Adoption Information

Adopting a Pet

City of Catoosa is proud to announce that an adoption program has been set into place for misplaced dogs. So you’re thinking about adopting a pet. To be sure you are ready for a pet, take a few minutes to answer the following questions:

  • Are you ready to make a commitment to a pet for its entire life?
  • Do you know and understand the characteristics of the breed you want?
  • Are you allowed to have a pet where you live?
  • Is your yard large enough to accommodate a pet?
  • Will other pets in your home get along with a new one?
  • Are you financially prepared for the cost of a veterinarian, high quality pet food and pet supplies?
  • What about the cost and time for obedience training?
  • Can you afford the time it takes to groom a pet? Can you afford a professional groomer, if needed?
  • If you go on vacation, who will take care of your pet?
  • If you get a puppy, can you put up with chewing, crying or whining during the teething stage?
  • Is it okay if the animal digs in your back yard?
  • If you adopt a puppy, do you have the time to house-train it?
  • Do you have the patience and discipline to retrain your pet if it has bad habits?
  • If you adopt a cat, will you be ready to keep a litter box in your home?
  • Can you tolerate a kitten or cat scratching on furniture or carpeting?
  • Do you have the patience and discipline to train a cat to scratch on a carpet-covered post?
  • Are you willing to keep the cat indoors?
  • After a long day at work, do you have the energy it takes to exercise a housebound dog?

Now that you have answered the questions above and you are sure you are ready to adopt a pet contact Mike McCallie at 918-266-0344.

Adoption Procedure

  • Please call 918-266-0344 to see if the animal you are interested in is still available first.
  • Our Pet list changes daily.
  • Contact Animal Control at 918-266-0344 to schedule an appointment.
  • Once you have an appointment, you can visit the Animal Control Building to view the animals.
  • The Adoption Application can be picked up at the Animal Control Building.
  • All animals adopted from City of Catoosa Animal Control will be spayed or neutered.(No exceptions)

Adoption Fees

  • $25 for the adoption, plus a $ 50 refundable spay/neuter fee. 
  • There is also a cost of $5 for city pet license for those residing in Catoosa City limits.

Rescue Foundations

Rescue Foundations that have supported City of Catoosa’s Animal Adoption Program: