Woofstock 2022 – Save the Date!

Save the date and join Oklahoma Alliance for Animals for Woofstock – 2022, Oklahoma’s largest and grooviest pet adoption event. A fun-filled day of Peace, Love, and Pets!

Join us Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks.

Woofstock activities include:

  • Adoptable pets from more than 30 animal rescue organizations and shelters. All newly-adopted pets will receive a FREE microchip, ID tag, and goodie bag (courtesy of OAA)
  • Entertainment, including bands and demonstrations, all day at the main stage
  • $10 microchipping and $5 ID tags from Oklahoma Alliance for Animals
  • Pet-related vendors and businesses
  • Music, entertainment, and a Kid Zone
  • Pet food drive benefitting OAA’s Pet Food Pantry (bring an unopened bag of dry dog or cat food to donate!)

Attendees are invited to bring their own pets to enjoy a day in the park filled with fun activities, music, food in a pet friendly atmosphere, but most importantly to adopt homeless pets from area animal rescues and shelters.

Find more information on how to register your rescue, shelter, nonprofit, or for-profit business, here.

P.G.A.P Mega Dog Adoption Event – May 2022

While the PGA may be over, the real event is this weekend – the P.G.A.P (Please Go Adopt a Pup) mega dog adoption event!

Tulsa Animal Welfare (TAW) is over capacity with lots of great, highly adoptable dogs of all sizes, so this called for an adoption event of epic proportions!

OAA, TAW, and Expo Square are teaming up to bring you the PGAP all-day dog adoption event this Saturday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Square SageNet Center. The event will host more than 35+ dogs – all fully vaccinated, altered, microchipped and distemper negative. All of these pups are PGAP champions!

All adoption fees are waived to approved adopters, and every adopted pup will go home with an awesome goodie bag with free items, including a bed, food, treats, toys, and coupons for a free professional grooming and veterinary wellness exam with a nail trim.

While some community dogs have entered the city shelter positive for distemper, the shelter’s excellent identification and prompt testing have kept the dogs in the shelter extremely healthy. All dogs brought to the event are fully immunized against distemper, parvo, and more, as well as specifically tested for distemper via PCR and titer testing. They are all negative.

Thank you to our wonderful event sponsors (so far): Expo Square, Alta Vista Animal Hospital, Pet Supplies Plus – Tulsa.

Coweta Low-Cost Microchip Clinic 2022


Join us Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (come anytime!) at Broken Arrow Pet Resort at 11278 S. 305th E. Ave., Coweta for our “Spring Fling” Microchip Event!

Microchips cost $5 each (includes lifetime registration). Must register and purchase in advance.
Pet ID tags are free (limit two per family).

Free food provided by BA Pet Resort.

Pints & Paws Adoption Event & Raffle


Can’t attend the event, but want a chance to win the super neat raffle prize? Never fear! Use the link below to purchase tickets! Tickets are $10 each.

Pints & Paws Raffle Basket

– $50 Dead Armadillo Brewery Gift Card
– Tour of Dead Armadillo Brewery
– Miscellaneous Dead Armadillo Brewery Merchandise
– OAA Tulsa Flag T-Shirt – Small (we can exchange size at office)
– OAA Lip Gloss
– OAA Keychain
– OAA Hand Sanitizer
– Two OAA Stickers
– Water Bottle
– Phone Holder
– Happy Tails Picture Frame
– Pet Bath Towel
– Max & Neo Dog Leash
– $20 Dog Dish Gift Card

Free North Tulsa Dog Vaccine Clinic – December 2021

OAA is offering FREE DAPP dog vaccines for dogs in the north Tulsa community on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Chamberlain Park, 4940 N. Frankfort Ave., Tulsa. The DAPP vaccine helps prevent distemper and parvo.

Cases of distemper recently closed the Tulsa Animal Shelter, and have been seen in community dogs in this area. Distemper is highly contagious and can be fatal for unvaccinated dogs (of any age) and puppies. ALL dogs need to be vaccinated against distemper, regardless of age.

The vaccines will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. We have 400 vaccines to distribute at this event. No personal or pet information will be collected at this event.

DAPP is the ONLY vaccine/service being offered. There will be no cat vaccines offered at this time.

EVENT RULES:

1. This is a drive-thru style event. Please stay in your car with your dog(s) and wait to be directed to a vaccine station. Walk-ups will be directed to a vaccine station.

2. Do NOT bring any dogs that are sick (i.e., diarrhea, vomiting, upper respiratory signs, like goopy eyes, drainage from nose.)

3. Do NOT bring any aggressive dogs that can’t be easily handled/vaccinated.

4. Bring your dog on a secure collar and leash.

5. Do NOT allow your dog to interact with other people’s dogs.

6. Do NOT bring any dogs younger than 6 weeks to be vaccinated. Puppies need 3 rounds of boosters of the DAPP vaccine at 3 weeks apart to be fully immunized and protected.

