The Tulsa SPCA has been offering our Pets Are Love (PAL) program, grounded in the philosophy and practice of Animal-Assisted Therapy, since the early 1990s. Our volunteers take pre-screened and pre-trained dogs (and, occasionally, cats) for scheduled visits to facilities in the Tulsa area on an ongoing basis. Although our program focuses on nursing homes, we also serve hospital geriatric units and other facilities that care for patients away from their homes and their companion animals. Most skilled nursing facilities are unable to maintain a pet program as part of their service, and many residents, although they can no longer care for them, desperately miss their pets.

We see the value of our PAL program reflected on the faces of the residents and patients we serve every time we arrive. During our stay, our calm and quiet dogs and cats are held, cuddled, and talked to. Studies have shown that such visitations provide emotional outlets for patients, and lead to increased socialization, relaxed mood, and an overall reduction of blood pressure, as well as boosting the general health of the people we serve.

PAL is always seeking volunteers with qualified pets of their own, or volunteers who have received the required training for handling selected dogs and cats from our shelter. We have a waiting list of facilities requesting regular visits, and are limited only by the number of volunteers and therapy dogs we have available to help.

To learn more, please call the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 and ask to speak to the person in charge of the PAL program.

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1 hour ago

Tulsa SPCA

“Stinky is doing absolutely wonderful! He loves to see his brother Tazz, but was a little weary of him at first! He loves to make his biscuits and he loves to be pet!! He is such a lover! He found his favorite part in the home and it’s underneath the kitchen counter! He loves to play (for about 20 seconds) and he loves to eat!! Stink is starting to settle in perfectly”

What a great happy tail! Three cheers for Stinky and his forever family!
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“Stinky is doing absolutely wonderful! He loves to see his brother Tazz, but was a little weary of him at first! He loves to make his biscuits and he loves to be pet!! He is such a lover! He found his favorite part in the home and it’s underneath the kitchen counter! He loves to play (for about 20 seconds) and he loves to eat!! Stink is starting to settle in perfectly” 

What a great happy tail! Three cheers for Stinky and his forever family!Image attachment

19 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Don't miss this promo!! 😀🔥

In celebration of this International Puppy Day, we are offering discounted adoption rates on select pups today (3/23) through Sunday (3/26) here at the Tulsa SPCA! More information is included below. What are you waiting for?? RUN don't walk! 😀

1. Alec (1/2 off)
2. Raphael (1/2 off)
3. Jay Z (1/2 off)
4. Slim Shady (1/2 off)
5. Rhianna (1/2 off)
6. Caraway (1/2 off)
7. Symphony (1/2 off)
8. Periwinkle (1/2 off)
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Praying for loving homes. 🙏

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21 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Listen up, hockey fans! Love the Tulsa Oilers, dogs and cats, and having fun? We have the event for you! This Sunday, 3/26, our Mobile Adoption Center will be at Pucks & Paws Night with the Tulsa Oilers at the BOK Center! Doors will open at 3:00 PM. We will be doing a "whack-a-mole" both, but with treats! The goal is for the dog to catch the treat, “players” only have 30 seconds to try and outsmart the pup! No worries if they do not catch it, the “player” will give the treat to the pup after the game is over! Be there or be squared! ...

Listen up, hockey fans! Love the Tulsa Oilers, dogs and cats, and having fun? We have the event for you! This Sunday, 3/26, our Mobile Adoption Center will be at Pucks & Paws Night with the Tulsa Oilers at the BOK Center! Doors will open at 3:00 PM. We will be doing a whack-a-mole both, but with treats! The goal is for the dog to catch the treat, “players” only have 30 seconds to try and outsmart the pup! No worries if they do not catch it, the “player” will give the treat to the pup after the game is over! Be there or be squared!
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