Tulsa Animal Welfare

6232 E 60th St Tulsa, OK 74135 (918) 495-3647

Temporarily showing at The Humane Society of Tulsa


Animal Welfare


We are partnering with the Humane Society of Tulsa (HST) to showcase dogs from Tulsa Animal Welfare who are at HST and will be at multiple upcoming adoption events. Recently, HST has been helping with intakes from the shelter, and we need your help as we work to manage shelter capacity and ensure dogs find healthy and happy homes.

You can meet adoptable and loving dogs at the following locations:
Tulsa Animal Welfare
3031 N. Erie Ave.
2 – 6 p.m. daily

Humane Society of Tulsa (Adoption Center)
6232 E. 60th St., Tulsa
Hours for adoptions: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Fee: $75 per dog (TAW fee honored, which includes vaccinations, heartworm prevention, microchip and spay or neuter)

Humane Society of Tulsa will also be at the:
Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show 2023 at Tulsa Expo Center
4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa
March 9 – 11, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
March 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kilkenney’s – St. Patrick’s Day block party / adoption event
1413 E 15th St., Tulsa
March 17 – ALL-DAY event on Cherry Street

With canine flu circulating in the Tulsa community, Tulsa Animal Welfare wants you to know how to take precautions regarding the flu and how to keep your dogs healthy.

Currently, there are some flu-positive dogs in the care of Tulsa Animal Welfare but the shelter is remaining open to serve the citizens of Tulsa and for public safety and our animals.   

There are several wonderful partners that are supporting and assisting the shelter at this time. Paws in Need Tulsa (PINT), Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA), and Humane Society of Tulsa (HST) have offered suggestions, provided space for our dogs and agreed to assist with injured dogs coming in to the facility.  HST has also offered “ZIPPER”, its transport and disaster relief truck, to help save our dogs. In the short-term, HST will be housing dogs coming in to TAW. Available dogs coming through the HST facility will be posted for adoption.

While the Shelter will never replace a good home with a caring family, we do our best to provide a safe place where animals will find food, water and a friendly face with a caring hand.

Animal Control Officers enforce the Animal Code found in Title 2 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Tulsa. These ordinances include requirements for rabies vaccinations, city licensing and sterilization requirements.

Cats and dogs not reclaimed by their owners may become available for adoption after three business days. Animals surrendered to us by their owners are immediately available.

They were available for adoption when posted on our web page, but we do not guarantee that a cat or dog seen on our web page will be available to adopt when you arrive at the shelter. The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Division does not reserve cats or dogs for adoption by telephone or email. You must come to the shelter.

If you’re looking for a lost pet, begin by following the links below. We also STRONGLY recommend that you visit and walk through the shelter to see if your pet was picked up by our field officers or brought in by a concerned individual. 

Spay and Neuter 

When you adopt a pet through the Tulsa Animal Welfare, the cost of spaying and neutering is included. City Ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of six months be spayed or neutered. Certain exemptions are allowed by permit. By law, every dog and cat adopted from our shelter has to be spayed or neutered. 

Resources for low-cost providers in the Tulsa area for spaying and neutering include: 

Comprehensive Animal Welfare Reform Plan

Tulsa Animal Commission collected feedback from stakeholders on draft revisions for the Tulsa Title II Animal Ordinance.  Here is a one page summary of the survey results.

Learn about the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Reform Plan


TulsaPets Magazine and its companion website TulsaPetsMagazine.com provide Tulsa pet owners with the perspectives of a bi-monthly magazine, the interactive, up-to-the-minute insights of a local news source, and the humane conscience and social media involvement of the Tulsa pet community. Only here will you find a one-step resource for local pet products, services and events as well as adoption and pet care information. All of it is sprinkled with lots of pictures of local pets!