Thank you to Dr. Carolyn Cash with Alta Vista Animal Hospital, Tulsa SPCA and Tulsa Animal Welfare for helping staff this event.

*Depending on demand, OAA will schedule additional clinics.

H.E.L.P. Tulsa: Low-Cost Spay and Neuter

Thanks to a grant from Best Friends Animal Society, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is thrilled to introduce H.E.L.P. Tulsa (Helping End Local Pet-Overpopulation) – a low-cost spay and neuter initiative – serving pets in Tulsa city limits.

H.E.L.P Tulsa will work to reduce pet overpopulation by using a three-pronged approach to distributing low-cost spay and neuter services.

  1. Through low-cost vouchers ($10 per pet) distributed through our office to pets/pet owners living in targeted Tulsa zip codes: 74115, 74116, 74108, 74126, 74106, 74127, 74134, 74128, and 74130
  2. Through one-day, large-scale spay and neuter events. Location, dates, and times to be published later. All Tulsa city zip codes will be served at these events. The procedures will cost $10.
  3. Through funds dedicated to helping Tulsa Animal Control Officers enforce spay and neuter ordinances by offering extremely discounted or complimentary spay and neuter services.

2022 Calendars Benefiting OAA

David Jennings, a local physician and photographer, has kindly put together a 2022 calendar – filled with his original photos – benefiting OAA! The majority of the beautiful landscape photos were taken in northeastern Oklahoma.

Each calendar is $15 with the $8 proceeds going to OAA.

Calendars will be available for pickup at the OAA office, 5321 S. Sheridan Rd., Ste. 30, Tulsa, OK 74145 beginning Monday, October 11. We recommend texting (918) 917-9687 to schedule a pick up time Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Other pick-up times will be available at a later date.

Coweta Microchip Clinic

Join us Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (come anytime!) at Broken Arrow Pet Resort at 11278 S. 305th E. Ave., Coweta for our “Summer Fun in the Sun” Microchip Event!

Microchips cost $5 each (includes lifetime registration). Must register and purchase in advance.

Pet ID tags are free (limit two per family). $5 for additional tags.

Free food provided by BA Pet Resort.

Tails N Trails Dog Hike

Save the date for our Tails N Trails Dog Hike event and fundraiser on Saturday, May 15! Register here.

TAILS N TRAILS Dog Hike Fundraiser was created so pet owners can experience a fun, unique, outdoor experience with their dog(s) and fellow dog lovers! All proceeds from the event will benefit OAA. Event is co-hosted by Pawsitive Veterinary Care.

The TAILS N TRAILS Dog Hike Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 15 at River Parks Authority‘s Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area at 67th and South Elwood in Tulsa. The hike will kick-off at 10 a.m. Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m. Course is rated as moderate and will take around 30 minutes to complete.**Registration available now! Sponsorships and vendor space available too!**

Registration will be $45 per dog participant (multiple humans per dog allowed). Registration includes one human T-shirt and matching dog bandana and other goodies in your hike packet (you will have the chance to purchase additional shirts and bandanas on the registration page). Packet pick up and early check-in will begin the week before the race and on the day of the hike at 9:15 a.m.

Hikers will have the opportunity to create their own TAILS N TRAILS fundraising page through Network for Good. The top three fundraisers will be recognized with some really great prizes!

TAILS N TRAILS BARKET will host lots of neat vendors and exhibitors, including veterinary clinics, trainers, rescues and more. The Barket will also feature an agility course for your dog to try out. You never know … maybe they have a hidden talent!

SPONSORSHIPS/VENDOR SPACE: For information on sponsoring the event and/or being a vendor in the TAILS N TRAILS Barket, email erin@animalallianceok.org. More details to come …RSVP on Facebook here: https://fb.me/e/2cLegdq5d

HB 1580 & HB 1581: Ask Committee Members to Vote Yes

There are two very important bills being heard this Wednesday morning, February 24.  The Pet Store bill, HB1581 will be heard at 9:00 a.m. in the House Business and Commerce committee and the Anti-tethering bill, HB1580 will be heard at 10:30 a.m. in the House Judiciary (Criminal) committee.  We are recommending strong support of both bills, and we need you to contact the members of both committees and ask them to vote yes. We need to get as many calls and emails into these committee members as possible and before 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 24.

