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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8 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Happy dogs and cats all around. Thank you to all those who adopt and don't shop. These pets have found their forever homes, and we are so honored to have helped them do it! ...

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i love these pictures! It's fun to see people with their New furry friend & some already Look Like Each Other! So funny!😻😸

Bunch of lucky people and pets Enjoy!

Yeah!!! All the adoptions!!

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16 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Make plans to attend the Got Wood Axe Throwing Fundraiser for the Tulsa SPCA! $20 per person per hour. All proceeds benefit the Tulsa SPCA. Come on out and show us what you've got! #tulsaspca #gotwoodaxethrowing #gotwoof
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Make plans to attend the Got Wood Axe Throwing Fundraiser for the Tulsa SPCA! $20 per person per hour. All proceeds benefit the Tulsa SPCA. Come on out and show us what youve got! #tulsaspca #gotwoodaxethrowing #gotwoof
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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

Meet Sam, the Tulsa SPCA Cat of the Week! Sam is a discerning older gentleman with soft white fur. He is shy at first, but is getting along just fine with the other cats. Sam would love to find a forever home. Come out to meet him! As Cat of the Week, Sam's adoption fee is 50% off through Sunday. ...

Meet Sam, the Tulsa SPCA Cat of the Week! Sam is a discerning older gentleman with soft white fur. He is shy at first, but is getting along just fine with the other cats. Sam would love to find a forever home. Come out to meet him! As Cat of the Week, Sams adoption fee is 50% off through Sunday.

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I want him, Dylan. 2 cats and 2 dogs is basically exactly the same as 1 cat and 2 dogs πŸ˜‚

Is it one of outs

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