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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7 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK!

Have you ever seen such an adorable smile? Tripp is almost always smiling! He is a very happy boy because he knows how lucky he is. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan from a bad situation. Tripp wasn't well fed in his prior life and came to us very thin. Despite probably not having enough for most of his life, Tripp is a good boy! He doesn't seem phased by the other dogs and is still very loving towards humans. He loves to play and would love a family who shares his passion for toys, long walks and lots of play time!

Tripp has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heart worm tested (negative) and is current on parasite prevention.

You can meet this handsome boy at Tulsa SPCA! As Pet Of The Week, his adoption donation is half off!

Apply to adopt him here: tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/
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TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK!

Have you ever seen such an adorable smile? Tripp is almost always smiling! He is a very happy boy because he knows how lucky he is. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan from a bad situation. Tripp wasnt well fed in his prior life and came to us very thin. Despite probably not having enough for most of his life, Tripp is a good boy! He doesnt seem phased by the other dogs and is still very loving towards humans. He loves to play and would love a family who shares his passion for toys, long walks and lots of play time!

Tripp has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heart worm tested (negative) and is current on parasite prevention.

You can meet this handsome boy at Tulsa SPCA! As Pet Of The Week, his adoption donation is half off!

Apply to adopt him here: https://tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

8 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Beautiful Olivia came to Tulsa SPCA after her owner passed away. We thought she might be cranky at first, but then discovered she had a few badly infected teeth that had been bothering her for quite some time! We quickly got her the surgery she needed, some antibiotics and pain relief. She blossomed into a loving kitty after that! Olivia has only been an indoor cat and needs to return to a similar life. She is quiet, gentle, and can be shy, but oh so sweet.

Olivia is a Bengal and is about 5-years-old. She has been spayed, vaccinated, FeLV/FIV tested (negative), microchipped and is current on parasite prevention. You can meet this pretty girl at Tulsa SPCA! Apply to adopt her here: tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

As the Cat of the Week, Olivia's adoption fee is 50% off!
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TULSA SPCA CAT OF THE WEEK!

Beautiful Olivia came to Tulsa SPCA after her owner passed away. We thought she might be cranky at first, but then discovered she had a few badly infected teeth that had been bothering her for quite some time! We quickly got her the surgery she needed, some antibiotics and pain relief. She blossomed into a loving kitty after that! Olivia has only been an indoor cat and needs to return to a similar life. She is quiet, gentle, and can be shy, but oh so sweet.

Olivia is a Bengal and is about 5-years-old. She has been spayed, vaccinated, FeLV/FIV tested (negative), microchipped and is current on parasite prevention. You can meet this pretty girl at Tulsa SPCA! Apply to adopt her here: https://tulsaspca.org/how-to-adopt-3/

As the Cat of the Week, Olivias adoption fee is 50% off!

2 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

It's National Puppy Day! And, we've got puppies! Come out and meet them today! ...

Its National Puppy Day! And, weve got puppies! Come out and meet them today!

2 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Mobile Adoption Center will be at Crown Village @ Elm Ridge (3301 N Elm Ave, Broken Arrow) today from 11am-2pm. What a great day to meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats! ...

3 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

Happy Friday, Facebook Friends! Look at all these happy faces! ...

 

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Congrats to all these babies getting furrever homes!

Is Prairie available for adoption?

Congrats to all, please give your new family the love, care, and respect they deserve

Yayyy!!!!

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