Tulsa SPCA Blog

March 24, 2023

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

  Last week, something awful happened to me. Something so terribly awful that it made my body tense up and my heart race, expecting impending peril […]
February 23, 2023

Spay/Neuter: What’s the Big Deal?

  The French poet Anatole France remarked, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” The profundity of this musing underscores […]
January 27, 2023

Volunteering with the Tulsa SPCA

January is known as a month of volunteerism. Perhaps it falls victim every year to the ideals of bygone New Year’s resolutions, or possibly it is […]
December 19, 2022

Home for the Holidays: Giving Pets as Holiday Gifts

  Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays. From Perry Como to The Carpenters, this beloved holiday tune has beguiled households from The Greatest […]
November 22, 2022

Things to Keep in Mind after You Adopt

  Life is full of milestones. Whether it’s a big life event or simply accomplishing a long sought goal, these special moments help give our lives […]
September 18, 2022

Dental Services Available

  In 2021, the Tulsa SPCA expanded its low-cost clinic services to assist the general public with pet healthcare, as well as other rescue organizations who […]
August 2, 2022

Tulsa SPCA Statement on Beagle Rescue

Through July 27th, the Tulsa SPCA has taken 852 dogs and cats into our program this year. Of those, 852 have come from Oklahoma. Yes, you […]
June 3, 2022

Foster Family Q&A

  Animal shelters and rescue agencies are struggling right now.  Many of us are over or at capacity and cannot take in additional homeless dogs or […]
February 20, 2022

Spay/Neuter Q&A

February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The purpose of the designation is to encourage you to have your pets sterilized before the spring and […]
December 6, 2021

Tulsa SPCA Gift Giving Guide

Holiday shopping is upon us and we want to help you simplify the process. Check out the gift ideas below and pick some up for your […]
November 25, 2021


As you may know, our community is currently experiencing an outbreak of Canine Distemper — a contagious, deadly disease preventable by vaccines. As a result, our […]
October 18, 2021


We are called the Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – but what does that mean? One of the services we offer is […]
September 6, 2021

Positive Reinforcement

Are you trying to teach your dog basic obedience? Would you like to modify your dog’s aggressive or fearful behavior? Do you want training to be […]
August 3, 2021

Heartworm Prevention

A pet owner’s most important job is keeping their four-legged friends healthy. One of the ways they can do that is by having them checked yearly […]
July 1, 2021

Fireworks Are Scary for Pets

  Fourth of July fireworks celebrations are just days away, and we anticipate some big bangs over the weekend. It’s better to be safe than sorry […]
May 10, 2021

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Destroyed doorways and kennels, neighbors complaining about constant barking, and having to clean up potty messes in the house as soon as you get home will […]
April 26, 2021

Tulsa SPCA Names Veterinary Clinic in Honor of John R. and Tricia Arend

Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tulsa SPCA) named its low-cost veterinary clinic after a couple who donated one of the largest gifts […]
March 14, 2021

Importance of Medical Funds

How many of you have ever been late getting your pets their vaccines? Have you ever missed a month or two of heartworm or flea and […]
February 25, 2021

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Just as Cupid readies to spread the Love Bug, February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The purpose of the designation is to encourage you […]
January 31, 2021

Questions to Ask Before Adopting

Choosing to adopt a pet is a long-term commitment. This decision should not be taken lightly as the health and welfare of your new pet is […]
December 5, 2020

Winter Safety Tips for Pets

  As the weather gets cooler and we head into winter, there are a few pet safety tips to keep in mind so you and your […]
November 21, 2020

Fostering Saves Lives

  In the last four months, the Tulsa SPCA brought over 150 dogs to our shelter from cruelty and hoarding situations. Over one hundred and fifty […]
October 21, 2020

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

  This year has turned out to be one for the books. Much has changed in terms of how we work, learn, socialize and shop. But […]
October 6, 2020

Help Us Save Animals

For more than 100 years Tulsa SPCA has worked tirelessly to advocate for and protect animals who have been abused and neglected. We are a regional […]
September 20, 2020

Crate Training 101

Putting a dog in a cage? It sounds cruel! In reality though, crates can be wonderful and humane training and management tools. When using positive reinforcement […]
August 8, 2020

August is Clear the Shelters Month

August is Clear the Shelters “Adopt & Donate” Month. When you adopt a dog or cat from the Tulsa SPCA, you help them win the lottery: […]
July 29, 2020

Kitten Foster Parent Tips

The Tulsa SPCA Foster Program is always looking for people who will open their hearts and homes to kittens. Whether you want to take on a pair or a […]
July 10, 2020

Lost Pet Prevention Month

July started with a bang and it’s the perfect time for pet parents to make sure furry family members can get back to you safely if […]
July 1, 2020

Protect Your Pets This Summer

We all know that the heat of the summer can be especially hard for our fur-coated friends. There are other perils that plague your pets this […]
June 1, 2020

Focus on Fosters: Questions and Answers

Our focus for 2020 is on foster families – little did we know when we set a goal to grow our foster program that we’d end […]
May 17, 2020

Enrichment for Your Pets and Ours

If you’re bored, there’s a possibility that your fur friends are bored too. Enrichment encourages smarter, healthier and more well-behaved pets. Challenging puzzles and games that […]
May 2, 2020

Why Cats Need Their Claws

Declawing is a painful, risk-filled procedure that is done only for the convenience of humans. There are only extremely rare instances, when claws are affected by […]
April 9, 2020

In Case of Emergency

While we are already in the middle of a crisis, it’s never too late to make an emergency preparedness plan for your pet. We hope you […]
April 1, 2020

How to Deal with COVID-19 Stress

We have made changes to how we work at the Tulsa SPCA. We imagine you have as well. A friend sent us this article from Tulsa […]
March 19, 2020


March 15, 2020

Keep Pets Safe

This week (March 15-21) is National Pet Poison Prevention Week, and the Tulsa SPCA urges you to protect the dogs and cats in your family from […]
March 4, 2020

Adopt Don’t Shop

Nearly everything we post on social media carries the hashtag #adoptdontshop. What does that really mean? WHY IT’S BETTER The sad fact is when you purchase […]
February 3, 2020

The 5 Freedoms

Every animal lover has an idea of the things we think the animals in our care deserve, but did you know there’s a formal list named […]
February 3, 2020

2020 Focus on Foster Families

  Volunteers are the heart of the Tulsa SPCA, and some of our most dedicated volunteers are foster parents. Fostering is temporarily opening up your home […]