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Pet-Friendly Patios in Tulsa

posted September 27th, 2014 by
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Pet Friendly Patios

These local restaurants welcome your well-behaved pooch on their patios. Enjoy drinks, dinner and the warm spring weather with your pet by your side, but please be a courteous, responsible pet owner, both to your host and other diners.

Be sure to snap a photo of your furry dining companion or even someone else’s and share it with us. We may feature it in an upcoming issue.

Andolini’s Pizzeria
Cherry Street
1552 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 728-6111

Doc’s Wine & Food
3509 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 949-3663

The Hen
3509 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 935-3420

Blue Moon Bakery
3512 S. Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 749-7800

Elote Cafe
514 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-1403

Hey Mambo
114 N Boston
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 508-7000

Dilly Deli
402 E 2nd St
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 938-6382

The French Hen
7143 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 492-2596

Baxter’s Interurban
717 S Houston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74127
(918) 585-3134

Michael V’s Restaurant
Far South
8222 E 103rd St
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 369-0310

Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar
3523 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 747-9463

Queenie’s Café & Bakery
1834 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 749-3481

Pepper’s Grill
2809 E 91st St
Tulsa, OK 74137
1950 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114

The Vault
620 S Cincinnati Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 948-6761

Trencher’s Delicatessen
2602 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 949-3788

R Bar
3421 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 392-4811

Ti Amo
6024 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 499-1919


Publisher’s Letter November 2013

posted November 16th, 2013 by
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by Marilyn King

We’ve all been as busy as little Christmas elves getting this November/December issue to the press. It’s been a lot of fun, and I think you’ll like the stories that we’ve included.

I’ve always wanted to have a DNA test done on my dog, but wondered if they are really valid. Nancy Werhane’s article answers my question. And, I do have one confession. Elmer in the article is my mutt puppy, and I fully believe, after getting his results, that he is exactly what the report says: Weimaraner, Shar Pei and Samoyed. We were pretty certain about the Shar Pei, but not the other two breeds. It was a fun experiment.

Also in this issue, Kiley Roberson pens a poignant article with good, solid advice for soon-to-be pet owners. To avoid heartbreak, guilt and regrets, every person thinking about adopting a pet needs to read this. It’s so unfair to adopt then decide it’s a bad decision.

Next up is the University of Tulsa’s Paw Law group. I’ve known about them for a few years, but never really knew details. I’m thrilled to report to you what they are doing to help our animals, and you can expect updates on this group in future issues. I’m also hoping they can contribute editorially from time to time. Thank you to the Paw Law for your interviews and time!

And so, you ask, who is this handsome fellow on the cover? This is my Sam, TulsaPets Magazine’s mascot. He was featured on my cover five years ago when he was 2, and I wanted to feature him one more time in his all too short life. He’s actually been a big help to the magazine over the years, being thrown into photo shoots and extras since day one. He’s also the best dog I have ever had. He’s totally devoted to me, and the only “bad” thing he has ever done was to chew the lid off a bottle of Aquafina when he was little. I love you, Sam, now and until forever.

And last, but most certainly not least, I am pleased to announce that Deb Watson Fite is now providing graphic design for TulsaPets Magazine. Deb brings a wealth of design experience to the magazine, and we’re proud to have her. Welcome, Deb!

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe, Merry Christmas, and have the happiest of New Years!

Publisher’s Letter

posted July 15th, 2013 by
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Dear Pet Loving Reader:

“Warm greetings” from Midtown Tulsa! That’s right; the dog days of summer are upon us, so please be mindful of your pet’s safety. Pavements are hot and parked cars are even hotter so keep Fido and Fluffy at home when you’re out on these hot days.

We auctioned this issue’s cover, and I am pleased to introduce “Doogie” as our featured cover star. His dog person Suzette Birch was the high bidder in our online cover contest, and her generous donation will benefit StreetCats. (Here’s a picture of Suzette presenting her check to Linda Holland, StreetCats’ Treasurer.) TulsaPets Magazine is proud to be able to give back in this way, helping to raise money for our local animal organizations.

Doogie is a rescue and hails from ARF—our local Animal Rescue Foundation. Adopted in 2010, Doogie is now 5 years old. When Doogie first joined the Birch household, Suzette’s husband Randy said “good choice,” but now when he speaks of Doogie, he tells Suzette, “great choice.”

Doogie is much loved and even his groomer Gene Blake at Aurora Kennel threw everything in the bottom drawer to groom Doogie for his big photo shoot. Gene was also leaving for Sweden that same day, en route to judge a dog show!

TulsaPets Magazine extends a big thank you to Suzette for her participation and generous contribution to our local animal community.

