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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4 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

FOSTERS NEEDED! The Tulsa SPCA is in need of foster families to provide temporary homes for shelter pets until they can be adopted. The Tulsa SPCA pays for all supplies. If you are interested in fostering one of these sweet babies, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent. ...

FOSTERS NEEDED! The Tulsa SPCA is in need of foster families to provide temporary homes for shelter pets until they can be adopted. The Tulsa SPCA pays for all supplies. If you are interested in fostering one of these sweet babies, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent.

22 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Harbor is 7 months old and a super sweet girl who loves to play! She gets along really well with other dogs and would do great in a variety of homes. Although she can be a bit shy at first, she adjusts quickly and loves people. Harbor is a three-legged pup, but she doesn’t seem to mind that! She runs around and plays like any other dog! If you are interested in meeting or adopting Harbor, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs. ...

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She sure gets around good. She's beautiful. ♥️👍

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Breanna Marie Gilbert

Love her!

Love this girl

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is open today from 9:30am-3pm (closed 12:30-1pm). First come, first served. Services and pricing can be found at tulsaspca.org/low-cost-vaccine-clinic/. Stop by to see us! ...

The Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is open today from 9:30am-3pm (closed 12:30-1pm). First come, first served. Services and pricing can be found at https://tulsaspca.org/low-cost-vaccine-clinic/. Stop by to see us!

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You got a covid notice 🤣

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