Why Foster?
  • We provide all the supplies. 

  • We provide all medical care for the animal. 
  • Fostering gives animals a break from the stress of the shelter. 
  • Fostering helps animals become more adoptable by helping them adapt to a home environment. 
  • Fostering gives you the benefits of having a pet without making a long-term commitment. 

How Can I Sign Up To Foster? 

  • Fill out our volunteer application HERE.

  • Take a look at our adoptable dogs and cats and choose which you would like to foster or ask the shelter staff which animal is most in need of a foster home.


Who Can Foster?
We welcome volunteers from age 10 through senior adult. Children ages 10 through 15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian. Youth ages 16 and 17 can volunteer on their own, but their parents must still sign the volunteer waiver. Adults 18 and older can volunteer without restrictions. Volunteers must be free of a criminal record.

How Do I Sign Up to Foster?

The first step is to fill out the application form.  You will be contacted within 2 business days that your application has been accepted.  We will then work with you to schedule a time to come in. You will also need to complete a volunteer orientation. Check the calendar for the next dates.


What skills and training are required?

All volunteers must have a love of animals and be dependable with their commitments. Required skills vary based upon area(s) of interest. The shelter makes every attempt to match volunteers' skills and experience with appropriate activities. 


What is the time commitment?

We are very flexible with respect to the days and times volunteers wish to work. However, to ensure a strong and effective volunteer base, we expect our volunteers to commit to a few hours a month. Our shelter is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday. Our in-shelter volunteers work primarily during open business hours. Offsite events and other special events may also occur at various times in the evenings and on weekends.

Contact Us

16620 State Hwy 123

Bartlesville, OK 74006




Hours of Operation 

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8 am - 12pm RECLAIMS ONLY

Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm 

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