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Weekend brings fun adoption opportunities

posted April 12th, 2018 by
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This Saturday brings with it two fun opportunities to support local animal rescues, or better yet, to adopt a homeless animal.

From 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sky Fitness and Wellbeing will host its second annual Cardio for Canines event at all three area locations. Each location will support a different local rescue group.

For every mile run, meter rowed, stories climbed, group fitness class attended, or training session completed between 8:30 a.m. and noon, Sky will donate money to local non-profits that support animals. There will also be adoptable dogs at each location.

Sky Broken Arrow — Legacy of Hope Dog Rescue
Sky South — River Trails Dog Rescue
Sky Midtown — Route 66 Dog Rescue

Non-members can bring a dog item (food, collar, etc.) to donate in exchange for a one day guest pass. For more information, view the Facebook event here.

After you have worked up an appetite breaking a sweat at Sky Fitness, head on over to Fuel 66 from noon to 4 p.m. for some good food and a beer to celebrate the opening of its new dog park.

The Humane Society of Tulsa will be on-site with low cost vaccinations, $25 microchipping and adoptable animals.

You can get more info about Community Dog Day at Fuel 66 here.

So get out there and make the most of your weekend while supporting local animal shelters and local businesses.

–Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Botanic Garden Dog Night is back

posted April 5th, 2017 by
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If you have not yet made the trek about 8 miles north of downtown to see the amazing sights at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, this is the perfect opportunity for any dog lover.

Thursday, April 6, will kick off the first dog night of the season at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive.

From 5-8 p.m., leashed dogs are welcome to explore the gardens with their owners. Dog Night

The Tulsa SPCA‘s mobile adoption unit will be on site with adoptable animals. PetsWell Pantry will be passing out samples of fresh, organic dog food and treats.

Dog Night will take place 5-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month through August. Dogs must also be up to date on vaccinations and registration and only one dog per person. Please plan to clean up after your dog while visiting the gardens.

The event is free for Garden members and their dogs; Admission is $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12; $4 per dog for non-members.

For those who attend be, sure to snap a pic of your pooch and send it to me at [email protected] for use in a future post.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

 

Labapalooza 2016 promises big fun

posted September 3rd, 2016 by
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It’s almost time for this year’s 16th annual Labapalooza event. The volunteers of Lab Rescue OK have been working hard and this year’s event promises to be tons of fun for the entire family.

This year’s festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Guthrie Green . Multiple dog rescues will be on site as well as food trucks, live music, more than 30 vendors, a dog kissing booth, microchipping, contests, face painting and a silent auction with more than 100 items, including a pair of tickets to the OKC Thunder game against the Golden State Warriors and OU and OSU Yeti coolers.

Volunteer Andrea Dearinger says the adoption fees don’t cover the cost of what is spent caring for each dog taken in by Lab Rescue. The Labapalooza event each year is the group’s largest fundraiser and makes up the majority of the operating budget.

“[Lab Rescue] is completely run by volunteers. No one gets paid a dime,” Dearinger said. “Everyone is a volunteer and we rely on this event to keep saving dogs and educating.”

At any given time, Lab Rescue has about 40 dogs that are up for adoption and in need of forever homes. In 2015, the group adopted out 314 Labs.

“Every year, we just try to do a little bit better,” Dearinger said.

Like last year’s event, the green will be kept clear for people to set up chairs and blankets, the auction will take place under the covered pavilion. However, one change for this year, Dearinger said all music will be acoustic to make the event more comfortable for the animals.

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One of the booths at last year’s event. Above, a lab enjoys the water feature at Guthrie Green. Courtesy of Lab Rescue

“It’s really a great event,” Dearinger said. “The venue is fantastic!”

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

LABAPALOOZA 2016

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A girl has her face painted at last year’s event. Courtesy of Lab Rescue

Participating Rescues

Animal Aid of Tulsa

Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc.

Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma

Chouteau Pound Pals

Compassionate Animal Rescue

Great Plains Mastiff Rescue

Heart and Soul Animal Rescue

Oklahoma Westie Rescue

Rainy Day Rescue

Route 66 Pet Rescue

Sapulpa Furry Friends

Sooner Golden Retriever

Live Music

Christine Jude Duo

Travis Kidd

Desi and Cody

Food Trucks

Andolini’s

Chilly Willies

Lone Wolf Bahn Mi

Mr. Nice Guys

Not Your Grandma’s Cupcakes

PetsWell Pantry

Sponsors

Angel’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory

Explorer Pipeline

L&M Plumbing

Palace Cafe

Treat Dreams

OK Veterinary Specialists

Wendy & Gentner Drummond

Abused Great Pyrenees ready for forever home

posted March 20th, 2016 by
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Link came to the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Oklahoma as an owner surrender last May. Abused and neglected, nobody is quite sure what he experienced in his early life or how he was injured.

