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Adopt A Pet

Thank you for choosing to adopt a pet!  Pet adoption is important in our community’s fight against pet overpopulation.  Below you will find a guide to help you navigate our pet adoption process.


We invite you to browse our pets that are available for adoption on this website or visit our facilities in person.  We always encourage people to visit in person with a dog or cat before applying to adopt them.  If you have concerns if a certain pet you are interested in will get along with any existing pets you may have, you are welcome to make an appointment to bring your pet to visit and have a meet and greet.  If you do find a particular pet online that you are interested in visiting in person, please call the Humane Society of Tulsa at 918-495-3647.  Calling is the best way to obtain the most current information as to the pet’s location and the status of their availability for adoption.


Once you are ready to commit to the adoption of one of our pets you will need to complete an Adoption Application.  You may print this application in advance to bring with you.


If your application is approved, you will be required to pick up your new pet within 24 hours.   This is so we can quickly fill the space with another homeless animal that needs to be rescued, often from euthanasia at a kill shelter.


You will be required to sign an Adoption Contract at the time you pick up your new pet and also pay an Adoption Fee.  Adoption Fees are dependent on the particular animal that you choose to adopt and can range from $50 for an adult cat up to $250 for a small breed puppy.  If you have any questions regarding the fee for a pet you are considering adopting, please ask one of our staff members.


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All of our pets come with a collar and metal identification tag when they are adopted.  You will be required to bring a leash if you are adopting a dog or a carrier if you are adopting a cat.  For your convenience, these items can be purchased at the Humane Society of Tulsa for a small fee.  


At the time of adoption, you will be given a medical record of all the Veterinary Care given to your new pet by the Humane Society of Tulsa.   As standard protocol, all of our pets are given age appropriate vaccinations, spayed and neutered, de-wormed, and treated for fleas and ticks.  Dogs over six months are heartworm tested and cats are tested for feline leukemia and feline aids.


While every effort is made to ensure that the pet you choose to adopt is healthy, sometimes animals become sick after they get into their new home.  This can be because they were in our care only a few days and had exposure to an illness prior to coming to our facilities or simply because of stress.  Often pets have been moved around several times before coming to the Humane Society of Tulsa.  They may have been a stray on the street, picked up in an animal control vehicle and held at a municipal shelter for a number of days before being rescued by our organization. 


In an effort to assist you with unexpected illness, we partner with VCA Animal Hospitals who provide you with a complimentary follow up veterinary visit within one week of adoption.  This visit will provide you with a limited health guarantee.   In addition to our complimentary follow up visits, we provide you with discounted opportunities to purchase Pet Health Insurance.   The Humane Society of Tulsa does not pay for or reimburse veterinary costs incurred after adoption.



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