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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7 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Introducing Tortoise! Tortoise is a year old and weighs 38 lbs. She is excited to tell you that her adoption fee is on a "name your donation" basis this week. Tortoise is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and current on her parasite prevention medications. She was found as a stray and after nobody claimed her, we starting looking for her a new home. As Tortoise is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org.

When animals are fostered, all the supplies they need are provided by the Tulsa SPCA. This includes medication, food, crates, collars, leashes, toys, treats and other necessities. We also use these items for all the animals living at the shelter. If you would like to donate to help offset our daily operational costs, use the button below. Thank you for your generosity!
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Introducing Tortoise! Tortoise is a year old and weighs 38 lbs. She is excited to tell you that her adoption fee is on a name your donation basis this week. Tortoise is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and current on her parasite prevention medications. She was found as a stray and after nobody claimed her, we starting looking for her a new home. As Tortoise is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org. 

When animals are fostered, all the supplies they need are provided by the Tulsa SPCA. This includes medication, food, crates, collars, leashes, toys, treats and other necessities. We also use these items for all the animals living at the shelter. If you would like to donate to help offset our daily operational costs, use the button below. Thank you for your generosity!

22 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

HAPPY TAIL! We are so excited to see Josie (aka Margot) happy and healthy in her new home. She really does love that ball! #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop ...

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Oh my gosh, that’s so adorable!

Maybe he doesn’t like purple lol

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

Clear the Shelters is still going strong, and these dogs and cats are available on a "name your donation" basis this week! The Tulsa SPCA is open tomorrow from 10:30am-8pm (closed 12:30-1:30pm). These furry friends would love to meet you, so stop by and say hello. It's a great time to adopt a pet!

On August 27, all of our dogs and cats will be available on a name your price donation. Get pre-approved to adopt at www.tulsaspca.org/clear-the-shelter/!
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They ALL deserve a loving home

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