On to the contents of this issue: I am excited to help get the word out about a wonderful program called “A Friend for a Friend.” This group helps people with AIDS care for their dogs in many, many ways. I was unaware of its existence until a few months ago and was surprised to learn it’s been around for 22 years! They have done great things to help many in need.

Also, we’ve done the research for you and have included nearby pet friendly “getaways” in this issue that welcome families with Fidos. Since summer is here and vacation is on the brain, we thought this would be a good resource for some nearby fun.

Please take a moment to check out these varied and interesting destination spots. They are also featured in in-depth listings on our website,, where you can view pictures and videos, menus, room rates, etc. Happy vacationing!

Thank you for picking up this copy of TulsaPets Magazine. We’ve got plenty in store for our next issue so look for us back on the stands in September.

Publisher’s Letter

posted January 14th, 2013 by
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Dear Pet Peeps,

I’m sitting here writing this letter on a dark December day and very much anticipating 2013. I’m thrilled to say it will be my 7th year of publication, and I look forward to many more! I am also especially excited about the stories we have brought to you in this issue!

While I did not get to meet the Gypsy Vanner horses, Sherri assures me they are even more magnificent than their photos. I hope you enjoy reading about them and their interesting heritage.

I did, however, have the supreme pleasure of meeting Penelope, the mini potbellied pig. What a fun thing that was! She scoots around in the kennel shop where she spends her days and goes so fast her back legs give out on her; she scrambles to keep up with the dogs. When she gets a belly rub, she smiles, and when Heather picked her up for her photo, she made very loud oinks—she definitely wants her feet on solid ground!

Meeting Brooke, the sweet Dalmatian pup, was also a treat. What a smart and fearless girl! She’s as curious as a 2-year old child and makes friends with everybody. I know Nancy’s article on house training her will help new pet owners. I’ve already sent it to a few friends in need.

Also, I plan to make a vow and abide by the New Year’s resolutions in Anna’s article. More walks and daily pet teeth brushing are definitely in Elmer & Sam’s future. As they say, prevention is the best medicine, and I hope we all incorporate these pet tips into our lives in 2013.

Let’s make this a year of greater awareness of the pet overpopulation problem. Awareness brings change! The City of Tulsa’s shelter puts down, on average, 350 dogs and 250 cats per month, and that is just one shelter in one city. Please encourage adoption and spaying and neutering, so we can work toward an end to this senseless killing!

We’ll be doing another auction of our front cover in 2013, so watch for more details coming soon on our website! Also, please stay tuned to our website for daily pet news, and tell your friends to like us on Facebook.

I hope everyone has a most happy and prosperous 2013. With warmest wishes,

Marilyn King

Holiday Shopping with Your Pet

posted November 24th, 2012 by
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By Kiley Roberson Photos by Amy Frost

Holiday shopping can be a bit stressful, so why not bring your best friend along to make the trip more fun? Several Tulsa stores welcome your furry shopping buddy with open arms… and treats! Ida Red 3336 S. Peoria Ave. Load up your pooch for a trip to Ida Red to find a gift for the person who has everything, especially if that includes a sweet tooth.

TulsaPets Magazine mascot Sam King loves smelling all the candy in Ida Red!

Ida Red has old fashioned candy and vintage sodas in unique flavors. Don’t forget to check out the T-shirts dyed in authentic Oklahoma red dirt. Pets are welcome in the store anytime; they even get to sample state-of-Oklahoma-shaped treats while they visit and you shop.

Sam loves all the Christmas glitter in the Snow Goose. He even got to try on a Santa Hat!










The Snow Goose Utica Square Your Christmas tree just won’t be complete without a special ornament from the Snow Goose featuring your pet’s breed, or pick one up as a unique gift for the dog lover in your life. And if you want to bring your pet along to pick it out, make sure to call ahead. They’ll give your pet the rock star treatment— fresh water and a treat—but advanced reservations are required for the celebrity- style shopping experience.

Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits 3324 E. 31st St. No holiday party would be complete without a good glass of bubbly. Ranch Acres has just what you need to put you in the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for a nice bottle of wine for a party host, stop by and the people at Ranch Acres will help you find the perfect pinot. They even have some with pets on the labels. Feel free to bring Fido along; Ranch Acres has a magnificent 2012 water with his name all over it. They usually match it with some yummy treats, too.

Sam enjoys the fall weather on Queenie’s patio.

Queenie’s Utica Square When you need a break from the shopping frenzy, head over to Queenie’s in Utica Square. You and your pet can take a lunch break on the patio and watch the other busy shoppers buzzing around from store to store. When your server takes your drink order, make sure to request a water bowl for Rover. They are always happy to accommodate their furry patrons.