HB1581 – Prohibiting pet stores from selling dogs or cats 

Sponsored by Representative Mickey Dollens (D-Oklahoma City) this bill would prohibit the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, but does not restrict a pet store from providing a space for the display of dogs and cats by an animal rescue organization or a public animal shelter for adoption.  You can read his proposed committee amendment here: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20COMMITTEE%20AMENDMENTS/House/HB1581%20FULLPCS1%20MICKEY%20DOLLENS-AMM.PDF. PLEASE CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE (LISTED BELOW) AND ASK THAT THEY VOTE YES ON HB1581 PROHIBITING THE SALE OF COMMERCIALLY BRED DOGS AND CATS IN PET STORES. OKLAHOMA, THANKFULLY HAS BEEN FREE OF PUPPY SELLING PET STORE CHAINS FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL RECENTLY WHEN TWO PETLAND STORES WERE OPENED IN OKLAHOMA CITY AND TULSA.  THE SERIOUS ANIMAL WELFARE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH PETLAND’S OUTDATED AND INHUMANE BUSINESS MODEL ARE LEGEND AND ARE CAUSING MORE AND MORE LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE ACTION TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF COMMERCIALLY BRED DOGS IN PET STORES. OKLAHOMA WILL CONTINUE TO ATTRACT A GROWING PROBLEM WITH THIS TYPE OF STORE MOVING TO OUR STATE AS OTHER COMMUNITIES TAKE ACTION TO MOVE THEM OUT. THIS BILL IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TO PROTECT DOGS, CATS AND CONSUMERS IN OKLAHOMA.

HOUSE BUSINESS AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS –

*Important note! The links that appear after the telephone number and email of the committee member give more detailed information about each member of the committee including the cities, counties and zip codes they represent.  It is appropriate for citizens to contact all committee members, but additionally impactful is for these committee members to also hear from their own constituents.  If someone knows they are a constituent of a committee member, please let that member know. 

Representative Kevin McDugle – Chair (R-Broken Arrow) 405-557-7388, kevin.mcdugle@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=12

Representative Trey Caldwell – Vice Chair  (R-Lawton) 405-557-7307, trey.caldwell@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=63

Representative Rhonda Baker – (R-Yukon) 405-557-7311, rhonda.baker@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=60

Representative Steve Bashore – (R-Miami) 405-557-7399, steve.bashore@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=7

Representative Meloyde Blancett (D-Tulsa) 405-557-7334, meloyde.blancett@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=78

Representative Regina Goodwin (D-Tulsa) 405-557-7406, regina.goodwin@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=73

Representative Gerrid Kendrix (R-Altus) 405-557-7369, gerrid.kendrix@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=52

Representative Mark McBride (R-Moore) 405-557-7346, mark.mcbride@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=53

Representative Judd Strom (R-Copan) 405-557-7402, judd.strom@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=10

Representative Tammy Townley (R-Ardmore) 405-557-7326, tammy.townley@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=48

HB1580 – Prohibiting persons from chaining or tethering a dog under certain circumstances

Sponsored by Representative Mickey Dollens (D-Oklahoma City), the proposed bill would stipulate tethers meet certain requirements; provides conditions for which a person may confine a dog outside; requires access to water and shelter, provides shelter enclosure requirements, prohibits leaving a dog outside in certain weather conditions; provides exceptions; prohibits certain cruel and inhumane actions; and imposes penalties.  You can read the full language of the bill here:  http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20INT/hB/HB1580%20INT.PDFPLEASE CONTACT THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY (CRIMINAL) COMMITTEE AND ASK THAT THEY VOTE YES ON HB1580.  THE BILL WILL ESTABLISH IMPORTANT PROTECTIONS FOR DOGS LIVING OUTDOORS.  MANY RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS AND ANIMAL SHELTERS HAVE EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND THE CRUELTY AND DANGER OF CHRONICALLY CHAINING A DOG IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND WITHOUT ADEQUATE SHELTER.  WE ALSO KNOW THAT CHRONICALLY CHAINED DOGS RARELY TAKEN OFF A CHAIN, CAN BECOME ANXIOUS AND AGGRESSIVE.  RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL FOUND THAT CHAINED DOGS ARE 5.4 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN UNCHAINED DOGS TO BITE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.

HOUSE JUDICIARY (CRIMINAL) COMMITTEE MEMBERS

*Important note!  The links that appear below the telephone number and email of the committee member give more detailed information about each member of the committee including the cities, counties and zip codes they represent.  It is appropriate for citizens to contact all committee members, but additionally impactful is for these committee members to also hear from their own constituents.  If someone knows they are a constituent of a committee member, please let that member know. 

Rande Worthen – Chair (R-Lawton) 405-557-7398, rande.worthen@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=64

Gerrid Kendrix – Vice Chair (R-Altus) 405-557-7369, gerrid.kendrix@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=52

Carol Bush (R-Tulsa) 405-557-7359, carol.bush@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=70

Jose Cruz (R-Oklahoma City) 405-557-7397, jose.cruz@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=89

Ross Ford (R-Broken Arrow) 405-557-7347, ross.ford@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=76

Jason Lowe (R-Oklahoma City) 405-557-7367, Jason.lowe@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=97

Stan May (R-Broken Arrow) 405-557-7338, stan.may@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=80

Lonnie Sims (R-Jenks) 405-557-7340, lonnie.sims@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=68

Danny Sterling (R-Tecumseh) 405-557-7349, danny.sterling@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=27

Judd Strom (R-Copan) 405-557-7402, judd.strom@okhouse.gov

https://www.okhouse.gov/Members/District.aspx?District=10