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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3 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Happy Tail! 🐾🐱

"She is doing wonderful. Serena's name was changed to Prada. Our daughter loves her so much. We had the whole family over for Thanksgiving and they all got to meet our new family member and loved her as well. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopted Prada."

We are so happy for Prada and her new family! Three cheers for a happy ending!
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Happy Tail! 🐾🐱

She is doing wonderful. Serenas name was changed to Prada. Our daughter loves her so much. We had the whole family over for Thanksgiving and they all got to meet our new family member and loved her as well. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopted Prada.

We are so happy for Prada and her new family! Three cheers for a happy ending!

6 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Looking for a way to support the Tulsa SPCA this holiday season? Purchase items off our holiday wish list and have them delivered to the Tulsa SPCA. Needed items can be found at www.tulsaspca.org/tulsa-spca-wish-list/. Items can be delivered or dropped off at 3000 Mohawk Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74110 between 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Help us fill our wish list and thank you for your generosity! ...

Looking for a way to support the Tulsa SPCA this holiday season? Purchase items off our holiday wish list and have them delivered to the Tulsa SPCA. Needed items can be found at https://www.tulsaspca.org/tulsa-spca-wish-list/. Items can be delivered or dropped off at 3000 Mohawk Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74110 between 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Help us fill our wish list and thank you for your generosity!

11 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Ok--who could resist the cuteness in this photo?? This is Macee! She is a naturally playful, curious, and trusting canine. Take her for a big walk every day; give her something to do. After her job's done, she'll curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings.

Macee is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and is current on her parasite prevention medications.

Adoption hours are from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm! I'm sure she would love for you to say hello. πŸ˜€
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Ok--who could resist the cuteness in this photo?? This is Macee! She is a naturally playful, curious, and trusting canine. Take her for a big walk every day; give her something to do. After her jobs done, shell curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings. 

Macee is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and is current on her parasite prevention medications. 

Adoption hours are from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm! Im sure she would love for you to say hello. πŸ˜€

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Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Hey Macee! How do you feel about other dogs?

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