PO Box 471483
Tulsa, Oklahoma


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How To Adopt

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.

Adoption fee:

  • $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 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.

    Adoption Application and Contract Forms

    You can now fill out an adoption application online!

    Click here.

    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

    Fax: 918-744-4489


  • If you aren't contacted by ARF by the following Thursday after your application was submitted, e-mail, 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
    (918) 749-6588

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

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

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

    Carbondale Veterinary Hospital
    Dr Tim Hallman, DVM
    4750 S. Union Ave.

    15th Street Veterinary Group
    6231 E. 15th St.
    Tulsa, OK 74112

    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, micro-chipping, 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. A dog tag, special offers, and information from the 24petwatch microchip service will arrive by mail.

    ARF Adoption Procedures *in .doc format

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    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.

    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!

    What Is TOKT?

    ARF's tattoo numbers begin with the letters TOKT. If you find a dog with those letters followed by numbers tattooed to its inner thigh, please call ARF and let us know.

    What Parents and Children Should Know!

    If you are adopting a dog or already have a pet in the house, please look at this video (Preventing Dog Bites to Kids) to prevent your child and pet from injury and heartbreak. Did you know that 77 percent of all dog bites happen with family pets or with pets belonging to friends? Watch and learn.

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