Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will make the compassionate and respectful treatment of animals a prevalent community value and the well-being of animals a community priority.
Central Oklahoma Humane Society's Core Values:
* We respect animal life and promote the good health of animals.
* We believe euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals is not acceptable.
* We believe education is the key to the humane treatment of animals.
* We believe that the human-animal bond enriches the entire community.
* We support a better understanding of animals and animal welfare.
OK Humane is funded solely by donations, grants, and bequests. It receives no government funding or tax dollars.
The first step if you want to adopt an animal is to fill out an application. This helps our Adoption Counselors ensure the animal you’ve chosen is a good fit for you, your home, your family and your lifestyle. If the application is approved, in most cases you can take the animal home with you that day.
Our adoption fee for cats and kittens is $70. For dogs, adoption fees range from $100 to $150. For cats and dogs, the fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, disease testing (and treatment, if necessary) as well as preventive medications.
In order to complete an adoption after the application has been approved there is additional necessary paperwork. You will need to fill out a Central Oklahoma Humane Society adoption agreement. This is a legally binding document that details the contract between you and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and what you are legally obligated to provide for the animal, and what we ask you to do as the pet's new owner. By signing this document you are agreeing to the terms of the agreement.
An Adoption Counselor will help you through the paperwork process and explain the adoption agreement to you. Our Adoption Counselors and Volunteers can answer any questions you might have. A volunteer with our Adoption Follow-up Program will also call you a couple of weeks after the adoption to make sure everything is going well and see if you have any questions.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.