You’re Invited 8005 South Sheridan Rd. Greetings are what they do at You’re Invited, but no one does that better than their store dog Gracie. Gracie is a Golden Retriever that spends her days making You’re Invited customers feel welcome with wagging tail. Be sure to stop by with your pooch, and check out the store’s fabulous line of collars and leashes. They’re approved by Gracie, of course. You’re Invited also does announcements for new furry family members! What a super cute way to tell all your friends about your growing furry family!

Sam really digs all the sunglasses and handbags at Saks. Maybe a present for his mom?

Miss Jackson’s Utica Square Miss Jackson’s has gifts galore for the pet lovers in your life or even for the lady of the house. Explore their extensive selection of décor and presents with your pet by your side. Pets are welcomed with open arms by the team at Miss Jackson’s, and while dogs are their main animal visitors, they have had a very style-savvy monkey stop in before. So bring your pet and browse away as you check off your shopping list together. (No pets in the cosmetic department please.)

Saks Utica Square Every spoiled pet needs a fancy food dish, and Saks has just the thing. The upscale department store has an exquisite line of MacKenzie-Childs courtly pet dishes that will have you pet eating out of more than just the palm of your hand. There are several different colors to choose from, so you might want to bring your classy canine along to pick his favorite. The other pups will be so jealous! And let’s not forget about the humans—men or women—Saks has the latest styles sure to light up their faces as bright as a Christmas tree. (Saks does add that no pets are allowed in the cosmetic department please.)

Sam thinks a new shiny bicycle would make a great gift for that special family member!

Tom’s Bicycles 6861 S. Peoria Ave. & 1506 E. 15th St. Not only does Tom’s sell great brands of bicycles (new and used), they sell clothing, sunglasses, tools and more. And if Rover happens to be along for the ride when you decide to stop by, no problem! They welcome him with open arms. Stop in and pick up the perfect gift for the cycle enthusiast in your life. Holiday shopping with your pet can be lots of fun. Just remember that Santa “Claws” will be coming to town soon, so Fido and Fluffy will have to be on their best behavior! And for crossing gifts off your pets’ special Christmas list, visit some of our advertisers specializing in pet products.

Dog Dish • Doggie D’Tails • Southern Agriculture StreetCats Cat Boutique • Tail Waggers Pet Supply • The Posh Pup Our advertising grooming shops also carry some specialized pet supplies!


Publisher’s Letter

posted September 15th, 2012 by
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As I write this letter from my Midtown office, I’m thankful that another September is upon us, and I can once again enjoy my absolute favorite season in Oklahoma. My dogs Sam and Elmer are breathing a big sigh of relief from the heat, and we all have been enjoying some nice outdoor time.

I was honored to be invited to participate in the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Drive to Fight Hunger when I was asked to help promote their efforts and pose with the “Fork.” I was even more excited when they welcomed Sam, my lab, to come along. Please check out their website at to see what they are doing to help our fellow Oklahomans. Sadly, I was not aware that Oklahoma ranks first, tied with Arkansas, in the number of people who are “very low food insecure,”—or simply put, hungry. That puts us right up there with our puppy mill problem, where we are second in the nation. I also learned that 16.2 percent of Oklahomans live in poverty. I went to an elementary school in Tulsa for a magazine assignment and was told that most of the children there did not have a solid meal from Friday night until the next school day on Monday. It’s a sad state of affairs for our poverty-stricken and for any pets they may have.

With community awareness in mind, we have some important new items to mention. As Anna wrote about in July’s issue, we’re now publishing a Cruelty Report on www.tulsapetsmagazine. com, a compilation of local cruelty cases against animals. We feel it’s important for our readers to know the crimes committed against our helpless animals and the light penalties these criminals actually receive.

We also have a new online Pet Business Directory on our site that is state of the art! I encourage all of our advertisers to check their listings for any corrections, and let us know of any needed changes. And you can now get TulsaPets Magazine on the go as a free app for Android and iPhones. To download the app, go to www.tulsapetsmagazine. com and click the “get our free tulsapets mobile app” link in the middle of the page.

Now on to what’s in store for you this issue. I used to be a smoker, and I read with interest Anna Holton-Dean’s article on secondhand smoke. I often wonder if my former cigarette habit contributed to my beloved dog Buster Brown’s demise from thyroid cancer. I think anything that affects us humans over time affects our pets ten-fold, so for you smokers out there, if you’ve got to smoke, do it somewhere away from your pet. I hope you also enjoy and benefit from our tips for cutting pet ownership costs, along with the other heartwarming reads, such as the story of Clancy Chester, a three-legged cat.

I want to extend a big thank you to all the advertisers in this issue—again— without you, the magazine wouldn’t exist. And another thank you to the writers who contribute their time and talent providing the stories we include.

All the best, and enjoy your fall season,

Marilyn King and Sam

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