A lower back injury caused a partial paralysis, his left rear leg was broken in two places and his right rear leg was mangled. Surgery repaired the left leg, the right leg was amputated.

To say both Link, who will be a year old this month, and his rescuers are determined is an understatement. After weekly therapy and receiving a new set of wheels to get around, Link is finally link new wheels 2ready to find his forever family.

Link is a typical happy go lucky adolescent pup that loves to play with other dogs, loves toys, enjoys playing outdoors and lounging in the yard,” said Deanne McNabb, Link’s foster and president of GPRO via email. “It’s hard to go out to the front yard without gathering a crowd for neighbor kids and even parents. His doctors and therapist routinely remark of his sweet temperament and trust of people through everything he’s been through.”

Deanne describes him as a character, always looking to play and wrestle.

“Given his limited mobility he has come up with his own games, one his favorites is fetch, but you’re doing the fetching,” she said.

Some of the special needs a potential adopting family will need to consider are a living space with no or few stairs and rugs on slick surfaces, extra supplies such as an orthopedic dog bed, potty pads and diapers. He will be sent to his forever home with all of his current supplies including his new wheelchair which adjusts in height and width to two additional sizes.

He will also need an adopter who is physically able to support him standing and walking with his rear harness and helping him in and out of his wheelchair.

Link is currently being fostered in the Tulsa area. His adoption application can be downloaded from at www.wix.com/gprofok/gpr or from the group’s Facebook page Great Pyrenees Rescue of Oklahoma. You can watch a video about him here.

Meet and greet visits are welcomed at the foster home once the application is approved. Link’s Tulsa therapy vet is happy to provide a consultation visit to go over his exercises, the proper ways to physically assist him, wheelchair use and more.

To learn more or donate to GPRO, visit http://gprofok.wix.com/.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Why they say no.

posted June 4th, 2015 by
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by Kay Stout

When you call a rescue and they are unable to take your animal – or one you’ve found – the following may give you a glimpse into why they said “no”.

#1)  There is no space available.  We understand someone  has been completely irresponsible and dumped an animal (or animals) in your yard – there are no easy fixes or answers.  From a humane point of view, if you can see that the animals have access to food and water, use social media to help find them a new home – that would be wonderful.  If you find a rescue that can take them in a few weeks, please understand why there is a waiting period.  This is not an ideal world.  If it was – there would be few (if any) owner surrenders and everyone who called would bring us an animal who truly needed a home.

#2  Same story – 200th verse  Spay and Neuter your pets – – all of them.  It is the only way we’ll stop the heartbreak of homeless dogs and cats desperate to be rescued.

#3  There are good people in this world.  Those of us in rescue have met many of them – and work with them as well.  It’s what gives all rescuers the heart to continue to save as many as we can.

Kay Stout is the Director of  Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter – PAAS – in Vinita

Animal groups in need of donations

posted March 5th, 2014 by
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Two Tulsa animal welfare groups have recently asked for the public’s help.

The Humane Society of Tulsa on Wednesday pulled more than 100 animals from a puppy mill. On its Facebook page, the group posted the following:

We are going to need LOTS of supplies and adopters with big hearts due to the fact that many ofthese angels are senior pets. 

If you would like to donate, please check out our Amazon Wish List at http://tinyurl.com/onsthob and they will deliver the supplies right to our door. We will be taking cash donations this weekend at the Tulsa Home and Garden Show.

WING IT, Tulsa’s wildlife group, has recently been inundated with more than 50 baby squirrels as a result of high winds and tree trimmers knocking down nest. The group posted the following request on its Facebook page:

We are in desperate need of two items to continue to raise these babies. If any of you happen to have either item at home and would consider donating it, or if any of you might be able to pick either item up and drop it off at Forest Trails Animal Hospital, we would forever be grateful.

These are the two items we so desperately need:

1) CVS- brand Heating Pad, Moist/Dry Heat, standard size, 
with 3 heat settings – $16.99 

2) Mainstays Digital Kitchen Scale – Walmart $18.97

Of course, any heating pad that doesn’t shut off (most have a two hour max, then automatically shut off) or any small kitchen/postal scale would work (if it weighs in grams, that would be perfect!). 

If any of you are inclined to help, and could drop of either of the above items at Forest Trails Animal Hospital at 101st and Sheridan, we would be so appreciative….as would the tiny, wild ones.

Let’s support our rescue workers who are so generous with their own time and resources and help them get what they need. Thanks in advance, Tulsa!

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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