Animal Adoption Process

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee" ~Anonymous
 
The City of Owasso strongly encourages everyone to consider adopting an animal from a shelter or reputable rescue organization.  Each week, the shelter receives a wide variety of stray and unwanted dogs and cats, each deserving of a second chance at a long and happy life.  We also strongly encourage everyone to spay and neuter their pets, not only because it is required by law, but to help reduce pet overpopulation, and the number of unwanted pets in animal shelters. 
 
Visiting the Shelter

You do not need to make an appointment to view our available animals.  You can either stop by the animal shelter during normal business hours to view the animals, or you can view the animals online.  We do suggest that you call the animal shelter first to ensure that an officer is at the shelter, and not in the field.  Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Apply for Adoption
If you see an animal you are interested in, there is an adoption application and approval process. Once your application has been approved and the adoption fee has been paid, the animal will be scheduled for any veterinary services, including spaying or neutering.  The entire process my be completed as quickly as a few hours if the animal is ready, or may take up to 3-4 days depending on the veterinary schedule.  All adopted animals will be spayed or neutered before leaving the animal shelter.