Observe animal behavior to determine what animals would be suitable to kennel together. Perform safe cat-testing (through glass) to determine if a dog is friendly with cats, and vice versa. Test for trained behaviors (sit, down, stay, etc.) so they can be listed as assets for the animal to be more attractive to potential adopters.
Many shelter dogs come to us with little or no training. Leash manners, basic commands or even fun tricks can make a big impression on potential adopters. At the OKC Animal Shelter we use treats, praise and slip leads in dog training. We don't allow prong collars, choke chains, shock collars or negative reinforcement. Please contact us today if you have experience in dog training.
Volunteer Orientation is required for all new volunteers. The calendar for orientations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WxNzMTX8ba4mRJ0PSPWmmbn05nkLsuHr/view
The purpose of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is to provide animal protection, control, veterinary services and placement services to pet owners and non-owners so they can live in a safe community of responsible pet ownership, free of animal abuse and neglect.
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is a municipal animal shelter that receives it’s funding from the City, donations from individuals, organizations, and grants. We are an open admission shelter, which means we accept all animals that come to our shelter as long as they are from within the Oklahoma City limits. We also contract with the City of Del City, the Town of Valley Brook and Tinker AFB to provide sheltering services to stray animals from within their city limits. We are also responsible for the enforcement of animal ordinances within Oklahoma City.
We'll work with your schedule.
2811 SE 29th StOklahoma City, OK73129
December 11, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
8 hours per month
If under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian volunteer over the age of 21, unless the minor qualifies for our Independent Minor Program.