Animal Control

The City of Tahlequah Animal Shelter provides a service to Dog-paw-print2city residents by picking up dogs, cats and other animals that are at large, creating a nuisance or danger to the public.

Animal Control officers are also available to remove deceased animals on roadways.

Pet Adoption

After a small period of time, animals are available for adoption through the City for a fee which includes cost for food that the animal was given during its time at the shelter, AdoptAPet_websitea pet license and a rabies shot, which is provided by a local veterinarian. The Animal Shelter does not spay or neuter animals.  

To adopt a pet, print out the adoption application (PDF) and return the application to the cashier’s office at City Hall located at 111 S. Cherokee Ave. 

Pet Adoption and Release fee: $50 

Annual Dog Tag fee: $3 per dog 

Recovery of lost pets 

Owner must provide proof of rabies shot and City pet license before release.

  1. Animal Control

    Physical Address
    1150 Woodard Ave.
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

    Phone: 918-456-1241

  2. Vicky Green

    Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 918-822-1969

  3. Kristin Berry

    Phone: 918-456-0651 ext. 2221