All adoption paperwork, which is specific to each animal, must be filled out in our office. People adopting a pet get a sample bag of the food their new pet has been eating here, a slip leash for dogs, and all medical records.

When you adopt a dog from us, we encourage meet-and-greets with any dogs you already have. Just call ahead to arrange a time. We ask people adopting a cat to bring a cat carrier for safe transport to your home.

Each pet adopted through Animal Welfare has been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, has had their first round of deworming and has been given flea prevention.

Animal Control

Our Animal Welfare Officers, who do the job because they’re committed to the wellbeing of animals, have a wide variety of duties. In addition to catching dogs running at large and bringing them to the shelter while we look for an owner, they take our shelter animals to and from the vet, vaccinate them, administer medications, socialize and behavior test shelter animals and train volunteers. They educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, responsible pet ownership, and city ordinances.

Our staff attends community events to help socialize our adoptable dogs and hopefully, find homes for them. In the office, they answer calls, complete intakes and adoptions, help with meet-and-greets and update our messages on social media. They also get their hands dirty, cleaning kennels and collecting dead animals off the road and sidewalk within city limits.

If you see a dog at large, call 405-372-0334 or call 405-372-4171 after hours.