the animal to make arrangements for picking up the animal at one of the following clinics or boarding facility:

Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic
1412 South Harvard.
Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 749-6588

South Memorial Animal Hospital
7924 East 55th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 664-8690

Veterinary Associates
6925 South 69th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 492-4200

Bent Arrow Veterinary Hospital
11318 E. 91st Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

City Veterinary
3550 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 747-1641

Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital
2242 East 56th Place
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 747-4003

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, $90 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

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For more than 20 years ARF has been finding responsible owners for homeless pets. Our primary mission is to rescue pets from kill shelters and place them in forever homes.

If you believe in this mission, please join us by becoming an ARF member, a financial partner, a volunteer, or by opening your home and heart to foster a homeless pet.

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