PAL Program

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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STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Meet Eloise! Sweet Eloise is ready to get herself back into a loving home! We rescued her from Tulsa Animal Welfare when we heard they were filling up with cats and lacking space. Eloise likes to be petted and enjoys the sun. She tolerates other cats, but would prefer to be the only one getting all the love in the home.

Eloise is 3 years old and has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, tested for FeLV/FIV (negative), and is current on parasite prevention. Meet her pretty face in our Cat Colony Room at Tulsa SPCA!
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STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Meet Eloise! Sweet Eloise is ready to get herself back into a loving home! We rescued her from Tulsa Animal Welfare when we heard they were filling up with cats and lacking space. Eloise likes to be petted and enjoys the sun. She tolerates other cats, but would prefer to be the only one getting all the love in the home.

Eloise is 3 years old and has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, tested for FeLV/FIV (negative), and is current on parasite prevention. Meet her pretty face in our Cat Colony Room at Tulsa SPCA!

 

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Madeline Nave, she’s a cutie. Not chunky but cute.

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1 day ago

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Temperatures are going to drop significantly this weekend. Please keep your pets inside where they are warm and safe from the elements. Rule of thumb, if it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them! ...

Temperatures are going to drop significantly this weekend. Please keep your pets inside where they are warm and safe from the elements. Rule of thumb, if its too cold for you, its too cold for them!

1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

A special thank you to Dr. Robert Gwin, Animal Eye Clinic, Tulsa who donated over 60 pounds of dog and cat food to us yesterday! ...

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Don't forget the Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is open today from 10am-4pm (closed 1-2pm). First come, first served! For more information, including pricing visit tulsaspca.org/low-cost-vaccine-clinic/ ...

2 days ago

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Don't forget to get your pet entered into the Studio D Cutest Pet Contest. Details below! ...

Dont forget to get your pet entered into the Studio D Cutest Pet Contest. Details below!

 

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