We are a non-profit pet rescue focused on finding homeless and abandoned cats new loving homes with responsible owners. 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. 

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 received as adoption fees, donations or are raised by our volunteers

The Friendliest Cats in Oklahoma City
Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma, Inc
Established August, 2008 

We have rescued and found new loving homes for over 1000 cats
 and kittens
(as of May 1, 2015)

Thank You for your support!
Our First Rescue!
PAWS rescued this little girl in August of 2008.  She was found by a lifeguard at the Will Rogers Pool.  It was a typical hot OKC day and she was in the drain, drinking pool water to quench her thirst.  She was about 8 weeks old.  "Sophia" was adopted to a very loving home on 9/6/08.  
Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma, Inc.         PAWS-OK         pawsok@sbcglobal.net        (405)204-3964
This page was last updated: May 20, 2016
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Re-homing A Pet

If you have a pet you need to re-home, please follow these steps:

  • If you adopted the pet from a rescue or at a local PetSmart, please contact the rescue first.  Most rescues want the pet  to be returned to them so they can find it a new home. If you no longer have the paperwork and you know where you adopted it we can help you locate the rescue organization.

  • We prefer that requests for help with cats or dogs be directed to us via e-mail at pawsok@sbcglobal.net.  Please include: 
                            1. the origin of the cat you have.
                            2. the cats name and age
                            3. the reason it needs to be re-homed 
                            4. its' spay/neuter status, year of last vaccinations and if the cat is declawed
                            5. your contact information (daytime phone and e-mail address)
                            6. the time frame you need to find the cat a new home 
                            7. pictures of the pet. 

  • Please be aware that our ability to accept cats is totally dependent on our space available and we often times have a waiting list. See chart below for our current status. We do not accept dogs at this time but we can help you find an appropriate canine rescue to assist you or network a dog for you.     
  • We can can only assist you in the re-homing of your pet by networking them through social media.  

  • Please be aware that we will not be able to assist in the re-homing of any pet who is not spayed or neutered. We strongly suggest that you spay or neuter any kittens or cats you have BEFORE finding them a new home so that they do not contribute to the overpopulation crisis we are currently experiencing.  We also strongly suggest you NOT offer any pet up for FREE and suggest that the minimum fee you request for a kitten cover the cost of the spay/neuter and vaccinations.  Our LINKS page contains a list of low cost spay and neuter clinics that may help you. 
  • We have provided downloadable forms that you may use in screening and finalizing the adoption of your personal cat: 
Ready to adopt?
The first step in adopting a pet from PAWS 
is to complete an

 Adoption Request Form
This brief survey helps us understand 
your pet experience, home environment and 
personal preferences 
so that we can help you 
pick out the purr-fect cat 
for your lifestyle.