Pet Adoption & Welfare Services of OK (PAWS-OK)

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Scheduled PAWS-OK Events and adoption opportunities.

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Information on how you can get involved in our mission.

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Who We Are

The Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma (PAWS-OK) is a non-profit pet rescue focused on finding homeless and abandoned cats new loving families. Most of our cats are surrendered to us by people who can no longer care for their pets or who find themselves the caretaker of a neighborhood cat and / or kittens. All our cats are spayed or neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, fully vaccinated, fostered in a home setting and checked by a veterinarian before adoption.

We are a small group whose goal is to match responsible owners with the right pet. When our cats don't fit an adopters specific needs we can provide them with information on appropriate pets available from other local rescues/organizations or individuals. We are also happy to lend our expertise and resources to anyone who is looking for a specific type of pet (breed of dog or possibly de-clawed cat) or looking to rehome their own pet or a stray that they have found. In some instances we can take the pet (especially a cat) if we have room or in most cases we simply guide the owner with responsible adoption placement and advertising tips.

We also seek to educate the public on the current Oklahoma animal welfare laws and urge everyone to communicate with their elected officials to encourge their support for animal friendly legislation.

And of course, we support all the spay and neuter efforts of our counterparts and other organizations. We understand that the greatest impact to our city's pet overpopulation issue and the resulting alarmingly high number of euthansias at our local shelters will only be reduced through spay and neuter programs. To see a list of low cost spay and neuter services in OKC, visit our "Links" tab on our website at:

PAWS-OK is a non-for-profit 501 (c) (3) designated organization and does not receive any public funding. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. All the dollars we spend on running our organization are recieved as adoption fees, donations or are raised by our volunteers. Ongoing fund raising activities include aluminum can redemption, Purina Weight Circle collection and used cell phone collections. Specific events that raise funds for PAWS-OK include the annual Garage Sale, Santa Photos and holiday gift wrapping.

How you can help

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our mission.

ADOPTION: We are specifically in need of volunteers to help us on the weekends at the NW Expressway PetSmart Adoption Center talking to potential adopters about their feline needs. We also need volunteers with time during the workweek for specific events held in other venues.

FUNDRAISING: We also have opportunities in our fundraising efforts. We do "green" recycling to raise money - aluminum can and cell phone recycling has netted us hundreds of dollars a year. Coordinators are needed to adopt a library collection site and process donations.

FOSTERING: If you are interested in fostering a cat or kittens for PAWS-OK, contact us. Please keep in mind that we can only rescue as many cats/kittens as we can find homes for so our focus is always on individuals, locations and organizations that can help us get our rescues adopted into new loving homes.

See pictures and learn more about our volunteer opportunities under the "Help Us" tab on our webpage at: If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, or have other ideas on how you can help, please contact us at today.

Adopting a friend

Adopting a new pet for your home is a big decision and should not be entered into without proper consideration of your lifestyle and the needs of the pet. We are open to all lifestyles and believe responsible pet owners are a very diverse group of people. We require an Adoption Request to be completed on all potential adoptions. The Request is not used to rule out any potential adopter, but instead helps us to understand your pet experience and "cat personality" preferences so that we can help you select the cat that most nearly meets your expectations.

If you are interested in any of the pets you see listed here please ask us for an Adoption Request form via e-mail at

If you are looking for a specific pet and you don't see it listed here, please e-mail us at or call us at 204-3964 and leave us a detailed message and one of our volunteers will get back to you.

Keep updated on our ongoing rescue activities, successful adoptions and communications by liking Pet Adoption & Welfare Services (PAWS-OK) on Facebook.

Come Visit Us!

PAWS cats are all fostered in personal homes where they are socialized, stimulated and cared for by our loving volunteers. When they are ready for adoption, we take them to Adoption Fairs and events around the Oklahoma City area and effective May 28, 2011 we now have selected cats and kittens available for adoption in the PetSmart Adoption Center at N Rockwell and NW Expressway. Obviously we can't place all our adoptable cats (between 25 and 50 at any one given time) in the Adoption Center so if you visit the Adoption Center and don't see a cat or kitten that meets your needs, please ask a PetSmart Associate for an Adoption Request form and let us look for the purrfect cat for you. We can also make any cat you are specifically interested in available for a one-on-one meeting at a number of locations in both, north and south Oklahoma City. Just contact us!

Learn more about our upcoming events on our webpage at:

Phone: (405) 204-3964



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