Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is open for adopting or reclaiming pets from 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. every day except holidays and on the third Wed of every month when we will be open at 2 p.m. at SE 29 & Bryant, 1.5 miles east of I-35.
Found or unwanted animals may be dropped off at the receiving office any day between 9:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., except on the third Wed. of every month when we will open at 11 a.m. There are after-hour emergency drop-off cages available when the receiving office is closed. They can be accessed by entering the front door of the shelter. Please complete an intake form for the pet so we have some information about him or her.
The Animal Welfare Division is responsible for promoting public health and safety, for temporarily sheltering and providing humane disposition of unwanted or lost animals, and for promoting animal welfare so that pet ownership is a pleasure for owners without becoming a burden to the community.
Will you help a beautiful shelter pet by donating to their care? You can demonstrate your compassion by donating to Oklahoma City Animal Welfare through a variety of donation accounts that directly help shelter pets and other animals. Donations to the OKC Animal Welfare Division are tax deductible and can be itemized as a charitable contribution on your tax return. Make a donation to one or more great choices! Thank you for your help and compassion.
How to Adopt
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is located at SE 29th between Grand Boulevard and Bryant. Adoption hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., every day except holidays. Although adopted pets are removed from our listings daily, there is still a chance a pet you see here may find a home before you arrive. But there are always plenty more! Come and visit the new shelter and meet all the pets who need a home.
Where to Adopt
In addition to the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, animal volunteer groups offer 'outreach' adoption services at various PetSmart locations, PetCo locations and other venues. Click here for regularly scheduled outreaches. Many of our cats are also available at the Midwest City PetSmart store every day. For additional information on our outreach program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been bitten by an animal, you should seek medical attention immediately. If you see an animal that is behaving abnormally, stay away from it and notify the City immediately. Animal bites should be reported directly to Public Services at 405-297-2255. This is also the number to call to report animal cruelty, dangerous animals, sick or injured animals, loose livestock, and similar urgent services. To report stray animals, barking dogs, or deceased animals, please use the Action Center Service Request Form.
Dead animal removal on a City street or public right-of-way
You can request the removal of a dead animal on a City street by calling Animal Welfare at 405-297-3100 or online using the City's Action Center.
Animal Welfare has humane traps for loan at no cost to catch stray cats and dogs.
We can provide a speaker for neighborhood meetings or community events.
City Animal Shelter seeking playful volunteers
Looking for a way to make new friends and have a great time? Consider volunteering at the Oklahoma City’s Animal Shelter, SE 29th and Bryant. Volunteers are needed to walk dogs, play with cats, staff adoption events and help with shelter activities. No experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Volunteers may be under 18 years of age if accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. For more information, contact email@example.com. Click here for volunteer application. Click here to watch our video.
Community Cats Project
The Community Cats Project saves the lives of impounded stray cats by sterilizing, vaccinating, and returning them to their neighborhood homes, with the approval of citizens who bring them to the animal shelter. Up to 1,000 cats a year can be saved through this Project, which is generously funded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Contact Lyne Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Foster Program provides volunteers a rewarding opportunity to save shelter pets’ lives by temporarily housing shelter pets recovering from illness or injury, for socialization purposes, or for pets who are too young to be sterilized (they need to be 2 months and 2 pounds). The animal shelter provides food, medical care and supplies needed to care for the pets. Contact email@example.com to become a shelter pet life saver! The Foster Program is generously funded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Pet Food Bank
If you live in Oklahoma City and are having trouble financially feeding your animals we
may be able to help on a short-term basis. Please contact our Pet Food Bank at
405-316-3663 or send an email to
We can provide up three weeks of food, up to six times a year,
for owners facing short-term financial crisis so they don't have
to give up their pets.
Animal Shelter 405 297-3100
Animal Pickup 405 297-2255
Pet Food Bank 405 316-3663
Fax 405 297-3120
Animal Birth Control (ABC) Project
A portion of the shelter's adoption fees underwrite the cost of the City's Animal Birth Control (ABC) Project. The ABC Project pays to sterilize dogs and cats belonging to residents of Oklahoma City in an effort to save lives and reduce shelter intake over time. There are no income guidelines and pets are sterilized on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us at 316-3663 for more information and an appointment. Surgery days are normally on Saturdays at local spay/neuter clinic. Spays and neuters can be safely performed at two pounds and two months. Pets can go home the same day. Vaccinations and other procedures are at the owner's expense.