City of Glenpool: Municipal Government

Dog & Cat Adoption

Animal Control has a pet adoption program for stray and unwanted dogs and cats. 

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Where Can I Adopt An Animal From Animal Control?

Animals are available for adoption at the Animal Shelter, but citizens must contact an Animal Control officer to make an appointment to view adoptable animals. Citizens are not allowed at the pound. Please contact the Animal Control Officer at 918-322-8110 to make arrangements.

Where Do Adoption Animals Come From?

The animals were impounded and not claimed by an owner.

Will My Adopted Animal Be Healthy?

We cannot guarantee the health of any adopted animal, however, a first visit to the veterinarian is recommended.

How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Pet?

Adoption fees for dogs are $65 and $55 for cats which cover their spay/neuter and vaccines.

DOG ADOPTION FORM
CAT ADOPTION FORM

 

ADOPTING A PET...

So you're thinking about adopting a pet? Pets can be a wonderful addition to your life. To be sure you are ready for a pet, take a few minutes to answer the following questions.

  • Are you ready to make a commitment to a pet for its entire life?
  • Do you know and understand the characteristics of the breed you want?
  • Are you allowed to have a pet where you live?
  • Is your yard large enough to accommodate a pet?
  • Will other pets in your home get along with a new one?
  • Are you financially prepared for the cost of a veterinarian, high quality pet food and pet supplies?
  • What about the cost and time for obedience training?
  • Can you afford the time it takes to groom a pet? Can you afford a professional groomer, if needed?
  • If you go on vacation, who will take care of your pet?
  • If you get a puppy, can you put up with chewing, crying or whining during the teething stage?
  • Is it okay if the animal digs in your back yard?
  • If you adopt a puppy, do you have the time to house-train it?
  • Do you have the patience and discipline to retrain your pet if it has bad habits?
  • If you adopt a cat, will you be ready to keep a litter box in your home?
  • Can you tolerate a kitten or cat scratching on furniture or carpeting?
  • Do you have the patience and discipline to train a cat to scratch on a carpet-covered post?
  • Are you willing to keep the cat indoors?
  • After a long day at work, do you have the energy it takes to exercise a housebound dog?

Should I Take My New Pet To A Veterinarian?

To be sure your pet is healthy, we strongly recommend that you take it to a veterinarian within two weeks of adoption. Not all animal diseases have symptoms right away but a veterinarian will be able to identify any health-related problems. The vaccinations included with the adoption are not good for a lifetime and do not cover all diseases your pet may have been exposed to prior to adoption.

 

SPAYING/NEUTERING

Spay/neutering is the surgical removal of organs essential to animal reproduction.

Why Should My Pet Be Spayed/Neutered?

The most important reason to spay or neuter your pet is because more than 10,000 unwanted dogs and cats in our shelter are put to death each year. City Ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of six months to 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.